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Minor Degree in Native American Studies

Requirements

  • 15 credit hours of NAS Minor Required Core Courses: 
    • NATV 1150 [150] . Introduction to Native American Studies
    • NATV 2110 [250] . Sociopolitical Concepts in Native America
    • NATV 2140 [251] . Research Issues in Native America
    • NATV 300 . Research Methods in Native American Contexts
    • NATV 474 . Seminar: Applying Traditions of Native American Philosophy
  • 9 credit hours of NAS Upper Division Courses (numbered 300 or 400 level)
  • TOTAL = 24 credit hours

Students formally declare the NAS minor with your major academic advisor. As a NAS minor, you must meet with the NAS Senior Student Success Specialist. The student is solely responsible for being familiar with and completing all graduation requirements.

NAS Minor Required Courses
NATV 1150 [150]. Introduction to Native American Studies. (3)
This course surveys the significance of Native American Studies through an inter-disciplinary approach to two areas of academic concentrations: Indigenous Learning Communities and Leadership and Building Native Nations.

NATV 2110 [250]. Sociopolitical Concepts in Native America. (3)
Regional, national, and international laws and policies impacting sovereign Native American nations and communities are analyzed. Concepts such as colonization, nationalism, and globalization’s impact on Native American peoples are considered from an inter-disciplinary perspective.

NATV 2140 [251]. Research Issues in Native America. (3)
Critically examines research theories, methodologies, and practices used by academic disciplines to study Native Americans. Research databases and collections and their impact and value for Native communities are considered from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Pre- or corequisites: 1150 [150] or 2110 [250].

NATV 300. Research Methods in Native American Contexts. (3)
Examination of the research processes and techniques involving various methodological designs. Emphasizes attention to culturally appropriate research and protocols for conducting research in Native communities. Includes practical experience conducting a research project involving Native American issues.
Prerequisite: 2140 [251].

NATV 474. Seminar: Applying Traditions of Native American Philosophy
[Traditions of Native American Philosophy]. (3)

An examination of philosophical thought by Native peoples in both historic and modern context in science, government, law, education, psychology, and cosmology. Native social systems and Native philosophical contributions to the world’s societies are examined.

Plus 9 credit hours NATV Upper Division Courses (numbered 300 or 400 level).

For further information please see the current UNM Catalog.