Fall 2018 Course Offerings


NAS 101(0001-LEC), Class #28445, Introduction to Native American Studies, MWF, 9:00-9:50, Lord 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(0002-LEC), Class #28446, Introduction to Native American Studies, TTH, 2:00-3:15, Merrill Hall 330, 3cr.
Max Enrollment: 50, Instructor: TBA
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 #28499, Introduction to Wabanaki Culture/History/Issues, T, 4:00-6:50, Donald P. Corbett 107, 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(0981-LEC), Class #28500, Topics in Native American Studies: Wabanaki Language I, TH, 4:00-6:50, Little Hall 205, 3 cr.
Class #28501-UMA Bangor, Class #28502-UMM, Class #25803-Elsworth, Class #28504-USM-Gorham, Class #28505-UMPI
Max Enrollment: 75 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.  This course is available via video conferencing statewide


NAS 298(0001-IND), Class #28785, Directed Study in Native American Studies
Max Enrollment: 10, Instructor: Darren Ranco
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 498(0001-IND), Class #28786, Directed Study in Native American Studies
Max Enrollment: 10, Instructor: Darren Ranco
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