Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar
Assistant Professor and 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

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The Minor in Native American & Indigenous Studies Spring 2020 courses are in bold

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

10900

Introduction to Native American/Indigenous Studies

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

30501

Practicum in Social Change: Urban Mentorship Initiative

CSCR

32400

Critical Race Theories in the United States

CSCR

34300

Indigenous Politics

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy

CSCR

38000

Applied Research in Culture, Race and Ethnicity

ENVS

33700

Communities and Sustainable Conservation

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

CSCR

20500

Contemporary Issues in Native American/Indigenous Studies

CSCR

25600

Politics of Whiteness

CSCR

26100

Watching Race in American Media

HIST

39202

Revolutions & Counter Revolutions

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

CSCR

35100

Race & Sexual Politics

CSCR

21600

Pop Culture & Indigenous Futurities

POLT

40112

Seminar: Global Indigenous Struggle

POLT

34003

Militarization of Everyday Life

POLT

33100

Latin American Politics

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

CSCR

23700

Policing the Borderlands: Power, Policy, and Justice

CSCR

29006

Japanese Americans and Mass Incarceration

CSCR

34500

21st Century Conversations on Race - (cross-listed with SOCI 34500)

CSCR

30100

Feminist and Queer Latinx

ANTH

33600

Gender, Race & Indigeneity

ANTH

28100

Anthropology of Hawaii

POLT

34012

Race & International Relations Theory

SOCI

20700

Race & Ethnicity

HIST

23300

Colonial Latin America

HIST

23400

Modern Latin America

HIST

23400

Latin America since Independence

POLT

40110

Struggles of People and Place