Navajo Undergraduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

NAV  101 FIRST YEAR NAVAJO      (4)

Speaking, reading, and writing of basic conversational Navajo.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  CU

 

NAV  102 FIRST YEAR NAVAJO      (4)

Continuation of NAV 101.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  CU

 

NAV  199 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

Foundations of intellectual inquiry.  In-depth study of a substantive problem.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.

 

NAV  201 SECOND YEAR NAVAJO      (4)

Review of grammar and phonetics.  Development of speaking, reading, and writing skills.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: NAV 102 CU

 

NAV  202 SECOND YEAR NAVAJO      (4)

Continuation of NAV 201.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: NAV 102 CU

 

NAV  303 INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION      (3)

Introduces variations in language use throughout the Navajo reservation. Emphasizes oral proficiency.  Prerequisite: NAV 202 or NAV 312

 

NAV  304W INTERMEDIATE READING AND COMPOSITION      (3)

Emphasizes developing competency in descriptive and narrative writing and reading.  Stresses clarity and accuracy of written expression through grammar review and practice.  This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement.  Prerequisite: NAV 303 JWRT

 

NAV  311 NAVAJO FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS       (3)

To meet the needs of fluent Navajo speakers. Emphases on formal and "standard" Navajo, reading and writing, and fundamental grammatical terminology and concepts.

 

NAV  312 NAVAJO FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS      (3)

Continuation of NAV 311.  

 

NAV  321 NAVAJO NARRATIVES       (3)

Examines various forms of the Navajo language in oral and written work. Analyses include the search for cultural blending, extent of Navajo language use, illustration of traditional life, and display of formal and informal thought and humor. Prerequisite: NAV 101

 

NAV  380 INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION I      (3)

Theoretical grounding in the practice of translation and oral interpretation-Navajo to English and English to Navajo.  Prerequisite: Navajo Translation and Interpretation (CERT)

 

NAV  381 INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION II      (3)

Theoretical grounding in the practice of translation and oral interpretation-Navajo to English and English to Navajo.  Prerequisite: NAV 380

 

NAV  389 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION      (1-12)

Individualized preplanned cooperative employment experience related to your field of study or career objectives. Pass-fail only.  Fee required.  No repeat limit.

 

NAV  399 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem within a program of study. Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.  

 

NAV  405 NAVAJO CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION      (3)

Important issues in the culture, history, physical environment, and social institutions, of the Navajo people from 1500 to 1923.  Prerequisite: NAV 101

 

NAV  406 NAVAJO CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION      (3)

Important issues in the culture, history, physical environment, and social institutions of the Navajo people from 1923 to the present. Letter grade or pass-fail.  

 

NAV  408 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE      (1-12)

Supervised field experience, with selective assignments to firms, medical facilities, or the Navajo Court in order to use translation and/or interpretation skills. Pass-fail only.  Department consent required.  

 

NAV  430 LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODS       (2-3)

Exploration and practice of various methods, techniques, and approaches in effective foreign language teaching.  For teaching minors only.  Department consent required.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.Prerequisite: NAV 303 and NAV 304

 

NAV  480C CAPSTONE RESEARCH      (3)

Original research under the supervision of a research adviser.  Course counts as BAILS capstone course.  Instructor's consent required.  CAP

 

NAV  485 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH      (1-6)

Original research under the supervision of a research adviser. Letter grade or pass-fail.  May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.  Department consent required.  

 

NAV  497 INDEPENDENT STUDY      (1-6)

Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required.  

 

NAV  499 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS       (1-4)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area. Letter grade only. No repeat limit.