Cross-cultural, interdisciplinary learning a hot commodity
Our students are diverse—Native American, traditional and non-traditional—and they
come to the Cherokee Studies program for a variety of reasons. Indian students are
especially interested in answering personal questions about identity and heritage
while Indian and non-Indian students alike seek to learn more about subjects on Native
American culture, art, history, politics and public policy.
Whether you’re thinking about joining the program for a career in history or public policy, or for academic or personal advancement, you should know that cross-cultural interdisciplinary learning is a hot commodity in today’s world and will give you skills that are invaluable, wherever you go from here.
We offer an interdisciplinary minor degree in Cherokee Studies that is housed in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, one of the interdisciplinary programs offered within the College of Arts and Sciences. Required courses within this minor include those from the Departments of History, Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Design, World Languages, as well as Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary and University Studies Interdisciplinary courses. In the future we hope to include additional departments within this degree program including geosciences and natural resources and English.
Minor requires 18 hours, including:
9 hours of electives selected from:
Student work or study co-operatives are available to undergraduate students through Western's Cherokee Center and external organizations within the Native American community.
For more information, email Center Director Sky Sampson at firstname.lastname@example.org.