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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 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 17
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
CFAN 1902 {Inactive} [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
Introduction to Cultural Systems Additional Requirement
Students taking CFAN 1902 must take an additional topic from the one above.
CFAN 1902 {Inactive} [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)
American Indian Studies
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMIN 3xxx
· AMIN 4xxx
· AMIN 5xxx
Integrating Project
Two credits under appropriate departmentally-housed directed studies, independent studies, or special topics designators.
Additional Credits
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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· Fall 2018
· Fall 2016
· Fall 2014
· Fall 2012

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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.
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