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).
  • Select upper division hours in consultation with an academic advisor in the American Indian Studies Program in order to create a cohesive and comprehensive program of study.


Core 9 hours

AIS 180 Intro to American Indian Studies, C (3)

AIS 285 Federal Indian Policy, H & C (3) OR AIS 385

AIS 380 Contemporary Issues of American Indian Nations (3)

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)

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)

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 394 [*TRIB *GOV*] Topic: Tribal Government and Politics

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 [*CULTURAL* *PROFESSION*]

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 395 OR IED 394 [*NAVA* LANG*]

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

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

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

2015-16

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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