First Nations Studies

Faculty
Gary W. Johnson, Director and Assistant Professor
Chip Beal, Assistant Professor
Gladyce A. Nahbenayash, Associate Professor

The First Nations Studies program seeks to promote an understanding and awareness of First Nations people. The program provides the opportunity for First Nations people and non-First Nations people alike to increase their knowledge of the origin of First Nations people in terms of history, culture and philosophy.

The differences between First Nations people and non-First Nations people will be examined through courses on culture and philosophy to gain a true understanding of the First Nations people. Stereotypes will be addressed through history courses with the goal of students gaining an appreciation of First Nations people and their contributions to the world. Other courses will provide an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the role of the First Nations people in the cultural development of the world.
 

First Nations Studies Minor
24 credits minimum

Required Courses:
FNS 101 Beginning Ojibwa Language                    
FNS 110 Survey of First Nations Culture                
FNS 151 Introduction to Tribal Administration         
FNS 242 First Nations Values and Spiritual Beliefs  
FNS 350 First Nations History I
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FNS 351 First Nations History II                                                                             

 

 

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Electives:

FNS 102 Intermediate Ojibwa Language                                 
FNS 221 First Nations Wisconsin History                               
FNS 230 First Nations Myths and Legends                              
FNS 304 First Nations Literature                                                
FNS 307 Ojibwa Culture                                                            
FNS 310 Historical Foundations of First Nations Education         
FNS 386 Social Work Practice with American Indian Families   
FNS 410 First Nations Law                                                         
FNS 430 Contemporary Issues in First Nations Society              
FNS 460 The Study of First Nations Women                                
FNS 480 First Nations Society and Culture: Field Research           
FNS 481 Counseling the First Nations                                          
FNS 486 Special Topics                                                               
FNS 490 Independent Study       


4 credits

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