SOC133-LIT114: The Indigenous People of The Americas
An Anthropology and Literature Project Based Class guides a comprehensive study into the history and culture of the first people in North and Central America. This course includes analysis of archived authentic narratives, documents, research, images and recordings of oral traditions. Students will also investigate treaties, de-culturalization, historical trauma and contemporary issues involving indigenous Americans. The Native American Literature component chronicles and celebrates significant authors who established a place for Native literature; includes bio-bibliographies of forty authors, maps, suggestions for further reading, and a timeline which details major works of Native American literature and mainstream American literature, as well as significant social, cultural, and historical events. A Major Civics Project with "Partnership with Native Americans" is weaved into the course which earns the student 25 Certified Service Learning hours. Partnership With Native Americans is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, isolated and impoverished reservations. Collaborating for more than 25 years with reservation partners, they provide consistent aid and services for Native Americans with the highest need in the U.S. Service Learning documentation forms are provided; however, it is recommended that students check with their school's Service Learning Coordinator for any additional documentation.
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- YOUR ASSIGNMENTS are on your SYLLABUS (with the exception of LIT115). To access your syllabus and textual readings, click the link “Your Class Downloads” located above. Save and read your syllabus before you begin your work. Use all of the resources with your class which may include an online book, videos, flash cards and study problems. If you have any issues with links go to the website and select "Tech/ Syllabus Issue". Also, for extra support go to the website and select “Homework Help” for online calculators, software and 24 hr class support number.
- COMPLETING WORK … FIRST, complete your assignments for each week on paper or computer – but all work must be transferred to your syllabus. Essays MUST be double spaced and size 12 Times New Roman black font. Always save your work. Always type final work unless it is a drawing. graph, image or complicated math computation - in those cases copy that scan or photo/image to your syllabus (keep photos/images small) with the rest of your responses. Add the work to your syllabus where requested is sections that read "Add Responses Here"
- SUBMITTING WORK: ALL work must be submitted via this website so that it is sent to the assigned evaluators. You must submit all 5 weeks at once by selecting "Student Services" and "Submit Work"- If you did not save your syllabus and it is no longer available, you must use the current one. Students with disabilities will receive an automatic modified grading scale but may also contact us for additional accommodations. All students must earn a "C" or better for credit and will have only TWO attempts at submitting - so do your best!
- MAILING WORK: You may also COPY your work and MAIL the originals with your syllabus to Central Office Mailing Address: PO BOX 759 Saint Helena Island, SC 29920 Office: 773-499-2668 (Mailed work will not be returned).
- IMPORTANT: Check your syllabus to see if a final exam is required. All components of your course, including your final exam must be completed by the end of the 8th week from the time of your registration. YOU WILL NOT BE REMINDED NOR RECEIVE EXTRA TIME – your class will close after the allotted 8 weeks and you will not be issued a credit. If you have a medical emergency preventing you from completing your class, contact us online or by phone - go to "Homework Help" for the number.