Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (HIST*2090) | College of Arts

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (HIST*2090)

Code and section: HIST*2090*01

Term: Winter 2018

Instructor: Brittany Luby


Course Synopsis:

HIST*2090 will cover selected events and issues in Indigenous history in the Americas, including such topics as origin narratives, self-governance, intertribal contact, transatlantic trade, treaty-making, stages of colonization, Indigenous rights and Indigenous protest movements. Themes may be examined through notable Indigenous figures, law and policy, technology, food, material culture, or moments of conflict.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Web Resource Analysis @ 15%
Primary Source Analysis @ 20%
Research Essay @ 20%
Final Exam @ 25%
Tutorial Participation @ 20%

Advice from Past Students:

1.     Make an effort to complete the assigned textbook reading before lecture.
2.     Bring a copy of the assigned reading to tutorial.
3.     Read the margin comments on all returned assignments and, if possible, use them to make corrections on your next submission. Remember: each assignment helps you to develop the skills to succeed in your final research essay.

Texts and/or Resources Required Include All or Parts of:

To be determined.

*Please note this is a preliminary web description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.