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AIS 340 A: Indian Children And Families

Meeting Time: 
WF 11:30am - 1:20pm
SAV 132
Dian Million

Additional Details:

In this class we seek insight into the experiences of North American Indian families from several different perspectives, and foremost, those of American Indian families themselves. The instructor takes a socio-historical approach in presenting the traditional and future strengths of tribal families to protect and nourish their children. The class focuses on their challenges but is also focused on the solutions that American Indian peoples have sought. Topics include: 20th-21st century American Indian family demographics, studies of traditional family structures, western nation-state interventions such as boarding school and social science and social welfare management. It also discusses in particular Indian Child Welfare practices in the United States and some comparison of programs and issues in Canada.

Catalog Description: 
Cross-cultural survey of Indian child rearing, family structure, and related social issues. Includes historical changes in family structure, value orientation and adaptation to a bicultural environment, education, child welfare, health problems, and aging.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
December 8, 2017 - 3:22pm