Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) is a vibrant field that incorporates perspectives from american studies, anthropology, folklore, history, literature, law, political science, the visual and expressive arts, and other areas of study.
In pursuing this undergraduate minor, you can expect to:
- Learn a broad range of basic historical facts about the Native American and Indigenous peoples of the Americas
- Think logically and analytically while making critical observations
- Formulate interdisciplinary interpretations of the history, literature, art, music, law, politics, and culture of Native American and Indigenous peoples
- Formulate a conception of indigeneity (both globally and comparatively) while understanding the persistence of localism in indigenous culture
- Gain new perspectives on globalization, sustainability, and cultural and environmental preservation