2020-2021 University Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Native American Studies Major

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Major Requirements

The major in Native American Studies consists of nine courses and includes the following requirements:

North American (N) and Latin American (L) Courses

Seven elective courses, at least two courses must be taken in each of these areas:


400-Level Course

An approved 400-level course or an approved 400-level independent study project

Recommended Engagement in Archaeological or Anthropological Fieldwork

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in archaeological or anthropological fieldwork (e.g.,

 ) and/or first-hand curricular contact with a Native American community (e.g.,  ).

With the advice and consent of the director, students are encouraged to enroll for a summer or term in field schools in archaeology or social anthropology, or Native American community colleges. Such approved programs may earn Native American Studies course credit.

Students are further encouraged to participate in non-curricular opportunities such as summer archaeological fieldwork with a Colgate faculty member or hands-on research with Native American collections in the Longyear Museum of Anthropology.

Honors and High Honors

Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the Native American Studies  program page.

Native American Studies Program

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Native American Studies program  catalogue page.

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