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Indigenous Studies (Minor)

About the Program

This interdisciplinary minor includes the cultures, histories, languages, literatures, and contemporary legal and political issues of the indigenous cultures of North America. Electives allow investigation of Central and South America. The Indigenous Studies minor draws on information presented in Anthropology, History, English, Elementary Education and Reading, Geography and Planning, Communication, and Modern and Classical Language courses.

About the Anthropology Department

B107 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6110
Fax: (716) 878-4009
http://anthropology.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (15 credit hours)
ANT 101 UNDERSTANDING CULTURE 3
ANT 300 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA 3
or ANT 301 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
ENG 353 AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE 3
ANT 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3-9
Plus 3 credit hours: Internship, independent project, OR independent study related to Indigenous peoples of the Americas in a participating department including Anthropology, History & Social Studies Education, Geography & Planning, English, Elementary Education & Reading, Modern & Classical Languages & Communication. 3

Electives (6 credit hours)
ANT 310 MESOAMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY
ANT 312 ARCHAEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA
ANT 341 INDIGENOUS ART OF NORTH AMERICA
GEG 359 ARCTIC GEOGRAPHY FROM AN INUIT PERSPECTIVE
HIS 385 AZTEC AND MAYA HISTORY
HIS 386 HISTORY OF THE INCA EMPIRE
SSE 350/HIS 500 THE TRADITIONS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE LONGHOUSE (THE HO DE NO SAU NEE)

Total Required Credit Hours 21 cr
NOTE: Anthropology majors may count ONLY ANT 101 for both this minor and the major program.

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