What is the course about?
The role of Native North American women in history and culture. Largely dismissed as secondary figures in North
American history, the course will reveal the significant place that women had in historical and political affairs both
internally and in diplomacy.
What will we cover?
-Major Native North American figures
-Native American Indian women in war
-The traditional role of women in indigenous political decision-making
-The place women currently have in history and political affairs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify important political and historical figures from indigenous North America
- Describe the role of Native North American women in history and politics
- Evaluate differences and similarities between Native American and Euro-American figures of the same period.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an `introductory` course and does not assume any previous study or reading although you will need a good
grasp of English to keep up with the course. You will gain more from the course, in terms of enjoyment and
learning, if you are able and willing to do some supplementary reading. As with most of our history and current
affairs courses, an open mind and a willingness to listen to and think about views with which you do not always
agree are more important than specific levels of skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The class will be delivered through a presentation, accompanied by PowerPoint slides. We will use a
variety maps, images, video and text throughout the sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
A list of recommended reading material and recommended films will be provided, but this is optional.
Please bring pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Have a look at our range of history courses on the City Lit website: www.citylit.ac.uk.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to
Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details.