The undergraduate minor in Native American and Indigenous studies (NAIS) requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Students may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of course work from a major toward the NAIS minor.
A student may earn the minor or the certificate in Native American and Indigenous studies, but not both.
The minor in Native American and Indigenous studies requires the following course work.
|Both of these:|
|NAIS:1049/AMST:1049/HIST:1049||Introduction to American Indian and Native Studies||3|
|NAIS:2165/AMST:2165/ANTH:2165||Native Peoples of North America||3|
Students must choose at least one course from two of the three lists below (6 s.h. total) and earn at least 9 s.h. in elective course work.
Indigenous Cultures and Literatures
|NAIS:1290/AMST:1290/GHS:1290/HIST:1290||Native American Foods and Foodways||3|
|NAIS:2300/AMST:2300||Native Americans in Film||3|
|NAIS:2700/RELS:2700||Sacred World of Native Americans||3|
|NAIS:3257/ANTH:3257||North American Archaeology||3|
|NAIS:3276/RELS:3976||American Indian Environmentalism||3|
|NAIS:3441/ENGL:3441||Native American Literature||3|
Indigenous Histories in the Americas
|NAIS:2292/HIST:2292||Introduction to American Indian History and Policy||3|
|NAIS:3211/HIST:3211||Native North America I: Precontact-1789||3|
|NAIS:3212/HIST:3212||Native North America II: 1789-Present||3|
|NAIS:3270/HIST:3270||Colonial North America, ca. 1600-1775||3|
|NAIS:4502/HIST:4502/LAS:4502||History of Mexico||3|
Indigenous Peoples in Global Perspective
|NAIS:3110/ANTH:3110/GHS:3110||Health of Indigenous Peoples||3|
|NAIS:3272/HIST:3272||Native Americans in the Age of Empires, ca. 1500-1815||3|
|NAIS:3289/HIST:3289||The Atlantic World c. 1450-1850||3|
|ENGL:2505||Introduction to Postcolonial Studies||3|
|ENGL:3515||Topics in Postcolonial Studies||3|
It is highly recommended, but not required, that students have an in-depth Native American research experience before they complete their undergraduate requirements. This may be completed through NAIS:4990 Independent Study. Students should consult NAIS faculty advisors about available options.