Minors

Native American Studies

Belisa González
Associate Professor and Co-Coordinator

The Native American/Indigenous Studies minor covers a broad range of issues, from the historically constructed and contested nature of individual identities to issues of cultural and historical representation, social justice, and struggles for racial redress. While the primary focus of the minor is on the experiences of Indigenous peoples, its overall objective is to encourage, allow, and facilitate a study of the self in relation to the other. Where possible, courses rely on historical and comparative methodologies, a combination of epistemological/theoretical concerns with an analysis of “real-life” problems, and a critical approach to the processes of knowledge construction, all of which allow students to develop a contextual understanding of the issues they are studying.

The minor requires 21 credit hours of work. Students are required to take two courses from the Conceptual Frameworks, a 3-credit capstone course, and one course each from the following categories:

Power and Liberation
Comparative and International
Policy and Praxis
Culture and History

Registration for a Minor form

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

10900

Introduction to Native American Studies - (cross-listed with ANTH 10900)

CSCR

 

CSCR

12300

 

14500

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts

Or

Politics of Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Culture  - (cross-listed with POLT 14500)

 

Policy & Praxis {choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

23700

Policing the Borderlands: Power, Policy, and Justice

CSCR

24200

Miscegenation and Racial Binaries

CSCR 30500 Practicum in Social Change I: Urban Mentorship Initiative

CSCR

32400

Critical Race Theories

POLT

30300

Constitutional Law

 

Culture & History (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

26100

Watching Race in U.S. Media

ANTH 25100 People, Plants, and Cultures

ANTH

27500

North American Archaeology

ANTH

27700

Native American and the Environment

ANTH

37200

Native American Women and Culture

HIST

25500

Native American History

 

Power & Liberation (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

35100

Race & Sexual Politics

ANTH

27300

The Iroquois and their Neighbors

ANTH

27800

Northeastern Native Americans

POLT

12300

Political Justice

 

Comparative & International (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

30700

Race and Colonialism

CSCR 43400 Capstone Seminar: Culture, Race & Ethnicity (recommended but not required)

ANTH

26900

Meso-American Archaeology

ANTH

28100

Cultures of Hawaii

ANTH

38100

Anthropological Experience in Hawaii

RLST

10500

Introduction to World Religions

 

 

Capstone Experience (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

43400

Capstone Seminar: Culture, Race & Ethnicity

CSCR

49800

Internship in Culture, Race, and Ethnicity

CSCR

49900

Independent Study in Culture, Race, and Ethnicity

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