American Indian Studies is one of the minors offered by the Ethnic Studies Program of the School for Cultural and Social Transformation. This minor allows for a more concentrated focus on a specific racialized population in the United States—in this case, peoples with heritage from the indigenous communities of the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii. Students pursuing a minor in American Indian Studies can choose classes from four content areas: History and Politics, Contemporary Issues, Literature and Language, and Gender and Ethnicity. Through your coursework, you will gain a broad view of the point where race & gender and contemporary issues intersect.
Academic and Career Opportunities
If you want to get involved in your program, consider joining the Ethnic Studies Student Advisory Committee or Voices of the U. American Indian Studies students will graduate with enhanced critical thinking skills and social awareness that can be used in a number of fields. Depending on the major you pursued in conjunction with the American Indian Studies minor, possible careers include those in healthcare, business, marketing, or education.