2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Native American Studies

NAST 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Native American Studies

Introduces students to key concepts and methods within the interdisciplinary field of Native American Studies. The course examines the past, present, and future of Native American Studies including challenges the discipline has faced, assumptions made about the discipline, and practices employed by the discipline. NOTE: Course offered every fall and spring semester

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

NAST 107 – 3 Credits
Native American Art and Artifacts

Provides an overview of principal art styles of Native peoples in North America. This course examines Native art in cultural context looking at the usefulness of art objects in everyday life and the relationships between art, technology, and utility. Additionally, the course examines the uses of art as educational tools, memory aids, and religious devices and how art can be used as historical documents. NOTE: Course offered every fall and spring semester

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

NAST 117 – 3 Credits
Native American Religions

Develops a rational approach to the study of Native American religions, and examines the variety of Native American religious traditions, historical religious movements, contemporary religious practices, and the struggle for religious freedom via an exploration of the nature, structure, and meaning of ritual and religion in Native American cultures. NOTE: Course offered every fall and spring semester

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052 NOTE: Same as PHIL 117. Credit can be earned for one course only.

NAST 127 – 3 Credits
Native American History

Explores Native American history from pre-contact to 1900. Due to complexity inherent in Native American history, the diverse historical experiences of indigenous nations and the geographical and historical depth and scope present, this course will employ both chronological and thematic approaches.

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052 NOTE: Same as HIST 127. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.

NAST 207 – 3 Credits
Native American Literature

Introduces students to the writings about Native American life. Students read prose statements of belief and values, narratives describing culture as it was manifested in the past and the ways it has evolved in the present. They read myths, legends, and contemporary literature.

Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in ENGL 101 NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester. Same as ENGL 207. Credit can be earned for one course only.

NAST 217 – 3 Credits
Contemporary Native America

Provides an overview of the current status of Native American nations and people in the United States. Topics include legal statues, sovereignty, economic development including gaming, treaty rights, land use issues, natural resources, activism, legal cases related to Indigenous peoples, community development initiatives, reservation life, urban life, federal, state, and tribal politics as they relate to Indigenous peoples in the US. NOTE: Course offered every fall and spring semester

Prerequisites: NAST 127 or permission of instructor.

NAST 227 – 3 Credits
Native American Women

Provides in depth analysis of the ways in which gender and societal notions of femininity have shaped the experiences of Native American women in North America, both historically and contemporarily. It examines the divergent roles that Native American women have played, and continue to play, in shaping social, economic, political, cultural life within various tribes and nations. NOTE: Course offered every fall and spring semester

Prerequisites: WMST 101 or NAST 101 or permission of the coordinator. NOTE: Same as WMST 227. Credit can be earned for one course only.

NAST 237 – 3 Credits
Readings in Native American Studies

Allows students to work with a faculty member to develop a reading list and research project focusing on a specific theme within Native American Studies. NOTE: Course offered every fall and spring semester

Prerequisites: ENGL 102, NAST 127 and permission of the Coordinator of NAST program and faculty member directing the reading course.

NAST 273 – 3 Credits
Native American Studies Internship

Offers a prearranged, planned learning experience with a specific, Native-centered organization. This internship offers students the opportunity to work with specific agencies that work with Native people, communities, and nations. The internship is non-paid and students must complete 115 hours. NOTE: Course offered every fall and spring semester

Prerequisite: NAST 127 and permission of the coordinator