Certificate in Native Nations/Indigenous Peoples Studies

Requirements (20 units)

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 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-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.

Admission to the Program

  1. Students must meet general university admission requirements.

  2. Students in all majors are eligible to participate in this program.

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements (20)
SOC 545Indigenous Peoples (or its equivalent as approved by a certificate coordinator.)4
Eight units chosen from:8
Indians of North America
Indians of the Southwest
Internship in Archaeology (with approval by a certificate coordinator)
California Indian History
American Indian History
Internship in History (with approval by a certificate coordinator)
Indian Nations and Native America
Seminar in Sociology
Electives. Eight units chosen from:8
North American Prehistory
Historical Archaeology
Historical Archaeology
Archaeology of California
The Art of Indigenous Peoples
Archaeology of the Southwest
Native North American Art
Native North American Art
Pre-Columbian Art
Pre-Columbian Art
Museum Management
Museum Management
Exhibition Development and Design (when the exhibit is about Native Nations)
Exhibition Development and Design
American Indian Literature
Studies in Literary Diversity (when the topic is about Native Nations)
Archival Practices
Introduction to Cultural Resource Management
Historic Preservation
Seminar in Sociology
Total Units20

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