Native American and Indigenous Studies (2018 - 2020)
Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies: The Politics of Indigeneity
SCA-UA 747 Required of all minors. 4 points.
Introduces central questions and debates in the field: Native American hidden histories and oral histories; comparative Indigeneities; questions of “discovery” and colonialism; the politics and representations of lands, massacres, and museums; and questions of law, gender and sexuality. Begins with the history of the field and ends with decolonizing research and Indigenous futures, thus preparing students for theories and methodologies they will encounter in more advanced courses for the NAIS minor.
One Gallatin course may be applied toward the minor. CAS students may apply 16 points taken in the other schools of NYU toward their degree. Students seeking to raise this limit so as to accommodate the course work of the minor in Native American and Indigenous studies must file a petition in the Office of the Associate Dean for Students, Silver Center, Room 909; 212-998-8140; http://cas.nyu.edu/academic-standards/petitions.html. Note that courses taken in the other schools of NYU do not count toward the 64 point residency requirement in CAS (-UA) courses for internal and external transfers to the College.
For course descriptions and prerequisites, please consult departmental websites and school Bulletins.
Culture, Power, Society
ANTH-UA 1 4 points.
Language, Power, Identity
ANTH-UA 16 4 points.
Ethnography and Ethnohistory of the Andes
ANTH-UA 47 4 points.
Contemporary Issues in the Caribbean
ANTH-UA 102 4 points.
Peoples of Latin America
ANTH-UA 103 4 points.
State and Society in South Asia
ANTH-UA 104 4 points.
Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality
ANTH-UA 112 4 points.
Culture, Power, and Visual Representation
ANTH-UA 122 4 points.
Media, Culture, and Society
ANTH-UA 123 4 points.
Prehistoric Hunters and Gatherers
ANTH-UA 210 4 points.
Decolonizing and Reassembling the Museum (Topical Seminar in Social and Cultural Anthropology I)
ANTH-UA 320 4 points.
Law, Anthropology and Social Justice (Topical Seminar in Social and Cultural Anthropology I)
ANTH-UA 320 4 points.
Race, Difference, and Social Inequality
ANTH-UA 323 4 points.
Reimagining Community: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Belonging
ANTH-UA 325 4 points.
Language and Law
ANTH-UA 329 4 points.
Human Rights and Culture
ANTH-UA 331 4 points.
Violence, Gender, and the Law|
ANTH-UA 332 4 points.
The Color of Race in the Americas: Post Racial Mythologies
ANTH-UA 333 4 points.
Anthropology and Transnationalism
ANTH-UA 400 4 points.
The Social Life of Food: Producing, Selling, Cooking, Sharing, Eating
ANTH-UA 410 4 points.
Anthropology of Indigenous Australia
ANTH-UA 9037 4 points.
Anthropology of Indigenous Art
ANTH-UA 9038 4 points.
Culture, Identity, and Politics in Latin America (in Spanish)
ANTH-UA 9100 4 points.
Topics in Latin American Art: Colonial to Modern Indigenous Cinemas
ARTH-UA 316 4 points.
North American Indian Arts
ARTH-UA 570 4 points.
COLLEGE CORE CURRICULUM
Students must petition the director for permission to count one College Core Curriculum course toward the minor.
Cultures and Contexts: Latin America
CORE-UA 515 4 points.
Cultures and Contexts: Indigenous Australia
CORE-UA 536 4 points.
Cultures and Contexts: Indigenous North America
CORE-UA 519 4 points.
Cultures and Contexts: Asian/Pacific/American Cultures
CORE-UA 539 4 points.
Cultures and Contexts: New World Encounters
CORE-UA 541 4 points.
The U.S. to 1865
HIST-UA 9 4 points.
Africa before Colonialism
HIST-UA 55 4 points.
Native North America
HIST-UA 87 4 points.
Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
HIST-UA 88 4 points.
Native Americans in Early American History
HIST-UA 441 4 points.
Topics: Early American Revolutions
HIST-UA 443 4 points.
American Colonial History
HIST-UA 601 4 points.
American Indian Policy since 1750
HIST-UA 620 4 points.
Colonial Latin America
HIST-UA 743 4 points.
History of Mexico
HIST-UA 752 4 points.
History of the Andes
HIST-UA 753 4 points.
Conquest and Origins of Colonialism: Latin America
HIST-UA 757 4 points.
Crafting Indigenous Histories
HIST-GA 2707 Open to undergraduates with permission of the instructor. 4 points.
LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES
Beginning Quechua I
LATC-UA 101 4 points.
Beginning Quechua II
LATC-UA 102 4 points.
Intermediate Quechua I
LATC-UA 103 4 points.
Intermediate Quechua II
LATC-UA 104 4 points.
Language and Power in Colonial and Postcolonial Latin America
LATC-UA 600 4 points.
Students may inquire about taking Mixtec at Lehman College and Nahuatl at Columbia University for transfer credit. This requires a petition to the CAS Associate Dean for Students.
Indigenous Languages of the Americas
LING-UA 9 4 points.
Language in Latin America
LING-UA 30 4 points.
Introduction to African Languages
LING-UA 9058 4 points.
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANALYSIS
Introduction to Africana Studies
SCA-UA 102 4 points.
Comparative U.S. Ethnic Studies
SCA-UA 224 4 points.
Intersections: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in U.S. History
SCA-UA 230 4 points.
Social Movements and Alternative Futures
SCA-UA 237 4 points.
Topics: Critical Indigenous Theory
SCA-UA 280 4 points.
Food, Land, and Power
SCA-UA 380 4 points.
The Australian Experience
SCA-UA 9809 4 points.
Students may also take Indonesian, Swahili, Tagalog, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu under SCA course numbers. Indonesian, Wolof, Yoruba (intermediate-level only; elementary level offered in SCA), and Zulu are offered through a consortium with Columbia University; Swahili is also available there when SCA cannot offer it. Students may also inquire about taking Hausa and Pulaar at Columbia University for transfer credit; this requires a petition to the CAS Associate Dean for Students.
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE
The Iberian Atlantic
SPAN-UA 300 4 points.
Pre-Hispanic Literature: The Incas, Aztecs, and Mayas
SCA-UA 370 4 points.
GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY
Students must petition the director for permission to count one Gallatin course toward the minor.
Narratives of African Civilizations
IDSEM-UG 1197 4 points.
Feminism, Empire, and Postcoloniality
IDSEM-UG 1523 4 points.
IDSEM-UG 1883 4 points.
Indigenous Futures: Decolonizing NYC—Documenting the Lenape Trail
IDSEM-UG 1900 6 points.
Social Theory and Curatorial Practice
IDSEM-UG 1901 4 points.