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Option Native Americans and Natural Resources Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Natural Resources - College of Forestry



The student will develop an understanding of how native populations used and managed the natural resources of the Northwest in prehistoric (prior to the arrival of Europeans), historic, and contemporary time periods; how Native Americans view the usage of natural resources today; and to learn the various methods by which this information is developed.



No more than 20 credits from one department; no more than 20 lower-divisions credits.

Required Background Course

ANTH 330. *Evolution of People, Technology, and Society (3)

General Requirements (12 credits—6 in Prehistoric; 6 in Contemporary)


Prehistoric Use of Natural Resources in Native North America (6 credits):
ANTH 433. First Americans, Last Frontiers (3)
ANTH 434. North America after the Ice Age (3)
ANTH 436. Northwest Prehistory (3)
FW 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
HST 469. History of the Pacific Northwest (4)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the U.S. (4)

Contemporary Uses of Natural Resources in Native North America (6 credits):
AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (3)
ANTH 311. *Peoples of the World–North America (3)
ANTH 472. Contemporary Indian Issues (4)
ENG 360. *Native American Literature (4)
ES 445. *Native American Science and Technology (4)
ES/PHL 448. Native American Philosophies (4)

Methods (6 credits)

ANTH 490. Topics in Methodology (3)
ANTH 497. Archeological Field Methods (3)
ANTH 498. Oral Traditions (3)
COMM 414. Communication Research Methods (3)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)

Disciplinary Perspectives in Native Americans and Natural Resource Issues (Choose 20 credits)

ANTH 435. Cultural Resources: Policy and Procedures (3)
ANTH 477. Ecological Anthropology (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
ES 242. *Federal-Indian Relations in 19th Century U.S. and Canada (3) [Terminated spring 2014]
ES 243. *Native American Assimilation and Activism (4)
ES 345. Native Americans in Oregon (3)
ES 444. Native American Law: Tribes, Treaties, and the United States (4)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
GEO 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEO 324. Geography of Life: Species Distributions and Conservation (4)
GEO 420. Geography of Resource Use (3)

Total=41


Footnote:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC


Option Code: 678




 
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