American Ethnic Studies

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NATA 101: American Indian: Past And Present
(3) F, S-CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Survey of American Indian tribes, their cultural diversity, history and current conditions. Focuses on the impact that Native American peoples have had and still have on the history and cultural development of the United States. Emphasis is on the dynamic and changing roles that diverse Native American peoples have played throughout United States history. Changing attitudes and policies of Native American people and Euro-Americans are also covered.

NATA 102: The Native American In 20th Century Society
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

Overview of modern history and culture of Native American peoples. Explores the impact of changing political, social and economic trends on Native Americans in the U.S. The dynamic interaction between the dominant Euro-American cultural patterns and the various Native American cultural patterns is explored. Attempts by the dominant culture to destroy and/or modify Native American cultures is a major focus.

NATA 103: Native American Cultural Heritage
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

Survey of American Indian cultures - their arts, rituals, religion, philosophy, material culture, social organization, educational systems and adaptation to European culture.

NATA 104: California Indians
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

Native peoples of California: their origin, language, arts, customs, religion and music.

NATA 105: California Tribes: The Chumash
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

One-semester survey designed to familiarize the student with Chumash Indian culture, historical experience, and sovereignty issues as they compare with other California tribes. Focuses on the experience and contributions of the Chumash over the past 300 years. Historical changes in artistic, cosmological and political perspectives throughout history, and the tribal culture, rights and political orientation of the modern Chumash peoples examined.

NATA 112: Native American Visual And Musical Art
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

Overview of Native American visual, oral and musical arts; their cultural roots and philosophical traditions also covered.

NATA 113: The Indian In Literature: Fact And Fiction
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Major Native American cultures from Pre-Columbian times to present, as treated in both non-fictional and fictional literature. Mayan, Aztec-Toltec, Southwestern tribes, Iroquois, the Five Civilized Tribes, Plains Indians and Eskimo cultures examined.

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