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INDIGENOUS STUDIES THEMATIC MINOR

The Indigenous Studies Thematic Minor (ISTM) situates indigenous knowledge and experience at the center of learning. Contemporary models of studying indigenous culture, history, and sciences can draw upon and enhance awareness of indigenous traditions, knowledge, and arts, while also centering indigenous narratives, histories, and experiences. In doing so, indigenous studies can disrupt western mythologies of wilderness, discovery, and benevolent settlers, etc. in order to address social constraints Native Peoples face as contemporary beings with distinct cultures. This minor currently focuses on the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas with an emphasis on North America. See requirements here.

RELATED MAJORS

The ISTM is designed to expand any major to include or relocate focus on indigeneity and indigenous peoples. Current students minoring in Indigenous Studies are majoring in the following:

Anthropology
English
Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies (REMs)
Southwest Studies

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