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Honors Program
Course Description

Honors Program: A pathway to excellence.

HON 100/300 Animals of the Soul

This interdisciplinary course draws on classic and contemporary literary works with a focus on indigenous writings, essays, poems, stories, and images. Particular attention is given to stories of different tribes, including but not limited to the Lemhi, Salish, Kootenai, Crow and Blackfeet relationships to the social, economic, historic, and traditional aspects different animals inspire. The goal, in part, is to invite students to reimagine the western landscape and their modern relationship with the earth. Students are required to do a great deal of critical reading and writing in various styles and genres. A public presentation capstone event will involve research on animals and landscapes across North America, coupled with storytelling. Additional open forums will encourage the public to engage with guest speakers invited to class. An aspect of the public outreach will incorporate Montana’s Indian Education for All perspectives and pedagogies.

Substitutions: Course substitutions: WRIT 101, LIT 168

Instructor: Jed Berry

Time: Block 7
Field trips are required.

Prerequisite: WRIT 095

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