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AIS 350

AIS 350: Imagining Indians—

American Indians, Media, Film, and Society  

(3 units)

Examines American Indians in news media from the very first instances in America through contemporary news media. Investigates the effects of media on American Indian identity, politics, sovereignty, ethnic identity, environment, economic development, health disparities, human rights, spirituality, religious freedom, language and art and the very existence of Indian Country in the 21st Century. Scrutinizes the representation of American Indians in national entertainment industries like cinema, television and sports (mascots) and assesses its impact on American Indian cultures.