Graduate Program Courses

For updated information, please consult the graduate catalog on-line at: www.montana.edu/gradschool

*Required courses

The following four courses are required:

NASX 505 *Proseminar in Native American Studies 3
NASX 530 *Federal Indian Law and Policy 3
NASX 540 *Theoretical Positions in NAS 3
NASX 541 *Critical Approaches to NAS Research Methodologies 3

 

Plan A – Thesis Option:

  • 10 (minimum) Thesis credits
  • ½ of total credits must be at 500 level
  • Maximum of four (4) NASX 592 or 598 credits

Plan B – Non-thesis - Professional Paper or Project:

  • 6 (minimum) NASX 575 Professional Paper credits
  •  ½ of total credits must be  at 500 level
  • Maximum of six (6) NASX 592 or 598 credits

Requirements for both Plan A and Plan B:

  • 490R, 492, 494, 589 credits – Not allowed on the program of study
  • 592, 598 credits – May not exceed 1/3 of total credits required for degree (no more than 10 credits)
  • Pass/Fail – Maximum of 3 credits allowed (excluding Thesis credits)
  • Non-Degree/Reserved credits – Maximum of six (6) to nine (9) credits allowed depending upon admissibility at the time the course(s) were taken. (See graduate catalog)
  • Course work may not be more than six (6) years old at time of graduation.
  • Transfer credits – May not exceed 1/3 of total credits on program.
  • Grade performance for courses on Program of Study – Grades below “C-“ must be repeated. “I” grades must be resolved before graduation.
  • 3 credits (minimum) Registrar Registration required during term of comprehensive exams, defense of thesis, and graduation.
  • 3 credits (minimum) Registrar Registration required for continuous enrollment. Continuous enrollment applies to all master’s students who have passed a comprehensive examination or students who have completed program content coursework (excludes Thesis credits).

 

Graduate classes in Native American Studies

The Following upper division and graduate level courses are offered in Native American Studies:

NASX 405 Gender Issues in Native American Studies 3
NASX 415 Native Food Systems 3
NASX 430 American Indian Education 3
NASX 440 Montana Indian Literature 3
NASX 450 History of American Indians 3
NASX 476 Federal Indian Law and Policy 3
NASX 490R Undergraduate Research 1-6
NASX 490Z Undergraduate Research 1-6
NASX 491 Special Topics 1-4
NASX 492 Independent Study 1-3
NASX 494 Seminar 1
NASX 498 Internship/Cooperative Education 2-12
NASX 505 Proseminar Native American Studies 3
NASX 515 Native Food Systems 3
NASX 520 Feminist/Gender Theories in NAS 3
NASX 521 Tribal Government: Yesterday & Today 3
NASX 523 American Indians/Minorities in Higher Education 3
NASX 524 Contemporary Issues in American Indian Studies 3
NASX 525 Indigenous Philosophies/Sacred Ecologies  3
NASX 530 Federal Indian Law and Policy 3
NASX 540 Theoretical Positions in NAS 3
NASX 541 Critical Approaches to NAS Methodologies 3
NASX 550 Native Americans: Dispelling the Myths 3
NASX 551 American Indian Art Survey 3
NASX 552 Indigenous Nations of Montana 3
NASX 553 Indigenous Lit and the West 3
NASX 560 Native American Literary Traditions 3
NASX 575 Professional Paper 1-6
NASX 589 Graduate Consultation 1-3
NASX 590 Master's Thesis 1-10
NASX 591 Special Topics 1-4
NASX 592 Independent Study 1-3
NASX 594 Seminar 1-4
NASX 598 Internship 1-6