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Native American Studies Diploma Course

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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What Will You Learn?

The Native American Studies Diploma Course provides insight into the individual lives and histories of the Native Americans – offering a broad view of not just what happened to them but who they were collectively as a people. You’ll discover their varying cultures, traditions, and spiritual beliefs, as well as the relationships between their various tribes and nations and with the European colonisers.

The Native American Studies Diploma Course begins with an examination of the various theories surrounding the origin of the first American people. You’ll be introduced to the Theory of Beringia, learn about the Kennewick Man, and discover theories offered by various Native Americ...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: The Origin of Native Americans
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Evidence of People in America
  • Part 2: How the First People Arrived
  • Part 3: Cultural Bias within Theories
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Different Lands, Different Tribes
  • Part 1: Tribal Features, Names and Language
  • Part 2: Arctic and Sub-Artic People and Northeast Nations
  • Part 3: Southeast Nations and People of the Great Plains
  • Part 4: Southwest and the Great Basin People and Northwest Nations
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Spiritual Traditions and Beliefs
  • Part 1: Native American Spirituality
  • Part 2: Native American Spiritual Beliefs
  • Part 3: Understanding Totemism, Vision Quests and Spiritual Journeys
  • Part 4: The Importance of Dance and Warrior Culture
  • Part 5: Shamanism
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Traditional Objects and Symbols
  • Part 1: Dreamcatchers and the Power of Trees
  • Part 2: The Crafting of Talking Sticks and Prayer Sticks, the Relevance of Colour and Peace Pipes
  • Part 3: War Paint and the Meaning Behind the Symbols
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: English Colonies on Native American Land
  • Part 1: Sailing to the New World
  • Part 2: The Founding of Jamestown
  • Part 3: The Expansion of English Settlements
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Hiawatha and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy
  • Part 1: The Story of Hiawatha and the ‘Noble Savage’
  • Part 2: The Iroquois League
  • Part 3: The Romanticising of Native Americans
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Native American Heroines
  • Part 1: The Autonomy of Women
  • Part 2: Significant Native American Women
  • Part 3: Sacagawea of the Shoshone
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: The True Story of Pocahontas
  • Part 1: The Power of Pocahontas - Saving John Smith, the Kidnapping of Pocahontas and Marriage to John Rolfe
  • Part 2: Pocahontas in England and her Death and Legacy
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Geronimo and the Apaches
  • Part 1: Geronimo, the Apache Freedom Fighter
  • Part 2: The Apache Wars
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Other Native American Heroes
  • Part 1: Significant Men in Native American History
  • Part 2: From Jumping Badger to Sitting Bull
  • Part 3: Crazy Horse and the Great Sioux War of 1876-77
  • Part 4: The Battle of Little Bighorn and Sitting Bull’s Final Years
  • Module 10 Assessment
Module 11: The Tragedy at Wounded Knee
  • Part 1: The Events Leading Up to Wounded Knee
  • Part 2: The Rise of the Ghost Dance
  • Part 3: The Events of Wounded Knee
  • Conclusion: The Legacy of the Native American People
  • Module 11 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The history of North America is often detailed from the arrival of the first colonists and told through the tales of European settlers and pioneers. While these are important stories, this course is for you if you’d like to understand the indigenous people of North America, whose histories, though entwined with that of white immigrants, paved an initial path that was spiritually and culturally very different to that of the later European colonisers.

Accreditations

The Native American Studies Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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