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CURRICULUM

REQUIREMENTS

Graduate Certificate:

The graduate certificate in Native American Studies requires 19 hours of course work. This includes:

(a) an introductory directed study in major topics in Native American Studies, as approved by the Director of INAS;

(b) at least one course or directed study or reading in each of five core areas (cultures; archaeology; history; law and policy; and literature); and

(c) completion of Reli/NAMS 6700 Methods in the Study of Native American Cultures, which shall include a research paper.

Below is a list of current courses that fulfill the core area distribution requirement. Not every one of these courses is offered every year. In addition, classes are added every semester. Interested students are advised to consult this webpage regularly and to contact the Director of INAS.

Cultures:
Anth 6020 Indians of North America
Anth 6245 Oral Literature
Anth 6460 The Aztecs and the Maya
Anth 6470 The Rise and Fall of the Southeastern Chiefdoms
Anth 6480 The Indians of the Old South
Anth 6900 Indigenous Latin America
Anth 8000 Special Topics in Anthropology (with the approval of the Director)
Anth 8500 Ethnoecology
Geog 6680 Gender and Geography
Musi 6270 Topics of Musical Cultures of the World
Reli 6705 Special Topics in Native American Studies
Reli 6710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies
Reli 6900 Apocalyptic Religion in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Archaeology:
Anth 8000 Special Topics in Anthropology (with the approval of the Director)
Reli 6705 Special Topics in Native American Studies
Reli 6710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies

History:
Anth 6020 Indians of North America
Anth 6245 Oral Literature
Anth 6460 The Aztecs and the Maya
Anth 6470 The Rise and Fall of the Southeastern Chiefdoms
Anth 6480 The Indians of the Old South
Reli 6705 Special Topics in Native American Studies
Reli 6710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies

Law and Policy:

Law 5500 Indian Law
Reli 6705 Special Topics in Native American Studies
Reli 6710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies


Literature:
Engl 6860 Native American Literature
Engl 8730 Topics in Native American Literature
Reli 6705 Special Topics in Native American Studies

Reli 6710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies

Because no specific relevant graduate-level courses are currently offered in Archaeology, students are instructed to consult with the Director about an appropriate directed reading or other opportunities.

Courses may be listed in more than one of the five core distribution areas, but each course can only be used to fulfill the requirement in one category. Consult with the Director for details.

Graduate students are strongly advised to develop facility with a Native language relevant to their particular study. UGA and INAS have resources to assist in this. Consult with the Director for further details.

Based on the requirements and existing courses, a sample graduate certificate program in Native American Studies might look like this:

Reli 6710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies
Anth 6020 Indians of North America
Anth 8000 Special Topics in Anthropology (focusing on archaeology)
Anth 6480 The Indians of the Old South
Law 5500 Indian Law
Engl 6860 Native American Literature
Reli/NAMS 6700 Methods in the Study of Native American Cultures


Undergraduate Certificate:

The undergraduate certificate in Native American Studies requires 19 hours of course work. This includes:

(a) Reli/NAMS 1100 Introduction to Native American Studies;

(b) at least one course or directed study or reading in each of five core areas (cultures; archaeology; history; law and policy; and literature); and

(c) completion of Reli/NAMS 4700 Methods in the Study of Native American Cultures. Students must also write at least one research paper in Native American Studies, as approved by the Director.

Below is a list of current courses that fulfill the core area distribution requirement. Not every one of these courses is offered every year. In addition, classes are added every semester. Interested students are advised to consult this webpage regularly and to contact the Director of INAS.


Cultures:
Anth 3190 Myth in Culture
Anth 3260 The Aztecs and the Maya
Anth/NAMS 3410 Contemporary Native America
Anth/NAMS 3410H Contemporary Native America
Anth 3430 Indians of Mexico and Central America
Anth 4020 Indians of North America
Anth 4245 Oral Literature
Anth 4460 The Aztecs and the Maya
Anth 4470 The Rise and Fall of Southeastern Chiefdoms
Anth 4480 The Indians of the Old South
Anth 4550 Ethnohistory
Anth 4900 Ethnobiology and Traditional Medicine
Fres 1010 Native American Music
Geog 4680 Gender and Geography
Reli/NAMS 2004 Native American Cultures
Reli/NAMS 2004H Native American Cultures
Reli 4705 Special Topics in Native American Studies
Reli 4710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies
Reli 4900 Apocalyptic Religion in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Soci 2820 Race and Ethnicity in America
Soci 4280 Global Perspectives on Gender
Soci 4370 Seminar in Race and Ethnicity


Archaeology:
Anth 2310 Archaeology of Georgia
Anth 3270 New World Archaeology
Anth 3280 Archaeology of the Southwest
Anth 4310 Archaeology of Eastern North America
Reli 4705 Special Topics in Native American Studies
Reli 4710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies

History:
Anth 3260 The Aztecs and the Maya
Anth 4460 The Aztecs and the Maya
Anth 4470 The Rise and Fall of Southeastern Chiefdoms
Anth 4480 The Indians of the Old South
Hist 1200 Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean
Hist 2051 Multiculturalism in Early America
Hist 2221 Latin American Civilization to 1800
Hist 2222 Latin American Civilization Since 1800
Hist 3050 American Indian History to 1840
Hist 3051 American Indian History Since 1840
Hist 3220 History of Mexico
Hist 3230 History of Brazil
Hist 3240 The Caribbean Area
Hist 3250 History of the Americas
Reli 4705 Special Topics in Native American Studies
Reli 4710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies

Law and Policy:
Reli 4705 Special Topics in Native American Studies
Reli 4710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies


Literature:
Cmlt 2500 Comparative Ethnic American Literature
Cmlt 3190 Myth in Culture
Engl 2390H Multicultural Literature in America (with the approval of the Director)
Engl 2400 Multicultural American Literature (with the approval of the Director)
Engl 4860 Native American Literature
Reli 4705 Special Topics in Native American Studies
Reli 4710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies


Because no specific relevant undergraduate-level courses are currently offered in Law and Policy, students are instructed to consult with the Director about an appropriate directed reading or other opportunities.

Courses may be listed in more than one of the five core distribution areas, but each course can only be used to fulfill the requirement in one category. Consult with the Director for details.

Based on the requirements and existing courses, a sample undergraduate certificate program in Native American Studies might look like this:

Reli/NAMS 1100 Introduction to Native American Studies
Anth/NAMS 3410 Contemporary Native America
Anth 3280 Archaeology of the Southwest
Hist 3050 American Indian History Since 1840
Reli 4710 Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies (focusing on law and policy)
Engl 4860 Native American Literature
Reli/NAMS 4700 Methods in the Study of Native American Culture

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