For a complete list of courses and course descriptions please see the University Catalog.  For further questions please contact the department.


Fall 2019 Course Offerings

NAS 101(0001-LEC), Class #87821, Introduction to Native American Studies, TTH, 11:00-12:15, Neville Hall 100, 3cr.
Max Enrollment: 50, Instructor: John Bear Mitchell
Course Description: This course will survey American Indian social, philosophical, spiritual, and cultural aspects in historical and contemporary society. It examines the issues and experiences of Native people from a variety of perspectives. Satisfies the General Education Social Contexts & Institutions and Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives requirements. Prerequisites: None.

 

NAS 101(0990-WEB), Class #87822, Introduction to Native American Studies, WEB, 3cr.
Max Enrollment: 50, Instructor: Lisa Neuman
Course Description: This course will survey American Indian social, philosophical, spiritual, and cultural aspects in historical and contemporary society. It examines the issues and experiences of Native people from a variety of perspectives. Satisfies the General Education Social Contexts & Institutions and Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives requirements. Prerequisites: None.

 

NAS 102(0860-LEC), Class #87871, Introduction to Wabanaki Culture/History/Issues, T, 4:00-6:50, Boardman Hall 210, 3 cr.
Max Enrollment: 50, Instructor: John Bear Mitchell
Course Description: This course provides an overview of the tribes that make up the Wabanaki Confederacy: the Penobscot, the Passamaquoddy, the Maliseet and the Micmac. It will provide a survey of the individual tribes’ historic, cultures, philosophic, and creation stories, as well as a brief overview of Canadian, U.S., and Maine Indian history. This course will discuss and explore current issues and concerns as well as critical concepts such as sovereignty, treaty rights, and tribal government.

 

NAS 202(0001-LEC), Class #89597, Wabanaki Languages I, TH, 5:00-7:50, Little Hall 219, 3cr.
Max Enrollment: 30 TOTAL, Instructor: Roger L. Paul
Course Description: While there are distinct Indigenous languages of the Native nations that make up the Wabanaki Confederacy, these languages are similar. This course will offer an opportunity for students to begin to build their Wabanaki vocabulary and develop skills in pronunciation and oral communication, as well as discussing the history of Wabanaki words. Taught by a Wabanaki speaker. 

 

NAS 295(0984-LEC), Class #89453, (0994-WEB), Class #89454, ANT 295(0984-LEC), Class #89455, (0994-WEB), Class #89456, Am Indians & Climate Change, W, 1:00-3:50, S Stevens Hall 232A, 3 cr.
Max Enrollment: 30-class, 20-web, Instructor: Darren Ranco
Course Description: Introduces students to the Indian cultures of the United States and U.S. territories in the South Pacific, paying particular attention to the issue of climate change and how it is impacting indigenous peoples in these regions; also examines climate effects on natural resource conditions as it relates to Indian cultures and the roles indigenous groups play in policy responses to climate change.

 

NAS 298(0001-IND), Class #88154, Directed Study in Native American Studies
Max Enrollment: 10, Instructor: Darren Ranco
Course Description: Individual study, research, field experience and writing projects in Native American Studies.  May be repeated for credit.  Arranged upon request.  Prerequisite: NAS 101 and permission.

 

NAS 401(0869-LEC), Class #87954, HTY 599(0985-SEM), Class #86703, (0995-WEB), Class #86705, Advanced Topics Native American Study-Ethnohistory, TH, 4:00-5:50, Stevens Hall 310, 3 cr.
Max Enrollment: 10-class, 4-web, Instructor: Micah Pawling
Course Description: Ethnohistory is a cooperative undertaking that employs methodologies from both history and anthropology to better understand Native American perspectives through time.  It explores how research on American Indian communities have changed across the North American continent.  A short research project will reevaluate written sources and consult additional evidence to gain Native viewpoints. Comparisons are made with other Indigenous communities. Readings address more recent developments in the field including oral histories, language, sense of place, ethics, sovereignty, current political events, and research collaboration with Indigenous communities. 

 

NAS 498(0001-IND), Class #88155, Directed Study in Native American Studies
Max Enrollment: 10, Instructor: Darren Ranco
Course Description: Advanced individual study, research, field experiences and writing projects in Native American Studies.  May be repeated for credit.  Arranged upon request.  Department Consent Required.  Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing and NAS 101 and one additional course within the Native American Studies minor and permission.