The undergraduate Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) requires a minimum of 18 s.h. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate. The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program.
Students plan their programs in close cooperation with Native American and Indigenous Studies faculty advisors. They may count a maximum of 6 s.h. completed for a major, a minor, or another certificate offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences toward the Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Courses applied toward the NAIS certificate also may be used to complete the GE CLAS Core.
A student may earn the certificate or the minor in Native American and Indigenous studies, but not both.
The Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies requires the following course work.
Students are required to complete the following two courses.
|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 12 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|