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College of Arts and Sciences

Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor

Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) is a vibrant, interdisciplinary field that prepares students for lifelong learning and for careers in education, law, government, business, international relations, the media, public health, and more.

Students can expect...
-to learn about the histories and cultures of Native American and Indigenous peoples
-to gain new perspectives on globalization, sustainability, and cultural and environmental preservation
-to enhance skills in critical thinking, writing, and research

Recommended First Courses

  • AMST A150: Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • AMST A275: Indigenous Worldviews