​​This 18-credit hour certificate is designed for degree-seeking students in any major and non-degree-seeking students who want to become more proficient in this in-depth area of global studies, an area of expertise sought after by businesses; local, state, and federal government agencies; nonprofit and nongovernmental (NGO) organizations; health care and social service professions; and any other workplace or setting that requires people to talk across cultural differences. Students will gain greater competency in their understanding of diverse American Indian histories and cultures. The certificate will also help students gain greater and understanding and appreciation of current issues relevant to American Indian people and steps American Indians are taking to build and strengthen their communities.

18 hours chosen from the following:

Required Courses (9 hours):

ANT 320 North American Indian Cultures 3(3-0)
ENG 328 Literature of the American Indian 3(3-0) 
HST 323 History of Native Americans 3(3-0)

Electives (9 hours)

Select from the following:
ANT175 Archaeology of the Americas  3(3-0) 
ANT 365 Current American Indian Issues 3(3-0)
SOC 323 Racism and Inequality 3(3-0) 
OJB 101 Elementary Ojibwe I 3(3-0)
OJB 102 Elementary Ojibwe II 3(3-0)

Students pursuing this certificate may also complete 3 hours of independent readings or research in an appropriate discipline as an elective option with the approval of the advisor.

Courses selected for the certificate program must include a minimum of 9 hours at the 300-599 level.

Total 18 semester hours


Ari Berk; English; Anspach 301G; (989)774-2664; berk1ad@cmich.edu
Tracy Brown; Anthropology; Anspach 129; (989)774-4485; brown3t@cmich.edu
Michelle Cassidy; History; Powers 238A; (989)774-3452; cassi2m@cmich.edu