UMass Boston

Native American Indigenous Studies (Minor)

Native American and Indigenous Studies is a rapidly expanding, multidisciplinary academic field. A vast and growing body of scholarly literature in this field has made major contributions to current analyses and debates concerning indigenous histories and ways of remembering, indigenous literary traditions, human rights, globalization, social movements and political activism, indigenous nation building and economic development, and environmental justice and resource sustainability. 

The minor engages students with this expanding academic field through a structured series of 6 courses (18 credits), comprising 3 required courses and 3 electives. Not more than one 300-400 level course can be counted toward fulfilling both the NAIS minor and an Anthropology major or any other major or minor. For more information consult the program website

For more information, contact Professor Maria John (NAIS Program Director) in History or Professor Chris Fung in Anthropology.