The American Indian and Indigenous Studies program prepares critical thinkers for living in an interrelated world with the rigorous engagement of Indigenous intellectual traditions, interdisciplinary theories, methods, and community engagement. The AIIS Minor provides a useful complement to any major by developing a deeper understanding of cultural competency and working across difference. Coursework provides an understanding of American Indian and Indigenous worldviews as lenses to comprehend traditional knowledge and culture.
Student Learning Outcomes
Identify and analyze the trajectory of colonization and decolonization among Indigenous peoples in the North American context.
Apply a theory of Indigenous worldview to effectively demonstrate cultural difference among Indigenous peoples and between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Critically analyze and evaluate contemporary Indigenous issues working across academic disciplines to further the process of decolonization and Indigenization.
Course Delivery Format
Program courses are taught on campus, online, and in field-based settings.
Requirements for American Indian and Indigenous Studies Minor: 17-19 Credits