WSU launches online American Indian studies certificate

Indian-studies-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Registration is open for spring 2015 for a new online certificate in American Indian studies available through Washington State University Global Campus. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in a degree program at WSU.

Indian-studies-400The certificate requires 18 credits or six courses: Three core courses and three electives from related areas. Core topics include history, politics and law; elective topics include gender roles, film art and contemporary cultures. All courses are available online.

“The certificate will provide a broad-based knowledge of Native American history and current issues,” said Michael Holloman, the WSU professor who coordinates the program. “This knowledge will benefit anyone whose profession involves interaction with tribal communities, enterprises and businesses.”

For more information about the online certificate, see the WSU Global Campus website at


Michael Holloman, WSU American Indian studies, 509-335-0449,