Native American and Indigenous Studies, Graduate Certificate

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

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 for the graduate certificate, students should contact the NAIS coordinator.

Course # Title Hours
NAIS:3110/ANTH:3110/CBH:4200/GHS:3110Colonialism and Indigenous Health Equity3
NAIS:3289/HIST:3289The Atlantic World c. 1450-18503
NAIS:3430/POLI:3430Environmental Politics and Indigeneity3
NAIS:3432/POLI:3432Agriculture Politics and Policy3
NAIS:3502/HIST:3502/LAS:3502History of Mexico3
NAIS:4500Special Topics in Native American and Indigenous Studies1-3
NAIS:6620/ENGL:6620Readings in Native American Literatures3
NAIS:7202/HIST:7202Readings: 20th-Century Native American Historyarr.
AMST:6140/HIST:6140Engaged Scholarship in the Humanities0,3
ANTH:3240/NAIS:3240Cultural Resources Management Archaeology: Practice and Practicalities3
ANTH:3243/NAIS:3243Archaeology of the American Midcontinent3
ANTH:3257/NAIS:3257North American Archaeology3
ENGL:3431American Novel Since 1945 (when topic is Native American literature)3
ENGL:3441/NAIS:3441Native American Literature3
ENGL:3515Topics in Postcolonial Studies3
FREN:4090Quebec Literature3
GWSS:3350/ANTH:3125/IS:3350Transnational Feminism3
HIST:3270/NAIS:3270Colonial North America, ca. 1600-17753
HIST:3272/NAIS:3272Native Americans in the Age of Empires, ca. 1500-18153
HIST:4130/MUSM:4130Museum Literacy and Historical Memory3
SPAN:3240Mexico City3