American Indian Studies

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The major in American Studies with a concentration in American Indian and Indigenous Studies consists of nine courses from the following categories. 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.

• Introduction (required): AMST/HIST 110

• Approaches (required): AMST 203

• History (at least two of the following): AFAM 294; AMST/HIST 231, 233, 235; AMST/HIST/ANTH 234; AMST 337, 339; HIST 232; HIST/WMST 576

• Social Science (at least two of the following): AMST/HIST/ANTH 234;
ANTH 206, 250, 252, 451; ANTH/FOLK 230

• Expressive Culture (at least two of the following): AMST 246, 336, 338, 340; SPAN 348

• One other elective course drawn from the above list or approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies and American Indian Studies Concentration Coordinator

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.

In addition, as their elective, students may choose a course focusing on Indigenous peoples outside of the present-day borders of the United States.  Until a formal change to the major and minor concentration is approved and takes effect, students must petition the Director of Undergraduate Studies and American Indian and Indigenous Studies Concentration Coordinator to have them count.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Coordinator.

You can also view this information on a printable requirements checklist