Social Sciences Division

White Bird Battlefield

Native American Studies Titwáatisix Núunim Titwáatit

Native American tents in front of Thomas Jefferson Hall

Photo: LCSC campus during Native American Awareness Week

WHAT IS NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES?

The Native American Studies minor is an interdisciplinary plan of study designed to educate students about the histories, cultures, and political status of Native American peoples.

LCSC collaborates with neighboring institutions to allow its students to access Native American Studies classes at other schools and vice versa.  Learn more about the Inter-Institutional Native American Studies Co-op Process.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES MINOR?

The minor should help prepare indivduals for employment that involve working with American Indian tribes and/or working on issues related to Native Americans.  It is also intended to help students become critical thinkers in general and more specifically to help them better assess and analyze mainstream representations of Native Americans in media and literature, debates about government policies affecting tribes, and the like. 

Even if those who take the minor do not go into careers related to Native American issues, the minor will aid graduates in leading a more fulfilling life by providing them the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to think more deeply about the world in which they live.  It will serve as a useful addition to their intellectual “toolkit.”

Coeur d'Alene Tribal Monument

Photo: Coeur d'Alene Tribe Warriors and Veterans Monument in Plummer, Idaho

On-line Classes

The Social Sciences Division is in the process of making Native American-themed classes more widely available by developing online versions of them. The following is a list of some of those classes and when we tentatively plan to offer them.

Fall 2014

Anthropology 170: Introduction to Native American Studies
Anthropology/Sociology 360: Race and Ethnicity

Spring 2015

History 340: History of the Nez Perce Tribe

Fall 2015

History 240: Native American History

Spring 2016

History 410: History of United States Indian Policy

WHAT COURSES DO I NEED TO TAKE AT LCSC?

For a complete list of requirements, view our Native American Studies Minor Program Plan

Think about complementing your Native American Studies Minor with a Nez Perce Language Minor.

Become active on and around campus by joining the Native American Club.

Sacajawea Statue in Weippe

Photo: Sacajawea statue greeting visitors to Weippe, Idaho

Campus Links

Diversity at LCSC

Humanities Division and Nez Perce Language Program

Native American and Minority Student Services

Social Sciences Program

Links to Idaho Tribes

Coeur d'Alene Tribe

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

Nez Perce Tribe

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Shoshone-Paiute Tribes

To make Native American Studies part of YOUR career choice, contact our Native American Studies Faculty Advisor, Professor Chris Riggs.