Native American Studies Courses

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The following course list includes all options for this minor. The typical offerings listed for each course are estimates and subject to change. Work with your advisor when scheduling your classes each semester.

  • ANT 325 North American Indian Cultures

    Prerequisite: ANT 100 or ANT 226.

    A survey and comparison of Native American societies and cultures in North America (north of Mexico), including their ecology, subsistence, technology, social organization, politics, and religion.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 330 Peoples and Cultures

    Anthropological study of a cultural region of the world (such as the Caribbean, Latin America, or Southeastern Indians), including environment, subsistence, technology, economy, social and political organization, and religion. May be repeated when topic changes. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 351 Field Archaeology

    Prerequisite: ANT 125 or ANT 240; and permission.

    Field experience in the techniques, methods and theories of reconnaissance and excavation of archaeological sites. May be repeated to a total of 9 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 360 North American Archaeology

    Prerequisite: ANT 240 or ANT 250.

    The prehistoric record of American Indian cultures is reconstructed from archaeological evidence and methodology. Topics include peopling of the New World, hunting and gathering societies, the development of agriculture, and the formation of political states.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 490 Field Experience in Anthropology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Supervised group study and/or research in an off campus setting. A fee may be charged to cover travel expenses. May be repeated when subject changes.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 525 North American Indians Today

    Prerequisite: ANT 325 or 80 hours.

    Focuses on major developments in North American Indian life in the 20th and 21st centuries, including cultural, social, economic, political, environmental, and legal issues that affect Native Americans today. May be taught concurrently with ANT 626. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 626 and ANT 525. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 598 Seminar in Anthropology

    Prerequisite: 60 hours and permission of instructor.

    A detailed investigation and analysis of a specialized or advanced topic of interest to anthropology (e.g., Upper Paleolithic art, the evolution of human behavior, ethnographies of religion). May be repeated when topic changes. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with ANT 698. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 698 and ANT 598.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ART 273 Survey of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

    Prerequisite: ENG 110. General Education Course (Focus on Humanities).

    A survey of the art and architecture produced by the cultures of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ART 385 Art of the Americas

    Prerequisite: ART 273.

    A survey of the art and architecture of North America, Mesoamerica, Central America, and South America and the cultures that produced it.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ART 485 Art of Mesoamerica

    Prerequisite: ART 273.

    The art and architecture of Mesoamerica and the cultures that produced it. May be taught concurrently with ART 685. Cannot receive credit for both ART 485 and ART 685.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ART 496 Selected Topics in Art History

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    The specific topics will change from semester to semester depending upon the interest of students and professors, e.g. German Expressionism, History of Photography, The School of Paris, Cubism and its Progeny, Pre-Columbian Art in North America. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 354 Ethnic American Literature

    Prerequisite: ENG 110.

    Study of representative literary works by African American, Hispanic American, Native American, or other minority authors. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours if topic is different. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 305 Selected World Regions

    An in-depth study of selected regions of the world. Examples: Tropical Areas, Arid Regions, Polar Regions, Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. Surveys geology, landforms, soil, vegetation, climate, settlement, population, economic activities and the cultural landscape. The course will be devoted to a single region that can vary from semester to semester. Students should check the current registration schedule to determine the topic title for any given semester. Since topics vary, the course may be repeated with permission. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 597 Special Topics in Geography

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Selected topics in geography. Special topics will be included in the class schedule for each term. Field trips may be required. Number of class hours determined by semester hours of credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours credit. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with GRY 697. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 697 and GRY 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • HST 397 Special Topics in History

    Recommended Prerequisite: 3 hours of history. A variable content, variable credit course. Specific subject matter will change from term to term, depending upon the interests of professor and student. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • HST 509 Indian History

    Prerequisite: 50 hours.

    History of Indian/White relations, federal Indian policy, and Indian accommodation to European introductions and eventual American dominance from the beginning of contact with Europeans to the present. May be taught concurrently with HST 609. Cannot receive credit for both HST 609 and HST 509.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • HST 510 The Plains Indians

    Prerequisite: 50 hours.

    History and culture of Plains Indians from the pre-Columbian period to the end of the frontier era near the turn of the last century, including the impact of the European invasion. May be taught concurrently with HST 611. Cannot receive credit for both HST 611 and HST 510.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • REL 315 Native American Religions

    Recommended Prerequisite: REL 131. A survey of historical and contemporary Native American cultures and spiritualities, including Native responses to European contact and colonization.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings