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ASB 201 Indians of the Southwest
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Historical Awareness   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Cultural geography and social institutions of contemporary Indian cultures of the American Southwest and their antecedents. Includes examining similarities and differences, gender roles, and the historic and contemporary relations of Southwestern Indian cultures and federal and state governments of Spain, Mexico, and the U.S. Field work activities may be required.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Students may have field work activities, small group work, and student presentations.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Debate differing theories regarding the earliest migrations to the Americas.
2. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate factors leading to culture change from the Paleo-Indian period to that of Archaic Indians.
3. (Analysis Level) Analyze the nature of cultural interactions among the Hohokam, Ancient Puebloans, and Mogollon and those of Meso-America.
4. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the impact of Spain, Mexico, and the U.S. upon Indians of the Southwest.
5. (Evaluation Level) Assess changes in the cultural geographies and sociocultural systems of selected contemporary Southwest Indian cultures.
6. (Evaluation Level) Research, analyze, and evaluate contemporary issues of concern to selected Indian communities of the Southwest.
7. (Evaluation Level) Critique present-day federal and state laws and economic practices impacting Indians of the Southwest.
8. (Application Level) Apply knowledge of Southwest Indian cultures to everyday life situations.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation