Cultural Resources

SLN #: 86651
Course Prefix: LAW-723
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2/3
Instructor(s): Tsosie

Course Description:
This seminar focuses on the legal protection of Native American cultural resources and religions. The course discusses tribal epistemologies as a normative foundation for tribal religious and legal structures. The course then evaluates the treatment of tribal religions and cultural resources (tangible cultural property, intangible cultural knowledge and cultural expression, tribal languages, songs, symbols, etc...) under domestic federal, state, and tribal legal structures, as well as international law. The course also explores concepts of cultural sovereignty and cultural appropriation to ascertain the ethical and moral contours of cultural resources protection.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2/3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: Assignment
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.