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Native American Studies Program
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Undergraduate Minor

Native American Studies (NAS) currently offers an interdisciplinary minor. The NAS minor requires 18 credit hours, of which 12 must be 3000 and/or 4000 level. All minors are required to complete NAMS 1100 (Introduction to Native American Studies). The other 15 hours may be taken in any course approved for credit in the Native American Studies program. A grade of “C”or better is required for all classes. Students may also elect an interdisciplinary major with an emphasis in Native American Studies (through the College of Arts and Sciences). The program should be initiated by the beginning of the junior year.

Native American Studies offers students an opportunity to learn about Native American cultures, literature, history, arts, values, lifeways, spirituality, and social and political institutions. Our program has a long-standing tradition of activism on contemporary issues and includes a focus on urban Indian issues, providing students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful community-based research.

For more information…
Students seeking advising or information about Native American Studies at UNO should see Dennis J. Smith (Director), Arts and Sciences Hall 287c, 402-554-3688; Dr. Beth Ritter (Coordinator of Academic Programs), Arts and Sciences Hall 383, 402-554-3376.

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