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


Fall 2020 Course Offerings

NAS 101(0001-LEC), Class #44462, Introduction to Native American Studies, TTH, 2:00-3:15, 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 #44463, Introduction to Native American Studies, WEB, 3cr.
Max Enrollment: 60, 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 #44511, 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 #46188, Wabanaki Languages I, TH, 4:00-6:50, Little Hall 205, 3cr.
Max Enrollment: 24, 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 220(0001-LEC), Class #46284, North American Indian History, TTH, 9:30-10:45, North Stevens Hall 119, 3cr.
Max Enrollment: 5, Cross listed with HTY 220(0001-LEC), Class #44631, Instructor: Micah Pawling
Course Description: An introductory history of North American Indians, from before European contact to the present. Within a broad chronological framework, the course will look at critical themes in American Indian history; American Indians prior to contact; cultural contact; treaty making, treaty rights, sovereignty; impact of government policies on Native populations; and contemporary issues.

 NAS 298(0001-IND), Class #44807, 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 498(0001-IND), Class #44808, 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

For questions or permission, please contact: Native American Programs office at 207-581-1417 or email jennifer.bowen@maine.edu