Major/Minor Program Description
Major Requirements | Minor Requirements | Tracks and Sample Student Plans
The purpose of the Native American Studies major and minor is to introduce students to approaches in the academic study of Native American people, history, and culture. Students who major in Native American Studies have the opportunity of doing advanced work in related fields, including literature, sociology, education, and law. All courses in the program promote the discussion of how academic knowledge about Native Americans relates to the historical and contemporary experiences of Native American people and communities.
In addition to specialized course work on Native American issues, students also are expected to concentrate in a traditional discipline such as anthropology, history, or psychology to ensure a well rounded educational experience. The area of concentration and related course work should be selected in consultation with a faculty adviser in Native American Studies.
Native American Studies provides an intensive approach to understanding the historical and contemporary experiences of Native American people. Attention is paid not only to the special relationship between tribes and the federal government, but to issues across national boundaries, including tribal nations within Canada, and North, Central, and South America. In using the term “Native American,” the NAS faculty recognize the heterogeneous nature of this population. Native Americans include the Alaska Native population, which comprises Aleuts, Eskimo, and other Native American people residing in Alaska.
The Major (60 units)
Declaring a major requires a completed major proposal (excel template) that meets these requirements:
The Minor (30 units)
Declaring a minor requires a completed minor proposal (excel template) that meets these requirements:
Tracks and Sample Student Plans
The Native American Studies major and minor are flexible programs that you can design to meet your academic interests and career goals, whether they are:
450 Serra Mall Building 360, Stanford, CA 94305-2032
Copyright ©2009, Native American Studies
Pewu, The People II, Dimension, Circle, and Sumu'yoo Teepu II by Melissa Melero