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Land, Identity and the Sacred, Special Topics in Environmental Policy and Culture (390-0-23)

Instructors

Eli S Suzukovich III
1810 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60208-1310

Meeting Info

University Hall 112: Mon, Wed, 3:30PM - 4:50PM

Overview of class

This class focuses on a cross section of religion, law, cultural preservation, land management, and ethno-ecology. We will focus on Native American sacred sites and cultural landscapes and their relationships to land, ceremony, history, and tribal/ethnic identity. Central to the class will be a focus on Cosmology and the idea of the Sacred and how it shapes identity, relationships to landscapes, and ceremonial life. Along with cultural perspectives, the class will touch on laws pertaining to religious freedoms and how they are applied to Native American contexts throughout the United States and Canada.

Class Materials (Required)

Contact instructor for list of required books