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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Hours: 15 credits, all completed with grades of C or better and no S-U

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

This new minor, housed in the Department of Anthropology, offers students the flexibility to focus on either North or South America with additional disciplinary focus in anthropology, art history, history, literature and religion. The minor can also serve as a focal point for indigenous students at the university, providing a sense of identity and community on campus.

Information is available from the department and from faculty adviser Professor Ken Sassamen, 352-392-2253,

Required Courses

AMH 3660 Native American History to 1815 (prerequisite: 3 hours history)3
AMH 3661 Native American History Since 1806 (prerequisite: 3 hours history)3

Electives: Take 9 hours

AMH 3444 The Far West (prerequisite: 3 hours history)3
AMH 3569 Women in the American West (prerequisite: 3 hours history)3
AMH 4111 New World Encounters (prerequisite: 6 hours history)3
ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology3
ANT 3162 Aztec Civilization3
ANT 3164 The Inca and Their Ancestors3
ANT 3930 Rotating Topics: Native American Religions (course title/topic change)3
ANT 4392 Peoples of the Arctic (prerequisite: ANT 2410)3
ANT 4426 Kinship and Social Organization (prerequisite: ANT 2410)3
ARH 3605 American Indian Art3
ARH 3656 Ancient South American Art3
CPO 4207 Comparative Tribalisms: Cultural Politics in Africa and the US (prerequisite: CPO 2001 or POS 2041)3
LAH 4602 History of Amazonia3
LIT 4322 The Folktale3
REL 2930 Rotating Topics: Native American Religions (course title/topic change)3
REL 3938 Rotating Topics: Religion and Nature in North America (course title/topic change)3