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Indian Studies Minor


Eastern's American Indian Studies Program is designed to explore the past, present and future of American Indians through studies in their history, literature, research and culture.

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    The American Indian Studies Program (AISP) offers a minor in Indian studies (IDST). Additional curricula, currently being designed to accompany the minor, supports American Indian histories, philosophies, languages and experiences as they exist, and as they have existed within Indian cultures. Although this internalized view of the body of spiritual and intellectual knowledge of the Native Peoples of the Americas has rarely been considered an integral part of America, Eastern's AISP offers curriculum designed to:

    What will I study?

    Required courses (10 credits)

    IDST 101 Introduction to Indian Studies (5)
    IDST 321 Contemporary Indian Issues (5)

    Select two courses from the following: (7-10 credits)

    IDST 121 Introduction to Federal Indian Policy (4)
    IDST 201, 202, 203 Salish Language and Culture I, II, III (5 each)
    IDST 320 Indian Wars Past and Present (5)
    IDST 380 Survey of Native American Literatures (5)
    IDST 421 Federal Indian Law and Policy I (5)
    IDST 422 Federal Indian Law and Policy II (5)
    IDST 496 Tribal Economic Development Problems (4)
    IDST 498 Contemporary Indigenous Women and Their Roles in Struggles for National Liberation (5)
    IDST 498 Indian Boarding Schools (3)
    IDST 498 Indian Cinema (3)

    Expansion of IDST will include offering language, cultural, policy and education courses.

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    Contact Information

    American Indian Studies Program
    EWU Longhouse MS-21EC
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2441
    fax: 509.359.2846

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