Major in American Indian and Indigenous Studies

The American Indian and indigenous Studies concentration provides a meaningful grounding in the histories, cultures, and contemporary experiences of peoples indigenous to North America, as well as their encounters with settler states. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to gain a hemispheric perspective that includes the histories, cultures, and contemporary experiences of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The major in American Studies with a concentration in American Indian and Indigenous Studies consists of nine courses from the following categories. An up-to-date list of all courses available to students within these categories can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog by clicking on this link. At least one of the courses must be at the 300-level or above and courses listed more than once can be counted for only one category.  Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies with any questions.

Introduction (one)

Approaches (one)

History (two)

Law and Social Science (two)

Language and Expressive Culture (two)

Elective (one)

American Indian and Indigenous Studies Minor

The minor in American Indian and indigenous Studies consists of five courses in the following categories. An up-to-date list of all courses available to students within these categories can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog by clicking on this link.

Introduction (one)

History (one)

Law and Social Science (one)

Language and Expressive Culture (one) 

Elective (one)

Students are strongly encouraged, though not required, to take AMST/ANTH 203 Approaches to American Indian Studies.

Additional Information For Majors & Minors

We occasionally offer topics courses and seminars that are not listed above. These can still be counted toward fulfilling the major concentration with approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies and American Indian and Indigenous Studies Concentration Coordinator.