To get one credit, students must register through the web for SOC 203 (CRN:
) by November 1st.
In addition students must:
lecture by Devon Mihusuah, Department of Applied Indigenous Studies, Northern
Arizona University. Nov. 3, UI's Borah Theater, SUB, 7 p.m. ,
Keynote speaker: Devon Mihesuah, professor of Applied Indigenous Studies and
History, Northern Arizona University. Mihesuah is member of the
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and is a historian. She received her Ph.D. in
American History from TCU in 1989, and was professor of American Indian History
in NAU's history department for 10 years. She is now professor of Applied
Indigenous Studies, and edits the award winning journal American Indian
Quarterly (won the Wordcrafters Circle of Native Writers' Award for 2001 Journal
Editor of the Year) and edits University of Nebraska Press's book series,
"Contemporary Indigenous Issues." Her work focuses on the themes of
decolonization and empowerment strategies. Her latest book, co-authored by
Angela Cavender Wilson, Indigenizing the Academy: Native Academics Sharpening
the Edge, compiles essays from prominent Native writers in numerous academic
fields and deals with how to achieve and retain indigenous knowledge,
empowerment, and decolonization. Mihesuah has been active in the repatriation
issue for over 15 years.
student workshop session, November 6th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
following chapter before attending the workshop: “The Tellers, the
Tales, and the Audience: Narratives by Students of Color” by Debbie Storrs and
Julia Lesage in Making a Difference: University Students of Color Speak Out.
Attend two other
workshop sessions (for workshop descriptions see:
Submit a folder
with the following essays (submit to John Mihelich on _____):
A one-page typed
single space summary of each workshop session attended.
A two-page typed
single space assessment of how the workshops and lectures enhanced your
understanding of diversity in the curriculum.