AIS 441 A: Gender In Native American Societies

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
THO 325
Dian Million

Additional Details:

AIS 441 is a discussion class organized around the topic of gender, race, sexuality and colonialism in North American native lives. This class considers the human experience of gender in an Indigenous context. We first read and discuss accounts of gender in Indigenous histories, literatures and biographies to get a sense of the fluidity and meaning of gender in different Native societies. We then look at the experiences of differently gendered American Indian, First Nations and Alaska Native lives in their 21st century context. 

Catalog Description: 
Examines gender roles, identity, and relations in Native American pre- and post-contact societies. Analyzes how contact with European gender customs influenced and altered traditional gender practices, especially in regard to women's social position and the roles of the third/fourth genders in Native American communities.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
November 14, 2017 - 9:00pm