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Expand and Collapse Required Courses

Expand and Collapse EDU 3300 - Ojibwe Education Principles

Provides a foundation in American Indian education and includes historical precedent, the boarding school era, cultural pluralism, contributions, and current issues. Fundamentals of first and second language acquisition, school organizational environment, and communication styles are explored.

Expand and Collapse EDU 4300 - Ojibwe Education Methods

Explores techniques and methodologies for teaching Ojibwe learners. Students gain an understanding of the culture, traditions, and history of the Anishinaabe. Based on this information and drawing on information obtained in EDU 3300, students learn how to create, adapt, and integrate culturally and linguistically relevant Ojibwe curricula into content areas at primary, middle and secondary levels.

Expand and Collapse ENG 4430 - English Language & Linguistics

Introduction to the history of the English language, theories of grammar and major topics in linguistics. Class discussions will focus on a variety of questions: how language got started, what it is, where English comes from, how English has changed, the extent to which there is such a thing as correct English, what dialects are and how they are significant, how words and their semantic values change, what the major approaches to grammar are, how people learn language, how the mind processes language, how linguistics can help teachers and how systems of writing arose and developed.

Expand and Collapse OJB 1111 - Beg Ojibwe Lang and Culture I

A two-part sequence in beginning Ojibwemowin, implementing the double-vowel system. These courses introduce students to seasonal cultural practices as well as pronunciation, spelling and the usage of basic verbs and nouns (animate and inanimate) in a simple sentence.

Expand and Collapse OJB 1112 - Beg Ojibwe Lang & Culture I

A two-part sequence in beginning Ojibwemowin, implementing the double-vowel system. These courses introduce students to seasonal cultural practices as well as pronunciation, spelling and the usage of basic verbs and nouns (animate and inanimate) in a simple sentence.

Expand and Collapse OJB 2101 - Intermediate Ojibwe I

The second phase of the Ojibwe language sequence which adds a class of verbs to the existing vocabulary, builds speaking skills with more complex sentences, and emphasizes translation from English to Ojibwe and Ojibwe to English. Prerequisite: OJB 1104.

Expand and Collapse OJB 2102 - Intermediate Ojibwe II

Prerequisite: OJB 2101.

Expand and Collapse OJB 3101 - Advanced Ojibwe I

Final phase of the Ojibwe language sequence. This course focuses on the mechanics of the language and especially on oral skills in preparation for a final proficiency exam. Some of the linguistic aspects of the Ojibwe language are explored, while adding a final class of verbs and increasing complexity of vocabulary as well as sentence construction. Prerequisite: OJB 2102.

Expand and Collapse OJB 4101 - Advanced Ojibwe II

Prerequisite: OJB 3101.

Expand and Collapse Elective Courses

Expand and Collapse INS 2201 - American Indian History I

Political, economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from precontact through conquest.

Expand and Collapse INS 2202 - American Indian History II

Political ,economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from conquest to the present.

Expand and Collapse INS 2203 - American Indian Literature

Myths, legends, stories from Indian folk literature, as well as American Indian novels and contemporary fiction by American Indian authors.

Expand and Collapse INS 2204 - American Indian Art and Music

Meaning and development of American Indian art forms. Expressions in symbolic form of Indian philosophy and religion are presented. A study of the traditional and contemporary forms of American Indian music including local and alternative music is included.

Expand and Collapse INS 2999 - Independent Study

A self-determined program of study under faculty direction for students whose interests extend beyond curricular offerings of the department.

Expand and Collapse INS 3301 - American Indian Philosophy

Philosophy and religious systems, shamanistic and priesthood societies, reversion and amalgamation religions, the American Indian Religious Freedom Act ,philosophy and social movements.

Expand and Collapse INS 3308 - Ojibwe History

History and culture of the Ojibwe people.

Expand and Collapse INS 3320 - American Indian Women: Myth/Rl

Issues of early American Indian/white relations, spirituality and religion, economic roles ,policy ,cultural persistence, land tenure, socialization and property rights and the role of mothers from the Indian female perspective.

Expand and Collapse INS 4401 - American Indian Law & Policy

American Indian traditional and contemporary governments, legal-political status, changing codes and statutes and social policy issues.

Expand and Collapse INS 4410 - Counseling the American Indian

Historical and cultural aspects of the relationship of American Indians to the counseling process. Course involves group dynamics and practical techniques.

Expand and Collapse INS 4415 - American Indian Families

Traditional and contemporary concepts of American Indian families. The social and political changes that have impacted American Indian families will be identified and the degree of impact is assessed.

Expand and Collapse INS 4420 - Human Behavior & Amer Indian

Understanding of human behavior ,cultural issues and their implication for human service interactions with American Indian communities. A systems theory approach will be utilized to address the issues of individual, family, community and societal behavior.

Expand and Collapse INS 4777 - Topics in Indian Studies

Courses not a part of the regular curriculum but taught because of a special need, interest or opportunity.

Expand and Collapse INS 4999 - Independent Study

A self-determined program of study under faculty direction for students whose interests extend beyond curricular offerings of the department.