NAS-Native American Studies

NAS 1013. Introduction to Native American Studies.3 Credit Hours.

This course will introduce students to key concepts and methods in the study of American Indian history, culture, and contemporary governance and socio-economic status. (F, Sp) [IV-NW] .

NAS 2013. Foundations in Native American Sovereignty.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Introduces the key concepts and methods in the discipline of Native American Studies. Explores the foundational theories, concepts, areas, and methodologies of Native American Studies. Examines the scope and nature of the inherent right and responsibility of tribal sovereignty and self-government. Students will gain understanding of the historical origins of the current laws and policies that constitute the legal, economic, social and political foundations for the environment in which tribal sovereignty operates today, the leadership and persistence of Native peoples in the policy formation process, and the concept of sovereignty and its various interpretations. (Irreg.)

NAS 3013. Native American Studies Internship.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Participation in a supervised work experience. Grade is based on work performance, regular reports and journals, and on-site supervisor's evaluation. (F, Sp, Su)

NAS 3113. Native American Philosophy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. A survey of systems of understanding and explaining the relationships between human beings and the natural world in Native American cultures including; concepts of power, spirituality, and ceremonialism; ethical systems; and culturally based ways of knowing. (F) [IV-NW].

NAS 3123. Gender and Sexuality in Native North America.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing. Study of gender and sexuality that is indigenous to North American tribal groups, focusing on the status of pre-colonial gender-non-normative peoples. Emergent analyses within Native studies will point to the gendered nature of colonialism by interrogating Western ontological models from Victorian-era and early anthropological ideas about sexuality. (Sp) [IV-NWC].

NAS 3313. Introduction to Native Peoples and Sustainability.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing. Explores the concept of sustainability from a Native perspective, and as it applies to Native peoples. Emphasis is placed on cultural resilience and identity, human-environment relationships, policy and politics of tribal sovereignty in Native North America. (F)

NAS 3323. Tribal Service Learning.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing. Exploration of contemporary issues relevant to Native American tribes and communities, utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills relevant to contemporary issues within the Indian Country to develop and implement a service project for a tribe or Native American community. (F, Sp)

NAS 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

NAS 3513. Native American Film.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. A critical investigation of the role that film, as an art genre, has played in creating the general public's idea of the American Indian, and its construction of images representing that idea. (Su)

NAS 3693. Special Topics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: six hours of NAS courses. May be repeated twice with a change in topic. Covers topics of special interest to NAS such as politics and tribal government, contemporary health issues, educational policies and trends, and tribal culture in the U.S. and Oklahoma. (F, Sp, Su)

NAS 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program and permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Consists of topics designated by the instructor in keeping with the student's major program. This course will allow the honors candidate the opportunity to study materials not offered in other courses. (F, Sp, Su)

NAS 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Subjects covered vary. Deals with concepts not usually treated in regular courses. (Irreg.)

NAS 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. The study of issues related to Native American Studies for the gifted Honors candidate allowing him/her to work on a special project. (F, Sp, Su)

NAS 3990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: six hours of NAS major courses and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Work on a topic of the student's choosing taken under the direct supervision of a faculty member. May involve directed reading and research or participation in a community-based activity. Students will be required to give a written report or research papers. (F, Sp)

NAS 4033. Research Methods in Native American Studies.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5033) Prerequisite: junior standing and permission of instructor. Introduction to research methods in Native American Studies with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity. Students will be introduced to the range of methods available for analysis, and to the presentation of research results. Students will formulate a research proposal that includes problem identification, recommendation and justification of methods for analysis, and preparation of a critical literature review. Emphasis on Indigenous methodologies and ethical issues in research. No student may earn credit for both 4033 and 5033. (Irreg.)

NAS 4043. Sovereignty, Law, and Policy.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5043) Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Explores what constitutes the basic nature of political sovereignty and how it is exercised in Native American communities and what the possibilities and limitations are for tribal governments. No student may earn credit for both NAS 4043 and NAS 5043. (Irreg.)

NAS 4053. Senior Capstone.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: senior standing. Provides a culminating experience giving students the opportunity to incorporate knowledge gained through previous coursework. Students will integrate this knowledge into a final project. (Sp) [V].

NAS 4063. Critical Indigenous Theory.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5063) Prerequisite: senior standing. Seeks to transcend disciplinary boundaries and ground scholarly inquiry in Indigenous frameworks that reflect Native-centered concerns and objectives. Provides an alternative philosophical and theoretical toolkit for applying Indigenous methodologies, understanding strategies of decolonization, envisioning collective and individual agency and models of sovereignty, and examining the intersection of Indigenous intellectual production and lived experiences. No student may earn credit for both 4063 and 5063. (F)

NAS 4113. Oklahoma Tribal History.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5113) Prerequisite: junior standing. A survey of Native American history for the area known today as Oklahoma and the surrounding region. Explores the general concepts and histories of the region from a Native perspective. Discussion of Oklahoma tribal experiences in the context of regional and national experiences. Examines the Oklahoma Native experience through the world-views and words of Native Americans. No student may earn credit for both 4113 and 5113. (Irreg.)

NAS 4133. Tribal Historic Preservation.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5133) Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Provides basic grounding in processes necessary to understand and participate in the federal tribal historic preservation program. Students will receive material and insights to help them gain skills in understanding laws and regulations relating to the federal historic preservation system. No student may earn credit for both 4133 and 5133. (Irreg.)

NAS 4333. American Indian Health Issues and Concerns.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Historical information about American Indians with emphasis on health, including behavioral health, and tribal/Indian health service policy issues. Discusses traditional medicine and healing, research needs related to American Indian health, and career opportunities in health professions. (Irreg.)

NAS 4343. American Indian Education Policy and Development.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5343) Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Enables students to come to an understanding of American Indian education history and policy as related to western European educational thought, philosophies, theories, and practices. No student may earn credit for both 4343 and 5343. (Sp) [III-SS].

NAS 4353. Introduction to Tribal Economic Development.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5353) Prerequisite: junior standing. Introduces students to the concept of tribal economic development and the relevant issues facing tribal, local, state, and federal agencies. Examines theories and roles of tribal economic development as they relate to the survival and continuation of tribal governments. No student may earn credit for both 4353 and 5353. (Irreg.)

NAS 4363. Tribal Governance and Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5363) Prerequisite: junior standing. Examines traditional and contemporary forms of tribal government and leadership. Students will be exposed to the historical development of modern tribal governments through examination of government policies and legislation. Explores contemporary issues in tribal government and styles of tribal leadership. No student may receive credit for both 4363 and NAS 5363. (Irreg.)

NAS 4513. Native Cultural Aesthetics & the Heritage Industry.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5513) Prerequisite: junior standing. Focus on aspects of heritage tourism pertaining to Native American experience in the United States from early 19th century to present, examining ways of life of tribes in the form of buildings, art, artifacts, and customs. No student may earn credit for both 4513 and 5513. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

NAS 4523. Contemporary Native American Artist.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Discussion of the broad and modern sensibilities that make up the contemporary diversity of the indigenous arts and people of the North American hemisphere. May include but not limited to artwork dealing with race, class, tribal sovereignty, as well as formalist modes. Introduction to a survey of common methods of contemporary artistic practice. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

NAS 4533. Contemporary Native American Artist II.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5533) Prerequisite: junior standing, NAS 4523 or permission of instructor. A continuation of NAS 4523. Explores the modern sensibilities that make up the contemporary diversity of indigenous arts and people of this hemisphere. Focuses on native art from North America, Canada, and Latin America. No student may earn credit for both 4533 and 5533. (Sp) [IV-NW].

NAS 4543. Understanding Native American Art of Today.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5543) Prerequisite: junior standing. Contemporary indigenous artistic forms made by non-western Native cultures and First Peoples of this hemisphere. Presents ideas from artists which speak to issues in contemporary society today. Themes include issues of race, class, gender, tribal sovereignty and formal artistic forms of expression. Introduces students to a diverse variety of contemporary types of art practice, encourages students to become comfortable with engaging artistic forms as well as assessing artistic and cultural value, and fosters a life-long affinity with the creative arts and patronage. No student may earn credit for both 4543 and 5543. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

NAS 4923. Contemporary Issues in Native American Studies.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 5923) Prerequisite: junior standing. Familiarizes and sensitizes students to dynamics of change relevant to prevailing issues and concerns among American Indian entities with a special focus on tribal development/progress. No student may earn credit for both 4923 and 5923. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

NAS 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

NAS 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of topic; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library research or special projects. (Irreg.)

NAS 4990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: nine hours of NAS courses and permission of Program Director or instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. The study of issues related to Native American Studies to include research and special projects. (F, Sp, Su)

NAS 5033. Research Methods in Native American Studies.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4033) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Introduction to research methods in Native American Studies with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity. Students will be introduced to the range of methods available for analysis, and to the presentation of research results. Students will formulate a research proposal that includes problem identification, recommendation and justification of methods for analysis, and preparation of a critical literature review. Emphasis on Indigenous methodologies and ethical issues in research. No student may earn credit for both 4033 and 5033. (Irreg.)

NAS 5043. Sovereignty, Law, and Policy.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4043) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Explores what constitutes the basic nature of political sovereignty and how it is exercised in Native American communities and what the possibilities and limitations are for tribal governments. No student may earn credit for both NAS 4043 and NAS 5043. (Irreg.)

NAS 5063. Critical Indigenous Theory.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4063) Prerequiste: graduate standing or student in the College of Law. Seeks to transcend disciplinary boundaries and ground scholarly inquiry in Indigenous frameworks that reflect Native-centered concerns and objectives. Provides an alternative philosophical and theoretical toolkit for applying Indigenous methodologies, understanding strategies of decolonization, envisioning collective and individual agency and models of sovereignty, and examining the intersection of Indigenous intellectual production and lived experiences. No student may earn credit for both NAS 4063 and NAS 5063. (F)

NAS 5113. Oklahoma Tribal History.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4113) Prerequisite: graduate standing. A survey of Native American history for the area known today as Oklahoma and the surrounding region. Explores the general concepts and histories of the region from a Native perspective. Discussion of Oklahoma tribal experiences in the context of regional and national experiences. Examines the Oklahoma Native experience through the world-views and words of Native Americans. No student may earn credit for both 4113 and 5113. (Irreg.)

NAS 5133. Tribal Historic Preservation.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4133) Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Provides basic grounding in processes necessary to understand and participate in the federal tribal historic preservation program. Students will receive material and insights to help them gain skills in understanding laws and regulations relating to the federal historic preservation system. No student may earn credit for both 4133 and 5133. (Irreg,)

NAS 5343. American Indian Education Policy and Development.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4343) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Enables students to come to an understanding of American Indian education history and policy as related to western European educational thought, philosophies, theories, and practices. No student may earn credit for both 4343 and 5343. (Sp)

NAS 5353. Introduction to Tribal Economic Development.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4353) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Introduces students to the concept of tribal economic development and the relevant issues facing tribal, local, state, and federal agencies. Examines theories and roles of tribal economic development as they relate to the survival and continuation of tribal governments. No student may earn credit for both 4353 and 5353. (Irreg.)

NAS 5363. Tribal Governance and Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4363) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Examines traditional and contemporary forms of tribal government and leadership. Students will be exposed to the historical development of modern tribal governments through examination of government policies and legislation. Explores contemporary issues in tribal government and styles of tribal leadership. No student may receive credit for both 4363 and 5363. (Irreg.)

NAS 5513. Native Cultural Aesthetics & the Heritage Industry.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4513) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Focus on aspects of heritage tourism pertaining to Native American experience in the United States from early 19th century to present, examining ways of life of tribes in the form of buildings, art, artifacts, and customs. No student may earn credit for both 4513 and 5513. (Irreg.)

NAS 5533. Contemporary Native American Artist II.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4533) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Explores the modern sensibilities that make up the contemporary diversity of indigenous arts and people of this hemisphere. Focuses on native art from North America, Canada, and Latin America. No student may earn credit for both 4533 and 5533. (Sp)

NAS 5543. Understanding Native American Art of Today.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4543) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Contemporary indigenous artistic forms made by non-western Native cultures and First Peoples of this hemisphere. Presents ideas from artists which speak to issues in contemporary society today. Themes include issues of race, class, gender, tribal sovereignty, and formal artistic forms of expression. Introduces students to a diverse variety of contemporary types of art practice, encourages students to become comfortable with engaging artistic forms as well as assessing artistic and cultural value, and fosters a life-long affinity with the creative arts and patronage. No student may earn credit for 4543 and 5543. (Irreg.)

NAS 5920. Native American Studies Practicum.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. A component of the core curriculum for the master's credential within the NAS discipline. Provides learning experiences and the application of understanding and skills in American Indian related professional settings. (F, Sp, Su)

NAS 5923. Contemporary Issues in Native American Studies.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with NAS 4923) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Familiarizes and sensitizes students to dynamics of change relevant to prevailing issues and concerns among American Indian entities with special focus on tribal development/progress. No student may earn credit for both 4923 and 5923. (Irreg.)

NAS 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Directed readings and/or literature reviews under the direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)

NAS 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of topic; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library research or special projects. (Irreg.)

NAS 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-6 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Variable enrollment, two to six hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, six hours. (F, Sp, Su)

NAS 5990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)