Minors in American Culture

American Culture offers a general minor in addition to minors from our Latina/o Studies, Native American Studies, and Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies units. The American Culture minor gives skills, information, and techniques from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines. Students engage comparative ethnic studies, history, literature, film/media studies, religion, music, art, digital technologies, women's studies, folklore, sexuality studies, and ethnography. Our curriculum allows students a better understanding of the nation's diversity and the U.S.'s role in a global context. We explore what it has meant — and continues to mean — to claim to be an "American." The department also offers a minor in Digital Studies. 

Appointments with the respective advisor can be scheduled online at: www.lsa.umich.edu/ac/undergraduate/advising

Native American Studies Minor

A minor in Native American Studies is not open to students with any minor in the Department of American Culture. 

The Native American Studies Program offers undergraduate and graduate courses in the field with an emphasis on Native American literature. Its curriculum includes an undergraduate minor and graduate courses organized around multiple disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

The minor in Native American Studies permits students to explore the North American Indian experience in an interdisciplinary manner. The goal of the minor is to assist students in coherently planning a curriculum that will enable them to grapple intelligently and in an informed manner with the history, experience, and contributions of Native Americans in the United States and Canada. Courses in language, literature, the social sciences, and the humanities form the main areas of study, but students may occasionally have an opportunity to explore Native American arts, historic and contemporary.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in NAS should contact the Director of Native American Studies.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Requirements for the Minor

At least 5 courses totaling 15 credits, at the 200-level or above. At least two courses (6 credits) must be elected at the 300-level or above.

  1. General Surveys: One course chosen from:
    • AMCULT 216. Introduction to Native American Studies – Social Science
    • NATIVEAM 217 / AMCULT 217. Introduction to Native American Studies – Humanities
    • NATIVEAM 316 / AMCULT 316 / ANTHRCUL 315. Native American Peoples of North America
    • NATIVEAM 367 / AMCULT 367 / HISTORY 367. American Indian History
  2. Electives: Additional credits in Native American Studies to bring minor total to 15 [Courses from Requirement 1 may not be used to meet Requirement 2]. Electives may be chosen from the following list:
    • AMCULT 262 / RELIGION 262. Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions
    • AMCULT 301. Topics in American Culture, section subtitled “Native American Feminism”
    • AMCULT 310. Topics in Ethnic Studies, section subtitled “Blacks, Indians, and the Making of America”
    • AMCULT 428. Native American Literature
    • AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture, section subtitled “Native American Mental Health”
    • AMCULT 498. Capstone Seminar in American Culture, sections subtitled “Native American Autobiography,” “African American and Native American Women Writers”
    • NATIVEAM 322 / AMCULT 322. Intermediate Ojibwe
    • NATIVEAM 323 / AMCULT 323. Intermediate Ojibwe
    • NATIVEAM 328 / AMCULT 328 / ENGLISH 382. Native American Literature
    • NATIVEAM 422 / AMCULT 422. Advanced Ojibwe
    • NATIVEAM 423 / AMCULT 423. Advanced Ojibwe
    • NATIVEAM 461 / AMCULT 461 / ANTHRCUL 461 / LING 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
    • ENGLISH 417, section subtitled “Contemporary Native American Women Writers”
    • RELIGION 262 / AMCULT 262. Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions

Other courses, such as courses in other departments and special topics courses not listed above, may be taken with the approval of the Director of Native American Studies. These may include 

    • “Histories of Native American Women,” 
    • “19th-Century Native American Literature,” 
    • “Contemporary Native American Literature,” 
    • “Contemporary Literature by Native Americans.”

Native American Studies Minor (Fall 2012-Fall 2013) +

A minor in Native American Studies is not open to students with any  minor in the Department of  American Culture.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Native American Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled online at www.lsa.umich.edu/ac/undergraduate.

 

Effective Date: Fall 2012-Fall  2013

The minor in Native American Studies permits students to explore the North American Indian experience in an interdisciplinary manner. The goal of the minor is to assist students in coherently planning a curriculum that will enable them to grapple intelligently and in an informed manner with the history, experience, and contributions of Native Americans in the United States and Canada. Courses in language, literature, the social sciences, and the humanities form the main areas of study, but students may occasionally have an opportunity to explore Native American arts, historic and contemporary.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

At least 5 courses totaling 15 credits, at the 200-level or above. At least two courses (6 credits) must be elected at the 300-level or above.

  1. General Surveys: One course chosen from:
    1. AMCULT 216. Introduction to Native American Studies - Social Science
    2. AMCULT 217. Introduction to Native American Studies - Humanities
    3. AMCULT 367 / HISTORY 367. American Indian History.
    4. AMCULT 316 / ANTHRCUL 315. Native American Peoples of North America

  2. Electives: Additional credits in Native American Studies to bring minor total to 15. Electives may be chosen from the following list:

    • AMCULT 262 / RELIGION 262. Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions
    • AMCULT 301, section subtitled "Native American Feminism"
    • AMCULT 310, section subtitled "Blacks, Indians, and the Making of America"
    • AMCULT 322. Intermediate Ojibwe
    • AMCULT 323. Intermediate Ojibwe
    • AMCULT 328 / ENGLISH 382. Native American Literature
    • AMCULT 422. Advanced Ojibwe
    • AMCULT 423. Advanced Ojibwe
    • AMCULT 428. Native American Literature
    • AMCULT 461 / ANTHRCUL 461 / LING 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
    • AMCULT 496, section subtitled "Native American Mental Health"
    • AMCULT 498, sections subtitled "Native American Autobiography," "African American and Native American Women Writers"
    • ANTHRCUL 461 / AMCULT 461 / LING 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
    • ENGLISH 382 / AMCULT 328. Native American Literature
    • ENGLISH 417, section subtitled "Contemporary Native American Women Writers"
    • LING 461 / ANTHRCUL 461 / AMCULT 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
    • RELIGION 262/ AMCULT 262. Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions

    • Courses from Requirement 1 may not be used to meet Requirement 2.

    • Other courses, such as courses in other departments and special topics courses not listed above, may be taken with the approval of the Director of Native American Studies. These may include "Histories of Native American Women," "19th-Century Native American Literature," " Contemporary Native American Literature," Contemporary Literature by Native Americans."

Native American Studies Minor (Fall 2010-Summer 2012) +

An academic minor in Native American Studies is not open to students with any concentration or academic minor in the Program in American Culture.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Native American Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled online at www.lsa.umich.edu/ac/undergraduate.

 

Effective Date: Fall 2010-Summer 2012

The academic minor in Native American Studies permits students to explore the North American Indian experience in an interdisciplinary manner. The goal of the academic minor is to assist students in coherently planning a curriculum that will enable them to grapple intelligently and in an informed manner with the history, experience, and contributions of Native Americans in the United States and Canada. Courses in language, literature, the social sciences, and the humanities form the main areas of study, but students may occasionally have an opportunity to explore Native American arts, historic and contemporary.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

At least 5 courses totaling 15 credits, at the 200-level or above. At least two courses (6 credits) must be elected at the 300-level or above.

  1. General Surveys: One course chosen from:

    1. AMCULT 216. Introduction to Native American Studies - Social Science
    2. AMCULT 217. Introduction to Native American Studies - Humanities
    3. AMCULT 367 / HISTORY 367. American Indian History.
    4. AMCULT 316 / ANTHRCUL 315. Native American Peoples of North America

  2. Electives: Additional credits in Native American Studies to bring academic minor total to 15. Electives may be chosen from the following list:

    • AMCULT 262 / RELIGION 262. Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions
    • AMCULT 301, section subtitled "Native American Feminism"
    • AMCULT 310, section subtitled "Blacks, Indians, and the Making of America"
    • AMCULT 322. Intermediate Ojibwe
    • AMCULT 323. Intermediate Ojibwe
    • AMCULT 328 / ENGLISH 382. Native American Literature
    • AMCULT 422. Advanced Ojibwe
    • AMCULT 423. Advanced Ojibwe
    • AMCULT 428. Native American Literature
    • AMCULT 461 / ANTHRCUL 461 / LING 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
    • AMCULT 496, section subtitled "Native American Mental Health"
    • AMCULT 498, sections subtitled "Native American Autobiography," "African American and Native American Women Writers"
    • ANTHRCUL 461 / AMCULT 461 / LING 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
    • ENGLISH 382 / AMCULT 328. Native American Literature
    • ENGLISH 417, section subtitled "Contemporary Native American Women Writers"
    • LING 461 / ANTHRCUL 461 / AMCULT 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
    • RELIGION 262/ AMCULT 262. Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions

    • Courses from Requirement 1 may not be used to meet Requirement 2.

    • Other courses, such as courses in other departments and special topics courses not listed above, may be taken with the approval of the Director of Native American Studies. These may include "Histories of Native American Women," "19th-Century Native American Literature," " Contemporary Native American Literature," Contemporary Literature by Native Americans."

Native American Studies academic minor (Fall 2007 - Summer 2010) +

 

Native American Studies Academic Minor

An academic minor in Native American Studies is not open to students with any concentration or academic minor in the Program in American Culture.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Native American Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. 

Native American Studies

Effective Date: Fall 2007 through Summer 2010 | 

The academic minor in Native American Studies permits students to explore the North American Indian experience in an interdisciplinary manner. The goal of the academic minor is to assist students in coherently planning a curriculum that will enable them to grapple intelligently and in an informed manner with the history, experience, and contributions of Native Americans in the United States and Canada. Courses in language, literature, the social sciences, and the humanities form the main areas of study, but students may occasionally have an opportunity to explore Native American arts, historic and contemporary.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: At least 5 courses totaling 15 credits, at the 200-level or above. At least two courses (6 credits) must be elected at the 300-level or above.

  1. General Surveys: One course chosen from:

    1. AMCULT 216. Introduction to Native American Studies - Social Science
    2. AMCULT 217. Introduction to Native American Studies - Humanities
    3. AMCULT 367 / HISTORY 367. American Indian History.
    4. AMCULT 316 / ANTHRCUL 315. Native American Peoples of North America
  2. Electives: Additional credits in Native American Studies to bring academic minor total to 15. Electives may be chosen from the following list:
  • AMCULT 262 / RELIGION 262. Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions
  • AMCULT 301, section subtitled "Native American Feminism"
  • AMCULT 310, section subtitled "Blacks, Indians, and the Making of America"
  • AMCULT 322. Intermediate Ojibwe
  • AMCULT 323. Intermediate Ojibwe
  • AMCULT 328 / ENGLISH 382. Native American Literature
  • AMCULT 422. Advanced Ojibwe
  • AMCULT 423. Advanced Ojibwe
  • AMCULT 428. Native American Literature
  • AMCULT 461 / ANTHRCUL 461 / LING 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
  • AMCULT 496, section subtitled "Native American Mental Health"
  • AMCULT 498, sections subtitled "Native American Autobiography," "African American and Native American Women Writers"
  • ANTHRCUL 461 / AMCULT 461 / LING 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
  • ENGLISH 382 / AMCULT 328. Native American Literature
  • ENGLISH 417, section subtitled "Contemporary Native American Women Writers"
  • LING 461 / ANTHRCUL 461 / AMCULT 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
  • RELIGION 262/ AMCULT 262. Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions
  • WOMENSTD 253, section subtitled "Violence Against Women of Color"

  • Courses from Requirement 1 may not be used to meet Requirement 2.

  • Other courses, such as courses in other departments and special topics courses not listed above, may be taken with the approval of the Director of Native American Studies. These may include "Histories of Native American Women," "19th-Century Native American Literature," " Contemporary Native American Literature," Contemporary Literature by Native Americans."

Native American Studies academic minor (September 26, 2003 through Summer 2007) +

American Culture Academic Minor

An academic minor in Native American Studies is not open to students with any concentration or academic minor in the Program in American Culture.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Native American Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled at 3700 Haven Hall.

Native American Studies

Effective Date: September 26, 2003 through Summer 2007

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: At least 5 courses totaling 15 credits, at the 200-level or above. At least two courses (6 credits) must be elected at the 300-level or above.

  1. General Surveys: One courses chosen from:
    1. AMCULT 216. Introduction to Native American Studies - Social Science
    2. AMCULT 217. Introduction to Native American Studies - Humanities
    3. AMCULT 367 / HISTORY 367. American Indian History.

  2. Electives: Additional credits in Native American Studies to bring academic minor total to 15. Electives may be chosen from the following list:

    • AMCULT 262 / RELIGION 262. Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions
    • AMCULT 301, section subtitled "Native American Feminism"
    • AMCULT 310, section subtitled "Blacks, Indians, and the Making of America"
    • AMCULT 316 / ANTHRCUL 315. Native American Peoples of North America
    • AMCULT 322. Intermediate Ojibwa
    • AMCULT 323. Intermediate Ojibwa
    • AMCULT 328 / ENGLISH 382. Native American Literature
    • AMCULT 422. Advanced Ojibwa
    • AMCULT 423. Advanced Ojibwa
    • AMCULT 428. Native American Literature
    • AMCULT 461 / ANTHRCUL 461 / LING 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
    • AMCULT 496, section subtitled "Native American Mental Health"
    • AMCULT 498, sections subtitled "Native American Autobiography," "African American and Native American Women Writers"
    • ANTHRCUL 315 / AMCULT 316. Native American Peoples of North America
    • ANTHRCUL 461 / AMCULT 461 / LING 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
    • ENGLISH 382 / AMCULT 328. Native American Literature
    • ENGLISH 417, section subtitled "Contemporary Native American Women Writers"
    • LING 461 / ANTHRCUL 461 / AMCULT 461. Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
    • RELIGION 262/ AMCULT 262. Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions
    • WOMENSTD 253, section subtitled "Violence Against Women of Color"

    • Courses from Requirement 1 not used to meet Requirement 1.

    • Other courses, such as courses in other departments and special topics courses not listed above, may be taken with the approval of the Director of Native American Studies. These may include "Histories of Native American Women," "19th-Century Native American Literature," " Contemporary Native American Literature," Contemporary Literature by Native Americans."


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