Minor Native American Studies
It’s impossible to tell the story of America without a thorough understanding of Native American history and culture. Deepen and enrich your understanding of our national heritage through the Native American Studies minor.
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100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.
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Minor: 20 credits
Here are some classes you could take as part of this minor. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
NAS 2201 – American Indian History I
Political, economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from precontact through conquest.
NAS 2203 – American Indian Literature
Organized chronologically as a survey of 20th and 21st century Native American Literature. Classes focus on the historical, political, and social conditions that produce and shape Native American literature and examines how that literature fits into the canon of American literature.
NAS 2204 – American Indian Art and Music
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.
NAS 3308 – Ojibwe History
History and culture of the Ojibwe people.
Graduates of the Native American Studies minor have a diverse selection of career fields from which to choose. These may include:
- Education: Teaching in nursing programs, Indian studies and at elementary and secondary schools
- Administration: Directors of health care programs, tribal leaders
- Health care service providers: Reservation, Indian health service and other healthcare providers
- Social work: Reservation, school and county social services
- Communications: Law, politics, journalism, media, public policy, interest group advocacy, archival and library science, museum studies, historic preservation and public history
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