Native American Studies

(College of Letters and Science)

__________, Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2407 Hart Hall; 530-752-3237; http://nas.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://nas.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty


(College of Letters and Science)

__________, Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2407 Hart Hall; 530-752-3237; http://nas.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://nas.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty

The Major Program

Native American Studies provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to the indigenous cultures of North, Central, and South America. It challenges students to consider issues of cultural diversity, sovereignty, and indigenous knowledge systems in preparation for living in a world of constantly increasing social and cultural complexity.

The Program. Students electing a major in Native American Studies may complete Plan I, Plan II, or Plan III. Plan I enables students to concentrate chiefly upon the Native experience in North America (north of Mexico). Plan II encourages interested students to focus upon Meso-America with some course work integrating Meso-America with North America and South America. Plan III focuses upon South America with some course work integrating that region with areas to the north.

Major Advisor. http://nas.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate-advisor

Major Advising.  All new and prospective Native American Studies majors are encouraged to see the Student Affairs Officer individually, once per year, at minimum.

Career Alternatives. Native American Studies is excellent preparation for a scholarly career or professional career such as teaching, law, human services, health, tribal administration, social work, and inter-ethnic relations. Graduate schools and agencies in these and related areas are looking for students with broad interdisciplinary preparation and who possess knowledge and sensitivity relating to ethnic issues and cultural diversity.

Study Off Campus. Majors have the option of spending one to three quarters elsewhere in the Americas or on or near a reservation as part of the fulfillment of the Area of Specialization. Each student’s plan must be approved by the student’s adviser and by the chairperson and may fulfill from 12 to 20 of the 28 units required for the emphasis. The courses or field internship taken elsewhere must be focused upon indigenous peoples or indigenous languages and the institution of study shall be located in an area with substantial indigenous population. Students must have upper division standing and, for Plan I, course 107 or the equivalent should have been completed; for Plan II, courses 107 and 133 should have been completed; and for Plan III, courses 107 and 120 should have been completed prior to departure. Several options may be used for receiving academic credit, including course 195. The department strongly encourages students to participate in the UC Education Abroad Program or Short-Term Programs Abroad. 

Graduate Study. The Department offers a program of study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Native American Studies, as well as a designated emphasis in Native American Studies for graduate students in approved programs. Further information regarding graduate study may be obtained at the Department office and at Graduate Studies. 

Graduate Advisor. http://nas.ucdavis.edu/graduate-program-advisor

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 16-24
NAS 001
Introduction to Native American Studies (Active)
4
NAS 010
Native American Experience (Active)
4
or
NAS 012
Native American/Indigenous Film (Active)
4
Choose one or two:
4-8
NAS 005
Introduction to Native American Literature (Active)
4
NAS 012
Native American/Indigenous Film (Active)
4
NAS 032
Native American Music and Dance (Active)
4
NAS 033
Introduction to Native American Art (Active)
4
NAS 034
Native American Art Studio (Active)
4
Choose one or two:
4-8
AAS 012
Introduction to African Studies (Active)
4
AAS 052
African Traditional Religion (Active)
4
ANT 002
Cultural Anthropology (Active)
5
ANT 020
Comparative Cultures (Active)
4
ANT 024
Ancient Crops and People (Active)
4
ASA 001
Historical Experience of Asian Americans (Active)
4
ASA 002
Contemporary Issues of Asian Americans (Active)
4
ASA 004
Asian American Cultural Studies (Active)
4
CHI 010
Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (Active)
4
CHI 021
Chicana/o and Latina/o Health Care Issues (Active)
4
CHI 023
Qualitative Research Methods (Active)
4
COM 025
Ethnic Minority Writers in World Literature (Active)
4
CRD 002
Ethnicity and American Communities (Active)
4
ESP 010
Current Issues in the Environment (Active)
3
HIS 007A
History of Latin America to 1700 (Active)
4
HIS 007B
History of Latin America, 1700-1900 (Active)
4
HIS 007C
History of Latin America 1900-present (Active)
4
HIS 017A
History of the United States (Active)
4
LIN 001
Introduction to Linguistics (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 24
NAS 130A
Native American Ethno-Historical Development (Active)
4
NAS 130B
Native American Ethno-Historical Development (Active)
4
or
NAS 130C
Native American Ethno-Historical Development (Active)
4
NAS 157
Native American Religion and Philosophy (Active)
4
NAS 180
Native American Women (Active)
4
or
NAS 135
Gender Construction in Native Societies (Active)
4
Choose three:
12
NAS 101
Contemporary Native American Art (Active)
4
NAS 107
Learning Native American Languages (Active)
4
NAS 108
Indigenous Languages of California (Active)
4
NAS 115
Native Americans in the Contemporary World (Active)
4
NAS 119
Introduction to Federal Indian Law (Active)
4
NAS 122
Native American Community Development (Active)
4
NAS 125
Performance and Culture Among Native Americans (Active)
4
NAS 130A
Native American Ethno-Historical Development (Active)
4
NAS 130B
Native American Ethno-Historical Development (Active)
4
NAS 130C
Native American Ethno-Historical Development (Active)
4
NAS 133A
Ethnohistory of Native Peoples of Mexico and Central America to 1500 (Active)
4
NAS 133B
Ethnohistory of Native Peoples of Mexico and Central America 1500 to 2000 (Active)
4
NAS 135
Gender Construction in Native Societies (Active)
4
NAS 146
Orientation to Research in Native American Studies (Active)
4
NAS 161
California Indian Environmental Policy I (Active)
4
NAS 162
California Indian Environmental Policy II (Active)
4
NAS 180
Native American Women (Active)
4
NAS 181A
Native American Literature (Active)
4
NAS 181B
Native American Literature (Active)
4
NAS 181C
Contemporary Native American Poetry (Active)
4
NAS 185
Native American Literature in Performance (Active)
4
NAS 188
Special Topics in Native American Literary Studies (Active)
4
NAS 191
Topics in Native American Studies (Active)
4
Note: If a course is counted for either Plans I, II, or III (below), it cannot also be counted as part of the 24 units of Depth Subject Matter.
 
Areas of Specialization; complete one plan:
Units: 20
Plan I—North American Emphasis
Units: 20
NAS 107
Learning Native American Languages (Active)
4
or
NAS 108
Indigenous Languages of California (Active)
4
Choose two:
8
NAS 101
Contemporary Native American Art (Active)
4
NAS 115
Native Americans in the Contemporary World (Active)
4
NAS 119
Introduction to Federal Indian Law (Active)
4
NAS 122
Native American Community Development (Active)
4
NAS 125
Performance and Culture Among Native Americans (Active)
4
NAS 130A
Native American Ethno-Historical Development (Active)
4
NAS 130B
Native American Ethno-Historical Development (Active)
4
NAS 130C
Native American Ethno-Historical Development (Active)
4
NAS 135
Gender Construction in Native Societies (Active)
4
NAS 146
Orientation to Research in Native American Studies (Active)
4
NAS 161
California Indian Environmental Policy I (Active)
4
NAS 162
California Indian Environmental Policy II (Active)
4
NAS 181A
Native American Literature (Active)
4
NAS 181B
Native American Literature (Active)
4
NAS 181C
Contemporary Native American Poetry (Active)
4
NAS 185
Native American Literature in Performance (Active)
4
NAS 188
Special Topics in Native American Literary Studies (Active)
4
NAS 191
Topics in Native American Studies (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
AMS 100
Methods in American Studies (Active)
4
ANT 103
Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Conservation (Active)
4
ANT 136
Ethnographic Film (Active)
4
ANT 172
New World Prehistory: The First Arrivals (Active)
4
ANT 173
New World Prehistory: Archaic Adaptations (Active)
4
ANT 175
Andean Prehistory: Archaeology of the Incas and their Ancestors (Active)
4
ANT 176
Prehistory of California and the Great Basin (Active)
4
AAS 100
Survey of Ethnicity in the US (Active)
4
AAS 107B
African Descent Communities and Culture in North America (Active)
4
AAS 145B
Black Intellectuals (Active)
4
AAS 152
Major Voices in Black World Literature (Active)
4
AAS 153
African Literature (Active)
4
AAS 163
African Religions in the Americas (Active)
4
AAS 172
Diaspora and New Black Identities (Active)
4
AAS 176
The Politics of Resources (Active)
4
AAS 181
Hip Hop in Urban America (Active)
4
ASA 102
Theoretical Perspective in Asian American Studies (Active)
4
ASA 112
Asian American Women (Active)
4
ASA 115
Multiracial Asian Pacific American Issues (Active)
4
ASA 121
Asian American Performance (Active)
4
CHI 100
Chicana/ Chicano Theoretical Perspective (Active)
4
CHI 110
Sociology of the Chicana/o Experience (Active)
4
SOC 128
Interracial Interpersonal Dynamics (Active)
4
WMS 102
Gender and Post Colonialism (Active)
4
WMS 160
Women, ‘Race’ and Sexuality in Postcolonial Cinema (Active)
4
WMS 162
Feminist Film Theory and Criticism (Active)
4
WMS 170
Queer Studies (Active)
4
WMS 178F
Transnationalism and Writing by Women of Color (Active)
4
WMS 180
Women of Color Writing in the United States (Active)
4
WMS 182
Globalization, Gender and Culture (Active)
4
One other upper division Native American Studies course, selected in consultation with advisor.
4
Plan II—Mexico-Central America Emphasis
Units: 20
NAS 107
Learning Native American Languages (Active)
4
NAS 133
Ethnohistory of Native People of Mexico and Central America (Active)
4
or
NAS 133B
Ethnohistory of Native Peoples of Mexico and Central America 1500 to 2000 (Active)
4
Choose two:
8
AMS 100
Methods in American Studies (Active)
4
HIS 110A
Colonialism and the Making of the Modern World (Active)
4
HIS 160
Spain and America in the 16th century (Active)
4
HIS 165
Latin American Social Revolutions (Active)
4
HIS 166A
History of Mexico to 1848 (Active)
4
HIS 166B
History of Mexico since 1848 (Active)
4
AAS 107A
African Descent Communities and Culture in the Caribbean and Latin America (Active)
4
AAS 180
Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (Active)
4
ANT 144
Contemporary Societies and Cultures of Latin America (Active)
4
CHI 111
Chicanas/Mexicanas in Contemporary Society (Active)
4
CHI 112
Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Chicana/o and Latina/o Communities (Active)
4
CHI 125S
Latino Families in the Age of Globalization: Migration and Transculturation (Active)
4
CHI 130
United States-Mexican Border Relations (Active)
4
CHI 135S
Transnational Latina/o Political Economy (Active)
4
CHI 147S
Indigenous Healing and Biodiversity in Latin America (Active)
5
NAS 122
Native American Community Development (Active)
4
NAS 133A
Ethnohistory of Native Peoples of Mexico and Central America to 1500 (Active)
4
NAS 184
Contemporary Indigenous Literature of Mexico (Active)
4
NAS 185
Native American Literature in Performance (Active)
4
POL 143B
Mexican Politics (Active)
4
SOC 158
Women's Social Movements in Latin America (Active)
4
SPA 177
California and Latin America (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
AHI 151
Arts of the Indians of the Americas (Active)
4
NAS 181B
Native American Literature (Active)
4
NAS 181C
Contemporary Native American Poetry (Active)
4
If student's work is specifically focused upon a Meso-American language or topic, then:
 
NAS 188
Special Topics in Native American Literary Studies (Active)
4
NAS 191
Topics in Native American Studies (Active)
4
Plan III—South American Emphasis
Units: 20
Choose two:
8
NAS 107
Learning Native American Languages (Active)
4
NAS 110A
Quechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 1 (Active)
4
NAS 110B
Quechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 2 (Active)
4
NAS 110C
Quechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 1 (Active)
4
NAS 110D
Quechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 2 (Active)
4
NAS 120
Ethnopolitics of South American Indians (Active)
4
Choose two:
8
AAS 107A
African Descent Communities and Culture in the Caribbean and Latin America (Active)
4
AAS 155A
African-American Dance and Culture in the United States, Brazil and the Caribbean (Active)
4
AAS 163
African Religions in the Americas (Active)
4
AAS 180
Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (Active)
4
ANT 103
Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Conservation (Active)
4
ANT 144
Contemporary Societies and Cultures of Latin America (Active)
4
ANT 175
Andean Prehistory: Archaeology of the Incas and their Ancestors (Active)
4
HIS 162
History of the Andean Region (Active)
4
HIS 165
Latin American Social Revolutions (Active)
4
POL 143A
Latin American Politics (Active)
4
SOC 104
The Political Economy of International Migration (Active)
4
SPA 170
Introduction to Latin American Culture (Active)
4
SPA 170S
Introduction to Latin American Culture (Active)
4
SPA 171
Music from Latin America (Active)
4
SPA 171S
Music from Latin America (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
HIS 163B
History of Brazil (Active)
4
HIS 164
History of Chile (Active)
4
HIS 167
Modern Latin American Cultural and Intellectual History (Active)
4
POL 143A
Latin American Politics (Active)
4
Total: 60-68

(College of Letters and Science)

__________, Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2407 Hart Hall; 530-752-3237; http://nas.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://nas.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty

Graduate Study. The Department offers a program of study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Native American Studies, as well as a designated emphasis in Native American Studies for graduate students in approved programs. Further information regarding graduate study may be obtained at the Department office and at Graduate Studies.

Graduate Advisor. http://nas.ucdavis.edu/graduate-program-advisor

(College of Letters and Science)

__________, Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2407 Hart Hall; 530-752-3237; http://nas.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://nas.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty

Graduate Study. The Department offers a program of study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Native American Studies, as well as a designated emphasis in Native American Studies for graduate students in approved programs. Further information regarding graduate study may be obtained at the Department office and at Graduate Studies.

Graduate Advisor. http://nas.ucdavis.edu/graduate-program-advisor

(College of Letters and Science)

__________, Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2407 Hart Hall; 530-752-3237; http://nas.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://nas.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty

The Native American Studies minor provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the Native experience in the Americas through coursework in history, literature, art, performance, languages, values, philosophy, religion, current events, political economic, and the environment.

Native American Studies
Units: 24
Choose one lower division Native American Studies course.
4
Choose five upper division Native American Studies courses.
20
Total: 24
Courses in NAS:
NAS 001Introduction to Native American Studies (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to Native American Studies with emphasis upon basic concepts relating to Native American historical and political development. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 005Introduction to Native American Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of Subject A requirement. Intensive focus on analysis of Native American literary texts, with frequent writing assignments to develop critical thinking and composition skills. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, OL, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 005AWriter's Workshop (2) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s). Concurrent enrollment in a lower division writing course required, preferably NAS 005; if necessary, based upon demand and academic advisor approval, students may concurrently enroll in an equivalent course (ENL 003 or UWP 001), instead. Disciplinary writing support course that focuses on the development of writing and revision strategies, exploring ways to understand a writing task, to develop appropriate content for a writing task, to revise content to reflect competence as a communicator. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
NAS 007Indigenous and Minority Languages (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Survey of the status of indigenous, immigrant, and other minority languages in the Americas and around the world. Topics include linguistic diversity, language endangerment and revitalization, heritage language maintenance in immigrant communities, and language change due to transcultural interactions. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
NAS 010Native American Experience (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to the diverse cultures of Native American peoples from North, Central, and South America. Emphasis on Native American voices in the expression of cultural views and in the experience of conflicting values. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 012Native American/Indigenous Film (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing; Discussion—1 hour(s). Survey and analysis of the visual colonization of Native American peoples and the contemporary responses by Native American/Indigenous filmmakers claiming visual sovereignty. Examines a range of filmic genres including documentary, features, shorts, festivals, TV and Internet screening. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 032Native American Music and Dance (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Introduction to the music and dance of the native peoples of the Americas. Students will study secular native music and dance from a cross-section of regions and tribes. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 032Native American Music and Dance (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to the music and dance of Indigenous peoples across the Americas. Indigenous music and dance from comparative, interdisciplinary, and global perspectives in order to learn about historic and contemporary issues (e.g., social, cultural, economic, technical, and aesthetic) facing Indigenous communities, and the ways in which the issues are expressed through music and dance practices. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, SS, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
NAS 033Introduction to Native American Art (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Introduction to Native American Art from throughout North America, inclusive of traditional forms, techniques and designs in a range of media including ceramics, basketry, fiberwork, carving, painting, sculpture and photography within a context of social and political history. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
NAS 034Native American Art Studio (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Studio—6 hour(s). Limited enrollment. Studio projects to be influenced by contemporary and traditional Native American arts. Examples of designs and media presented in lectures will be of indigenous origin. Introduction and familiarized with various materials and techniques. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WC. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 046Orientation to Research in Native American Studies (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Native American Studies major or minor, or consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Introduces students to basic research resources pertinent to Native American subjects available in the region, including libraries, archives, museums, etc. Emphasis is upon learning to use documentary resources or other collections of data. Students will carry out individual projects. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 046Orientation to Research in Native American Studies (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Native American Studies major or minor, or consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Introduces students to basic research resources pertinent to Native American subjects available in the region, including libraries, archives, museums, etc. Emphasis is upon learning to use documentary resources or other collections of data. Students will carry out individual projects. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
NAS 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2007 Winter Quarter.
NAS 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 101Contemporary Native American Art (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Examination of contemporary artworks by selected Native American and Indigenous Master artists, in a wide range of media, including ceramics, metal arts, photography, video, painting, installation and performance within a context of political and social histories. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
NAS 107Special Topics in Native American Languages (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Investigation of various subjects in contemporary and historical Native American language studies. May be repeated for credit when a different topic is studied. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 107Learning Native American Languages (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Self-directed study of a Native American language using revitalization strategies. Origins of language endangerment and the importance of language for cultural reclamation. May be repeated for credit if student works on a different language or if student undertakes more advanced work on a language they have studied previously. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, OL, WC. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
NAS 108Indigenous Languages of California (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Survey of the indigenous languages of the California region: linguistic prehistory, languages at first European contact, subsequent language loss, current efforts at language and cultural revitalization, indigenous languages of recent immigrants to California. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
NAS 109Native American Language Spotlight (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). In-depth examination of the history, structure, and sociolinguistics of a particular Native American language or language family. Different language studied each time the course is offered. Oral proficiency component included in some years. May be repeated for credit May be repeated for credit when a different language/language family is the focus of the course. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
NAS 110AQuechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 1 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Not open to students who took course 107 in the Fall quarter of 2007. Quechua language and society emphasizing the practical use of the language. Provides the student with some basic Quechua communication skills and with an initial knowledge about contemporary Andean society and the status of Quechua language today. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2012 Spring Quarter.
NAS 110BQuechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 2 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 110A. Second Level of the teaching of Quechua language and society. Emphasis on development of conversational and reading skills. Continuation of the study of aspects of contemporary Andean society and the status of Quechua language today. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
NAS 110CQuechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 1 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 110A; NAS 110B. Third level of the teaching of Quechua language and society. Emphasis on development of conversational and reading skills. Introduction to more complex grammatical structures. Continuing the study of contemporary Andean society and the status of Quechua language today. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
NAS 110DQuechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 2 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 110A; NAS 110B; NAS 110C. Fourth level of the teaching of Quechua language and society. Emphasis on complex structural patterns while emphasizing conversational skills and improving reading competence. Study of different sociopolitical processes that have affected Andean identity and the status of Quechua language. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
NAS 115Native Americans in the Contemporary World (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Important issues facing Native Americans in the contemporary world. Focus primarily on the diverse ways of life, histories and realities of indigenous people throughout the Americas as they develop their own cultural and political institutions. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NAS 116Native American Traditional Governments (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 001; ANT 002. Study of selected Native American Tribal Governments, confederations, leagues, and alliance systems. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 117Native American Governmental Decision Making (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 116; POL 002; ANT 123 recommended. Native American governmental and community decision making with emphasis on federal and state programs, tribal sovereignty, current political trends and funding for tribal services. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 118Native American Politics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Examination of the various interest groups and movements found among Native people and how they relate to the determination of Indian affairs. Study of political action available to Native groups, and local communities, along with relevant theory relating to underdevelopment. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
NAS 119Introduction to Federal Indian Law (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to the foundational cases and statutes of federal Indian law, from European Contact through the 20th century. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, SS, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 120Ethnopolitics of South American Indians (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 001; (NAS 010 or NAS 055). Social, political, cultural movements of indigenous South Americans in response to establishment, expansion of European colonialism, post-colonial nation-states. Ethnopolitical processes developed through interactions between Indians, Euroamericans. Socioethnographic analysis of main indigenous areas and the development of national societies. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 121Corporate Colonialism (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 001, NAS 010 or NAS 012 encouraged, but not required. Price of progress and modernity for native and non-native people. History of the corporation and neoliberalism, military and intelligence agencies, debt, Taylorism, education institutions, media, and law. Discussion of alternatives advocated by contemporary and indigenous social movements. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
NAS 122Native American Community Development (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 001 or NAS 010. Application of community development theory and techniques to the development problems of Native American communities. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, OL, SS, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
NAS 123Native Foods and Farming of the Americas (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Crop domestication, agrodiversity, and cuisines of the Americas. Cultural and social history of native American foods like maize, potatoes, quinoa, chocolate, peppers, beans, avocados, etc. Discussion of socio-economic, environmental, legal challenges facing indigenous and peasant farmers today. (Letter.) GE credit: DD, OL, SE, SS, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
NAS 125Performance and Culture Among Native Americans (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Interdisciplinary study of public expressive forms among Native Americans. Comparison and analysis of music, dances, rituals, and dramas from throughout North, Central, and South America in their social and cultural contexts. Extensive film viewing. Not open for credit to students who have completed MUS 125. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
NAS 130ANative American Ethno-Historical Development (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Study of Native American ethno-history in North America before 1770s. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
NAS 130BNative American Ethno-Historical Development (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Study of Native American ethno-history in North America, 1770-1890. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
NAS 130CNative American Ethno-Historical Development (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Study of Native American ethno-history in North America after 1890. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
NAS 133Ethnohistory of Native People of Mexico and Central America (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Ethnohistorical development of pre-colonial, colonial, post-colonial Mexican and Central American indigenous people; the impact of economic and political factors on the process of cultural adaptation. Attention is given to the questions of nation-building, forced assimilation, indigenous resistance, organized political responses. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
NAS 133AEthnohistory of Native Peoples of Mexico and Central America to 1500 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Ethnohistorical development of the indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America up to and including the earliest period of European contact. Focus is on indigenous written historical records of the Maya, Mixtec, and Nahuatl peoples. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
NAS 133BEthnohistory of Native Peoples of Mexico and Central America 1500 to 2000 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Ethnohistory of indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America from 1500 to contemporary times. Focus on social and cultural dynamics, particularly the role of indigenous people in the process of nation-state building in Mexico and Central America. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
NAS 134Race, Culture, and Nation (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Exploration of complexities of Native American racial, cultural and national identities and alliances. Study of tribal and federal citizenship, mixed descent and diasporic people(s), claims to resources, ethnic fraud and contemporary movements of cultural resurgence and political sovereignty and self-determination. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
NAS 134Race, Culture, and Nation (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. NAS 001 or NAS 010 encouraged, but not required. Exploration of complexities of Native American racial, cultural and national identities and alliances. Study of tribal and federal citizenship, mixed descent and diasporic people(s), claims to resources, ethnic fraud and contemporary movements of cultural resurgence and political sovereignty and self-determination. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
NAS 135Gender Construction in Native Societies (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Historical and traditional Native American constructions of feminine and masculine genders as well as third, fourth, and fifth genders. Examines gender roles and statuses. Addresses the problems with contemporary terminologies and impacts of colonization on contemporary constructions of gender identities. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, OL, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
NAS 135Gender Construction in Native Societies (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor; NAS 001 or NAS 010 encouraged, but not required. Historical and traditional Native American constructions of feminine, masculine, and non-binary genders with attention to culture- and place-based gender roles and statuses. Analysis of problems with contemporary terminologies and impacts of colonization on contemporary constructions of gender identities. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, OL, SS, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
NAS 146Orientation to Research in Native American Studies (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Native American Studies major or minor, or consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Introduction to basic research resources pertinent to Native American subjects available in the region, including libraries, archives, museums, etc. Emphasis on learning to use documentary resources or other collections of data. Students will carry out individual projects. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 146Orientation to Research in Native American Studies (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Native American Studies major or minor, or consent of instructor; NAS 001 or NAS 010 encouraged, but not required. Introduction to basic research resources pertinent to Native American subjects available in the region, including libraries, archives, museums, etc. Emphasis on learning to use documentary resources or other collections of data. Students will carry out individual projects. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
NAS 157Native American Religion and Philosophy (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Religious and philosophical traditions of Native American/indigenous peoples of the Americas. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NAS 161California Indian Environmental Policy I (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s); Term Paper. Contemporary California Indian environmental policy issues, with a focus on water, minerals, contamination, and alliance-building. Issues will be placed within historical and political context, drawing on theories of Native environmental ethics, environmental justice, and Federal Indian law. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
NAS 162California Indian Environmental Policy II (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s); Term Paper. Contemporary California Indian environmental policy issues, with a focus on planning, site protection, and collaborative structures. Issues will be placed within historical and political context, drawing on theories of Native environmental ethics, environmental justice, and Federal Indian law. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2013 Spring Quarter.
NAS 180Native American Women (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Native American women's life experiences, cross-cultural comparisons of gender roles, and Native women's contemporary feminist thought. Utilizes texts from literature, social science, and autobiography/biography. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, OL, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NAS 181ANative American Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 005 or ENG 003 or COM 001 or COM 002 or COM 003. Works of fiction (short story, novel) by contemporary Native American authors, with an emphasis on writers from the United States. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 181BNative American Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 005 or ENG 003 or COM 001 or COM 002 or COM 003. Works by or about Native Americans including non-fiction novels, biographies and autobiographies. Explore ways Native Americans create and recreate their culture through the creative process in literature. Examine from a critical perspective autobiographies and testimonial literature. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, OL, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 181CContemporary Native American Poetry (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Works of poetry by contemporary Native American/indigenous poets, with some attention to traditional cultural poetic expressions. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, OL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NAS 184Contemporary Indigenous Literature of Mexico (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 001 or NAS 010; NAS 181A or NAS 181C recommended; reading knowledge of Spanish required. Contemporary indigenous literature of Mexico, with a focus on the genres (poetry, fiction, drama, essay); analysis of cultural, historical, and spiritual themes, imagery, styles and performances; biographies of and influences on the Native writers themselves. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, WC. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 185Native American Literature in Performance (4) Active
Performance Instruction—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Performance of contemporary Native American literature onstage, through adaptations of selected literature as well as the creation of original pieces. May be repeated up to 4 Unit(s). (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, OL, WC. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 188Special Topics in Native American Literary Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing and one of the following recommended: NAS 005, NAS 010, NAS 181A, NAS 181C. Special topics drawn from Native American literature. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, OL, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 190Seminar in Native American Studies (2) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing. Seminar of critical issues faced by Native American people. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 191Topics in Native American Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing. Selected topics in Native American Studies related to indigenous knowledges and worldviews from a historical, cultural, hemispheric perspective. May be repeated for credit when topic differs and/or when offered by a different instructor. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, OL, SS, WE. Effective: 2013 Spring Quarter.
NAS 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Enrollment dependent on availability of intern position in Native American Studies or the CN Gorman Museum, with priority to Native American Studies minors/majors. Restricted to upper division standing. Supervised internship in the CN Gorman Museum, community, and institutional settings related to Native American concerns. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s) including course 192 and other interships taken in other departments and institutions. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 194HASpecial Studies for Honors Students (4) Active
Independent Study—12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior qualifying for honors. Directed reading, research and writing culminating in the completion of a senior honors thesis or project under direction of faculty advisor. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 194HBSpecial Studies for Honors Students (4) Active
Independent Study—12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior qualifying for honors. Directed reading, research and writing culminating in the completion of a senior honors thesis or project under direction of faculty advisor. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 195Field Experience in Native American Studies (12) Active
Fieldwork—36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 161; Senior standing and major in Native American Studies, completion of lower division major requirements. Field work with governmental and community groups, under supervision of faculty advisor and sponsor. Knowledge acquired in other courses to be applied in field work. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 196Senior Project in Native American Studies (4) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Independent Study—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NAS 195 (can be concurrent); and Consent of Instructor. Senior standing and major in Native American Studies. Guided research project that enables student to apply the theory and research principles from major course work. Final product is to be a major senior project or thesis. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 197TCCommunity Tutoring in Native American Studies (1-5) Active
Tutorial—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of major committee; upper division standing with major in Native American Studies. Supervise tutoring in community. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 200Basic Concepts in Native American Studies (4) Review all entries Historical
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Analysis of the characteristics of the discipline of Native American Studies. Concentration is on both traditional and contemporary native scholarship and thought as well as the theoretical and methodological consequences derived from application of these ideas. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 200Basic Concepts in Native American Studies (4) Review all entries Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Analysis of characteristics of the discipline of Native American Studies. Concentration of traditional and contemporary native scholarship and thought as well as theoretical and methodological consequences derived from application of these ideas. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) with a different instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
NAS 202Advanced Topics in Native American Studies (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Advanced study of selected topics or themes relevant to the field of Native American studies. Topics will be announced at the time of offering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 207Leadership Skills and Strategies in California Language Documentation & Revitalization (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to the indigenous languages of the Americas, with a focus on California; an examination of how contemporary Native communities document and revitalize their heritage languages. Learn to assist and administer language programs. (Letter.) Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
NAS 212Community Development for Sovereignty and Autonomy (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Examines a sample of contemporary indigenous communities from south, central and north America with the goal of understanding and evaluating the strategies adopted by Native American communities to develop and implement forms of sovereignty or autonomous self-management. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 213Native Criminality and (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Examination of "deviance" in Native communities with focus on Native criminality in North America. Analysis of the concept of deviance from several different world views. Readings from a range of theories to incorporate varying theoretical perspective on criminality and deviance. (Letter.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
NAS 217Public Law 83-280: Colonial Termination (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing, including school of law students. Examination of the signature law of the Termination Era, Public Law 83-280. Discussions to include termination, societal conformity, political consent, jurisdiction, self-determination & decolonization, and colonial relationship between Native Peoples and the United States. (Letter.) Effective: 2007 Spring Quarter.
NAS 220Colonialism, Neoliberalism, and Indigenous Self-Determination (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. History, political economy and legacies of imperial/colonial systems. Continuities and discontinuities with corporate globalization and neoliberalism. Focus on resistance and self-determination of indigenous peoples, but with comparison to other groups. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
NAS 224Performance in the Americas (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Ethnomusicological and anthropological approaches to study of public performance in the Americas. New ways of looking at music, dance, rituals and other forms of public expressive forms normally called "folklore" or "popular culture." Not open for credit to students who have completed MUS 224. (Former course MUS 224.). (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
NAS 233Visual Sovereignty (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—2 hour(s); Term Paper. Extensively examine the field of contemporary Native American and Indigenous photography, film and performance through research of artworks, writings by artists, theorists, and material in museum collections. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 237Native American Art Collections and Museums (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Research and examination of regional Native American art held in museums and other public institutions, as well as privately-held collections. Includes onsite viewing and research of museum collections and archives. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
NAS 240Native American Public Health: Topics and Issues (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to Native American public health issues and contributing causal factors (including environmental justice and historical trauma); the dimensions of cultural competency in diagnosis and service provision; the structure of Native health care institutions; and debates in Native treatment modalities. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
NAS 246Native American/Indigenous Research Methodologies (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to advanced methodologies currently influencing research in Native American Studies and amongst Indigenous communities. Students will develop an original project and course assignments will guide them through the process of research design and implementation. (Letter.) Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
NAS 250Indigenous Critique of Classic Maya Ethnographies (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Construction of the Maya world through ethnographic writing during the present century. Deconstruction of ethnographies about the Mayans considering the modern theories and social/anthropological critiques of modern ethnographies. (Letter.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
NAS 254Native American Literature (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Open to graduate students only. Introduction to the field of Native American Literature, creative works (fiction, poetry, memoir, personal essay), literary studies. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if the course content (in terms of readings) is completely distinct from the course previously taken. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
NAS 257Indigenous Religious Traditions in the Americas (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Graduate student enrollment only. Religious/spiritual traditions, belief-systems, and world-views of Native American/indigenous peoples in the Americas. Land, ecological knowledge, sacred sites, the role of tricksters, language (revitalization), gender, ethics of representation, cultural revitalization, renewed ancient knowledge and practices, ceremonial (and daily) performance of the sacred, music, the arts, the worlds of the sacred, the rules of the sacred, freedom of religion. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if the course syllabus is completely distinct (in terms of required readings) from the course previously taken. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
NAS 280Ethnohistorical Theory and Method (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Discussion of the ethnohistorical method; the utilization of diverse types of data, especially documentary sources, to reconstruct socio-cultural history. Particular attention to the applied area of ethnohistory in the solution of contemporary social problems. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 298Group Study for Graduate Students (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 299Special Study for Graduate Students (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Internship. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.