American Indian Studies
The minor field offers an interdisciplinary program focusing on American Indians and their multidimensional relations with other peoples and nations in the Americas. The emphasis is on North American Indian societies, but comparative and hemispheric breadth is encouraged. Students who want to engage in American Indian scholarship in conjunction with their major field of study select a faculty member from the Field of American Indian Studies to serve on their Special Committee. Individual programs are designed to suit students' specific interests. They also participate in an American Indian Studies Proseminar in order to become familiar with the progress of various disciplines in the field. Students gain an overall understanding of American Indian experiences and issues, while also specializing in particular subject areas that can facilitate their professional or scholarly interaction with American Indian communities.
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999