2023-24 Edition

Native American Studies, Minor

The minor in Native American Studies is an interdisciplinary, interschool program, hemispheric in scope. Focusing on North America and Mesoamerica, the two core courses provide an overview respectively of:  pre-Columbian history, worldviews, social organization, religion, and the centrality of place; American Indian diplomacy, law and history since 1776; and a critical assessment of colonialism, evolutionary theory, and ethnography. Upper division offerings, drawing upon research and teaching specializations of faculty from different departments, further enrich the minor with analysis of Native American literature and histories of native Latin America. 

A. Select two from the following:
HISTORY 15A Native American History
HISTORY 40A Colonial America: New Worlds
ENGLISH 8 Multicultural American Literature
B. Select five courses from the following:
Cross-Cultural Studies of Gender
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
Multicultural Education in K-12 Schools
Students may also select from the following courses when the topics presented relate to Native American Studies:
Special Topics in Archaeology
Special Topics in Area Studies
Topics in Comparative Multiculturalism
Multicultural Topics in Literatures in English
Topics in Latin American History
Special Topics: Structures
Special Topics in Age, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity