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  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies

    The American Indian and indigenous studies minor focuses on North, Central, and South America with additional interdisciplinary focus in anthropology, art history, history, literature, and religion.

    About this Minor

    Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors. Three of the courses must be taken at the University of Florida.

    The election of a minor is noted on a student’s transcript, but it is not reflected on the diploma. Students should consult the catalog for important undergraduate information and description of AIIS courses.

    Required Courses

    Courses Credits
    AMH 3660 Native American History to 1815 3
    AMH 3661 Native American History Since 1806 3
    ANT 3153 North American Archaeology 3

    Electives: 9 Credits

    Courses Credits
    History, Art and Art History, Anthropology, Literature
    AML 3285 American Indian Literature 3
    ANT 3162 Aztec Civilization 3
    ANT 3164 The Inca and Their Ancestors 3
    ANT 3241 Anthropology of Religion 3
    ANT 3332 Peoples of Latin America 3
    ANT 4168 Maya Civilization 3
    ANT 4323 Peoples of Mexico and Central America 3
    ANT 4336 Peoples of Brazil 3
    ANT 4392 Peoples of the Arctic 3
    ANT 4930 Plains Indians 3
    ANT 4956 Anthropology of the Yucatan (study abroad) 3
    ARH 3513 Art, Culture and Power in Africa 3
    ARH 3522 Contemporary African Art 3
    ARH 3585 The Arts of Oceania 3
    ARH 3652 Ancient Andean Art 3
    ARH 3653 Meso-American Art 3
    ARH 4514 Arts of Southern Africa 3
    LAH 3130 Colonial Latin America 3
    LAS 4935 The Postcolonial Maya 3
    REL 3022 Myth and Ritual 3
    REL 3098 Religion, Medicine and Healing 3
    REL 3103 Religion and Nature in North America 3
    REL 3370 Religions of Africa 3
    REL 3930 Religion and Anthropology 3
    REL 3938 Special Topics in Religion 3
    REL 4168 Religion, Nature and Society 3
    REL 4936 Special Topics in Religious Studies 3
    REL 5937 Contemporary Shamanisms 3
    REL 6137 Indigenous Religions of the Americas 3
    Environmental Relations and Analysis
    ANT 4403 Environment and Cultural Behavior 3
    ANT 4930 Health, Contamination and Culture 3
    BOT 2800 Plants in Human Affairs 3
    GEO 3427 Plants, Health and Spirituality 3
    LAS 4935 Ecotourism in Latin America 3
    WIS 2552 Biodiversity from a Global Perspective 3
    WIS 4523 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation 3
    WIS 3434 Tropical Wildlife 3
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