2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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ANTH& 210 Indians of North America (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ANTHR 250-CCN

Course Description
We explore the lifeways and cultures of North American Indians from prehistory until the present. Culture areas could include the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Plains, Arctic, Subarctic, Plateau, Great Basin, California, and the Northwest Coast.

Student Outcomes
1. Define and explain important anthropological concepts such as culture, multiculturalism, cultural relativism and ethnocentrism.
2. Identify anthropological research methodology techniques, and contributions to the study of the native peoples of North America.
3. Identify and discuss stereotypes of North American Indians.
4. Identify and discuss the major culture areas of native North America.
5. Discuss the strengths and limitations of the concept of culture areas.
6. Identify and explain how archaeology has contributed to understanding of the native cultures of North America.
7. Discuss how archaeology is viewed and used by native peoples today.
8. Describe the range and complex interdependency of beliefs, institutions, and practices of native peoples, both in general and within a culture area.
9. Identify and discuss the impact of Euroamerican contact on the native peoples.
10. Identify and discuss the impact and contributions of native cultures on historical and contemporary North American culture and society.
11. Describe and discuss contemporary political, legal, and social issues facing native peoples.

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