Degree Requirements

American Indian Studies Major

Nine courses including:

  • AIS 105 – Introduction to American Indian Studies
  • AIS 205 – Contemporary American Indians
  • ENL 255 – American Indian Literature
  • or AIS 264 – American Indians in the Cinema
  • HIS 236 – American Indian History
  • REL 370 – American Indian Spirituality and Philosophical Thought

In addition, students must complete four electives. At least four of the courses toward the major must be upper division.

Elective course options:

AIS 208 – Native American Women and Film
AIS 233 – Women: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
AIS 264 – American Indian in the Cinema
AIS 299 – Directed Study
AIS 305 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas
AIS 320 – American Indian Women
AIS 332 – Native American Storytelling
AIS 364 – Indigenous Filmmakers
AIS 396 – Internship
AIS 399 – Internship
AIS 408 – Native American Women and Film
AIS 490 – Keystone: Indigenous Issues of the Americas
AIS 495 – Topics
AIS 498 – Independent Study/Research
AIS 499 – Independent Study
ART290 – Native American Art
ENL255 – American Indian Literature
ENL355 – Themes in American Indian Literature
OJB111 – Beginning Ojibwe I
OJB112 – Beginning Ojibwe II

Graduation Skills

Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major. The graduation skill in Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is met by GST 200, MAT 163, MAT 164, or PHI 230. Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

American Indian Studies Minor

Five courses including AIS 105. At least two courses must be upper division.


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