Indigenous Nations Studies Minor

The program offers a minor that is meant to serve three primary student constituencies:

  • students who have a serious academic interest in Indigenous Ways of Knowing and who wish to combine the study of Native Epistemologies with their major;
  • students who plan careers in non-profit, education, social services, tribal government, and academic sectors and wish to develop a diverse eye towards working with Native/Indigenous communities;
  • students who have a nascent interest in Native/Indigenous communities and wish to fulfill their general education requirements with courses in this area.

The objective of the internship requirement is to place INST students in community or government organizations so that each student has an opportunity to acquire understanding of Native issues.

For information and advising, contact the Program Coordinator, Josh Powell at josh@pdx.edu.

Requirements

Courses

NAS 201Introduction to Native American Studies

4

NAS 404Cooperative Education/Internship

4

Upper-division credit courses chosen from the following (or other adviser-approved courses) 24 credits

Anth 313UNative American-Settler Relations

4

Anth 314UNative Americans

4

Anth 364UThe Archaeology of the Pacific Northwest

4

Anth 365UThe Archaeology of North America

4

Anth 366UThe Archaeology of Mesoamerica

4

Anth 417Advanced Topics in Native American Studies

4

Anth 422Contemporary American Indian Policy

4

Anth 464Topics in Northwest Archaeology

4

Eng 305UTopics in Film

4

Eng 309UIndigenous Nations Literature

4

Hst 330UNative Americans of Eastern North America

4

Hst 331UNative Americans of Western North America

4

Hst 349UUnited States Indian Policy

4

Hst 464Indians of the Pacific Northwest

4

NAS 301Introduction to Native American Languages

4

NAS 417Maintenance and Revitalization of Endangered Languages

4

Psy 410Native American Psychological Healing

4

Psy 410Native American Psychological Thought and Values

4

Total Credit Hours: 28