Minor in Native American Studies

Units required for Minor: 21

Program Description

Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the cultures, languages, historical, and contemporary issues relating to African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicana/os-Latina/os, and Native Americans. The program directs students to critically examine the cultural contributions made by these groups to world civilization and to American society. Ethnic Studies challenges all students to analyze existing generalizations, theories, and concepts about racial and ethnic groups in order to develop valid generalizations, concepts, and theories about the people and their experiences. Students are encouraged to actively work to eliminate problems based on discrimination.

Students are also encouraged to blend professional area studies with Ethnic Studies. For example, a student may major in Ethnic Studies and minor in Business Administration. Similarly, students with a degree in Engineering Technology may minor in Ethnic Studies and emerge well-prepared professionally to assume middle management and supervisory positions in a multicultural society. Ethnic Studies majors and minors enter careers and professions in both the public and private sectors.

Note: Program advising and other information can be obtained from the Ethnic Studies Department.

Program Requirements

ETHN 53Introduction to Native American Studies3
ETHN 140Native American Experience3
ETHN 152American Indians, Sovereignty and US Laws3
Electives approved by Native American Studies Program Director 112
Total Units21

Elective List

ANTH 128Indians of California3
ANTH 135Indians of North America3
ENGL 180W Native American Literature3
ENVS 163Ethnoecology3
ETHN 142Native American Tribal Governments3
ETHN 143American Indians, Film and Popular Culture3
ETHN 145Native Voice, Memory, and Biography 3
ETHN 145Native Voice, Memory, and Biography 3
ETHN 150Native American Oral Tradition and Storytelling3
ETHN 151Native American Women3
HIST 171 American Indian Ethnohistory3
HIST 1723
HIST 185 California Indian History3