American Indian Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Richard Danay, Troy Johnson, Craig Stone, Gabriel Estrada
Interdisciplinary Degree Advisor
Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors. American Indian Studies is an interdisciplinary study of the American Indian. The American Indian Studies program options are designed to provide students with the various fields of knowledge of American Indian Studies with opportunities for emphasis on particular topical, cultural and geographical interests.
The courses in the program offer two distinct directions: (1) classes that contain course content solely directed toward American Indian culture in the North Western Hemisphere; and (2) courses that contain sections or units on American Indians that have content relevant to understanding the American Indian experience.
American Indian Studies is governed by a committee of faculty representing a variety of schools and departments throughout the University.
In addition to offering a broad liberal education focusing on American Indian culture, traditions, and social issues, the various program options offer a useful background for careers in such diverse fields as Law, Administration, American Indian Affairs, Counseling, Teaching, Social Work, Government, Museums and Public Service.
Students may pursue a program in American Indian Studies through a minor, a certificate, a concentration in American Indian Studies within the Liberal Studies Degree Program, or an individually-designed undergraduate special major program under the Special Programs Office.