Minor in Native American Studies

  • Total Credit Hours: 12
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

The Native American Studies minor is committed to an interdisciplinary approach in the study of Native American cultures and their contributions to the global community. The program serves students of Native American descent as well as members of the larger University community. Course offerings include anthropology, art history, history, philosophy, religion, literature, and languages, providing the basis for a greater understanding of Native American cultures.

The Valdosta State Difference

The unique interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to approach the study of Native American communities in a broad fashion. Additionally, the program will incorporate Native voices through student interaction with Native American communities in the Southeast via outreach programs, lectures, and events fostering student-community experiences.

What You'll Learn

Coursework in Native American Studies will enable students to:

  • experience and analyze central issues and topics involving the Native American past.
  • explain and interpret Native American value systems.
  • explore contemporary relationships between Native American and other American cultures.
  • write critically and logically and create independent research, synthesizing a variety of source materials.
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