American Indian Studies

Description
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.

Requirements

  • 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.

Required Courses - 9 credit 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)

Upper Division Electives - 9 credit hours

AIS 320 American Indian Philosophical/World Views, HU & C, (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; junior standing; Credit is allowed for only AIS 320 or AIS 394 (American Indian Philosophical/World Views))

AIS 360 Issues Urban Indian Country, C (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; junior standing; Credit is allowed for only AIS 320 or AIS 394 (Issues Urban Indian Country))

AIS 370 American Indian Languages and Cultures, C (3) (Prerequisite(s): AIS 180 with C or better)

AIS 380 Contemporary Issues of American Indian Nations (3)

AIS 381 American Indian Women, C (3)

AIS 385 Entrepreneurship for American Indian Sustainability (3) 

AIS 394 Topics: [*AM *IND *EC*], [*INDI*NAT*BUI*], [*AM* *IND* *INDIG* *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 440 Cultural Professionalism, C (3) OR AIS 494 [*CULTURAL* *PROFESSION*]

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 Tribal Government and Politics (3) (Pre-requisite: AIS 285; Credit is allowed for only AIS 470 or AIS 494, Tribal Governance)

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 Topics: [*CRIME *INDIAN*], [*IND* *RIGHTS*], [*CRIT* *ISSUES* *IND* *ED*], [*INDIG* *LANG* *REVITAL*] (3)

AIS 498 Pro-Seminar

ENG 359 Indigenous American Literature (3)

ENG 361 Scriptwriting (3)

HST 337  American Indian History to 1900 ((HU or SB) & C & H) (3)

HST 338 American Indian History since 1900 ((HU or SB) & C & H) (3)

IED 430 Language/Literacy of Indigenous Peoples, (Hu or SB) & C (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAAISEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

480‐727‐7056
AIS@asu.edu
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