Undergraduate Program

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Specific Major Requirements

30 credits, with no more than 12 credits from one department; at least 12 credits at the 300/400 level. Core Courses (6 cr): GPSP 170 Introduction to Great Plains Studies (3 cr), and GPSP 400 Seminar in Great Plains Studies (3 cr). Thematic Specializations (18 cr): 18 cr in two of the three thematic specializations: Arts & Literature; Culture & Community; and Land & Environment. The remaining 6 cr can be taken from other courses listed under these categories, from at-large courses, internships, or as independent study.

The courses should be chosen in such a way as to construct a thematically or professionally coherent program. Other courses or independent study may be substituted for some of the courses listed with permission of the chief adviser. The chief adviser may also assign an adviser for each student from among the faculty fellows of the Center.

Program Assessment. In order to assist the department in evaluating the effectiveness of its programs, majors will be required:

1. To develop a portfolio consisting of materials from Great Plains course work, to be submitted to the chief adviser prior to graduation. The portfolio should include a research paper from the Seminar in Great Plains Studies, GPSP 400, as well as papers from at least three other courses that apply to the major.

2. In their senior year, to participate in an exit interview. The chief adviser will inform students of the scheduling and format of assessment activities.

Results of participation in this assessment activity will in no way affect a students GPA or graduation.


A. Core Courses

GPSP 170 Introduction to Great Plains Studies (ANTH 170/GEOG 170/NRES 170/SOCI 170) (3 cr)
GPSP 400 Seminar in Great Plains Studies (GEOG 400/HIST 400) (3 cr)

B. Thematic Specializations

All majors must take at least 18 hours to be distributed in two of the following areas:

ARTS AND LITERATURE

AHIS 252 American Art 1865-1945 (3 cr)
AHIS 451/851 19th Century American Art (3 cr)
AHIS 452 American Art, 1893-1939 (3 cr)
ANTH 419 Art & Anthropology of Native North Americans (3 cr)
ENGL 211 Literature of Place (3 cr)
ENGL 244 African-American Literature Since 1865 (ETHN 244) (3 cr)
ENGL 245N Introduction to Native American Literature (ETHN 245N) (3 cr)
ENGL 317 Literature & the Environment (3 cr)
ENGL 333A Willa Cather & Her World (3 cr)
ENGL 347 Humanities on the Plains (3 cr)
ENGL 405K Canadian Fiction (3 cr)
ENGL 445N Topics in Native American Literature (ETHN 445N) (3 cr)
MUSC 489 American Music (3 cr)

CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

ANTH 130 Anthropology of the Great Plains (3 cr)
ANTH 350 Peoples & Cultures of Native Latin America (ETHN 350) (3 cr)
ANTH 351 Indigenous Peoples of North America (ETHN 351) (3 cr)
ANTH 352 Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains (ETHN 352) (3 cr)
ANTH 434 Introduction to Great Plains Archaeology (3 cr)
ANTH 451 Contemporary Issues of Indigenous Peoples in North America (ETHN 451) (3 cr)
GEOG 334 Historical Geography of the Great Plains (3 cr)
GEOG 435 Cultural Survival: Indigenous People's Rights (3 cr)
GPSP 377 Women of the Great Plains (GEOG 377/WMNS 377) (3 cr)
GPSP 378 Cultural Encounters on the Great Plains (COMM 378) (3 cr)
HIST 241 Native American History (ETHN 241) (3 cr)
HIST 352 American West Since 1900 (3 cr)
HIST 356 African-American Women's History (ETHN 356/WMNS 356) (3 cr)
HIST 357 Mexican-American History (ETHN 357/LAMS 357) (3 cr)
HIST 358 Native American Women (ETHN 358/WMNS 358) (3 cr)
HIST 359 The Mythic West (3 cr)
HIST 360 History of Nebraska & the Great Plains (3 cr)
HIST 411 Indians in American Popular Culture (ETHN 411) (3 cr)
HIST 465 History of Plains Indians (ETHN 465) (3 cr)POLS 225 Nebraska Government & Politics (3 cr)

LAND AND ENVIRONMENT

AECN 265 Resource & Environmental Economics I (NREE 265) (3 cr)
AECN 276 Rural Sociology (SOCI 241) (3 cr)
AECN 345 Policy Issues in Agriculture & Natural Resources (3 cr)
AECN 388 Ethics in Agriculture & Natural Resources (ALEC 388) (3 cr)
AGRO 153 Soil Resources (HORT 153/SOIL 153) (3 cr)
AGRO 228 Introduction to Landscape Management (HORT 228/PGAM 228/TLMT 228) (3 cr)
AGRO 242 North American Wildland Plants (HORT 242/RNGE 242) (3 cr)
AGRO 440 Great Plains Ecosystem (NRES 440/RNGE 440) (3 cr)
BIOS 232 Ecological Issues in the Great Plains (3 cr)
BIOS 455 Great Plains Flora (3 cr)
ENVR 201 Science, Systems, Environment, & Sustainability (3 cr)
GEOG 305 Geography of Agriculture (AGRO 305/HORT 305) (3 cr)
GEOG 370 Geography of Nebraska (3 cr)
HORT 495 Grasslands Seminar (AGRO 495/ENTO 495/GRAS 495) (1-2 cr)
NRES 220 Principles Of Ecology (BIOS 220) (3 cr)
NRES 310 Introduction to Forest Management (3 cr)
NRES 452 Climate & Society (AGRO 450/GEOG 450/METR 450) (3 cr)

C. Great Plains Courses at Large

Courses can be taken from above categories, in addition to those listed below

AECN 201 Farm & Ranch Management (4 cr)
AECN 376 Rural Community Economics (3 cr)
AECN 456 Environmental Law (NREE 456) (3 cr)
AECN 457 Water Law (NREE 457/WATS 457) (3 cr)
AGRO 240 Forage Crop & Range Management (RNGE 240) (4 cr)
AGRO 326 Landscape Solutions (HORT 326/PGAM 326/TLMT 326) (3 cr)
AGRO 442 Wildland Plants (RNGE 442/NRES 442) (3 cr)
ANTH 104A Native Language I: Omaha I (ETHN 104A) (5 cr)
ANTH 105A Native Language II: Omaha II (ETHN 105A) (5 cr)
ANTH 290/490 Fieldwork in Anthropology (1-6 cr)
ANTH 433 North American Archeology (3 cr)
ANTH 454 Ethnographic Fieldschool (Great Plains Sections) (1-6 cr)
BIOS 470 Prairie Ecology (Cedar Point) (4 cr)
BIOS 475 Ornithology (Cedar Point) (3 cr)
BIOS 476 Mammalogy (NRES 476) (4 cr)
BIOS 482 Field Entomology (Cedar Point) (ENTO 411) (4 cr)
BIOS 487 Field Parasitology (Cedar Point) (4 cr)
BIOS 488 Natural History of the Invertebrates (Cedar Point) (4 cr)
BIOS 489 Ichthyology (NRES 489) (Cedar Point) (NRES 489) (4 cr)
ENGL 261 American Literature Since 1865 (3 cr)
ENGL 345N Native American Women Writers (ETHN 345N/WMNS 345N) (3 cr)
ENVR 319 Environmental Engagement & the Community (2 cr)
GEOG 271 Geography of the U.S. (3 cr)
GEOL 457 Ecosystem Ecology (BIOS 457) (4 cr)
GEOG 467 Great Plains Field Pedology (AGRO 477/NRES 477) (4 cr)
GPSP 495 Great Plains Internship (1-6 cr)
HIST 244 19th Century America (3 cr)
HIST 247 African-American History After 1877 (ETHN 247) (3 cr)
HIST 346 North American Environmental History (3 cr)
HIST 363 History of Women & Gender in the American West (WMNS 363) (3 cr)
HIST 464 Native American History-Selected Topics (ETHN 464) (3 cr)
NRES 417 Forestry Systems in Sustainable Agriculture (HORT 418) (3 cr)
SOCI 217 Nationality & Race Relations (ETHN 217) (3 cr)
SOCI 446 Environmental Sociology (3 cr)

Additional Major Requirements

Course Level Requirement: At least 12 hours of course work must be at the 300 and 400 levels.

Extended Education, Independent Study Rules, Internship Credit Rules: Up to 6 hours of suitable internship work can be included in the 30 hours required for the major, and Great Plains Studies students are strongly encouraged to pursue an internship through Career Services: Student Jobs and Internships as part of their program.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

15 credits; no more than 6 cr from one department; 6 cr at 300/400 level:

GPSP 170 Introduction to Great Plains Studies (ANTH 170/GEOG 170/NRES 170/SOCI 170) (3 cr)

GPSP 400 Seminar in Great Plains Studies (GEOG 400/HIST 400) (3 cr)

6 credits from two of the three Thematic Specializations; 3 credits to be chosen from among courses in thematic specializations, courses-at-large, internship, or independent study.

Adviser:

Dr. Charles A. Braithwaite

1155 Q Street, Room 504 Hewit Place

402-472-6178

cbraithwaite2@unl.edu

Dr. Chuck Braithwaite

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