Native American Studies (NAST)


NAST 113. Native American Studies: Sovereignty. 3 hours.

Overview of Native and non-Native perspectives of American Indian sovereignty in historical context. Primary focus on spiritual, political, ethnic, and legislative aspects of sovereignty. Past course, and US Society course, and World Cultures course.

NAST 244. Native American History. 3 hours.

Survey of the history of Native North Americans from ancient to recent times, emphasizing peoples and events in what became the United States. Topics include politics, economics, diplomacy, religion, gender, race, and agency. Course Information: Same as HIST 244. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion. Past course.

NAST 264. Introduction to Native American Literatures. 3 hours.

An introduction to the oral and written literatures of indigenous peoples of North America. Course Information: Same as ENGL 264. Creative Arts course, and US Society course.

NAST 271. Native American Art. 3 hours.

Survey of the arts of the indigenous peoples of the United States and Canada. Course Information: Same as AH 271. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of art history at the 100 level or consent of the instructor. Creative Arts course, and World Cultures course.

NAST 415. American Indian Ethnohistory. 3 or 4 hours.

Introduction to ethnohistory, an interdisciplinary approach to researching, conceptualizing, and writing American Indian history. The course is organized topically and centers on classic and current monographs and articles. Course Information: Same as HIST 415. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Courses in Cultural Anthropology, American Indian Anthropology, American Indian Literature.