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Graduate Minor

Native American & Indigenous Studies Program

NAIS Graduate Minor Requirements

Native American & Indigenius studies offers a graduate minor comprised of twelve hours with at least six hours at the 5000 level. It is expected that each graduate minor student and his/her graduate committee, at least one member of whom will be from NAIS, will determine the specific courses to be taken. It is recommended that one of the four classes selected be a 3-credit NAIS 5000, Independent Study. This class will provide a research experience in the discipline of Native American & Indigenous studies that may support a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation. The research expectation in NAIS can be satisfied by the 3-credit hour Independent Study and/or by the thesis or doctoral dissertation. All students considering the NAIS graduate minor should consult with their graduate adviser in their graduate department. Students should contact the Director of the Native American & Indigenous Studies Program so that NAIS will know that you are pursuing the degree and will be able to help and support you though the process.

See also:
University Catalog (NAIS)
Semester Class Schedules

  • 5000 Independent Study
  • 5110 Educational Foundations of American Indian Education
  • 5121 History and Philosophy of American Indian Education
  • 5130 Cultural Foundations of American Indian Education
  • 5141 Instructional Methods in American Indian Education
  • 5360 American Indian Women
  • 5462 American Indian History to 1783
  • 5463 American Indian History 1783-1890
  • 5464 American Indians in the 20th Century
  • 5466 American Indian Ethnohistory
  • 5468 American Indians in the North American West
  • 5959 Enrichment Studies

Declaring an NAIS Graduate Minor

Please complete and submit the "Change of Adviser, Major, Minor, Option/Concentration, College, and or Graduate Status" form available on the Office of the Registrar's website.

Teachers of American Indian Children

Please view the information about the Graduate Certificate Program for Teachers of American Indian children.


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Arts and Sciences/Native American and Indigenous Studies

Native American Education Research and Cultural Center, Rm 117, 200 S 10th St

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6520

Fax: 307-766-2555


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