Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS)

The minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies promotes understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, and contemporary issues. The program provides an interdisciplinary foundation that also allows students to focus their studies within a specific discipline. Balancing a regional focus on the Native South with a national and global overview of Indigenous cultures, the program includes a range of courses that demonstrate the continued importance of Indigenous perspectives in the United States and the world.

For more information on specific classes, see our Minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

Contact program coordinator, Dr. Miriam Brown Spiers, with questions at

Spring 2023 Course Offerings

    • ANTH 3315: Indigenous People of the Southeastern U.S. (online)
    • ENGL 3342: The Native American Novel (online)
    • GWST 3090: Transnational Feminisms (hybrid)
    • LALS 1102: Understanding Latin America (face-to-face or online)

Important Information about Minors

When you declare a formal minor, it is not automatically displayed on your transcript. In order for your Minor to appear on your transcript, you must fill out a special "Minor Form" with the registrar when you petition to graduate.

  • A minimum of six (6) hours in the minor must be taken in residence at Kennesaw State University.