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 2019

Instructor: Brittany Luby

Details

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.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.