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Course ID:RELI(NAMS) 1100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Native American Studies
Course
Description:
A broad overview of Native American cultures and history. Focus will be on tribes in North America.
Athena Title:INTRO NATIVE AMERIC
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(NAMS) 2004H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Religion in Native American Cultures (Honors)
Course
Description:
Elements of religion in selected cultures of North America, with emphasis on issues of cross-cultural understanding.
Athena Title:NATIVE AMERICAN REL
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in RELI 2004
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(NAMS) 2004. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Religion in Native American Cultures
Course
Description:
Native religious traditions of selected cultures of North America, with special attention to cultures of the Southeast, Great Plains, and Southwest.
Athena Title:NATIVE AMERICAN REL
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in RELI 2004H or RELI(NAMS) 2004H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(NAMS) 3240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Native American Social Politics
Course
Description:
An overview of social and political issues confronted by Native American nations in the contemporary U.S. The primary objectives of the course include recognizing the diversity of experiences among Native American nations and understanding and applying central analytical frames to explain Native American and indigenous realities.
Athena Title:Native American Social Politic
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or RELI(NAMS) 1100 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS)(LACS) 3270. 3 hours.
Course Title:New World Archaeology
Course
Description:
Cultural variation in the Americas from the end of the Pleistocene to the time of intensive European contact, with emphasis on human/environmental interactions.
Athena Title:NEW WORLD ARCH
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS) 3410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contemporary Native America
Course
Description:
Cultural diversity of contemporary Native American tribes of the continental United States and Alaska, including lifestyles, politics, literature, music, art, and socioeconomic conditions.
Athena Title:Contemporary Native America
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in ANTH 3410H, NAMS 3410H, ANTH 3410E, NAMS 3410E
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS) 3410E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contemporary Native America
Course
Description:
This course explores the historical and contemporary circumstances that have shaped Native American and First Nations peoples from the sixteenth century to the present. This includes legacies of settler colonialism, displacement, and structural violence, processes of revitalization, activism, and the reestablishment of Native sovereignty.
Athena Title:Contemporary Native America
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in ANTH 3410, NAMS 3410, ANTH 3410H, NAMS 3410H
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS) 3410H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contemporary Native America (Honors)
Course
Description:
Cultural diversity of contemporary Native American tribes of the continental United States and Alaska, including lifestyles, politics, literature, music, art, and socioeconomic conditions.
Athena Title:Contemporary Native America H
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in ANTH 3410, NAMS 3410, ANTH 3410E, NAMS 3410E
Nontraditional Format:When course is taken as part of a summer field school, all lectures and demonstrations will total the equivalent amount of time as the traditional three hours lecture per week during a semester. The emphasis is on direct experiential contact with Native America -- landscape, ceremony, and culture.
Prerequisite:(ANTH 1102 or ANTH 2120H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(ANTH)(NAMS) 3901. 3 hours.
Course Title:Methods in the Study of Native American Culture
Course
Description:
Examination of the various methods used to study Native American cultures and religious traditions, including history, anthropology, literature, and history of religions.
Athena Title:Study of Native Amer Culture
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS) 4020/6020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Indians of North America
Course
Description:
North American Indian cultures at the time of European contact. Additional topics include origin and development of Indian culture, impact of European contact on native cultures, and problems faced by Native Americans today.
Athena Title:INDIANS OF N AMER
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in ANTH 4020/6020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS) 4080/6080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Archaeology of the Southwest
Course
Description:
Change and continuity in human life in North America's greater southwest, from the end of the Pleistocene to the twentieth century.
Athena Title:ARCH OF SOUTHWEST
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in ANTH 3280
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS) 4310/6310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Archaeology of Eastern North America
Course
Description:
Prehistoric and early historic aboriginal cultural variation in Eastern North America.
Athena Title:ARCH EAST N AMER
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS)(LACS) 4460/6460. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Aztecs and the Maya
Course
Description:
Two indigenous urban societies of the Americas, from farming village beginnings to the Spanish conquest, and their lasting impact on modern middle American culture. Topics include ecology, economy, political organization, urbanism, militarism, beliefs, art, architecture, and literature.
Athena Title:AZTECS & MAYA
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in ANTH 3260
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(HIST)(NAMS) 4470/6470. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Rise and Fall of the Southeastern Chiefdoms
Course
Description:
Development of the native societies of the southeastern United States, the exploration of the area by Spain in the sixteenth century, and the consequences of the meeting of the two peoples.
Athena Title:S E CHIEFDOMS
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in ANTH(HIST) 4470/6470
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS) 4550/6550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ethnohistory
Course
Description:
The methods used by anthropologists to reconstruct the history of preliterate societies from archaeological evidence, documentary evidence, and oral traditions. The ethnohistory of southeastern United States.
Athena Title:ETHNOHISTORY
Prerequisite:ANTH 1102 or permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(NAMS) 4705/6705. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in Native American Studies
Course
Description:
Special topics in Native American Studies.
Athena Title:Topics in NAMS
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(NAMS) 4710/6710. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies
Course
Description:
Individual reading and study in Native American Studies under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:Dir Study NAMS
Nontraditional Format:Directed study. Will support new certificate in Native American Studies.
Prerequisite:Third year- or fourth year-student standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:NAMS 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:NAMS 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:NAMS 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:NAMS 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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