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.

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 Courses From the Following, including at least one FNIS course:

ANTH 210 Material Culture and Museums
ANTH 250 Hawaii
ANTH 345 Maya Ethnography
ANTH 359 Pacific and Cultural Survival
FNIS 212 Home Lands
FNIS 285/385 Topics
HIST 372 Colonial Encounters
PSY 330 Indigenous Psychologies
WGS 260 Indigenous Women’s Experience

Other Areas of Study