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American Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

American Studies Summer Field Course at Heart Mountain, WY

American Studies Summer Field Course 2015

AMST 4500/RELI 4500  |  American Civilization  |  3 credits.

Pursue an interdisciplinary study of Heart Mountain as an icon of American landscape with historian of religions Mary L. Keller, Ph.D. and historic preservation specialist Mary Humstone. What did the mountain mean to Plains Indians, Japanese-Americans interned at Heart Mountain during World War II, and homesteader veterans who arrived after the war? How do researchers study the meaning of landscape?  

Readings and assessments available online from May 25. Field class will be held on and around Heart Mountain, and will include a digital storytelling workshop, activities at the Internment Camp and a seminar and ceremony of Apsáalooke (Crow) cultural restoration efforts. No course prerequisites, but students must be able to handle moderate hiking at high altitudes. Opt in dorm room at Northwest College approximately=$20/day, 3 meals = $30/day. Some fuel expenses.

Dates: Course begins online May 25. Field dates are June 13-23.

For more information contact Mary Keller at

CRN: 30389

American Studies Summer Field Course at Heart Mountain, WY

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