MINOR IN INDIGENOUS HEALTH STUDIES

This minor in Indigenous Health Studies Allows students to study health issues facing indigenous people.  To complete this minor, you take the following 24 units with a grade of C or better in each course: 

9 units from:

  • AIS 101 INDIGENOUS STUDIES (3) 
  • AIS 350 RESEARCH ISSUES IN APPLIED INDIGENOUS STUDIES 
  • AIS 450 INDIAN HEALTH: ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE, PROMOTION AND POLICY (3)

9 TOTAL units from:

3 units from:

  • HP 200 HEALTH PRINCIPLES (3)

6 units from:

  • HP 300 HUMAN DISEASES (3) 
  • HP 307 HEALTH PROMOTION: PLANNING & EVALUATION (3) 
  • HP 333 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3) 
  • HP 350 SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION (3) 
  • HP 410 ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH SERVICES (3) 
  • HP 471 HEALTH ISSUES OF THE SOUTHWEST (3) 
  • HP 490 CURRENT HEALTH PROBLEMS (3)

6 units from:

  • AIS 408 Fieldwork Experience. (1-12) 
  • AIS 470 – Traditional Ethnobiological Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples. (3) 
  • AIS 497 ?? 
  • HP 300 HUMAN DISEASES (3) 
  • HP 307 HEALTH PROMOTION: PLANNING & EVALUATION (3) 
  • HP 333 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3) 
  • HP 350 SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION (3) 
  • HP 410 ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH SERVICES (3)
  • HP 471 HEALTH ISSUES OF THE SOUTHWEST (3) 
  • HP 490 CURRENT HEALTH PROBLEMS (3) 
  • HP 497 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6) 
  • SOC 315 AMER SOC/AMER INDIAN (3) 
  • SOC 318 MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY (3) 
  • SOC 360 SOCIOCULTURAL AGING (3) 
  • ANT 370 HUMAN ECOLOGY (3) 
  • ANT 470 ANTHRO:HEALTH&HEALNG (3) 
  • ANT 580 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 
  • ANT 581 LANG, POWER & MED (3)

Be aware that some courses required for your minor may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject.

9 units from:

AIS 101 INDIGENOUS STUDIES (3) Studies indigenous peoples historically and contemporaneously, using case
studies drawn from diverse cultures. Also traces indigenous studies as a field, with methods and content distinct from the
disciplines that contribute to it. CU

AIS 350 – RESEARCH ISSUES IN APPLIED INDIGENOUS STUDIES. (1-12) This course introduces students to the ideological,
political, and practical issues involved in managing and conducting research with indigenous communities. Spring

AIS 450 INDIAN HEALTH: ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE, PROMOTION AND POLICY (3) This seminar addresses
healthcare systems, policy and health conditions unique to Native Americans. Students study environmentally related
illness and health environments as a whole. The class will consider innovative healing and illness prevention strategies.
Prerequisite: Jr. Status or Sr. Status or Graduate

9 TOTAL units from:

3 units from:

  • HP 200 HEALTH PRINCIPLES (3) Physical, mental, and social health as it relates to the individual.

6 units from:

HP 300 HUMAN DISEASES (3) Overview of acute and chronic diseases, how these diseases affect the human body,
and actions one might take to reduce the risk. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater than or equal to C

HP 307 HEALTH PROMOTION: PLANNING & EVALUATION (3) Concepts of community health-promotion program
planning, design, and evaluation. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater than or equal to C or HP 300 with a grade
greater than or equal to C

HP 333 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3) Concepts and methods for analyzing the spread and control of disease:
trends in solving community health problems. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater than or equal to C or HP 300 with
a grade greater than or equal to C

HP 350 SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION (3) Examines scientific data on the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other
drugs on the individual and society; focuses on effective prevention strategies. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater
than or equal to C or HP 300 with a grade greater than or equal to C

HP 410 ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH SERVICES (3) Studies the organization and
administration of health services; roles of international, federal, state, and local health organizations; barriers to health
services delivery. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater than or equal to C or HP 300 with a grade greater than or
equal to C

HP 471 HEALTH ISSUES OF THE SOUTHWEST (3) Provides an overview of health care issues in the southwestern
United States, with a particular focus on primary care and public health services to vulnerable populations. Prerequisite:
HP 200 with a grade greater than or equal to C or HP 300 with a grade greater than or equal to C

HP 490 CURRENT HEALTH PROBLEMS (3) In-depth study of selected contemporary health problems; examines
contributing social, psychological, physical, legal, and cultural factors. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater than or
equal to C or HP 300 with a grade greater than or equal to C

6 units from:

AIS 408 Fieldwork Experience. (1-12) Individualized supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or
organization. Involves providing reports for a cooperating tribe or agency. Prerequisite: junior status. Fee required. Fall,
Spring, and Summer

AIS 470 – Traditional Ethnobiological Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples. (3) This course addresses traditional
ethnobiologcal knowledge of wild foragers and farmers, and explores case studies of indigenous communities interacting
with parks, endangered species regulators and environmentalists. (Every other) Fall

AIS 497 ??

HP 300 HUMAN DISEASES (3) Overview of acute and chronic diseases, how these diseases affect the human body,
and actions one might take to reduce the risk. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater than or equal to C

HP 307 HEALTH PROMOTION: PLANNING & EVALUATION (3) Concepts of community health-promotion program
planning, design, and evaluation. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater than or equal to C or HP 300 with a grade
greater than or equal to C

HP 333 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3) Concepts and methods for analyzing the spread and control of disease:
trends in solving community health problems. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater than or equal to C or HP 300 with
a grade greater than or equal to C

HP 350 SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION (3) Examines scientific data on the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other
drugs on the individual and society; focuses on effective prevention strategies. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater
than or equal to C or HP 300 with a grade greater than or equal to C

HP 410 ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH SERVICES (3) Studies the organization and
administration of health services; roles of international, federal, state, and local health organizations; barriers to health
services delivery. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater than or equal to C or HP 300 with a grade greater than or
equal to C

HP 471 HEALTH ISSUES OF THE SOUTHWEST (3) Provides an overview of health care issues in the southwestern
United States, with a particular focus on primary care and public health services to vulnerable populations. Prerequisite:
HP 200 with a grade greater than or equal to C or HP 300 with a grade greater than or equal to C

HP 490 CURRENT HEALTH PROBLEMS (3) In-depth study of selected contemporary health problems; examines
contributing social, psychological, physical, legal, and cultural factors. Prerequisite: HP 200 with a grade greater than or
equal to C or HP 300 with a grade greater than or equal to C

HP 497 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6) Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical
evaluation under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Pass-fail or grade options. Prerequisite: instructor's approval.

SOC 315 AMER SOC/AMER INDIAN (3) Studies contemporary status of American Indians in the United States with
emphasis on those of the Southwest; policies and events leading to present conditions; possible future directions and their
implications for the nation. CU

SOC 318 MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY (3) Health care from the sociological perspective, with special emphasis on the
patient as a person in an overall life situation; the place of medicine in society; the social organization of health care; the
social rules and roles of health; special concerns of medicine, nursing, and health.

SOC 360 SOCIOCULTURAL AGING (3) Comparative analysis of social and cultural theories of aging; social, cultural,
and economic factors affecting elders in various contexts; societal attitudes toward aging and elders; health and policy
issues. Crosslisted as GRT 360. CU

ANT 370 HUMAN ECOLOGY (3) General survey of ecological relationships and the cultural environment as these affect
human behavior, demographic characteristics, and variations in human types, past and present, including discussion of
current issues and future prospects of human population development, and practical applications of current knowledge.
SPW

ANT 470 ANTHRO:HEALTH&HEALNG (3) Cross-cultural approach to understanding the causes and cures for disease
and poor health with an overview of basic health practices. Prerequisite: ANT 102 or ANT 201

ANT 580 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3) Advanced concepts and methods in the cross-cultural study of illness,
healers, epidemiology, and the political economy of health and their impact in public health. Crosslisted as HP 580.

ANT 581 LANG, POWER & MED (3) Cross-cultural exploration of power relationships between language, clinical
encounters, and medical research and publication in which patients are healed or alienated and medical entities are
socially constructed as real. Prerequisite: ANT 102 and Sr Status