Course Information

History of American Indian in Media (HUMN 1180)

Term: 2022-23 Academic Year Fall Semester


Anita Roastingear
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Mon-Wed, 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM (8/22/2022 - 12/16/2022) Location: MAIN MOD MOD14


This course is designed to allow students to examine the careers and lives of American Indians with a focus on the history of American Indians in Media. Media is a word which encompasses a broad range of topics. Students will explore issues through film, the spoken word, the written word and live performance which may be relevant to the historical significance of how American Indians are viewed. This includes contemporary fiction/non-fiction writings, filmmaking and acting, theater performances, musical and spoken word recordings, and radio and television broadcasting with an emphasis on Native Language Revitalization. In addition, the course will attempt to broaden the student’s ability to analyze and evaluate oral and written communication in terms of situation, audience, purpose, aesthetics and diverse points of view, while exploring the voices of North American Indigenous Peoples. Offered: Fall, Spring.