Recommended Coursework

NAASSC compiled this list of undergraduate courses to help students find classes that might interest them throughout the year.

Information is subject to change without notice. Check Schedule Builder each quarter to get specific course descriptions, prerequisites, class schedule and course registration number (CRN).

Native American Studies

If you're interested in enhancing your knowledge of Native American culture and communities, please check out one of the Native American Studies (NAS) courses offered this year. Contact the Native American Studies department if you have any questions.

Fall Quarter 2021

  • NAS 001 - Introduction to Native American Studies
  • NAS 005 - Introduction to Native American Literature
  • NAS 005A - Writers Workshop
  • NAS 010 - Native American Experience
  • NAS 107 -  Special Topics in Native American Languages 
  • NAS 130B - Ethnohistorical Development
  • NAS 188 - Special Topics in Native American Literary Studies 
  • NAS 180 - Native American Women
  • NAS 198 - Native American Leadership

Winter Quarter 2022

  • NAS 001 - Introduction to Native American Studies
  • NAS 005 - Introduction to Native American Literature
  • NAS 005A - Writers Workshop
  • NAS 007 - Indigenous and Minority Languages 
  • NAS 012 - Native American/Indigenous Film
  • NAS 110A - Quechua Language and Society 
  • NAS 146 - Native American Studies Research Methodologies
  • NAS 184 - Keepers of the Flame: Native American Cultural Burning in California
  • Introduction to Federal Indian Law
  • NAS 123 - Native Foods and Farming of the Americas
  • NAS 130C - Native American Ethno-History

Spring Quarter 2022 

  • NAS 001 - Introduction to Native American Studies
  • NAS 005 - Introduction to Native American Literature
  • NAS 005A - Writers Workshop
  • NAS 010 - Native American Experience
  • NAS 034 - Native American Art Studio
  • NAS 110B - Quechua Language and Society 
  • NAS 119 - Introduction to Federal Indian Law 
  • NAS 121 - Corporate Colonialism  
  • NAS 135 Gender Construction in Native Societies

University Honors Program

The courses below are additional NAS courses taught by faculty in the University Honors Program (UHP). For registration information contact the University Honors Program.

  • NAS 034 (UHP - Fall 2021) - Native American Art Studio 

NAASSC Leadership Courses

The Native American Academic Student Success Center (NAASSC) sponsors several leadership classes throughout the academic year. Email NAASSC for more information and registration details.

Fall

  • First Year Aggie Connections (FYAC) - Native Americans Building Connections and Strengthening Community
    The UC Davis FYAC program provides mentoring and support for freshmen and transfer students, including international students, in small communities formed around a common purpose, shared interest or theme. Students participating in FYAC receive assistance with transitioning to a large research university and acclimating to life at UC Davis, both academically and socially. Connection will work toward developing a “home away from home” where your values as a Native American are recognized, your student academic successes and accomplishments are celebrated and your contributions to your community are honored as you are

Winter/Spring

  • NAS 098/198 - Native American Community Leadership
    The Native American Leadership class provides mentorship and space to create dialogue on student development theory on Native American Leadership in a higher education setting.