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Native American Studies Minor
This minor examines the contemporary and historical experiences and ways of life of the indigenous people of North America from their perspective. It is designed to provide a study of Native American issues from a holistic and humanistic viewpoint by focusing on their cultural, historical and contemporary life.

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Total Credits Required for Minor 24
Required Courses 5-8
Electives 16-19
All students must take at least four credits from each category unless an alternative plan is pre-approved by the director of the Center for Native American Studies. 
Native American Content Courses in Anishinaabe Language, Art and Design and Music 4
Choose from the following: 
MU 325 World Music * (4 cr.) [VI]
Native American Content Courses in Anthropology, History and Sociology 4
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Native American Content Courses in Education and Political Science 4
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Native American Content Courses in English and Oral Traditions 4
Choose from the following: 
EN 430 Major Authors * (3-4 cr.)
*Note: EN 311Z, EN 430, HS 295, SO 295, AD 295, MU 325, and PS 295 are courses of variable content. Credit only applies to the minor when these courses deal with Native American subject matter.
 
NAS 295 Special Topics in Native American Studies may include course content that is not presently included in these categories. NAS 298 Directed Study in Native American Studies may also be taken for 1-4 credits with approval.