HI370 The American Indian

for F2LL 2006

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HI 370 The American Indian


F2LL 2006 LR


Coleman, Marshia


Sr. Instructor

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Semester Dates

Oct 16 - Dec. 9

Class Days


Class Time

9:00 - 2:00 PM

Credit Hours


Major Problems in American Indian History by Huratado 2nd edition

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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Course Description:
Using Indian and white sources, this course attempts to reconstruct life in selected Indian tribes before the onslaught of the whites and studies the conflict between Native Americans and Euro-American cultures. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the basic values and social structures of the following tribes: Sioux, Iroquois, Winnebago and Pueblo Indians;
  2. Explain the dynamics of social and structural change within a tribe resulting from outside pressures;
  3. Compare the nature of the conflict between Indians and “American” cultures; and
  4. Develop a sense of the aesthetics of American Indian cultures, art, decoration, myths, and music.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Assesment will consit of a midterm exam, a final exam, a book review and an oral presentation.


Midterm exam                                                  100 points

Book Reviews written and oral  presentation  200 points        

Final Exam                                                       100 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
You will have five business days to make up an missed exam.  The book review and oral presentation will not be taken late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All Park policies will be in force during this class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Midterm  Nov. 11

Final   Dec. 9

Book review and oral presentation will be determined based on number of students enrolled.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .


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Last Updated:9/18/2006 10:20:21 PM