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ETHS 173
Celluloid Native: American Indians in Film
Spring

This course focuses on images of American Indians in film. The course will study the political context and historical background for the development of cinematic images. Issues include non-Indians who portray Native people; misinformation about tribal cultures and practices; and the abuse of Native images for profit. We will closely examine the ways in which media, particularly film, impacts issues such as self-esteem, interpretation of Native cultures, and continuation of Native traditions.
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Melinda Micco

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: ETHS 120

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts, Multicultural Perspectives, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Critical Analysis, International Perspectives, Race, Gender & Power

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Last Updated: 6/23/17