First Nations Studies - Requirements for the Major

First Nation Studies Program | First Nation Studies Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 9 credits

Core courses, required:

  • FNS 225             Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World, 3 credits
  • FNS 226             Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice, 3 credits

Oral Emphasis, 3 credits, choose one course:

  • FNS 216             Native American Landscapes: Imagined and Lived Spaces, 3 credits
  • FNS 224             American Indian Tribal Religion, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 27 credits

Minimum of 3 credits and maximum of 6 credits:

  • FNS 391             First Nations Studies Seminar, 3 credits

First Nations Policy Requirement, 3 credits, choose one course:

  • FNS 392             First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments, 3 credits
  • FNS 393            First Nations and Education Policy, 3 credits

Oral Emphasis Requirement, 12 credits

Complete one of the following options:

Option 1: Oneida Language Project

  • FNS 301             Oneida Language I, 3 credits
  • FNS 302             Oneida Language II, 3 credits
  • FNS 303             Oneida Language III, 3 credits
  • FNS 304             Oneida Language IV, 3 credits

Option 2:

  • FNS 399            First Nations Studies Oral Tradition Concentration, 3-12 credits (repeatable)

Option 3:

  • FNS 301             Oneida Language I, 3 credits
  • FNS 399             First Nations Studies Oral Tradition Concentration, 3-12 credits (repeatable)

Electives, choose 9 credits:

  • FNS 301             Oneida Language I, 3 credits
  • FNS 302             Oneida Language II, 3 credits
  • FNS 303             Oneida Language III, 3 credits
  • FNS 304             Oneida Language IV, 3 credits
  • FNS 336             American Ethnic Literature: American Indian Writers, 3 credits
  • FNS 360             Women and Gender in First Nations Communities, 3 credits
  • FNS 372             Indigenous Nations Oral and Storytelling Traditions, 3 credits
  • FNS 374             Wisconsin First Nations Ethnohistory, 3 credits
  • FNS 385             Perspectives on Human Values: First Nations, 3 credits
  • FNS 392             First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments, 3 credits
  • FNS 393             First Nations and Education Policy, 3 credits
  • FNS 399             First Nations Studies Oral Tradition Concentration, 3-12 credits 
  • FNS 497             Internship, 1-12 credits 
  • FNS 498             Independent Study, 1-4 credits
  • HUM STUD 350   Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works, 1-3 credits (Indigenous Intellectuals topic only)
  • EDUC 795          American Indian Studies Summer Institute, 3 credits
First Nation Studies Program
First Nation Studies Minor Requirements
Course Descriptions