2017-2018 University Catalogue 
    Apr 02, 2023  
2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Native American Studies Major

For more information about the program, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the Native American studies program  page.

Major Requirements

All majors must meet the following sets of 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


With permission of the director of Native American studies, the following courses may also be counted among the North and Latin American electives when they have appropriate course content or a research paper is undertaken:

Archaeological or Anthropological Fieldwork

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in archaeological or anthropological fieldwork (e.g., ANTH 253 ) and/or first-hand curricular contact with a Native American community.

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.