2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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ANTH& 216 Northwest Coast Indians (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ANTHR 260-CCN

Course Description
Exploration of the culture and lifeways of Indians of the Northwest Coast culture area, past and present.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and discuss key concepts within cultural anthropological theory and theoretical perspectives.
2. Discuss social and political pre-history and history of Northwest Coast Native American cultures.
3. Use an ethnographic perspective to identify and discuss the social and political structure of Northwest Coast Native American cultures.
4. Identify and discuss Northwest Coast Native American cultural perspectives on marriage, family, kinship systems, and descent.
5. Identify and discuss Northwest Coast Native American perspectives on political systems, social control, and conflict.
6. Describe Northwest Coast Native American patterns of subsistence and the complexities of social ecology in the Pacific Northwest.
7. Discuss the importance of the potlatch to the social and political structure of Northwest Coast Native American cultures.
8. Identify and discuss Northwest Coast Native American perspectives on religion, art, and the aesthetic universe.
9. Critically evaluate and discuss the complexities of Native American/United States legal relations and relationships.
10. Critically evaluate and discuss issues surrounding and pertaining to Native American sovereignty.



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