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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences


Interdisciplinary Programs


Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

Linda Wolfe, Director, Flanagan 224
Randy Gilland, Academic Advisor, Minges Coliseum A11


The minor in the indigenous peoples of the Americas (that is, North, Central and South American and the Caribbean region) requires a minimum of 24 s.h. and is housed within the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. Courses are drawn from three disciplines and no more than 12 s.h. can be taken in any one discipline. It consists of courses in anthropology, art, English, geography, history, and music. The common theme of these courses and this interdisciplinary minor is the lifeways, history, art, literature, and music of the natives of the Americas. Students are encouraged to take prerequisites as part of their foundations curriculum requirements wherever possible. Prerequisites may also be waived at the discretion of the instructor. Students may choose a maximum of 3 s.h. of independent studies in a relevant discipline and a maximum of 3 s.h. of special topics courses in a relevant discipline. The minor is not open to anthropology majors.

  1. Core - 3 s.h.
    IPAM 4000. Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Seminar (3) (P: consent of instructor).
  2. Electives - 21 s.h.
    Choose 21 s.h. from three of the following disciples; maximum of 12 s.h. from any discipline:
    ANTH 3005. North American Indians (3) (EY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor.)
    ANTH 3016. Cultures of the Caribbean (3) (S) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor.)
    ANTH 3017. Cultures of Mexico and Guatemala (3) (OY) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor.)
    ANTH 3018. Cultures of South and Central America (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor.)
    ANTH 3111. North American Archaeology (3) (OY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or consent of instructor.)
    ANTH 3115. Caribbean Archaeology (3) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor.)
    ANTH 5005. Contemporary Latin American Cultures (3)
    ANTH 5120. Archaeology of the Southeastern US (3) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor.)
    ART 3960. Art and Power in Mesoamerica (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: ART 1906, 1907.)
    ART 3961. Native North American Art and Ritual (3) (S) (P: ART 1906,1907.)
    ART 3962. Art and Landscape in the Andes (3) (F,S) (P: ART 1906, 1907)
    ENGL 3250. Native American Literature (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3270. The Frontier in American Literature (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200.)
    GEOG 3049. Latin America (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3170. History of Native Americans (3)
    HIST 3780. Mexico and Central America (3) (WI*) (F) (FC:SO)
    HIST 5130. Comparative History of New World Slavery and Race Relations (3) (WI*)
    HIST 5765. Latin America, 1492 to the Present (3) (WI*)
    MUSC 2248. Music of the World’s Peoples (2) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)