Courses must be approved by the faculty of the Native American Studies Committee for inclusion in the minor. The administrator of the program must approve the course of study for each student who wishes to complete a Native American Studies minor.
The Native American Studies Program is an interdisciplinary minor course of study allowing students to concentrate on the history, arts, and cultures of native peoples of the Americas. The minor in Native American Studies offers a multidisciplinary exploration of the history, arts, and cultures of the first Americans, past and present. It can be an excellent complement to many majors, including art, history, and anthropology. The knowledge provided will be valuable if not essential in any career that involves working with Native Americans in business, social services, public administration, or health and medicine. The minor will also stimulate awareness and appreciation of the ethnic and cultural diversity of the United States, which is an increasing concern in the workforce and society today, as well as the importance of cultural heritage.