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New Minor

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is pleased to announce a new minor in Native American Environmental Knowledge.

This minor allows students to study Native American perspectives on the environment and natural resource systems from an integrated perspective, including coursework, practical experience and community service. Required courses emphasize understanding the unique perspective of Native American approaches to science as it impacts natural resources and the environment. Course selections may emphasize--land, public policy and law, environment, natural resource management, science, and society as they relate to Native American perspectives of the environment. In addition, each student works with a minor adviser to design an individualized practical experience (e.g., internship, experiential learning opportunity) with a Native American community partner. Through "Ways of Knowing and Science," "Native American Perspectives on the Environment" and other coursework, students synthesize their learning about the impact and practice of science in the unique context of a Native American cultural perspective and community needs. For this minor, students must complete a total of at least 17credits.

For more information on this minor, please contact Mark Bellcourt at bellc001@umn.edu or by phone at 612 626-8665.