Both courses are open to on- and off-campus students, and admission to an MSU degree program is not required. However, up to three credits can be used by those students who choose to enroll in MSU's new 12-credit online graduate certificate in Native American Studies.
In "Native America: Dispelling the Myths" (NAS 550) students will use readings, videos, online conversations and creative projects to wrestle with the series of assumptions commonly held by non-Indians and sometimes Indians alike. The instructor is Rebecca Wingo of MSU's Department of Native American Studies. The course offers three MSU graduate credits.
"Federal Indian Law" traces the history and complexity of Indian law, covering treaties, water rights, natural resource development and tribal businesses. The instructor is William Eggers III, a Crow tribal member, attorney and adjunct instructor at Little Big Horn College, Rocky Mountain College, and MSU. Eggers is a former First Assistant United States Attorney, Special Deputy Attorney General and Montana state representative.
Both courses begin online Jan. 11 and run through May 4, 2012. The courses are particularly helpful to Montana teachers who need training to fulfill the state's Indian Education for All mandate.
For more information or to enroll in the courses, visit Montana State Online at http://btc.montana.edu/
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