This class changed the way I view the definition of "religion" in Native American context. Professor Hale is lovely. However, we spent almost more than half of our class-time watching Native American documentary and films. The readings were interesting, and I wished we had more time to unpack these during class discussions. Professor Hale is not a great lecturer, but she isn't terrible: I felt that her lectures could have been more prepared ahead with points she wanted to make, and she should work on her delivery. Professor Hale is just starting out so maybe she'll improve. Overall, if you have space in your schedule, it can be a good elective


- Weekly readings (not too bad)
- Weekly quizzes on readings (easy)
- 3 short essays spread throughout semester
- Final in-class presentation