Social Welfare and Social Development - Native Philosophy

NATI 2905  Native Philosophy


PHIL 2905


Three hours of lecture per week.




This course will explore the foundations of Native thought and cosmology with an emphasis on the nature of Native world-view, its derivation and evolution. The philosophical process will be considered in the context of a quest- for knowledge, wisdom and fundamental truths. The Shamanic tradition, ceremonies, rituals and other vehicles used in the outward expression of inner processes, will be examined to further enhance the understanding of Native culture and its philosophical formulations. Teachings from Native mystics, elders and visionaries will be utilized to further explore the rich tapestry of Native thought and related actions. This course may be credited towards Philosophy and Social Welfare & Social Development.

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