Academic Catalog

Indigenous Studies (INDG)

INDG 101  Beginning Ojibwe Language  4.00  
For beginning students in Ojibwe language. Introduction to the phonetics, pronunciation, and rhythm of the Ojibwa language. A standardized spelling system and basic vocabulary will be used; focus on oral fluency.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Humanities - WLCP
  
INDG 110  American Indian Art and Culture  3.00  
Provides an overview of American Indian expressive culture in art, music, literature, film, dance and sport. The course includes lectures, discussions, and films.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Diversity
  • Humanities - WLCP
  
INDG 151  Tribal Sovereignty  3.00  
Explores the political, legal, and historical dynamics that distinguish more than 500 Indigenous nations located within the boundaries of the United States. Introduces students to concepts, such as tribal sovereignty, tribal self-determination, tribal law, treaty rights, and federal Indian policy and examines how they shape the relationships between Indigenous people, the federal government, municipal and state governments, the courts, and non-Indigenous people.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Diversity
  • Social Science
  
INDG 189  American Indian Studies Elective  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
INDG 201  Intermediate Ojibwe Language  4.00  
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwe speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge, conversational skills, and elementary grammar. Emphasis on vocabulary development and cultural perspectives. No prerequisite.
INDG 223  American Indian History I  3.00  
Examination of American Indian history from pre-colonization to 1830 (the era of Removal Policy).
University Studies Requirements:
  • Diversity
  • Humanities - History
  
INDG 224  American Indian History II  3.00  
Examination of American Indian history from 1830 (the era of Removal policy) to present.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Diversity
  • Humanities - History
  
INDG 289  American Indian Studies Elective  1.00-99.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Humanities - WLCP
  
INDG 289DV  American Indian Studies Elective Diversity  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
INDG 289ES  American Indian Studies Elective Environmental Studies  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Natural Sciences - Environmental
  
INDG 289GA  American Indian Studies Elective Global Awareness  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Global Awareness
  
INDG 289HH  American Indian Studies Elective Humanities - History  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Humanities - History
  
INDG 289SS  American Indian Studies Elective Social Sciences  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
INDG 289WC  American Indian Studies Elective World Language Cultures  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Humanities - WLCP
  
INDG 304  American Indian Literature  3.00  
Examines literature by and about American Indians. Students read novels, short stories, and poetry by American Indian authors. Students will be made aware of how this literature differs from traditional western literature in content and theme. Also covers traditional stories that contemporary American Indian literature is based on.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Diversity
  • Humanities - Literature
  
INDG 324  Indigenous History of the Great Lakes  3.00  
History of Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes from precolonial times to the present. Cross-listed as FNS/HIST 324.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Humanities - History
  
INDG 330  Contemporary Issues in American Indian Society  3.00  
Study of contemporary developments and issues impacting the diverse Indigenous communities and nations in North America. Topics include: Tribal sovereignty, environmental justice, racism, colonialism, political mobilization, and Indigeneity.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Diversity
  • Social Science
  
INDG 333  Global History of Indigenous Peoples  3.00  
A course on a global history of Indigenous Peoples. The course examines their loss of economic resources, environmental security, cultural, linguistic and political sovereignty and their strategies for survival and reemergence as re-empowered peoples. Examples from many regions of the world with many films. Examples may change but the learning goals remain the same. Cross-listed as ANTH/FNS/HIST 333. Code 4. RE.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Diversity
  • Global Awareness
  
INDG 360  Indigenous Women  3.00  
Examines Indigenous women's history, gender roles, and contemporary perspectives. Focuses on Indigenous women in North America.
INDG 368  Cultures of Mesoamerica  3.00  
Investigates current and past cultures of Mesoamerica (located in present-day Mexico, Guatemala, and neighboring areas), and their transformations and influence across time and borders. Employs archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data in a lecture, readings, film and discussion format. Cross-listed as ANTH/HIST/FNS 368. Code 2.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Global Awareness
  
INDG 386  Working with American Indian Families  3.00  
Focuses on issues related to contemporary American Indian family life, including recognition of the importance of American Indian tribal contexts and community-based assets; tribal sovereignty, development, implementation, and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978; and other social policy issues on American Indian families. A primary focus of the course reviews how historic political actions have shaped Native America today. Effective social work approaches when helping American Indian families include support in micro, mezzo, and macro settings, strengths of the American Indian family and community; focus on the concepts of cultural sensitivity and cultural humility specific to the American Indian perspective. Offers an opportunity to better understand and work more effectively with American Indian families. Open to non-majors and can be used as a University Studies Diversity requirement. Cross listed FNS/S OW 386
University Studies Requirements:
  • Diversity
  
INDG 389  Indigenous Studies Elective  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
INDG 480  Applied Research  4.00  
Focuses on the application of skills and principles learned in First Nations Stuides to a group or individual research or service project.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Diversity
  
INDG 486  Special Topics  1.00-4.00  
In-depth study of specialized current topics in American Indian Studies selected by the instructor. May be repeated for credit when instructor and/or topics are different. Instructor's approval required.
INDG 489  Indigenous Studies Elective  1.00-99.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Humanities - WLCP
  
INDG 489DV  Indigenous Studies Elective Diversity  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
INDG 489ES  Indigenous Studies Elective Environmental Studies  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Natural Sciences - Environmental
  
INDG 489GA  Indigenous Studies Elective Global Awareness  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Global Awareness
  
INDG 489HH  Indigenous Studies Elective Humanities - History  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
INDG 489SS  Indigenous Studies Elective Social Sciences  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
INDG 489WC  Indigenous Studies Elective World Language Cultures  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Humanities - WLCP
  
INDG 490  Indigenous Studies Independent Study  1.00-4.00  
Supervised independent study and/or research in American Indian Studies. Instructor's approval required.