Four COPLAC campuses, with generous support from the Teagle Foundation, have partnered to expand the range of curricular offerings and explore the educational value of sharing online and hybrid courses in the area of Native American Studies.
The shared courses in Native American Studies come from a variety of academic departments and programs. The participating institutions have built a multi-campus community of faculty expertise and practice, developing and sharing courses that expand curricular options on each campus, and offering students the opportunity to study under faculty experts in Native American Studies from other COPLAC campuses.
In addition to the online course component, enrolled students on each of the four campuses are mentored by home campus faculty members. This combination of online instruction and "on the ground" face-to-face advisement constitutes the unique hybrid nature of the course experience.
Students are invited to contact their faculty advisors in Native American Studies to learn more about the distance courses scheduled for spring and summer 2018.
Digital Workshop in Native American and Indigenous Studies
This course introduces students to digital humanities and curatorial practices in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Students will become familiar with the core debates about digital humanities and curatorial studies and use that knowledge to work with archival materials, to create new materials, and to curate a space for those materials. Students in this course will be able to work with UMM’s archival materials from the Morris Industrial School for Indians and/or to work with or create materials regarding Indigenous education in their campus’s region.
For information contact Professor Becca Gercken, University of Minnesota Morris.