NATV 348/SOC 348

This course will provide students with an in-depth examination of American Indian communities, with special emphasis on southern California Indian communities. Students will understand contemporary issues and concerns facing American Indians today. Students will learn about tribal sovereignty, demography, welfare, education, economic development, environment health and wellness, cultural survival and cultural empowerment. In partnership with local tribes, students will apply the knowledge and analytical skills gained in the classroom to help address environmental, social and cultural issues within the community.