Courses of Study 2015-2016 
    Dec 15, 2018  
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AIS 2100 - Indigenous Ingenuities as Living Networks

(crosslisted) AMST 2108 , ARTH 2101  
(CA) (KCM) (D) (CU-UGR)     
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

This class has been approved as a University Course and encourages cross-disciplinary study while engaging subjects through new and different lenses. It fulfills the CALS Cultural Analysis (CA), Knowledge Cognition and Morality (KCM), and Human Diversity (D) distribution requirements.

J. Rickard.

This course explores Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) knowledge and its application across the disciplines and through time. In particular, it offers a glimpse into Cornell’s local indigenous culture through Haudenosaunee understanding of themselves as a unique people, maintaining traditional teachings and fulfilling ancient responsibilities in the world. Students will engage multiple primary sources including: art, archives, material and expressive culture and interact with Haudenosaunee knowledge holders, intellectuals, and elders.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to define and analyze Indigenous knowledge systems and situate Indigenous epistemologies and ontologies as unique bodies of knowledge.

Outcome 2: Students will gain an understanding of Haudenosaunee peoples as a distinct cultural entity and as an Indigenous people, exercising their sovereign rights within the territory of the present day United States.

Outcome 3: Students will know how to identify the ways in which Haudenosaunee knowledge systems have adapted over time to meet outside challenges as well as the needs of its members.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to recognize the original territory of the Haudenosaunee and trace its shifting boundaries into the post-Revolutionary period.

Outcome 5: Students will gain awareness of Ithaca’s and Cornell’s connection to the history of Cayuga people and their homelands.

Outcome 6: Students will become familiar with Haudenosaunee gender roles, social organization, and political and economic systems.

Outcome 7: Students will become aware of Haudenosaunee agriculture practices and botanical and ecological knowledge.

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