2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ANT 232 - Indians of the Southwest

Description: Survey of major Indian groups of the southwestern United States: Pueblo, Navajo, Apache, Papago, Pima, River Yuman and Mountain Yuman (Yavapai, Hualapai, Havasupai). Emphasis on historical factors that have led to culture change. Development of these groups from Spanish contact to present.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Prehistory, Mesoamerica, linguistics
  2. Yaquis
  3. Seris
  4. Lower Pimas, Upper Pimas
  5. Yumas
  6. Eastern Pueblos, Western Pueblos
  7. Navajos
  8. Western Apaches, Mescalero Apaches
  9. Spanish, Mexican, Anglo influences
  10. Acculturation: political, economic, religious, linguistic
  11. Urban experience, militancy

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Encourage the development of curiosity and empathy for cultural diversity which is based on ethnic diversity in the "Greater Southwest." (1-11)
  2. Encourage questioning of ethnocentric attitudes and the clarification of ethnically-based values which challenge traditional values of society. (1-11)
  3. Examine and critically analyze significant and representative interpretations, methodologies, and theories which guide research in the Southwest. (1-11)
  4. Devote attention to enhancement of competence and performance of critical reading, oral discourse, and independent thinking. (1-11)

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.