Seminar for first-year students with faculty members in topics of interest pertinent to research, academic life, and higher education at the University of Georgia.

A broad overview of Native American cultures and history. Focus will be on tribes in North America. This course is required to complete the Undergraduate Certificate program.

A broad overview of Native American cultures and history. Focus will be on tribes in North America. This course is required to complete the Undergraduate Certificate program.

An introduction to Latin American and Caribbean culture and history to students with no previous background in the subject. The emphasis in the course is on peoples and processes and change rather than on institutions and events.

Native religious traditions of selected cultures of North America, with special attention to cultures of the Southeast, Great Plains, and Southwest. This is a separate section for the honors course.

Native religious traditions of selected cultures of North America, with special attention to cultures of the Southeast, Great Plains, and Southwest.

Native religious traditions of selected cultures of North America, with special attention to cultures of the Southeast, Great Plains, and Southwest.

Native religious traditions of selected cultures of North America, with special attention to cultures of the Southeast, Great Plains, and Southwest. This is a separate section for the honors course.

The multicultural reality of the American experience from the 1600s through the 1800s by examining the complex interactions of people of diverse races, ethnicities, classes, and gender in forging the American nation.

Amerindian, Iberoamerican, and Caribbean history and culture from pre-encounter times to 1800.

Latin American and Caribbean history and culture from 1800 to the present.

Twelve thousand years of life in Georgia with an emphasis on relationships to the environment. Examines lifeways of prehistoric and early historic peoples, and the history of Georgia archaeology.
Not offered on a regular basis.

Important writers and movements in the mosaic of American culture and literature with special attention to African American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American literatures.

Important writers and movements in the mosaic of American culture and literature with special attention to African American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American literatures.

A comparative study of ethnic literatures in the United States, including African-American, Arabic-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Jewish-American, and Native-American literatures.

The causes and consequences of race and ethnic discrimination in America, with a focus on ethnic competition and conflict.

Explores the impact of colonization on Native Americans to 1840. The course will focus on the creative adaptations of Indians to the great changes unleashed by the meeting of the new and old worlds.

Government policy towards Indians, but more importantly, exploration of how Native Americans themselves constructed their lives over the past 150 years. The readings give voice to Indians while at the same time providing a structured historical background.

Literary and anthropological approaches to the study of myth in culture.

Literary and anthropological approaches to the study of myth in culture.

Mexican history and culture from pre-Columbian times to the present.

Brazilian history and culture from pre-Columbian times to the present.

The islands and Caribbean periphery from pre-Columbian times to the present. European intrusion and settlement, plantation societies and economies, slavery and slave rebellion, nineteenth- and twentieth-century political and economic developments, and United States policy. Approximately one-…

The Western hemisphere from pre-Columbian times, with emphasis on social and economic development and the evolution of political cultures from the American Revolution to the present. 
Offered every year. 

Two indigenous urban societies of the Americas, from farming village beginnings to the Spanish conquest, and their lasting impact on modern middle American culture. Topics include ecology, economy, political organization, urbanism, militarism, beliefs, art, architecture, and literature. 

Cultural variation in the Americas from the end of the Pleistocene to the time of intensive European contact, with emphasis on human/environmental interactions. 
Not offered on a regular basis. 

Change and continuity in human life in North America's greater southwest, from the end of the Pleistocene to the twentieth century. 
Not offered on a regular basis.

Cultural diversity of contemporary Native American tribes of the continental United States and Alaska, including lifestyles, politics, literature, music, art, and socioeconomic conditions. 
Non-traditional format: When course is taken as part of a summer field school, all lectures and…

Cultural diversity of contemporary Native American tribes of the continental United States and Alaska, including lifestyles, politics, literature, music, art, and socioeconomic conditions. 
Non-traditional format: When course is taken as part of a summer field school, all lectures and…

Cultural diversity of contemporary Native American tribes of the continental United States and Alaska, including lifestyles, politics, literature, music, art, and socioeconomic conditions. 
Non-traditional format: When course is taken as part of a summer field school, all lectures and…

Cultural diversity of contemporary Native American tribes of the continental United States and Alaska, including lifestyles, politics, literature, music, art, and socioeconomic conditions. 
Non-traditional format: When course is taken as part of a summer field school, all lectures and…

The native peoples of Mexico and Central America, including their past, traditional culture, and problems they face in the modern world. 
Not offered on a regular basis. 

North American Indian cultures at the time of European contact. Additional topics include origin and development of Indian culture, impact of European contact on native cultures, and problems faced by Native Americans today.

Survey course presenting orality as major modus of literary and knowledge production in Africa. Presentation of the institutional carriers of orality (storytellers, etc.). Readings in English translation.

The diverse social and cultural manifestations of gender located within an economic, social, and political context. Case studies drawn from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Not offered on a regular basis. 

Prehistoric and early historic aboriginal cultural variation in Eastern North America.
Not offered on a regular basis.

Special topics in race and ethnicity for advanced undergraduates.

Two indigenous urban societies of the Americas, from farming village beginnings to the Spanish conquest, and their lasting impact on modern middle American culture. Topics include ecology, economy, political organization, urbanism, militarism, beliefs, art, architecture, and literature.

Development of the native societies of the southeastern United States, the exploration of the area by Spain in the sixteenth century, and the consequences of the meeting of the two peoples.

Social history of the native peoples of the southern United States from the beginnings of the Spanish missions and the English deerskin and slave trade through Indian removal.

The methods used by anthropologists to reconstruct the history of preliterate societies from archaeological evidence, documentary evidence, and oral traditions. The ethnohistory of southeastern United States.

Relationships between gender and globalization. Women and development, industrialization, and third world regions.

Special topics in Native American Studies.

Individual reading and study in Native American Studies under the direction of a project director.

In this course we will read twentieth century novels by American Indian authors that feature the paranormal. Students will research the origins of American Indians as “human commodities,” as “blood thirty savages,” and as the “noble,” but vanishing savages.  The semester texts are included…

Topics in multicultural studies, with primary focus on literature by members of one or more traditionally marginalized cultural groups within the United States and with attention to historical context and theoretical aspects.

Native scholar Jodi Byrd argues that “American Indian authors, test the limits of genre’s laws and transgress the boundaries of taxonomy, they produce texts that might be understood as transgenres, texts that experiment, refuse categorization, and that genre-bend narrative fiction into poetry,…

Experiencing Native performance practices in theater through your body and mind.  Sounds odd, I know, but this semester we will read plays by Native writers, and scholarship by Native performers and consider how indigenous knowledge informs the dramatic arts -- or not.  I will take…

Topics and problems in anthropology with emphasis upon extensive reading in primary sources and individual and/or group research projects.

Topics and problems in religion with emphasis upon extensive reading in primary sources and individual and/or group research projects.