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American Indian Studies

College of Liberal Arts

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Director: Troy Johnson

Telephone: (562) 985-8703

Faculty: Richard Danay (Emeritus), Troy Johnson, Craig Stone, Gabriel Estrada

Academic Advisor: Troy Johnson

Department Secretary: Espie Contreras

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors.

Career Possibilities

American Indian Affairs • Social Scientist • Archivist, Social Worker • Journalist • Counselor • Teacher • Public Relations Consultant • Community Organizer • School Administrator • Linguist • Law Parole Officer • Probation Officer • Editor • Writer • Urban/Regional Planner • Public Policy Administrator • Foreign Policy Officer • Researcher (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see


American Indian Studies is an interdisciplinary study of the American Indian. The options are designed to provide students with various fields of knowledge of American Indian Studies with opportunities for emphasis on particular topical, cultural and geographical interests. The program is governed by a committee of faculty representing a variety of schools and departments throughout the university.

Courses offer two directions: 1) content directed toward American Indian culture in the North Western Hemisphere; and 2) relevant content leading toward understanding the American Indian experience.

Students may pursue a program in American Indian Studies through a minor, certificate or concentration in American Indian Studies in the Liberal Studies Degree.