2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 01, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor

Native American Studies
Scott Manning Stevens
314 Tolley Humanities


Percy Abrams, Douglas V. Armstrong, Philip P. Arnold, Christopher R. DeCorse, Pedro DiPietro, Stephanie A. Fetta, Gregg Lambert, Richard R. Loder, Dana Olwan, Guido Pezzarossi, Maureen Trudelle Schwarz, Sascha Scott

The Minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies provides an understanding of the religious, historical, political and aesthetic dimensions of the Native Nations of the Americas. In consultation with the advisor students plan the programming according to their individual needs and interests.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Recognize the key historical periods and the diverse cultures of Native American and Indigenous nations

2. Analyze the social and cultural characteristics and products of various Native American and Indigenous nations

3. Describe at least two disciplinary perspectives in Native American and Indigenous studies

4. Analyze, evaluate, and apply central issues and methods of scholarship in our fields to their own research

5. Express ideas clearly through writing


The minor is open to the full university community. It requires completion of six courses (18 credits) from two different departments, with NAT 105 strongly recommended. Twelve of the 18 credits must be in courses numbered above 299. Other courses including those from ESF may be included if approved by the Director.  Examples of available courses leading to a minor in Native American Studies could include (but are in no way limited to) the following:

Additional Information

Other selected topics courses may apply when content is relevant and permission is secured from the director of Native American Studies.