Dec 06, 2023
The Indigenous Studies minor is focused on cultures, knowledges, histories, and experiences of Indigenous peoples in the Americas and across the globe. The minor is offered through the Department of Gender, Race and Identity in the College of Liberal Arts. Students will employ a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including Indigenous methods, to understand the rights of Indigenous peoples, their languages, cultures, and socio-political systems. Students also will examine forces that create, shape, and regulate identity, and thus influence both Indigenous experiences and perceptions of those experiences.
I. Program Requirements (18 units)
- Minor GPA | 2. 0
- Minor Upper-Division Units | 9
- Minor Residency Requirement | 6 Upper-Division Units in the minor at UNR
- Unit Limits | Per College of Liberal Arts policy, no more than 9 units counted toward any major may be reused to meet the requirements of this minor.
- Courses taken through USAC and other approved study abroad programs may be used to complete the minor (with advisor approval).
Students are required to take ETS 280 and 6 additional units from Indigenous-Focused Electives for a total of 9 units. The remaining courses (9 units) may be from either Indigenous-Focused Electives or Contextual Electives.
Where courses are crosslisted between ETS, GRI, or WMST and another department, students are encouraged to enroll on the ETS, GRI, or WMST side of the course.
A. Introductory Course (3 units)
B. Indigenous-Focused Electives (6-15 units)
Indigenous-Focused electives focus on Indigenous perspectives and experiences as a primary course goal. Note that GRI 491, GRI 498 and GRI 499 may apply to Indigenous-Focused Electives with advisor approval and when designed to focus on Indigenous experiences. ETS 307 may apply to Indigenous-Focused Electives when taught with the topic Indigenous Peoples and Biocolonialism.
C. Contextual Electives (0-9 units)
Contextual electives focus on another subject area with Indigenous topics or critical identity studies as significant course components.
- ANTH 309 - Museum Studies (3 units) CO14
- ANTH 350 - Archaeology of Nevada (3 units)
- ANTH 401C - Peoples and Cultures of Africa (3 units) CO11
- ANTH 401D - Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia (3 units) CO10, CO11
- ANTH 408 - California Archaeology (3 units)
- ANTH 411C - Peoples and Cultures of the Amazon (3 units) CO11
- ANTH 412 - Basque Language, Society and Culture (3 units)
- ANTH 414 - Basque Culture (3 units) CO13
- ANTH 418 - Global/Local Inequalities (3 units) CO11, CO14
- ANTH 431 - Plants and People (3 units) CO9
- ANTH 440A - Archaeology of North America (3 units)
- ANTH 440D - Archaeology of Ancient New World Civilizations (3 units)
- ANTH 442A - Historical Archaeology (3 units) CO11
- ANTH 452 - Collections Research in Anthropology (3 units) CO9
- ANTH 453 - Museum Training for Anthropologists (3 units) CO14
- ENG 345 - U.S. Writers of Color (3 units) CO10
- ENG 429C - Literature of the American West (3 units)
- ETS 307 - Topics in Race and Racism (3 units) CO10
- GEOG 305 - Community Environmental Problems (3 units)
- GEOG 400 - International Issues for Water Development (3 units) CO11, CO13
- GRI 103 - Introduction to Intersectional Analysis of Identities (3 units) CO6, CO10
- GRI 201 - Narratives of Identity and Difference (3 units) CO10
- GRI 257 - Social Movements of Gender, Race, and Identity (3 units) CO10, CO12
- GRI 345 - U.S. Writers of Color (3 units) CO10
- GRI 418 - Global/Local Inequalities (3 units) CO11, CO14
- HIST 312 - The Expansion of The United States (3 units) CO10
- HIST 315 - Trans-Mississippi West (3 units)
- HIST 439A - The Aztecs (3 units)
- HIST 439C - Slavery and Race in Latin America (3 units)
- JOUR 481 - Race, Gender and Media (3 units) CO10
- JOUR 482 - International and Cross-Cultural Reporting (3 units) CO11