We have recently established, for the first time in the University of Michigan’s history, an academic credential in Native American Studies. The 15-credit Minor in Native American Studies provides students in all disciplines with an opportunity for the organized study of the field. More information is available in the LSA Bulletin.
To schedule an advising appointment in NAS, please follow the link to our Advising page.
Required Survey Courses (min. 3 credits)
One course chosen from the following:
- AMCULT 216: Introduction to Native American Studies — Social Science (3 credits
- NATIVEAM/AMCULT 217: Introduction to Native American Studies — Humanities (3 credits)
- NATIVEAM/AMCULT/HISTORY 367: American Indian History (3-4 credits)
Electives (min. 12 credits)
Additional credits to bring the academic minor total to 15 hours. Electives may be chosen from:
- AMCULT 262/RELIGION 262: Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions (3 credits)
- NATIVEAM/AMCULT 301, with a topic related to Native American Studies (1-4 credits)
- NATIVEAM/AMCULT 310, with a topic related to Native American Studies (3 credits)
- NATIVEAM/AMCULT 316 / ANTHRCUL 315: Native American Peoples of North America (4 credits)
- NATIVEAM/AMCULT 322: Intermediate Ojibwe (3 credits)
- NATIVEAM/AMCULT 323: Intermediate Ojibwe (3 credits)
- NATIVEAM/AMCULT 328/ENGLISH 382: Native American Literature (2-3 credits)
- AMCULT 428: Native American Literature (3 credits)
- NATIVEAM/AMCULT/ANTHRCUL/LING 461: Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America (3 credits)
- NATIVEAM/AMCULT 498, Capstone Seminar in Native American Studies (3-4 credits)
- ENGLISH 417, with a topic related to Native American Studies (3-4 credits)
NAS-related courses not specifically listed above may be used with the approval of the NAS advisor.