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Native American Environmental Knowledge Minor

College of Food, Agri & Natural Resource Sciences
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 17 to 19
This minor allows students to study Native American perspectives on the environment and natural resource systems from an interdisciplinary, culturally informed perspective, including coursework, practical experience, and community service. Required courses emphasize understanding the unique perspective of Native American approaches to science as it is applied to natural resources and the environment.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Introduction to Cultural Systems
In order to have some introductory knowledge of Native American culture, students must take two introductory courses with significant Native American cultural knowledge. CFANS offers two CFAN 1902 freshman seminars "Ways of Knowing and Science" in the fall and "Native American Environmental Knowledge" in spring. Students may choose to take both freshman seminars or one freshmen seminar and another American Indian studies course.
CFAN 1902 - Ways of Knowing and Science [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
CFAN 1902 - Ways of Knowing and Science [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 1902 {Inactive} [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 1001 - American Indian Peoples in the United States [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 1002 - Indigenous Peoples in Global Perspective [GP] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 1003 - American Indians in Minnesota [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or DAKO 1121 - Beginning Dakota I (5.0 cr)
or DAKO 1122 - Beginning Dakota II (5.0 cr)
or OJIB 1101 - Beginning Ojibwe I (5.0 cr)
or OJIB 1102 - Beginning Ojibwe II (5.0 cr)
or POL 1019 - Indigenous Peoples in Global Perspective [GP] (3.0 cr)
American Indian Studies
In order to gain more in-depth knowledge and understanding of Native American culture, history, governance and/or language, student must take an additional upper division course from one of the following areas or courses.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMIN 3xxx
· AMIN 4xxx
· AMIN 5xxx
· DAKO 3xxx
· DAKO 4xxx
· DAKO 5xxx
· OJIB 3xxx
· OJIB 4xxx
· OJIB 5xxx
· POL 4507 - Law, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 4501 - Law, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3321 - American Indian Philosophies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 3301 - American Indian Philosophies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3871 - American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 3871 - American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4525W - Federal Indian Policy [WI] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 4525W - Federal Indian Policy [WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3601 - Archaeology and Native Americans [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5601 - Archaeology and Native Americans [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 3602 - Archaeology and Native Americans [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
Integrating Project
In order to integrate Native American environmental knowledge into the studentís chosen discipline, students need at least Two credits under appropriate departmentally-housed directed studies, independent studies, or special topics designators. Students will need to find a faculty member in their department and negotiate an agreement academically worthy of at least two credits (literature reviews, research project, or other project that integrates the two topics).
Additional Credits
In order to give students some flexibility to pursue their interests in more detail, students will take at least 3 upper division credits that have significant Native American or major related content that helps integrate Native American environmental knowledge and their person future goals. Three additional credits approved by the minor program coordinator (must be 3xxx, 4xxx, or 5xxx).
Service Learning Project
Students are expected to become familiar with community interests and needs. This is accomplished by completing a 3 credit service-learning project in community.
CFAN 4293 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
 
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CFAN 1902 - Ways of Knowing and Science (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
In this seminar, you will experience diverse ways of knowing through field trips, class discussion, and assignments. Experience is often the best teacher. Through direct experience and involvement with another culture, you will encounter different worldview orientations, ways of seeing and making meaning in the world. The seminar will focus specifically on different cultural orientations to understanding food, health, and wellness relationships.
CFAN 1902 - Ways of Knowing and Science (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
In this seminar, you will experience diverse ways of knowing through field trips, class discussion, and assignments. Experience is often the best teacher. Through direct experience and involvement with another culture, you will encounter different worldview orientations, ways of seeing and making meaning in the world. The seminar will focus specifically on different cultural orientations to understanding food, health, and wellness relationships.
AMIN 1001 - American Indian Peoples in the United States (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to how voices/visions of indigenous peoples have contributed to history of cultural expression in North America. Historic contexts/varieties of this expression by region, tribal cultures. Emphasizes contributions in literature, philosophy, politics, fine arts.
AMIN 1002 - Indigenous Peoples in Global Perspective (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00283 - AmIn 1002/Pol 1019
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Colonial experiences of selected indigenous peoples in Americas, Euroasia, Pacific Rim.
AMIN 1003 - American Indians in Minnesota (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
History, culture, and lived experience of American Indian people in Minnesota. Self-representation and histories of Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) and Dakota peoples through film, music, oral traditions, and written texts. Work by non-Indian scholars focuses on cultural, philosophical, and linguistic perspectives of Anishinaabe and Dakota peoples.
DAKO 1121 - Beginning Dakota I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01468
Typically offered: Every Fall
Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Oral drills, in-class participation focused on questions/answers.
DAKO 1122 - Beginning Dakota II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Spring
Further development of language acquisiton skills. Oral drills, in-class participation focused on questions/answers. prereq: 1121
OJIB 1101 - Beginning Ojibwe I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01464 - AmIn 1101/Ojib 1101/Ojib 4101
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking. Grammar. Writing systems.
OJIB 1102 - Beginning Ojibwe II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01465 - AmIn 1102/Ojib 1102/Ojib 4102
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking. Grammar. Writing systems. prereq: 1101
POL 1019 - Indigenous Peoples in Global Perspective (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00283 - AmIn 1002/Pol 1019
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Colonial experiences of selected indigenous peoples in Americas, Euroasia, Pacific Rim.
POL 4507 - Law, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01844 - AmIn 4501/Pol 4507
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
History of American Indian law and the post-contact effects of colonial and U.S. law on American Indians through the 20th century.
AMIN 4501 - Law, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01844 - AmIn 4501/Pol 4507
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
History of American Indian law and the post-contact effects of colonial and U.S. law on American Indians through the 20th century. prereq: 1001
RELS 3321 - American Indian Philosophies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01620 - AmIn 3301/RelS 3321
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
World views of indigenous people of Americas. Topics include native medicines/healing practices, ceremonies/ritual, governance, ecology, humor, tribal histories, status of contemporary native people.
AMIN 3301 - American Indian Philosophies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01620 - AmIn 3301/RelS 3321
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
World views of indigenous people of Americas. Topics include native medicines/healing practices, ceremonies/ritual, governance, ecology, humor, tribal histories, status of contemporary native people.
HIST 3871 - American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830 (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn/Hist 3871
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to American Indian history from ancient native America to the removal era. Focuses on the social, cultural, political, and economic diversity of Native American peoples and Native American experiences with European colonialism.
AMIN 3871 - American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830 (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn/Hist 3871
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
American Indian history from the era of ancient Native America to the removal era. Social, cultural, political, and economic diversity of Native American peoples and Native American experiences with European colonialism.
POL 4525W - Federal Indian Policy (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Pol 4525/AmIn 4525
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Formulation, implementation, evolution, comparison of Indian policy from pre-colonial times to self-governance of new millennium. Theoretical approaches to federal Indian policy. Major federal Indian policies. Views/attitudes of policy-makers, reactions of indigenous nations to policies. Effect of bodies of literature on policies.
AMIN 4525W - Federal Indian Policy (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00285 - Pol 4525/AmIn 4525
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Formulation, implementation, evolution, comparison of Indian policy from pre-colonial times to self-governance new millennium. Theoretical approaches to federal Indian policy. Major federal Indian policies. Views/attitudes of policy-makers, reactions of indigenous nations to policies. Effect of bodies of literature related to policies.
AAS 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
HIST 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn/Hist 3872
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Focus on the impact of federal Indian policy on American Indian cultures and societies, and on American Indian culture change.
AMIN 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn/Hist 3872
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Focus on the impact of federal Indian policy on American Indian cultures and societies, and on American Indian culture change.
ANTH 3601 - Archaeology and Native Americans (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02063
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Historical, political, legal, and ethical dimensions of the relationship of American archaeology to American Indian people. Case studies of how representational narratives about Native people are created through archaeology; responses by Native communities; and the frameworks for collaborative and equitable archaeological practice. Professional ethics in archaeology/heritage studies in American contexts.
ANTH 5601 - Archaeology and Native Americans (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02063
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Historical, political, legal, and ethical dimensions of the relationship of American archaeology to American Indian people. Case studies of how representational narratives about Native people are created through archaeology; responses by Native communities; and the frameworks for collaborative and equitable archaeological practice. Professional ethics in archaeology/heritage studies in American contexts.
AMIN 3602 - Archaeology and Native Americans (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02063
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Historical, political, legal, and ethical dimensions of the relationship of American archaeology to American Indian people. Case studies of how representational narratives about Native people are created through archaeology; responses by Native communities; and the frameworks for collaborative and equitable archaeological practice. Professional ethics in archaeology/heritage studies in American contexts.
CFAN 4293 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and or project on topic of personal interest in consultation with faculty member. Initial proposal, reports of accomplishments. prereq: instr consent