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Moscow

The Department of
Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
Phinney Hall 101
PHONE: (208) 885-6751
FAX: (208) 885-2034
E-MAIL: socanth@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Department of
Sociology & Anthropology
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

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American Indian Studies Minor


The American Indian Studies Minor seeks to facilitate the academic appreciation of Indian peoples, their histories, cultures and contemporary concerns. The minor is being offered in partnership with the Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce Tribes, and under the guidance of the Native American Advisory Board of the University of Idaho.



Required Courses: (14 credits)
  • AIST 401: Contemporary American Indian Issues - 3 cr (offered in the spring)
  • AIST 422: Plateau Indians - 3 cr (offered in the fall)
  • ENGL 484: American Indian Literature - 3 cr
  • HIST 426: Red Earth White Lies: American Indian History 1840 - Present or HIST 431 Stolen Continent, the Indian Story: Indian History to 1840 (offered every other year)
  • AIST 498: Internship - 2 cr

Electives Courses: (select any 6 credits)
  • AIST 320: Celluloid Indian: American Indians In Popular Film - 3 cr 
  • AIST 411: Native American Architecture - 3 (offered every other year)
  • AIST 420: (same as LAW 949) Native American Law - 3 cr 
  • AIST 421: (same as LAW 901 ) Native American Natural Resources Law - 3 cr 
  • AIST 478: Tribal Nation Economics and Law – 3 cr 
  • ANTH 329: North American Indians - 3 cr (offered in the spring)
  • ANTH 422: Plateau Indians - 3 cr (if not used as a required course)
  • ANTH/SOC 427: Race and Ethnic Relations - 3 cr 
  • ANTH 436/536: North American Prehistory - 3 cr 
  • ANTH 443/543: Plateau Prehistory - 3 cr 
  • HIST 426: Red Earth White Lies: American Indian History 1840 - Present or HIST 431 Stolen Continent, the Indian Story: Indian History to 1840 (if not used as a required course)
  • NEZP 101-102: Nez Perce Language - 8 cr
  • PHIL 381: American Indian Environmental Philosophy - 3 cr
  • AIST 404: Special Topics - 3 cr
  • AIST 498: Internship - variable
  • AIST 499: Directed Studies - variable
*Other courses may be substituted for these options, upon approval of the advisor