NAS Native American Studies

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 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 when in a different language or undertaking more advanced work on a language previously studied. (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 when language/language family differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
NAS 110AQuechua Language & Society: Beginning Level 1 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Not open to students who took NAS 107 in the fall quarter of 2007. Quechua language and society emphasizing the practical use of the language. Provides 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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, & 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 & 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 instructor and/or topic differs. (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) when instructor differs. (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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NAS 207Leadership Skills & 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 & 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 & Deviance (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, & 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 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 & 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 & 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 among Indigenous communities. 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) when readings content 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) when readings content is completely distinct from the course previously taken. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
NAS 280Ethnohistorical Theory & 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.