The graduate Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 and above. Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.00 in coursework toward the certificate.
Students must contact the NAIS coordinator in order to apply to the certificate program, and they work with the NAIS coordinator to develop a plan of study.
Students who earned an undergraduate certificate in the program may not receive a graduate certificate.
Native American and Indigenous studies aims to expose students to the interdisciplinary nature of the field. NAIS emphasizes Indigenous histories in the Americas, Indigenous cultures and literatures, and Indigenous peoples in global perspectives.
Students may petition for certificate credit for courses that are not on the list. The petition must show that the course contains significant Indigenous content. Before enrolling in any courses listed below, students should contact the NAIS coordinator.
|Colonialism and Indigenous Health Equity
|The Atlantic World c. 1450-1850
|Environmental Politics and Indigeneity
|Agriculture Politics and Policy
|History of Mexico
|Special Topics in Native American and Indigenous Studies
|Readings in Native American Literatures
|Readings: 20th-Century Native American History
|Engaged Scholarship in the Humanities
|Cultural Resources Management Archaeology: Practice and Practicalities
|Archaeology of the American Midcontinent
|North American Archaeology
|American Novel Since 1945 (when topic is Native American literature)
|Native American Literature
|Topics in Postcolonial Studies
|Colonial North America, ca. 1600-1775
|Native Americans in the Age of Empires, ca. 1500-1815
|Museum Literacy and Historical Memory