Degree Requirements

American Indian Studies Major

Ten 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
AIS 499 – Senior Research Project

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

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 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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