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* NAMS 181 Introduction to Native American Studies 3 cr. Covers the scope and concepts of American Indian Studies. Provides a general overview of Indian culture, sociology, values, and history from both a national and regional perspective. Considers the interaction between Indian and non-Indian cultures.
NAMS 200 Montana Tribal Groups 3 cr. Provides a description and analysis of Montana tribes including tribal oral traditions, rock art, intercultural relations, culture change, the impact of Euro-American exploration, the fur trade, and early Westward expansion. Attention is given to the Indian wars, development of the reservation system, persistence and revival of Indian culture, civil rights, and urbanization.
* NAMS 211 Social Issues of the Native American 3 cr. Analytical and evaluative examination of the sociology of Native Americans. Emphasis on the issues raised by the interface of the Native American culture and values with the majority cultures of the United States, including problem areas such as alcoholism, alienation, education, health, crime, and intercultural relations.
NAMS 292 Seminar V 1-3 cr. Provides freshmen and sophomores an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Native American Studies.
NAMS 293 Workshop V 1-3 cr. Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of Native American Studies.
NAMS 296 Cooperative Education/Internship V 1-9 cr. Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Native American Studies supervised by faculty. Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).
NAMS 303/LIT 305 Literature of the American Indian
NAMS 314/PSCI 376 The Indian and the Law
NAMS 351 Native Americans and the Environment 3 cr. Examines traditional beliefs and attitudes of Native Americans with respect to the natural environment as expressed in speeches, stories, and prayer. Surveys traditional techniques and uses of land, plants, and animals. Contemporary environmental issues and actions confronting American Indians are also analyzed.
NAMS 385/PSYX 387 Native American Psychology
NAMS/PHIL 413 Native American Philosophies and Religions 3 cr. Prerequisite: at least one lower division course in Religion, Philosophy, or Native American Studies, or permission of instructor. Covers Native American philosophies and religions, including basic types and elements of traditional beliefs, ceremonies, holy objects, practitioners, visions, and world views; influence of Christianity through missionaries, federal Indian policy, nativistic movements, and syncretism; and contemporary perspectives such as the Native American Church, Sun Dance, God is Red theology, and revitalization. Special attention is paid to selected Indian tribes.
NAMS/ART 439 Survey of American Indian Art 3 cr. Presents an overview and analysis of Native American art forms, techniques, and traditions. Background and interpretation of traditional and contemporary styles and symbols important to both tribal and individual expression. Includes discussion of tribal arts and crafts associations, markets and exhibitions, and federal laws.
NAMS 490 Native American Studies Internship V 1-12 cr. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and consent of chairperson of department. Provides outstanding students an individual opportunity to explore material not covered by regular Native American Studies courses. No more than 6 hours may be counted toward a Native American Studies minor.
NAMS 491 Independent Study V 1-5 cr. Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by the regular courses.
NAMS 492 Seminar V 1-3 cr. Provides advanced students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Native American Studies.
NAMS 493 Workshop V 1-3 cr. Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of Native American Studies.
NAMS 495/PSCI 419 Federal Indian Policy
NAMS 496 Cooperative Education/Internship V 1-9 cr. Provides university credit for a work experience in the area of Native American Studies supervised by faculty. Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).
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