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About the Department

Native American Studies offers a multi/inter/trans-disciplinary approach to Native American and Indigenous studies through the humanities, history, ethnography, and sociology. The Native American Studies minor is especially focused in providing students with skills and knowledges in working with Indigenous communities. Special emphasis is placed on assisting educators with practical and theoretical methods in Indigenous education.

NAMS is especially interested in providing students with critical thinking, analytical and writing skills framed within Indigenous knowledge systems. Students in NAMS are encouraged to apply towards the NAMS minor and selected courses from Chicano and Latino Studies (CALS), American Multicultural Studies (AMCS), anthropology, art, history and education.