101 McKee Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
828.227.7268 tel
828.227.7061 fax


Cherokee Studies Graduate Certificate

Cherokee Studies develops and coordinates programs and courses relating to Native American and Cherokee studies and serves as a resource for Native American students and the Cherokee community.

Completion of the certificate requires a total of 15 semester hours of approved graduate level courses. Students are advised to take ASI 634 in their first semester of enrollment.  Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all CSIGC coursework.

Current Permanent courses

  • ASI 594 Topics in Cherokee Studies
  • *ASI 634  Methods, Theories, and Critiques in Cherokee Studies
  • *ASI 697  Cherokee Studies Research Seminar
  • ANTH 531  North American Prehistory
  • ANTH 540 Archaeological Field Techniques
  • ANTH 541 Archaeological Problems and Analyses
  • ANTH 561 Indians of North America
  • ANTH 573 Contemporary Cherokee Culture and Society
  • ENGL  564 Native American Literature
  • HIST  545 Cherokee History

Other topics and relevant courses are offered on a regular basis and can apply to the certificate with the approval of the Director of Cherokee Studies. 

Courses which have been offered for graduate credit in the last two years that might apply towards the certificate include:

  • ANTH 517 Southern Appalachian Culture
  • ANTH  514 Minority Groups
  • ANTH  566 Folklore
  • ANTH  593
    Topics:  Cherokee Arts and Crafts
    Topics:  Issues in Indian Health
    Topics:  Archaeology of the Southeast
    Topics:   Cherokee Ethnobotany
    Topics:  Wild Foods--Non-Cultigens--World Theory, Local Application
  • BIOL   525   Flora of the Southern Appalachians
  • PAR   593   
    Topics: Native American Religions
    Topics: Southeastern Native American Religions
  • SPED   620 Education in a Diverse Society

For more information please contact:

Jane Eastman
Director of Cherokee Studies
McKee G14A
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC  28723



In the Cherokee syllabary, the characters above spell "study".
In the Cherokee syllabary, the characters above spell "study".


Copyright by Western Carolina University      •      Cullowhee, NC 28723      •      828.227.7211      •      Contact WCU
Maintained by the Office of Web Services      •      Directions      •      Campus Map      •      Emergency Information      •      Text-Only

Office of Web Services