Department Information

Chair:
Ellis McDowell-Loudan, co-coordinator
Dawn Van Hall, co-coordinator
Old Main, Room 122
Phone: 607-753-5784

Bookmark and Share

Program Details

Native American Studies Minor [NAMS] (Minor)


Ellis McDowell-Loudan, co-coordinator
Dawn Van Hall, co-coordinator

Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS)
Susan Stout, secretary
Old Main, Room 122
607-753-5784
Fax: 607-753-5694

School

Arts and Sciences

Minor Offered

Native American Studies

Career Potential

  • Teacher
  • Counselor
  • Consultant
  • Journalist

Description

SUNY Cortland’s Native American studies minor is interdisciplinary. It is designed to complement numerous academic majors. Students choosing the minor will study the history and culture of Native Americans from the perspective of several disciplines.

A. Required Courses: 15 credit hours
  • ANT 102 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 cr. hr.) or
  • ANT 300 - Human Evolution and Survival (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 301 - Native American Archaeology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 302 - Native American Cultures (3 cr. hr.)
  • ENG 256 - Introduction to American Indian Literature (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 314 - Native-American History (3 cr. hr.)
B. Three credit hours from:
  • ANT 230 - Prejudice and Discrimination (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 230
  • ANT 352 - U.S. Ethnic Identity and Conflict (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 352
  • HLH 201 - Health Problems of the Underserved (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 210 - Racial and Gender Role Stereotypes (3 cr. hr.) also listed as CIN and COM 210
  • SOC 230 - Prejudice and Discrimination (3 cr. hr.) also listed as ANT 230
  • SOC 352 - U.S. Ethnic Identity and Conflict (3 cr. hr.) also listed as ANT 352
C. Electives: Three credit hours
(selected in consultation with minor advisor)
  • ANT 201 - World Cultures (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 305 - Archaeology of Eastern United States (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 314 - Peoples of Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 315 - Development Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 400 - Fieldwork in Archaeology (3-6 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 406 - Contact and Culture Change (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATH 223 - Art History III (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 300 - Colonial America, 1450-1750 (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 309 - New York State (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 325 - Colonial Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • MUS 101 - World Music (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 21