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Native American Studies Minor


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The Native American Studies minor builds competency for students seeking cross-cultural experience in careers involving social justice, environmental policy, traditional knowledge, and cultural preservation among contemporary Native American communities. The minor is open to all majors.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses taken to meet the requirements for the minor. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for courses taken to complete the minor. This minor requires 15 credit hours (3 credits Required Core, 3 credits Breadth, 9 credits Depth).

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Course Requirements

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 Required Course (3 Credits)

  • NAS 1010 - Introduction to Native American Studies

Native American Studies Breadth (Choose One - 3 Credits)

  • ARTH 3270 - Native North American Art (CI)
  • ARTH 3320 - Pre-Columbian Art (CI)
  • ANTH 3110 - North American Indian Cultures (DSS)
  • ANTH 4110 - Southwest Indian Cultures, Past and Present (DSS)
  • ENGL 3620 - Native American Studies
  • HIST 4710 - American Indian History

Native American Studies Depth (3 Courses - 9 Credits)

  • ANTH 3300 - Archaeology in North America (DSS)
  • ANTH 5340 - Archaeology of the Desert West
  • ENGL 3520 - Multicultural American Literature
  • ENGL 4610 - Western American Literature (CI/DHA)
  • HIST 4710 - American Indian History
  • HIST 4940 - Historical Internship
  • PSY 4240 - Multicultural Psychology (DSS)
  • SW 2400 - Social Work with Diverse Populations
  • SW 3350 - Child Welfare

For more information, visit the NAS Course Catalog.

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