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 “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. Contact STUDENT SERVICES if you have any issues with links, for extra support, online calculators, software and other support.
- COMPLETING WORK FIRST, complete your assignments for each week by typing directly to your syllabus. If you have a math class and prefer to print out the workbook pages, then write neatly and still scan and save them as a PDF. 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. DO NOT MAIL WORK. You must submit all weeks at once by selecting "Submit Work" and choosing the appropriate department- 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 STUDENT SERVICES for additional accommodations and/or modifications. All students must earn a "C-" or better for credit and will have only THREE attempts at submitting - so do your best!
- IMPORTANT: All components of your course must be completed by the end of the 10th week from the time of your registration. YOU WILL NOT BE REMINDED; your class will close after the allotted 10 weeks and you will not be issued a credit. If you have a medical or family emergency preventing you from completing your class, contact STUDENT SERVICES online.