Critical Indigenous Studies: Research Methodologies and Methods

Winter 2021
Native Pathways - Olympia
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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Aileen Moreton-Robinson states in the introductory essay of the anthology, Critical Indigenous Studies : “…critical indigenous studies is flourishing and transitioning into a discipline, a knowledge/power domain where distinct work is produced, taught, researched, and disseminated by Indigenous scholars.”

We will be using Indigenous content to expand our academic and creative writing through the writing process, as well as comparing and contrasting western content to gain multi-perspectives, in order to understand and use Indigenous and western research methodologies and methods in our academic work. This course will begin with an overview of the writing process and elements of close reading and academic writing then move into research methodologies and methods. This is an inclusive environment for any student wanting to strengthen their writing, critical thinking, and research skills.

Required technology to be successful:  computer or equivalent, internet connection, access to Canvas and Zoom. Synchronous (live on Canvas/zoom) hours for all core NPP programs are estimated at 7 hours and asynchronous hours are estimated at 5 hours per week.   Our approach will emphasize participation in synchronous sessions; however, if students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with the NPP Director and faculty to pursue alternate options to earn program credit.  

Native Pathways Program students register using CRN 20116. All other students use CRN 20117. 


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(4): 20116
(4): 20117

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