The University of New Mexico
NATV: Native American Studies Catalog Description

  Three Year Fall Semester Average
Course Catalog Description Enrollment Section
NATV150 This course surveys the significance of Native American Studies through an inter-disciplinary approach for four major areas of academic concentrations; Arts and Literature, Education and Language, Cultural Studies and Environment, and Leadership and Self-determination. (Main Campus Course) 50.67 49.67 152.00
NATV247 Native American art and artists within political, social and cultural contexts are introduced through examination of the history of representations of Native art. (Main Campus Course)
NATV250 Regional, national, and international laws and policies impacting sovereign Native American nations and communities are analyzed. Concepts such as colonization, nationalism, and globalization's impact on Native American peoples are considered from an in-ter-disciplinary perspective. Pre- or co-requisite: 150. (Main Campus Course) 14.00 18.00 42.00
NATV251 Critically examines research theories, methodologies, and practices used by academic disciplines to study Native American. Research databases and collections and their impact and value for Native communities are considered from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Pre- or co-requisites: 150 or 250. (Main Campus Course) 10.67 11.67 32.00
NATV252 (Also offered as AMST 252) Introductory survey of Native American history, culture, and contemporary issues. Students read literature by and about Native Americans covering a variety of topics including tribal sovereignty, federal policy, activism, economic development, education, and community life. (Main Campus Course) 0.00 8.33 0.00
NATV255 Topics courses taught by Native and non-Native faculty from the University of New Mexico and the community, varying according to instructor's expertise. May be repeated as topic varies. (Main Campus Course) NATURAL SCIENCE (NTSC) 13.00 46.00 39.00
NATV300 Examination of the research processes and techniques involving various methodological designs. Emphasizes attention to culturally appropriate research and potocols for conducting research in Native communities. Includes practical experience in conducting a research project involving Native American issues. Prerequisite: 251. 15.00 22.00 45.00
NATV305 Examines the role of Indigenous people and communities in self-determining their education by redefining educational approaches and curriculum for Indigenous students. Special emphasis on resistance to assimilation practices and policies.
NATV324 Critical analysis of the traditional Federal Indian law paradigm. Consideration of alternative analysis predicated on inherent sovereignty and emerging international indigenous human rights norms from and interdisciplinary perspective. Prerequisite: 322. 9.33 12.00 28.00
NATV325 While emphasizing the study of traditional American Indian society in comparison with government models of the United States, the course examines the governing structure of Indian tribes from both a historical and contemporary perspective.
NATV346   3.67 3.33 11.00
NATV348   12.67 12.00 38.00
NATV351   4.67 21.67 16.33
NATV352   6.33 21.67 21.33
NATV361   6.67 8.33 20.00
NATV402   4.33 6.00 13.00
NATV411   2.33 4.33 7.00
NATV417   4.00 6.67 12.00
NATV421   18.00 33.33 54.00
NATV422   5.00 6.67 15.00
NATV436   20.00 66.00 60.00
NATV445 Examines Native identities in law, biology, culture, and via self-identification within an interdisciplinary context. Discussion will focus on federal intrusions, misappropriation, and adaptations that strengthen the sovereignty of Native Nations. Restriction: junior or senior standing.
NATV450   62.67 141.00 188.00
NATV460   4.00 5.00 12.00
NATV462   5.00 8.33 15.00
NATV474 An examination of philosophical thought by Native peoples in both historic modern context in science, government, law, education, psychology, and cosmology. Native social system and Native philosophical contributions to the world's societies are examined. Restriction: junior or senior standing.
NATV477   3.67 8.33 11.00
NATV480 This course critically engages Indigenous community revitalization dynamics and its relationship to culture, Indigenous thought, and decolonization. Principals relating to political sovereignty, cultural self-determination, economic viability, social and economic justice, and strategic planning underlie the notion of Nation Building for Native people. Restriction: junior or senior standing.

"NATV: Native American Studies "Three Fall Subject Average - Enroll: 275.67 Capacity: 520.33 Credits: 831.67'