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New autumn AIS class: Environmental Issues on Indigenous Homelands

Submitted by Caterina Rost on August 5, 2015 - 2:25pm

This great new autumn course in American Indian Studies is now open for enrollment. We welcome students from all areas of study.

Environmental Issues on Indigenous Homelands
**This course is currently listed as AIS 475 B, but will be changed to AIS 275 before the beginning of Autumn quarter.**
SLN 10188
I&S, NW available for students who contact AIS adviser Elissa Washuta (
5 credits
Tu/Th 3:30 - 5:20
Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay

Take this class to learn about environmental issues faced by tribes in North America.

In this introductory class you will learn about environmental pollutants and challenges that impact tribes today. You will participate in class discussions, learn to analyze journal articles, read key literature, be informed by guest speakers who work to solve tribal environmental issues, and sharpen your writing skills by developing a short research paper about an environmental topic that most compels you.

The overarching goals in this course include developing your understanding about a broad range of tribal environmental issues, studying U.S. environmental policies relevant to protecting tribes from pollutants, and learning about the health implications of contaminated ecosystems. You will build critical awareness and thinking about environmental problems.

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Course Flyer (PDF)

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