Maricopa Community Colleges  SOC141   19966-19976 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 12/12/95
SOC141 19966-19976 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
The Indian Community
Social relationships and ethnic heritage of American Indians, including extensive work in cultural change and in identifying intercultural problems. Prerequisites: None.
Cross-References: AIS141
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
SOC141   19966-19976 The Indian Community
1. Trace the historical development of Arizona Indian communities. (I)
2. Describe contemporary Arizona Indian communities. (II)
3. Explain tribal government, legal conditions and enpowerment. (III)
4. Identify social welfare issues related to the Indian family, children, and elderly. (IV)
5. Identify health issues in the Arizona Indian communities. (V)
6. Identify problems faced by both reservation and urban Indian populations. (IV)
7. Cite the sources of economic development in Arizona Indian communities. (VII)
8. Identify issues in historic and contemporary Indian education. (VIII)
9. Identify the challenges of Indian education. (VIII)
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SOC141   19966-19976 The Indian Community
    I. Historical development of Arizona Indians
        A. Pre-reservation
        B. Federal and state policies towards Indians
      II. Contemporary Arizona Indians
          A. Languages
          B. Reservations
          C. Recent history
        III. Legal Basis for Tribal Government
            A. Treaty basis
            B. Federal authorization of tribal government
            C. Contemporary tribal government
          IV. Social-Welfare and Living Conditions
              A. Family
              B. Children
              C. Adults
              D. Elderly
            V. Health
                A. Indian health service
                B. Traditional medicine and healing
              VI. Reservation Conditions
                VII. Economic Development
                    A. Reservation employment
                    B. Off-reservation employment
                    C. Welfare
                    D. Economic development
                  VIII. Indian Education
                      A. Historical perspective
                      B. Contemporary Indian education
                      C. Indian academic performance
                      D. Cultural problems facing educators
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