The Norman Transcript

January 7, 2014

OU revives Native American curriculum through Janux

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma is offering Native Peoples of Oklahoma, a course on the cultural traditions and current conditions of the Native American tribes who reside in Oklahoma.

The course will be offered at no cost this spring semester to anyone with Internet access through Janux, an online interactive learning community at OU.

Originally, the course was taught for more than a decade by Dr. Robert Fields, a member of the Pawnee Nation and a professor of anthropology, until his retirement.

Now, Dr. Daniel Swan, OU professor of anthropology and curator of ethnology at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, and Dr. Joshua Nelson, a citizen of the Cherokee nation and assistant professor of English focusing on American Indian literature and film, said they feel there is no better time for this course to make a comeback.  

Students will have access to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. The 16-week course begins Jan. 13.

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