The College of St. Scholastica
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Duluth, MN 55811
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Fast Facts: American Indian Studies Minor
Minor: 24 credits
The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (usually with the cooperation of state education departments) offers grants through its Indian Scholarship Program to those of American Indian heritage who meet the eligibility guidelines. Students can contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs nearest them, or the state which has program jurisdiction.
Students who complete the American Indian Studies minor in conjunction with a complementary major are well prepared to work in many professions, including nursing, program administration, elementary and secondary education, reservation and Indian health services, social work and more.
The College of St. Scholastica was one of just five Minnesota colleges named on the list of Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by Winds of Change magazine.
Here are some classes you could take as part of this minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
Political, economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from precontact through conquest.
Political,economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from conquest to the present.
Myths, legends, stories from Indian folk literature, as well as American Indian novels and contemporary fiction by American Indian authors.
Meaning and development of American Indian art forms. Expressions in symbolic form of Indian philosophy and religion are presented. A study of the traditional and contemporary forms of American Indian music including local and alternative music is included.
Philosophy and religious systems, shamanistic and priesthood societies, reversion and amalgamation religions, the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, philosophy and social movements.
History and culture of the Ojibwe people.
Issues of early American Indian/white relations, spirituality and religion, economic roles, policy, cultural persistence, land tenure, socialization and property rights and the role of mothers from the Indian female perspective.
American Indian traditional and contemporary governments, legal-political status, changing codes and statutes and social policy issues.
St. Scholastica was named on the list of Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by Winds of Change magazine.