Major and Minor

Students develop an individual program that reflects their interest but is built on certain required courses to ensure that they acquire a common body of substantive knowledge, gain exposure to crucial ways of critical thinking, and explore several essential approaches to Native American and Indigenous Studies. For all major, modified major, and minor requests and questions, please contact the chair, N. Bruce Duthu n.bruce.duthu@dartmouth.edu

 

Revised Requirements for the NAIS Major

  • Prerequisite: Native American and Indigenous Studies 8
  • One course in Literature and Languages: Native American and Indigenous Studies 31, 32, 34, 35, 41, or 47
  • One course in History and Culture: Native American and Indigenous Studies 10, 14, 15, 18, 19, 42, 55
  • One course in Governance and Sovereignty: Native American and Indigenous Studies 20, 25, 36, 44 or 50
  • Culminating Experience: Native American and Indigenous Studies 81.xx
  • Five electives: (Electives may include courses not already taken from the prerequisite and required course lists)
    • Native American and Indigenous Studies 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25
    • Native American and Indigenous Studies 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50
    • Native American and Indigenous Studies 80
    • Native American and Indigenous Studies 85 (permission required - see rules)
    • Native American and Indigenous Studies 86 (permission required - see rules)
    • Native American and Indigenous Studies 87 (see Honors Program)

All required courses and most electives are usually offered on an annual basis. However, students should consult the Program for current course offerings and special course offerings for each term.

Requirements for the Minor

In order to qualify for a minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies, a student must successfully complete six courses in the department, as follows

One Prerequisite:

  • Native American and Indigenous Studies 8: Perspectives in Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • Four Elective Courses
  • A Culminating Experience course: Native American and Indigenous Studies 81.xx