BS Degree in Sustainability {22-23} - American Indians and the Environment

Course Code
ANTH 311  Credits
Title American Indians and the Environment 
Lasc Area Goal 10  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description To what degree does the image of the "ecological Indian" faithfully reflect American Indian ideas about the environment through time? This course will examine the idea of the "ecological Indian," the idea of American Indians were/are model ecologists and conservationists. We will explore the concept of sustainability among American Indians and the relationship between American Indian communities and the environment through an examination of their unique adaptations that they have made within the 10 major geo-cultural regions of native North America: Arctic, Subarctic, Great Basin, Plateau, Northwest Coast, California, Great Plains, Northeast and Southeast. MnTC Goal 10.