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One of our most popular summer classes is back and open for enrollment! This class has no prerequisites and is great for non-majors.   AIS 360: American Indians in Cinema

Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Tomhave

A-term, MTWTh 10:20 - 12:30

5 credits VLPA/I&S,DIV

SLN 10050

 

 

This class will critically examine how American Indians have been presented in various media productions by both native and non-native media producers.

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Autumn registration begins on Friday, but you will see many courses in the Time Schedule with notes that they are unavailable to registration.

These are the upper-level courses that are currently confirmed and will be open to enrollment:
POL S 304, AM PRESS & POLITICS
POL S 322, POLIT ECON LAT AMER
POL S 331, MID EAST N AFRICA
POL S 367, COMP LAW AND COURTS
POL S 368, INTL HUMAN RIGHTS
POL S 398, H-HONORS SEMINAR
POL S 442, GOVT & POL-CHINA
POL S 447E, COMP POL ADV SEM
POL S 461D, MASS MEDIA LAW
POL S 461E, MASS MEDIA LAW - ONLINE
POL S 468, COMP MEDIA SYSTEMS

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There are no prerequisites for this well-loved summer course in American Indian Studies--all are welcome. Satisfy 5 credits of DIV/I&S with us this a-term!
AIS 340: American Indian Children and Families
THE HEALTH AND WEALTH OF NATIVE NATIONS
Professor Dian Million
A term, MTWTh 10:50 - 1:00 I&S/DIV, 5 credits

SLN 10049

"Many Indian people throughout the Americas say that a rich person is one who has many relatives. This philosophy epitomizes the Indian world: An Indigenous person always positions himself or herself in a nexus of kin relations."

What are the relationships between American Indian, Alaska Native and Canadian First Nations peoples, their families, their lands and their traditional economies? How were/are these holistic economies related to their cultural, physical/mental, and economic health even today? How have Native peoples perceived their own definitions of family, of community and of health? Today...

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Are you interested in the minor in Arctic Studies, just taking an Arctic course, study-in-Arctic? Are you a graduate student conducting research on the Arctic? If so, please take the opportunity to join us for pizza with the president from University of the Arctic and the president of the University of Lapland, home to Finland’s Arctic Centre, Arctic Studies, and lead on the research network, “Arctic Law, Geopolitics and Security.”    Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 3:30 p.m.  317 Thomson Hall   University of the Arctic: http://www.uarctic.org University of Lapland, Arctic Centre: http://www.arcticcentre.org/EN

 

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AIS 475: Human/Nature: Coast Salish Perspectives on Being Human in Nature based in Story, Art and the Environment

Instructors Roger Fernandes MS & Cynthia Updegrave MS

A-term, MTWTh 3:00 - 5:00

5 credits I&S

SLN 10052

How are we preparing the world for the people to come with our current relationship with the natural world? 

At their heart, Coast Salish Transformer stories teach about preparing the world for the people to come. What can these mythic stories teach us about being human in the context of the natural world?  The stories ask us to compare and contrast world views of humans living within nature and those that consider humans outside of nature. Can we define our own connection with the natural world through our modern stories? Is it consistent with the teachings of the indigenous people's myths and if not, how do we explain the differences?

The Waterlines Project Map will...

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The Agnes C. Nelson Memorial Scholarship is offered to students majoring in either Political Science or Economics, who demonstrate interest in BOTH fields.  One scholarship, approximately $7,600 towards tuition for the 2015-16 Academic year, will be awarded to a student who shows commitment to these fields and meets the following eligibility criteria:
1.  maintain a cumulative UW GPA of at least 3.2,
2.  have completed 25 combined credits in Economics and Political Science, with at least 10 credits in each department,
3.  have completed 75 credits by the end of Spring Quarter 2015,
4.  have submitted a completed application form with all necessary attachments,
5.  be eligible for financial aid, as determined by the UW Financial Aid Office.

***If you did not apply for financial aid (submit a FAFSA) by the February 28th, 2015 deadline, contact the Financial Aid Office in 105 Schmitz Hall about submitting a late application.***

The deadline for...

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Sandy Brown is running for Seattle City Council in Seattle’s District 5, north Seattle. Sandy4Seattle is currently seeking Campaign Interns.  This position is intended for individuals with a strong desire to positively impact the future of Seattle through concentrated, goal-driven voter contact and outreach activities.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Critical and strategic thinking;
  • Highly developed project management skills with demonstrated experience;
  • Demonstrated ability working with diverse partners;
  • Demonstrated success working both as a team player and independently;
  •  Attention to details and deadlines;
  • Good judgment, discretion, and ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Be willing to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, people-oriented work environment.

Interns will directly support the Campaign Manager with various tasks. Specific duties of the...

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Sandy Brown is running for Seattle City Council in Seattle’s District 5, north Seattle. Sandy4Seattle is currently seeking Campaign Interns.  This position is intended for individuals with a strong desire to positively impact the future of Seattle through concentrated, goal-driven voter contact and outreach activities.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Critical and strategic thinking;
  • Highly developed project management skills with demonstrated experience;
  • Demonstrated ability working with diverse partners;
  • Demonstrated success working both as a team player and independently;
  •  Attention to details and deadlines;
  • Good judgment, discretion, and ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Be willing to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, people-oriented work environment.

Interns will directly support the Campaign Manager with various tasks. Specific duties of the...

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