First Nations Studies

LOCATION: On-Campus

General Description

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.

As you pursue a First Nations minor, you'll learn Ojibwa language and culture and also survey Native American culture generally through legends, religion, poetry, music, design, dance, law and oratory. Explore counseling theory and application techniques from a First Nations perspective and use basic social science techniques in relation to a First Nations community.

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.

Program Outcomes

Through a minor in first nations studies at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Understand the differences between Native Americans and other peoples
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the role of Native Americans in the cultural development of the world
  • Enhance your ability to relate to people from different backgrounds and with different experiences
  • Learn basics of the Ojibwe language

Career Opportunities

A minor in First Nations is a valuable complement to any major, particularly for those students living and working in areas with Native American populations.

Use your minor in:

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

Did You Know?

  • UW-Superior has an active Native American student organization, Circle of Native Nations, which sponsors activities to promote awareness of the Native American way of life through pow-wows, potluck dinners, trips to local reservations, spiritual ceremonies and talking circles.
  • UW-Superior's First Nations Centers provides a physical space to learn about the Native American way of life and share culture while facilitating access for Native American people to higher education.

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