May 19, 2022  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor

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Students graduating with an undergraduate minor degree in NAIS will be able to: 1) Explain the concept of tribal sovereignty and how tribal sovereignty is both restricted and acknowledged by the federal trust relationship and by relationships with states; 2) Understand the development of modern tribal governments and their functions and importance in contemporary society; 3) Understand and appreciate the roles of history, culture, and politics in the development of tribal world views, world views that relate to modern life and contemporary issues of concern for Native American and Indigenous peoples; 4) Identify historical, cultural, and political diversity and significance in Native oral traditions and written literatures; 5) Recognize stereotypes about Native American and Indigenous peoples and explain why these stereotypes were created and why they are sustained in modern society; and 6) Understand from the perspective of American Indian peoples, historical experiences and contemporary issues in North America.

Minor Requirements

The minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies requires 18 credit hours. Twelve credit hours must come from the following courses, three credit hours must be in either NAIS 1001  or NAIS 1350 .

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