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 303.

    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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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. Identical with AAS 330. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 330 and AAS 330. Variable content course. May be repeated when topic changes.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • ANT 351 Field Archaeology

    Prerequisite: ANT 125 or ANT 305; and permission.

    Field experience in the techniques, methods and theories of reconnaissance and excavation of archaeological sites. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3-6Upon demand
  • ANT 360 North American Archaeology

    Prerequisite: ANT 305.

    Americanist archaeology is distinctive as a set of theoretical and methodological orientations. This course illustrates those orientations through archaeological case studies of initial human migrations, hunting-and-gathering societies, the formation of more complex polities, and European colonialism in North America. The multiple contexts of archaeological research and its impacts on living people are also considered.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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. Identical with AAS 490. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 490 and AAS 490. Variable content course. May be repeated when topic changes.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand
  • ANT 525 North American Indians Today

    Prerequisite: 60 hours.

    Recommended Prerequisite: ANT 325. 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ANT 598 Seminar in Anthropology

    Prerequisite: 60 hours including 3 hours of Anthropology.

    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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ART 273 Survey of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

    General Education Course (Focus on Humanities).

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

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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 maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-5Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand