First Nations and Indigenous Studies

The title of the minor indicates a primary focus on the peoples of North and South America while being inclusive of connections with indigenous peoples in other parts of the world such as Hawaii, Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Australia.

Classification: Minor

The minor is multidisciplinary and reflects a wide range of academic viewpoints originating from psychology, history, anthropology, women’s and gender studies, and sociology, among others. Emphasized areas include histories, contemporary issues, environmental justice, social justice, oral and written literature, art, and law.

The number of courses required for the minor is 6 (18 semester hours).

Required Courses

Six of the following, including at least one FNIS course (18 sem. hrs.)

  • ANTH 210 Anthropology and Museums (3 sem. hrs.)
  • ANTH 250 Hawaii (3 sem. hrs.)
  • ANTH 345 Maya Ethnography (3 sem. hrs.)
  • ANTH 359 Pacific and Cultural Survival (3 sem. hrs.)
  • FNIS/WTQS 212 Home Lands (3 sem. hrs.)
  • FNIS 285/385 Topics (3 sem. hrs.)
  • HIST 372 Colonial Encounters (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 330 Indigenous Psychologies (3 sem. hrs.)
  • WTQS 260 Indigenous Women’s Experience (3 sem. hrs.)

Other Areas of Study