Spring 2019 Course Offerings


NAS 101 (0001-LEC), Class #42903, Introduction to Native American Studies,
MWF 9:00-9:50am, Neville Hall 101, 3cr.  Max Enrollment: 50,
Instructor: William Yellow Robe
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 (0002-LEC), Class #42904, Introduction to Native American Studies,
TTh 2:00-3:15pm, D.P.Corbett 115, 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 (WINT-LEC), Class #42905, Introduction to Native American Studies, 3cr.  Max Enrollment: 60,
WINTER-ONLINE ONLY
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 102 (0860-LEC), Class #42945, Introduction to Wabanaki Culture/History/Issues,
W 4:00-6:50pm, Little Hall 211, 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 201(0001-LEC), Class #42946, crosslisted with ANT 290(0001-LEC), Class #44390 and SFR 347(0002-IND), Class #41631, top Native American Studies: Indigenous Science across the Disciplines, T 5:00-7:50pm, South Stevens Hall 232A, 3 cr.  Max Enrollment: 8,
Instructor: Darren Ranco
Course Description: This course provides an interdisciplinary, intermediate level of study of selected topics regarding American Indians in more detail and complexity.


NAS 203 (0001-LEC), Class #44688, Wabanaki Language II,
TH, 4:00-6:50, Little Hall 203, 3cr. Max Enrollment: 20,
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 270 (0001-LEC), Class #44325, crosslisted with WGS 270(0001-LEC), Class #44326, Gender in Native American Cultures
W 2:00-4:50pm, North Stevens Hall 119, 3 cr.  Max Enrollment: 12,
Instructor: Sherri Mitchell
Course Description: This course explores the concept of gender in indigenous communities of North America. Course materials will explore historical and contemporary perspectives of gender and sexual orientation to better understand how Native communities define and practice gender. (WGS 270 and NAS 270 are identical courses.)


NAS 298 (0001-IND), Class #43264, 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 451 (0001-LEC), Class #42267, crosslisted with ANT 451(0001-LEC), Class #42266, Native American Cultures & Identities,
MWF 12:00-12:50pm, Corbett Hall 220, 3cr.  Max Enrollment: 10,
Instructor: Lisa Neuman
Course Description: In this seminar we will examine Native American cultures and identities (past and present), with special attention to reading works by Native authors and examining topics such as the effects of colonialism on Native Americans, representations of Native Americans in popular culture, new biological technologies like DNA testing that shape understandings of Native identities, the role of traditional cultures in Native communities, tribal sovereignty and economic development in the twenty-first century, and indigenous environmental perspectives.


NAS 498 (0001-IND), Class #43265, 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
Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing and NAS 101 and one additional course within the Native American Studies minor and permission