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


Spring 2020 Course Offerings

NAS 101(0001-LEC), Class #6843, Introduction to Native American Studies, TTH, 9:30-10:45am, Boardman Hall 210, 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 #6844, 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 #6885, Introduction to Wabanaki Culture/History/Issues, T, 4:00-6:50pm, 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 203(0001-LEC), Class #8592, Wabanaki Languages II, TH, 5:00-7:50pm, Little Hall 202, 3cr.
Max Enrollment: 30, 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 230 (0001-LEC), Class #8420, cross listed ​HTY​ ​222​, Class​ ​#​8419, ME Indian History in the 20th Century, MWF 9:00-9:50am, North Stevens Hall 237, 3cr. Max Enrollment: 40, Instructor: Micah Pawling
Course Description: We will explore the variety of ways Wabanaki experiences deviated from the national narrative on American Indians and examine when Native challenges were in lockstep with western tribes in the twentieth century. The course considers the interplay between cultural​ ​traditions​ ​and​ ​modernity. ​ ​The​ ​regional​ ​scope​ ​highlights​ ​local​ ​developments.

NAS 298(0001-IND), Class #7202, 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 #7203, 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.