Native American Studies

Upon completion of the Associate of Arts in Native American Studies program, the student will have completed an intensive study of the Anishinaabek and other Native Americans from historical and contemporary perspectives.

Goal 1: Students will be able to compare and contrast the historical experiences and cultural expression of the Anishinaabek people with other Native North Americans, and other Indigenous peoples.

Goal 2: Students will be able to identify the impact of Native American historical experiences on contemporary Native American identity.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate an elementary proficiency of Ojibwa language.

In addition to the General Education Requirement, students must complete nine of the following three credit courses, for a total of 61 or more credits. Students must also maintain a portfolio of their work throughout completion of the Native American Studies degree program.

Required Courses

  • OJB 101 Ojibwa Language I (3)
  • OJB 102 Ojibwa Language II (3)
  • NAS 238 American Indian Law and Policy (3)
  • NAS 261 Survey of Native American History (3)
  • NAS 270 Globalization and its effects upon Indigenous people (3)

Students must choose five of the following three credit courses

  • NAS 103 Survey of Native American Studies (3)
  • NAS 156 Anishinaabe Crafts (3)
  • NAS 218 Native American Environmental Issues (3)
  • NAS 242 Survey of Native American Literature (3)
  • NAS 245 Native American Film (3)
  • NAS 254 Contemporary Native American Art (3)
  • NAS 260 Anishinaabe History (3)
  • NAS 280 Native American Philosophical Thought (3)
  • NAS 284 Native American Religion (3)
  • CS 299 Graduate Seminar (1)



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