2017-2018 Catalog

ARTH 250 American Indians in Film

This course critically examines films by and about American Indian and First Nations peoples, including: art, films, shorts, cinema, and documentaries. Themes addressed include: reflexivity, the portrayal of Native women, the urban experience, indigenous aesthetics, contemporary storytelling, silence, parody, re-appropriation, and conventional representations. Students will be introduced to the diverse settings of Native film (including the Navajo Nation (Dine) and Mohawk nations of Canada), as well as core historical topics such as American Indian veterans activism, the boarding school experience, and the emerging Native film industry.


4 units

Cross Listed Courses

MAC 251

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity
  • Fine Arts