AIS 475 A: Research Topics In American Indian And Indigenous Studies

Interrupting the Ongoing Psychological Colonization of Indigenous People

Meeting Time: 
MW 11:30am - 1:20pm
Location: 
CMU 228
SLN: 
10222
Instructor:
Stephanie Fryberg
Stephanie Fryberg

Additional Details:

Historical practices mandated the cultural assimilation and colonization of North American Indigenous peoples, but according to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, the inevitable legacy of colonialism is likely to influence every aspect of the lives of the subjugated persons for eternity. This course will examine 1) the foundations of psychological colonization and 2) how understanding these foundations can provide a roadmap for ameliorating the ongoing disruptions to self and identity development, families, education, and the future development of tribal communities. Theoretical and empirical evidence will be drawn from the experiences of indigenous communities in the U.S. and Canada, and at times from other colonized groups from around the world. A central issues throughout the course is whether and how the techniques and technologies of contemporary psychology should be appropriately adapted and/or adopted for use in Indigenous cultural communities.  This course is designed for upper-level students who have had at least one course in American Indian Studies.

Catalog Description: 
Covers current research in American Indian and indigenous studies content areas.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
November 14, 2017 - 9:00pm