American Indian Studies
The concentration in American Indian studies is designed for students interested in developing an understanding of American Indian issues and analyzing issues through critical inquiry.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours, including 12 hours of upper division courses.
- A minimum of 9 hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00).
- Students completing Upper Division Navajo Language courses can apply credits to electives with a DARS exception request.
Core 9 hours
AIS 180 Intro to American Indian Studies, C (3)
AIS 285 Federal Indian Policy, H & C (3) OR AIS 385 (before 2013)
AIS 380 Contemporary Issues of American Indian Nations (3) (this course is offered in fall sessions only)
Emphasis Areas 9 hours Upper Division
Select courses from the following:
AIS 320 OR AIS 494 [*AM* *IND* *PHIL*] Topic: American Indian Philosophical/World Views
AIS 360 OR AIS 394 [*ISS*URBAN*IND*CO*] Topic: Issues Urban Indian Country
AIS 370 American Indian Languages and Cultures, C (3) (Prerequisites: Must have completed AIS 180 with a grade of C or greater) (this course is offered in spring sessions only)
AIS 380 Contemporary Issues of American Indian Nations (3)
AIS 394 [*AM *IND *EC*] Topic: American Indian Nations Com/Ecn Dev
AIS 394 [*INDI*NAT*BUI*]
AIS 394 [*AM* *IND* *INDIG* *FILM] Topic: American Indian & Indigenous Film
AIS 420 American Indian Studies Research methods, L (3) (Prerequisites: Must have completed AIS 180 with a grade of C or greater) (this course is offered in fall sessions only)
AIS 430 Contemporary Indigenous Spirituality (3) (Prerequisite: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; Minimum Junior standing; Credit is allowed for only AIS 430 or 494 (Ind Spirituality in Postmodern))
AIS 455 Human Rights and Cultural Resource Laws (3) (Prerequisite: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; Minimum Junior standing; Credit is allowed for only AIS 455 or 494 (American Indian Cultural Resources))
AIS 470 OR AIS 494 [*TRIB *GOV*] Topic: Tribal Government and Politics
AIS 440 OR AIS 494 [*CULTURAL* *PROFESSION*]
AIS 480 Actualizing Decolonization (3)
(Prerequisites: ENG 101; ENG 102; Junior standing; Credit is allowed for only AIS 480 or 494 (Readings-Decolonization))
AIS 484 Internship
AIS 494 [*CRIME *INDIAN*] Topic: Crime in Indian Country
AIS 494 [*IND* *RIGHTS*] Topic: American Indian Rights
AIS 494 [*CRIT* *ISSUES* *IND* *ED*]
AIS 494 [*INDIG* *LANG* *REVITAL*]
AIS 498 Pro-Seminar
AIS 499 Individualized Instruction (3)
ENG 359 Indigenous American Literature (3)
ENG 361 Scriptwriting (3)
AIS 494 OR IED 394 [*NAVA* LANG*]
IED 430 Language/Literacy of Indigenous Peoples, (Hu or SB) & C (3)