Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor

The Native American and Indigenous Studies minor offers students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of indigenous peoples of the Americas, their (pre)history, their lifeways, their languages, and the issues they face today. Active engagement in co-construction of knowledge with Native American scholars, educators and activists is encouraged and facilitated in and out of the classroom.

The Native American and Indigenous Studies minor requires five courses (15 Credits).

  1. Two of the following:
    1. ANTH 1050 Native America: An Introduction
    2. ANTH 3535 Native American Languages and Linguistics
    3. An archaeology course chosen from the archaeology course offerings with Native American content, see catalog (please add link here) for the full list.
  2. Three electives

    Students will choose three elective courses for the minor from the list shown in the catalog. Courses not listed below with 60% or more Native American content can be added to the student’s program by approval of the director. 

    *Photograph compliments of the Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow Committee. Tammy Greer, Photographer.

Contact for Advising:

Judith Maxwell  
Professor of Anthropology  
Office: 413 Dinwiddie Hall  


Marcello A. Canuto  
Director, Middle American Research Institute  
Professor, Department of Anthropology  
Office: 310 Dinwiddie Hall  
Phone: 504-862-3104