The University of Oklahoma is offering a free online course this semester which explores all aspects of life for Native Peoples of Oklahoma. The course is an introduction into the history and cultural traditions, as well as contemporary contributions in film, art, and literature of the Native people of Oklahoma. Additionally, issues relating to law and government will be touched upon, and students will understand the role that indigenous people play in national politics and governance.
The course will be taught by Dan Swan, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Associate Curator of Ethnology, Sam Noble Museum of Natural History) and Joshua Nelson, PhD (Assistant Professor of English and citizen of the Cherokee Nation).
Enrollment will grant you complete access to interact with all course content, including lectures, course materials, quizzes, and discussions once class is in session. The course is open and free to all, so you don’t have to be an OU student to enroll. The course begins this week and will run for 16 weeks.