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First Nations Studies - Minor

UW-Superior's minor in First Nations Studies provides an opportunity for all students to learn about Native Americans in terms of history, culture and philosophy. A minor in First Nations Studies is a valuable complement to any major, especially for students who will live and work in areas with Native American populations.

The First Nations Studies program seeks to promote an understanding and awareness of Native Americans. The differences between Native Americans and other people are examined through courses on culture and philosophy to gain a true understanding of Native Americans. Stereotypes are addressed through history courses with the goal of students gaining an appreciation of Native Americans and their contributions to the world. Other courses provide an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the role of Native Americans in the cultural development of the world.

Degrees and Majors/Minors:

Minor: First Nations Studies

Let's talk First Nations Studies

  • Faculty members have strong backgrounds in Native American education and experiences.
  • Small classes offer an opportunity for personal attention from professors.
  • The American Indian Student Organization (Circle of Native Nations) is open to both Native American and non-Native American students. This organization sponsors activities that promote awareness and knowledge of the Native American way of life. Activities include pow-wows, potluck dinners, trips to local reservations, spiritual ceremonies, talking circles and many others.
  • UW-Superior's First Nations Center and First Nations Program provides an opportunity to learn about the Native American way of life and to share cultures and among the people of Northern Wisconsin. The center also provides services to facilitate access for Native American people to higher education.

What can you do with a degree in First Nations Studies from UW-Superior?

In today's job market people need to be able to relate to people who come from different backgrounds and experiences. In addition, having knowledge of Native American history, culture and government can prove invaluable in a wide range of careers for both Native American students and other students who may live in areas with Native American populations.

Here is a list of majors and professions in which a First Nations Studies minor might be especially beneficial:

  • Teaching
  • Health professions
  • Government
  • Public office
  • Social work
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Business

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