Indigenous Peoples and Ecological Change
First class meeting: Tuesday, January 10th, 2006 at 8:30 AM in Seminar Building 2, B1105.
Winter & Spring 2006
Faculty: Erik V. Thuesen, Frances V. Rains
Enrollment: 48
Class Standing: This all-level program accepts up to 25 percent first-year students.
Prerequisites: High school algebra, biology and chemistry assumed.
Special Expenses: Up to $250 for overnight field trips in Spring.

This introductory program is designed to provide knowledge regarding fundamental aspects of general biology and ecology in order to understand the effects of increasing geo-political demands on diverse ecosystems and Indigenous cultures. We will cover topics of first year college biology in labs and in the field. Our study of the intertwined history of Euro-Americans and Native Americans will offer a context for an examination of contemporary Native eco-struggles, geography, and the challenges of limited natural resources.

A book list is here.

Anticipated Weekly Schedule

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:30-10:00: Lecture (B1105)

13:00-15:00: Seminar (Longhouse 1007)

(B1107 or CAL)

Lectures (B1105)

Projects (Longhouse 1007)

8:00-12:00 or 13:00-17:00
Lab (Lab1 3041)

10:00-12:00 or 14:00-16:00
NAS Seminar (A2109/A3107)