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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

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours (21 cr)
Required Courses (15 cr)
ANT 100 Human Origins
ANT 300 Indigenous Peoples of Western North America
ANT 301 Indigenous Peoples of Eastern North America
ENG 353 Native American Literature
HIS 349 History of American Indians

plus 3 credits

Internship, independent project, or independent study related to Indigenous peoples of the Americas in a participating department including Anthropology, History and Social Studies Education, Geography and Planning, English, Elementary Education and Reading, Modern and Classical Languages, and Communication.

Electives (6 cr, 3 cr lower division and 3 cr upper division)

ANT 300 or
ANT 301* Indigenous Peoples of Western/Eastern North America
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 & Maya History
HIS 386 History of the Inca Empire
SSE 350 / HIS 500 Peoples of the Longhouse

NOTE: Anthropology majors may count ONLY ANT 101 for both this minor and the major program. *Whichever course is not taken as part of the required courses.

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