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This course examines the socio-cultural patterns of selected American Indian groups from pre-history to the present with an emphasis on political, economic, artistic, and spiritual life.

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An overview of Latin American environmental issues from the pre-Conquest Period to the present day.

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Examines how indigenous peoples and imperial settlers interacted with each other across the globe from the fifteenth century to the present, encompassing historical case studies from North and South America, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, and utilizing indigenous sources of oral histories, memoirs, and art, as well as critical readings of imperial sources.

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Course focuses on knowledge and traditions (Traditional Ecological Knowledges or TEK’s) that have been transmitted across multiple generations through oral stories, and traditional beliefs and practices, especially those regarding the relationship with the natural environment.

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This course is intended to provide students with a broad overview of Japanese society from 1603 to 1868 called Edo period. Japanese indigenous people called Ainu and their culture and society will be introduced in DVD also.

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This course offers an overview of Japanese literature and film spanning from 12th century to the contemporary period. Ainu Literature will be introduced by the Ainu Shin’yoshu written by Chiri Yukie.

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This introductory course will examine the region of East Asia, focusing the culture and societal life of Japan, China and South Korea. We cover Ainu, an indigenous ethnic group from the northern areas of Japan, their history, culture and ethnic tourism in Hokkaido.

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This course when taught by Masako Kubota provides students with a broad overview of Japanese society from 1603 to 1868 called the Edo period. Japanese indigenous people called Ainu, their culture and society will be introduced with lecture and video.

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This course when taught by Masaki Kubota offers an overview of Japanese literature and film spanning from 12th century to the contemporary period. Ainu Literature will be introduced by the Ainu Shin’yoshu written by Chiri Yukie.

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This introductory course when taught by Masako Kubota examines the region of East Asia, focusing the culture and societal life of Japan, China and South Korea. We cover Ainu, an Indigenous ethnic group from the northern areas of Japan, their history, culture and ethnic tourism in Hokkaido.

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