MAILED: Aug. 8, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will offer a one-credit course this fall titled "Studies in American Indian History: Historical Foundations of Contemporary Issues."
The course, offered statewide over the Educational Teleconference Network, will run from 6-7:20 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16 through Nov. 18.
The course surveys the history of five important issues in Wisconsin American Indian communities today: trust status (the legal basis for tribal governments and reservations), treaty rights, casinos, health and education.
The course is designed for education, political science and history majors, as well as clergy, news reporters, law enforcement officials, health professionals, social workers, government officials and anyone with an interest in American Indian history.
Although the issues to be discussed are of concern to Indians nationwide, the course materials -- class lecture and discussions, guest speakers and readings -- will focus on how Wisconsin tribes have dealt with these issues.
Class participants can earn one undergraduate or graduate credit. The cost is $120 for an undergraduate credit and $192 for a graduate credit. Audit fees are available upon request. Fees are estimated and subject to change.
The course is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education; and the UW-Eau Claire history department in cooperation with UW-Extension.
Call Arts and Sciences Continuing Education at (715) 836-2031 if you have questions on the course or registration procedures.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Aug. 19, 1997