Native American and Indigenous Studies

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 2019 courses are in bold

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

10900

Introduction to NAIS (Casumbal-Salazar)

CSCR

CSCR

12300

14500

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts (Ioanide)

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 (Horsley)

CSCR

34300

Indigenous Politics (Casumbal-Salazar)

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy (Ioanide)

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

CSCR

20500

Contemporary Issues in NAS/IS (Casumbal-Salazar)

CSCR

25600

Politics of Whiteness (Ioanide)

CSCR

26100

Watching Race in American Media (Ioanide)

HIST

39202

Revolutions & Counter Revolutions (Ablard)

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

CSCR

35100

Race & Sexual Politics (Ioanide)

CSCR

21600

Pop Culture & Indigenous Futurities (Casumbal-Salazar)

POLT

40112

Seminar: Global Indigenous Struggle (Rodriguez)

POLT

34003

Militarization of Everyday Life (Dietz)

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

CSCR

23700

Policing the Borderlands: Power, Policy, and Justice (Licon)

CSCR

29006

Japanese Americans and Mass Incarceration (Yamashita)

CSCR

34500

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

ANTH

33600

Gender, Race & Indigeneity (Casumbal-Salazar)

POLT

32300

Race & Colonialism (Barlas)

POLT

34012

Race & International Relations Theory (Inayatullah)

SOCI

20700

Race & Ethnicity (Gonzalez)

HIST

23300

Colonial Latin America (Ablard)

HIST

23400

Latin America since Independence (Ablard)

WGST

28800

ST: Transnational Feminisms (M. Casumbal-Salazar)

POLT

40110

Struggles of People and Place (Dietz)

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