PED-502: Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II

Semester: Spring

Credit: 4.0

Faculty: Dennis Norman


Day Time Location
Term Start Date 1/24
Meet Day T 2:00 PM - 3:59 PM 14 Story St Conf Rm 4th fl


This field-based research course focuses on some of the major issues Native American Indian tribes and nations face as the 21st century begins. It provides in-depth, hands-on exposure to native development issues, including: sovereignty, economic development, constitutional reform, leadership, health and social welfare, land and water rights, culture and language, religious freedom, and education. In particular, the course emphasizes problem definition, client relationships, and designing and completing a research project. The course is devoted primarily to preparation and presentation of a comprehensive research paper based on a field investigation. In addition to interdisciplinary faculty presentations on topics such as field research methods and problem definition, students will make presentations on their work in progress and findings.

Enrollment limited to 24 students. Permission of instructor required. Must contact instructor prior to enrolling by email, Also offered by the Graduate School of Education as A-102 and the Faculty of Arts and Science as EMR-121.

Recommended course: PED-501M.

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