Autumn AIS course: PHILOSOPHICAL & AESTHETIC UNIVERSES

This great American Indian Studies course has just been added to the
time schedule!

AIS 203: PHILOSOPHICAL & AESTHETIC UNIVERSES
Instructor: Carol Warrior
I&S
MW 11:30am – 1:20pm

Through readings, discussions,lectures, and group work, we’ll consider
Indigenous North American knowledge systemsand philosophies with a
particular eye toward how these ideas are related togeographic space,
social structure, culture, and what the West calls “science.” Native
and Western philosophies, or “epistemologies,” serve similarfunctions:
they organize societies and construct those taken-for-granted truths
we all operate from, but rarely examine. Yet even as such “truths”
create ideas about how the world and universe work, these differences
can be asource of conflict between people groups. In this class, we’ll
examine how Nativeknowledge systems are formed and expressed, and what
can be the result when conflicting knowledge systems interact with one
another.

Elissa Washuta
Academic Counselor
Department of American Indian Studies
University of Washington

Padelford Hall, C-514
Box 354305
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-9082
http://depts.washington.edu/native/

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