Native American Studies Minor

NAS focuses on Native American cultures and societies, deals with contemporary and historical experiences of American Indians, and examines the contributions of Indigenous peoples to life in the United States and other American nations. This specialized field has developed in reaction to Western academic views of Native Americans and to the frequently restrictive, disciplinary approach within universities to issues concerning Native peoples.

Please contact Dr. Donald D. Pepion (, the NAS minor advisor, for more information.

Native American Studies Minor Requirements

Students must pass a total of 18 credits of which at least 9 must be upper division.  Please visit the current NMSU College Catalog for the course requirements. The Native American Studies Minor form, listing specific requirements and available courses, can be obtained through the Department of Anthropology office, Rm. 331 Breland Hall, Telephone (575) 646-2725. Email:

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