The minor in Native American and Indigenous studies (NAIS) requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including at least 12 s.h. completed at the University of Iowa. Students must earn a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all coursework completed for the minor.
Students complete one introductory course and 12 s.h. in elective coursework as indicated below. Elective courses reflect the program’s emphasis on Indigenous histories in the Americas, Indigenous cultures and literatures, and Indigenous peoples in global perspective. Elective courses from several departments ensure that students are exposed to different themes. Students may consult with the NAIS coordinator.
The minor in Native American and Indigenous studies requires the following coursework.
|One of these:|
|AMST:1049/HIST:1049/NAIS:1049||Introduction to American Indian and Native Studies||3|
|ANTH:2165/AMST:2165/NAIS:2165||Native Peoples of North America||3|
|HIST:2292/NAIS:2292||Introduction to American Indian History and Policy||3|
Students must choose 12 s.h. in elective coursework. They may petition for minor credit for courses not listed below that contain significant Indigenous content.
|AMST:1049/HIST:1049/NAIS:1049||Introduction to American Indian and Native Studies (if not taken as an introductory course)||3|
|AMST:1290/GHS:1290/HIST:1290/NAIS:1290||Native American Foods and Foodways||3|
|ANTH:2165/AMST:2165/NAIS:2165||Native Peoples of North America (if not taken as an introductory course)||3|
|ANTH:3110/GHS:3110/NAIS:3110||Colonialism and Indigenous Health Equity||3|
|ANTH:3257/NAIS:3257||North American Archaeology||3|
|ARTH:1095/NAIS:1095||Native American Art||3|
|ENGL:2505||Introduction to Postcolonial Studies||3|
|ENGL:3431||American Novel Since 1945 (when topic is Native American literature)||3|
|ENGL:3515||Topics in Postcolonial Studies||3|
|HIST:1040||Diversity in History (when topic is Indigenous feminisms; consult instructor)||3|
|HIST:2151||Introduction to the History Major (when topic is Indigenous women in settler societies; consult instructor)||3|
|HIST:2292/NAIS:2292||Introduction to American Indian History and Policy (if not taken as an introductory course)||3|
|HIST:2294/NAIS:2294/SJUS:2294||Indigenous Art Activism and Social Justice||3|
|HIST:3270/NAIS:3270||Colonial North America, ca. 1600-1775||3|
|HIST:3272/NAIS:3272||Native Americans in the Age of Empires, ca. 1500-1815||3|
|HIST:3273||War and Violence in Early American Societies and Culture||3|
|HIST:4130/MUSM:4130||Museum Literacy and Historical Memory||3|