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

Registration for a Minor form

The Minor in Native American Studies Spring 2019 courses are in bold.

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

30501

Practicum in Social Change I: Urban Mentorship Initiative

CSCR

32400

Critical Race Theories

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy

POLT

30300

Constitutional Law

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

CSCR

20500

Contemporary Issues in NAS/IS

CSCR

25600

Politics of Whiteness (Experimental in Fall 2011)

CSCR

26100

Watching Race in U.S. Media

ANTH

27700

Native American and the Environment

ANTH

37200

Native American Women and Culture

HIST

22700

Early Islam

HIST

39202

Revolution & Counter Revolutions

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

CSCR

21600

Pop, Culture & Indigenous Futurisms

CSCR

35012

ST: Through the Smoke Signals: Re-Imagining Modern Native American Media

CSCR

35100

Race & Sexual Politics

ANTH

27300

The Iroquois and their Neighbors

ANTH

27800

Northeastern Native Americans

HIST

21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Healing

POLT

12300

Political Justice

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

CSCR

34500

21st Century Conversations on Race

ANTH

28100

Cultures of Hawaii

POLT

32300

Race & Colonialism

POLT

34012

Race & International Relations Theory

RLST

10500

Introduction to World Religions

SOCI

20700

Race & Ethnicity

SOCI

34500

21st Century Conversations on Race

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

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