Course Dates | Available any semester
Credits | 1 Transcripted Undergraduate Credit (Does not count toward degree completion)
Delivery Method | Online Asynchronous (Self-paced)
Cost | $297.50
Instructor's Name | Dr. Darrell Stolle
Teaching ‘about’ culture is a very interesting process, carrying with it the potential to either perpetuate harmful stereotypes and ideologies, or to challenge and eradicate them. It also provides many opportunities for us to better understand our own relationships with people from different racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic contexts. For those of you with limited knowledge of Minnesota’s American Indian communities, this course probably won’t bring these truths to fullness. It should, however, provide a good foundation for further explorations. For those with a well-developed understanding of Minnesota’s American Indian communities, hopefully this course will add something to enrich your experiences.
Minnesota is home to approximately 55,000 people who identify as American Indian/Native American. Close to 60% of those live in one of eleven reservations, or in greater Minnesota. The Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area is home to about 40%. The state is home to eleven sovereign, federally recognized tribes, three of Dakota heritage, eight of Anishinaabe (Chippewa, Ojibwe). This course will explore the historical legacy associated with Native Americans in Minnesota, as well as the contemporary issues that impact quality of life, including the impact the American education system has on Native communities. It will also introduce you to the rich cultural contributions that Native Americans have provided that enhance the quality of life for all Minnesotans.
On the course introduction page, you will be provided with the link to the eBook below through the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library at Concordia. You should take notes and focus on understanding the concepts introduced in each chapter. After you read each chapter, there will be a 10-question quiz.
Indians in MinnesotaAuthors: Kathy Davis Graves, Elizabeth Ebbott, and the League of Women Voters of MinnesotaMinneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.
Characterized by a balanced perspective and a comprehensive approach, Indians in Minnesota provides an account of Ojibwe and Dakota Indians living in both reservation and urban settings. Compiled from interviews with tribal members, as well as data from the 2000 Minnesota Census and federal and state reports, the fifth edition of this resource examines the continuing needs of Indians in the twenty-first century.
Quizzes are open book. The quiz questions require you to apply what you have learned in the reading. In addition to the text, you may also use online resources.
You need to pass quizzes with 100%. Any missed questions will be repeated until you answer them correctly. Then you may advance to the next module.
Complete the General Admission Form if you are new to academic courses at Concordia,
Current admitted students do not need to complete the form.
You will receive one undergraduate credit on a transcript upon completion of the course.
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Dr. Darrell StolleProfessor & Department ChairEducation DepartmentConcordia Collegedstolle@cord.edu
Graduate & Continuing Studies901 8th St SMoorhead, MN 56562Concordia Collegecontinue@cord.edu
Dr. Darrell Stolledstolle@cord.edu
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