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Native American Studies, American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Degrees Offered

New for Fall 2016

New 21 Unit Certificate in American Indian and Indigenous Studies

New 15 Unit Minor in Native American Cultures

The American Indian Studies Program has established an ongoing partnership with 19 departments and programs to offer a revised 15 unit minor in Native American Cultures for students in majors leading to professions that impact the lives of American Indian People.  Students are now able to earn a minor in AIS and graduate on time.   Museum Studies/CRM, Anthropology, Social Work, Art History and Film were the first areas to be developed with a revised 18 unit Minor that will began in the Fall of 2014. Students currently taking the AIS Minor in American Indian Studies or the 18 unit Minor in Native American Cultures who are interested in the new 15 unit  AIS Minor in Native American Cultures are encouraged to meet with the Director of the AIS Program, Craig Stone and to contact the ATLAS advisors to see how to switch to this new Minor.

Link to: Certificate in American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Link to: New 15 Unit Minor in Native American Cultures

New for Fall 2016  Bachelors Degree in American Studies with a concentration in AIS 

American Studies Majors can now elect to concentrate on American Indian Studies in their American Studies Bachelor’s Degree and also earn a Minor in Native American Cultures. Contact D. Brett Mizelle 

Link to American Studies Program

 

 

 

Listed Below are our Past Minor and Certificate Programs

Old Minor in Native American Cultures   

Minor 18 units   (no longer offered)

Lower Division Required (3 units)

AIS 101 Introduction to AIS

Co-requisite/Prerequisite: Any Foundation Course

 

Upper Division Core

Select  6 – 9 units from the following:

AIS 300 American Indians in Cinema (3) or AIS/FEA 450 American Indian and Indigenous Cinema (3)

AIS 320 (3) or AIS 420 American Indian Traditional Material Culture (3)

AIS/ENGL 340 American Indian Literature  (3)

AIS 335 American Indian Philosophies (3) or AIS 336 Indigenous Philosophies of Sustainability (3)

AIS 485 American Indians and the Law (3)

AIS 490 Special Topics or 499 (3)

Students are encouraged to gain training in the following areas: Museum Studies/CRM, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Art/Art History or Social Work.

Electives

Select: 6 – 9 units in any combination from the following courses and/or areas.  Anthropology, Museum Studies/CRM, American Indian Studies, Art/Art History and Social Work.

Anthropology:

ANTH 321, ANTH 322, ANTH 329, ANTH 448, ANTH 449, ANTH 450 (maximum 3 units approved by advisor), ANTH 451 (can only be taken once) ANTH 487

Museum Studies/CRM:

AIS 222, AH 430, AH 431, ANTH 487

American Indian Studies:

AIS 105, AIS 106, AIS 215 or AIS  319, AIS 308, AIS/WGSS  313, AIS 400

Art/Art History:

AH 114, AH 430, AH 431, ART 440/540, ART 456/556

Social Work:

SW 220, SW 221,SW 330, SW 331, SW 350, SW 351

Note: SW 221 is only open to social work majors

 

 

Old Certificate in American Indian Studies

(no longer offered 2015)

Students pursuing any approved degree or credential program of the University may at the same time earn a Certificate in American Indian Studies. Courses taken to meet the requirements may be used, where applicable, to meet General Education requirements or the degree or credential requirements of cooperating departments. Certification of successful completion of requirements will be issued upon the recommendation of the American Indian Studies Program Director.

Requirements

  • 1. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in a traditional discipline. (Certificate requirements may be completed prior to the completion of B.A. requirement).
  • 2. Submission of all college/university transcripts to the academic advising coordinator, who will work with the student to develop a well‑integrated program of studies. Interested students are strongly encouraged to meet with the academic advising coordinator after having completed the lower division core courses.
  • 3. A minimum of 24 units, distributed as follows.

Core Courses

Lower Division Core:

Take 9 units from the following courses: AIS 101, 105, 106, 200, 215, 222.

Upper Division Core:

Take 15 units from the following courses: AIS 300, 308, 319, 320, 335, 340, 400, 420, 485, 490, 497, 499.

 

 

Old Minor in American Indian Studies  (No longer offered 2013)

Requirements

A minimum of 21 units.

Lower Division:

Take 9 units from the following courses: AIS 101, 105, 106, 200, 215, 222.

Upper Division:

Take 12 units from the following courses: AIS 300, 308, 319, 320, 335, 340, 400, 420, 485, 490, 497, 499.