2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog

Native American Studies

Welcome

Program Coordinator:
Joseph C. Jastrzembski, Dept. of History
joseph.jastrzembski@minotstateu.edu
(701) 858-3322
Main 201D

The interdisciplinary Native American Studies curriculum at Minot State University offers a wide range of courses in Native American art, literature, history, anthropology, science, and contemporary social issues. In addition, the program fosters service learning opportunities at Native American reservations and important historical and archaeological sites. Minot State University offers both a minor and concentration in Native American studies. The Native American Cultural Awareness Center, on the campus of MSU, sponsors an annual pow-wow and honor dance in April at the MSU Dome.

Native American Studies Minor

Select from the following: 21
Native American Art
Ethnobotany
Native American Literature
North America
American Indian History
Peoples & Cultures of Native North America
Indian People of the Great Plains
Native American Social History
Introduction to Anthropology
Comparative Ethnic Studies
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America
Contemporary Issues with Native American Families
N.A. Children & Adolescents
Electives
Other electives, when focused on Native American topics, may be used for NAS credit, subject to instructor and NAS coordinator approval. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Readings in History
Internship
Senior Readings
Research/Practicum/Internship
Readings in Social Science
Total Hours21

Native American Studies Concentration

Requirements

Foundation Courses
SS 283Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America3
or SOC 210 Introduction to Anthropology
One History course from the NAS course list3
Two other courses from the NAS course list (except the foundation courses) 6
Native American Art
Ethnobotany
Native American Literature
North America
American Indian History
Peoples & Cultures of Native North America
Indian People of the Great Plains
Native American Social History
Introduction to Anthropology
Comparative Ethnic Studies
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America
Contemporary Issues with Native American Families
N.A. Children & Adolescents
Electives
Other electives, when focused on Native American topics, may be used for NAS credit, subject to instructor and NAS coordinator approval. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Readings in History
Internship
Senior Readings
Research/Practicum/Internship
Readings in Social Science
Total Hours12

Faculty

Program Coordinator

Joseph Jastrzembski