World-Wide Tribes

Instructor: 
Kelly Renwick
Day/Time Taught: 
164: MWF 11:00-11:50 am
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2011
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
125

Tribal populations today number less than half a billion out of our world’s almost seven billion people yet comprise 5,000 out of 6,000 of the worlds distinct cultures. Unfortunately the majority of these tribes are facing an escalating crisis; the world-wide loss in cultural diversity is equal to the world-wide loss in biodiversity. The extinction of these unique cultures means the loss of their knowledge, language, and distinctive customs and traditions. This discussion based course will examine unique tribal populations from each region of the world: their histories, customs and traditions, current predicaments, their fight to preserve their way of life, and their future place in our ever globalizing world. Throughout the course we will explore texts, films, and cultural events that document these distinct cultures and sheds light on not only who they are, but what the world will miss if they disappear

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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