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Exploring Indigenous Ways of Native American Knowing

Posted: November 11, 2016

Spaces still available in two University Park CED courses that students at any campus location can register for. Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing in the Great Lakes Region (CED 400) is held during the spring semester and Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing among the Ojibwe (CED 401) is held during the maymester. CED 400 + CED 401 satisfies Penn State's GEN ED requirement for U.S. Cultures.

How do indigenous people experience and understand the world around them? What roles do stories, music, and ceremonies play in the preservation of culture? What unique contributions does indigenous knowledge make to science and the Western worldview? The following two courses, Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing in the Great Lakes Region (CED 400) and Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing among the Ojibwe (CED 401), present students with unique classroom and field opportunities to explore concepts and values distinctive to indigenous knowledge in the Great Lakes Region. Through critical readings, discussions, and participant observation, students will learn new ways to think about issues of ecology, science, and worldview.

Visit the website to learn more about this Native American course and experience at http://agsci.psu.edu/ojibwe. You can also visit our Facebook page at "Penn State Ojibwe Credit Course CED 400 & 401".

Submitted by Ruth Markle (ram169@psu.edu)