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Anthropology receives approval for new minor
By Angela Malloy
With the final approval of the Faculty Senate in spring, the Department
of Anthropology will add a minor in Native American Studies to its fall
The move will earn CSU the unique distinction of being the only university
in Ohio to run a program that focuses on Native Americans.
Ohio State University has an active student group associated with Native
Americans, but the university doesnt have any program in its curriculum.
I would like the minor to bridge a long standing gap between local
communities, said Dr. Jeffrey Williams, chair of Anthropology Department.
The Native American Studies will be an interdisciplinary program with
three English classes and four History classes, and 13 Anthropology classes.
The minor will have a minimum of 20 credit hours.
According to Williams, Cleveland is home to many Native Americans who
have left their reservations seeking economic opportunities.
There are several local communities surrounding Cleveland that have a
number of dispersed Native Americans. The Department of Anthropology also
has several opportunities for students to visit Native American reservations.
For more information, contact the department at (216) 687- 2414.
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