Native American Studies Course Descriptions

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NAS 1101 - Introduction to American Indian Studies - 4 cr.
Overview of American Indian history, philosophy and culture.

Crosslist Course: INS 1101


NAS 2201 - American Indian History I ( Conceptions: VCHI - History ) - 4 cr.
Political, economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from precontact through conquest.

Crosslist Course: HIS 2201


NAS 2202 - American Indian History II - 4 cr.
Political, economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from conquest to the present.

Crosslist Courses: HIS 2202, INS 2202


NAS 2203 - American Indian Literature ( Conceptions: VCLI - Literature ) - 4 cr.
Myths, legends, stories from Indian folk literature, as well as American Indian novels and contemporary fiction by American Indian authors.

Crosslist Courses: ENG 2203, INS 2203


NAS 2204 - American Indian Art and Music - 4 cr.
Meaning and development of American Indian art forms. Expressions in symbolic form of Indian philosophy and religion are presented. A study of the traditional and contemporary forms of American Indian music including local and alternative music is included.

Crosslist Courses: ART 2204, INS 2204


NAS 2777 - Topics in Indian Studies - 1-4 cr.
Courses not a part of the regular curriculum but taught because of a special need, interest or opportunity.

Crosslist Course: INS 27777


NAS 2999 - Independent Study - 1-4 cr.
Self-determined program of study under faculty direction for students whose interests extend beyond curricular offerings of the department.

Crosslist Course: INS 29999


NAS 3301 - American Indian Philosophy - 4 cr.
Philosophy and religious systems, shamanistic and priesthood societies, reversion and amalgamation religions, the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, philosophy and social movements.

Crosslist Courses: INS 3301, PHL 3301


NAS 3308 - Ojibwe History - 4 cr.
History and culture of the Ojibwe people.

Crosslist Courses: HIS 3308, INS 3308


NAS 3320 - American Indian Women: Myth/Reality - 4 cr.
Issues of early American Indian/white relations, spirituality and religion, economic roles, policy, cultural persistence, land tenure, socialization and property rights, and the role of mothers from the Indian female perspective.

Crosslist Course: INS 3320


NAS 4401 - American Indian Law & Policy - 4 cr.
American Indian traditional and contemporary governments, legal-political status, changing codes and statutes and social policy issues.

Crosslist Course: INS 4401


NAS 4410 - Counseling the American Indian - 4 cr.
Historical and cultural aspects of the relationship of American Indians to the counseling process. Course involves group dynamics and practical techniques.

Crosslist Courses: INS 4410, SWK 4410


NAS 4415 - American Indian Families - 4 cr.
Traditional and contemporary concepts of American Indian families. The social and political changes that have impacted American Indian families will be identified and the degree of impact is assessed.

Crosslist Courses: INS 4415, SWK 4415


NAS 4420 - Human Behavior and the American Indian Community - 4 cr.
Understanding of human behavior, cultural issues and their implication for human service interactions with American Indian communities. A systems theory approach will be utilized to address the issues of individual, family, community and societal behavior.

Crosslist Courses: INS 4420, SWK 4420


NAS 4777 - Topics in Indian Studies - 1-4 cr.
Courses not a part of the regular curriculum but taught because of a special need, interest or opportunity.

Crosslist Course: INS 4777


NAS 4999 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
Self-determined program of study under faculty direction for students whose interests extend beyond curricular offerings of the department.

Crosslist Course: INS 4999