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Undergraduate Course Details
Number GPH 252
Title Native American Lands and Environments
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII/V


This course will examine the cultural and political geography of Native Americans. It explores the lands and natural resources under Native American jurisdiction. Students will be introduced to the importance of law, legislation and federal policies in the changing geography of Native Americans. The course will also examine cultural differences in how American Indians and Euro-Americans think about land, natural resources and place. Case studies of reservation land use, hunting and fishing rights, environmental protection, sacred sites and tourism development will be used to explore the complex cultural and political geographies of Native Americans. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for GGR248.