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 mspiers1@kennesaw.edu

Spring 2022 Course Offerings

    • ENGL 3342/ENGL 4460: 19th-century Native American Lit (online)
    • AMST 3700: American Studies: Principles and Methods (online)
    • AMST 3720: America and Empire (face-to-face)
    • AMST 3750/ENGL 3350: Literature of the Native South (online)
    • ANTH 3315: Indigenous Peoples of the Souteast U.S. (online)
    • GWST 3090: Transnational Feminisms (online)
    • HIST 4905: History of the Atlantic World (face-to-face)
    • LALS 1102: Understanding Latin America (online or face-to-face)

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.
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