College of Letters & Sciences
Race and Ethnic Studies

Race & Ethnic Studies Program

Contact Information

Pilar Melero
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
Phone: (262) 472-3173
Location: Laurentide 4229

Mary Alkons
Academic Department Associate  
Phone: (262) 472-1042
Location: Laurentide 4233

American Indian Studies Courses

  • INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (DV)(GH)
    American Indian Studies 102, Credits: 3

    An interdisciplinary introduction to the history, literature, art, and religion of Native Americans designed for students seeking a basic understanding of American Indians. Emphasis will be given to the contemporary scene.

  • NATIVE NORTH AMERICA TODAY: PEOPLE, CULTURE AND SURVIVAL (DV)
    American Indian Studies 305, Credits: 3

    This course, while assessing anthropology's long-term relationship with Native North America, primarily presents an opportunity for students to engage with the representation of contemporary Native cultures (and identity) through ethnographic reading and study. This will be accomplished through autobiographic, ethnographic, and medical anthropological literatures (and other media forms). Students will be asked to react through discussion, writing, and examination.

  • AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE (DV)(GE)
    American Indian Studies 334, Credits: 3

    This course explores contemporary writing and film by Native North American authors in relation to 1) ancient tribal traditions and languages; 2) the history of colonialism; 3) questions of cultural belonging and cultural appropriation; 4) the experiences of contemporary American Indians. Literary criticism and secondary sources introduce key issues in American Indian literary discourse and provide cultural and historical backgrounds.

  • TRAVEL STUDY
    American Indian Studies 491, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad

  • INDEPENDENT STUDY
    American Indian Studies 498, Credits: 1-3

    Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits.


INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (DV)(GH)

American Indian Studies 102, Credits: 3

An interdisciplinary introduction to the history, literature, art, and religion of Native Americans designed for students seeking a basic understanding of American Indians. Emphasis will be given to the contemporary scene.

NATIVE NORTH AMERICA TODAY: PEOPLE, CULTURE AND SURVIVAL (DV)

American Indian Studies 305, Credits: 3

This course, while assessing anthropology's long-term relationship with Native North America, primarily presents an opportunity for students to engage with the representation of contemporary Native cultures (and identity) through ethnographic reading and study. This will be accomplished through autobiographic, ethnographic, and medical anthropological literatures (and other media forms). Students will be asked to react through discussion, writing, and examination

AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE (DV)(GE)

American Indian Studies 334, Credits: 3

This course explores contemporary writing and film by Native North American authors in relation to 1) ancient tribal traditions and languages; 2) the history of colonialism; 3) questions of cultural belonging and cultural appropriation; 4) the experiences of contemporary American Indians. Literary criticism and secondary sources introduce key issues in American Indian literary discourse and provide cultural and historical backgrounds.

TRAVEL STUDY

American Indian Studies 491, Credits: 1-3

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad

INDEPENDENT STUDY

American Indian Studies 498, Credits: 1-3

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits