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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits3
Lecture
FNS-210

American Indians In Film

This course examines how Hollywood films both construct and appropriate images of American Indians. Students will view films beginning with the silent film era and ending with contemporary movies while exploring and challenging common stereotypes of Native people.

  • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies,HS3 - Individual and Social Values
Credits3
Lecture
FNS-216

Native American Landscapes:Imagined and Lived Spaces

The course will explore the relationship between time and space within Native American cultures. The course will compare North American indigenous landscapes and Andean indigenous landscapes.

  • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits3
Lecture
FNS-224

American Indian Tribal Religion

This course explores the world views and oral traditions of American Indian people. Students will examine concepts, ideas, accompanying opinion, and practices within the holistic concept of Native region.

  • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies,HS3 - Individual and Social Values
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
FNS-225

Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World

This introductory course to First Nations Studies presents the American Indian tribal cultural context through both information and class structure. A core value is personal sovereignty supported by respect, reciprocity, and relationship.

  • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
FNS-226

Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice

This introductory course in First Nations Studies will examine the impact of European and American political, economic, and social systems upon American Indian nations in the U.S.

  • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
Credits3
Lecture
FNS-283C

Menominee Language

This is an introductory course in the Menominee language. The course is taught using indigenous educational methods that are paired with western methods of language instruction. Students are introduced to basic Menominee language speaking and reading skills. This course provides instruction in indigenous was of teaching and learning language through the use of storytelling and interaction with tribal Elders and first language speakers. The course draws upon oral traditional listening, observation and speaking skills. Students will learn basic Menominee language that can be used daily in any setting.

    Credits1-4
    Field EXP
    FNS-299

    Travel Course

    • Pre-Requisites
    • General Education
    • Travel Course
    • Repeatable

    Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

    Prerequisites
    P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
    • Gen Ed: World Culture
    • Travel Course
    • Course is repeatable for credit.
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    FNS-301

    Oneida Language I

    A course on the Oneida language typically offered in the Oneida community with the aid of native speakers. Emphasis varies with student interest. Tools and resources for further independent study are stressed.

    • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    FNS-302

    Oneida Language II

    A course on the Oneida language typically offered in the Oneida community with the aid of native speakers. Emphasis varies with student interest. Tools and resources for further independent study are stressed.

    Prerequisites
    P: FNS 301.
    • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    FNS-303

    Oneida Language III

    A course on the Oneida language typically offered in the Oneida community with the aid of native speakers. Emphasis varies with student interest. Tools and resources for further independent study are stressed.

    Prerequisites
    P: FNS 302.
    • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
    Credits3
    Lecture
    FNS-304

    Oneida Language IV

    A course on the Oneida language typically offered in the Oneida community with the aid of native speakers. Emphasis varies with student interest. Tools and resources for further independent study are stressed.

    Prerequisites
    P: FNS 303.
    • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
    Credits3
    Lecture
    FNS-305

    Oneida Language V

    A course on the Oneida language typically offered in the Oneida community with the aid of native speakers. Emphasis varies with student interest. Tools and resources for further independent study are stressed.

    Prerequisites
    P: FNS 304.
    • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
    Credits3
    Lecture
    FNS-306

    Oneida Language VI

    A course on the Oneida language typically offered in the Oneida community with the aid of native speakers. Emphasis varies with student interest. Tools and resources for further independent study are stressed.

    Prerequisites
    P: FNS 305.
    • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    FNS-336

    American Ethnic Literature

    • Pre-Requisites
    • General Education
    • Writing Emphasis
    • Repeatable

    The study of literature which examines the experience of ethnic groups in America, such as African, Asian, Hispanic, and Jewish Americans, and American Indians. May be repeated for credit when content is different.

    Prerequisites
    P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
    • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
    • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
    Credits3
    Lecture
    FNS-360

    Women and Gender in First Nations Communities

    This course examines the traditional and contemporary status of First Nations women. The course focuses on the fluid definitions and constructions of gender identity before and after Euro-American contact, exploring the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia, colonialism, globalization. Decolonization and resistance are primary themes of the course.

    Prerequisites
    REC: FNS 225, FNS 226 or WOST 241
    • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    FNS-372

    Indigenous Nations Oral and Storytelling Traditions

    • Pre-Requisites
    • General Education
    • Repeatable

    Study of the cultural values of Indigenous Nations in North America reflecting the indigenous intellect. Indigenous elder knowledge, story telling methodology, and literature (poetry, and novels) are explored.

    Prerequisites
    P: FNS 225 or 226 or one 300/400 level literature course.
    • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies,HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
    • Course is repeatable for credit.
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    FNS-374

    Wisconsin First Nations Ethnohistory

    An in-depth examination of one American Indian nation now located in Wisconsin: Anishinabe (Ojibway), Oneida (Iroquois), Menominee, Potowatomi or Mohican. This course explores the culture and history of one of these nations.

    • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies,HS3 - Individual and Social Values
    • Course is repeatable for credit.
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Odd Only
    FNS-385

    Perspectives on Human Values: First Nations

    Drawing upon American Indian oral traditions and Elder epistemology, this course will examine the diverse traditional, cultural, spiritual, and political values and world views of American Indian Nations.

    Prerequisites
    P: FNS 225 or 226.
    • Gen Ed: HS3 - Individual and Social Values
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Fall
    Odd Only
    FNS-391

    First Nations Studies Seminar

    • Pre-Requisites
    • General Education
    • Repeatable

    This course is designed for students who already have a background in American Indian Studies. It is a variable content course which includes such topics as contemporary issues, environmental justice, American Indian law, and repatriation.

    Prerequisites
    P: Hum Stud 225 and 226.
    • Gen Ed: HS3 - Individual and Social Values
    • Course is repeatable for credit.
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Even Only
    FNS-392

    First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments

    This course explores the pre-contact justice systems and constructions of "justice" among American Indian nations. The impact of colonization upon these structures will be examined as well as the formation and operation of contemporary tribal governing structures.

    Prerequisites
    P: Hum Stud 225 or 226 or Soc C D 204 or 325.
    • Gen Ed: HS3 - Individual and Social Values
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Fall
    Even Only
    FNS-393

    First Nations and Education Policy

    Basic background and vocabulary necessary to understand, discuss, and analyze the complex variables and important common denominators that affect Tribal and U.S. citizens, particularly through education policy at the federal/state levels.

    Prerequisites
    P: Hum Stud 225 or 226.
    • Gen Ed: HS3 - Individual and Social Values
    Credits3-12
    Field EXP
    Spring
    Fall
    FNS-399

    First Nations Studies Oral Tradition Concentration

    The FNS Oral Tradition Concentration allows students an opportunity to study tribal oral traditional knowledge in a variety of settings including working with American Indian tribal members and Elders.

    Prerequisites
    P: FNS major or minor; FNS 225, 226.
    • Course is repeatable to 12 credits.
    Credits3
    IND Study
    FNS-478

    Honors in the Major

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    Prerequisites
    P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      FNS-483B

      Menominee Language II

      This is a course in First Nations Studies on the Menominee Language, the traditional language of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin. Students in the course will build upon skills and knowledge acquired in Menominee Language 1. In this course, Menominee Language Level 2, students will continue to develop spoken (oral), reading, and writing skills.

      Prerequisites
      P: FNS 283C
        Credits1-12
        Field EXP
        Spring
        Fall
        FNS-497

        Internship

        Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

        Prerequisites
        P: jr st.
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits1-4
        IND Study
        Spring
        Fall
        FNS-498

        Independent Study

        Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

        Prerequisites
        P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits1-6
        Field EXP
        FNS-499

        Travel Course

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Travel Course
        • Repeatable

        Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

        Prerequisites
        P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        • Travel Course
        • Course is repeatable for credit.