A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.
To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.
In addition to University Requirements:
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||20|
Students who satisfy the requirements of the Navajo minor are expected to have the ability to read and write Navajo texts at the intermediate level, interact effectively in the spoken language, and be knowledgeable with Navajo culture and traditions. Students are also expected to locate the Navajo Reservation on a map and be familiar with the regional dialects spoken on the Navajo Reservation. Students who complete the Navajo minor are able to write papers in Navajo, perform conversational tasks that allow them to function effectively and efficiently in daily life, and are able to communicate with native and non-native speakers of Navajo. In addition, students who complete the Navajo minor should possess the necessary foundational base to advance their proficiency in the Navajo language, thus gaining vital intercultural understanding and the ability to better compete in the international job market.
Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes are Aligned with Standards for Language Learning created by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Upon completing this minor, students will be able to:
Take the following 20 units, with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.