University Bulletin 2022-23

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Native American Studies Staff (251) 461-1948
Co-Directors Dr. Philip J. Carr
Affiliates Dr. Patrick Cesarini

Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees
Dr. Sam Fisher
Dr. Kevin Meeker
Dr. Erin Nelson
Dr. Elizabeth Rivenbark
Dr. Phillip Smith

Native American Studies

The Native American Studies Minor provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the experience of the Indigenous people of North America through courses in the humanities and social sciences. Employing course work across various disciplines, the minor examines both historical and contemporary issues from the perspective of Native Americans.  The Native American Studies minor allows students to augment a wide range of majors, and position them for employment in government, education, and other areas by providing an increased understanding of the unique history, cultural traditions, and political status of Native Americans.  The field of Native American Studies works to demonstrate the relevance of the American Indian perspective to the contemporary economic, political, and social issues locally and around the world.

For a description of these courses, please refer to the appropriate departments. For further information about the program contact Dr. Philip Carr, Native American Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, HUMB21 University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002. Phone (251) 461-1948, E-mail address:

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