Certificate in Native Nations/Indigenous Peoples Studies

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.


Certificate Requirements (15 units)

Certificate Requirements (15)
SOC 5250Indian Nations and Native America (3 units chosen from:)3
or SOC 5450 Indigenous Peoples
Six units chosen from:6
Indians of North America
Indians of the Southwest
Internship in Archaeology
California Indian History
American Indian History
Internship in History
Seminar in Sociology
Electives. Six units chosen from:6
Native American and Indigenous Literatures
Studies in Literary Diversity (Coordinator approval required)
Museum Management
Exhibition Development and Design
Historical Archaeology
Archival Practices
Introduction to Cultural Resource Management
Historic Preservation
Seminar in Sociology (Coordinator approval required)
Total Units15

Up to six units of outside coursework may be substituted with the approval of a certificate coordinator.