This course will examine contemporary issues relevant to Indigenous peoples around the globe. The course will begin by exploring patterns and themes of Indigenous histories, including the varying impact of European colonialism and settlement. Central to this study is an analysis of land claims settlement issues, the quest for self-government, housing, education, culture, health and various environmental and social issues that Indigenous peoples are facing. The course will move to focus on the contemporary revitalization, repatriation and preservation methods employed by Indigenous peoples and governments around the world. This method of inquiry will afford the opportunity to compare the challenges and aspirations faced by diverse Indigenous communities. No textbook required.
Through this course the student will come to understand the global business environment from both national and global perspectives. Topics include an overview of international business patterns and social systems and their effect on business. Different government systems, market structures and economic and legal systems will be examined along with the institutions that provide an international oversight. Culture and ethics, and their effect on business, will be discussed as well as various trade theories and currency exchanges that facilitate global trade. This will provide a framework for the creation of international business strategies necessary for success in the global marketplace. This course has mandatory group work. Textbook required.