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Requirements for Undergraduate Certificate:

The undergraduate certificate requires 19 hours of course work. It is designed to provide students with a broad foundation in Native American Studies. This includes:

(a) RELI/NAMS 1100 Introduction to Native American Studies (In some rare instances, a directed study, approved by the Director of INAS, may be substituted for this requirement);

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

(c) completion of RELI/NAMS 4701 Methods in the Study of Native American Cultures.

Below is a list of current courses that fulfill the core distribution requirement. Not every one of these courses is offered every year. In addition, classes are added every semester. Students should contact Dr. Jace Weaver <jweaver@uga.edu> for academic advising and to complete the paperwork to enroll in the program.  The Undergraduate Check Form is here.

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 4701 Methods in the Study of Native American Culture