The curriculum for the 42 credit hour Bachelor of Arts degree in American Indian studies will encourage students to understand and appreciate the roles of history, culture, and politics in the development of tribal world views, world views that relate to modern life and contemporary issues of concern for Native peoples. Students will be given opportunities to identify historical, cultural, and political diversity and significance in Native oral traditions and written literatures and to understand historical experiences and contemporary issues from the perspective of American Indian peoples. Central to all these classes is tribal sovereignty and the shaping of that sovereignty by tribal self-determination as well as by relationships with the federal government and with the states. Students will have the chance to become familiar with at least one tribal language and inherent in this degree's curriculum and related activities is the expectation that students and faculty will assume an active role in working with and for Indigenous communities.
AIST 1001 Foundations in American Indian Studies
AIST 1350 American Indians in Contemporary Society
AIST 2210 North American Indians
AIST 2290 History of North American Indians
AIST 3300 Federal Indian Law
AIST 4100 Tribal Governments
AIST 2340 Native American Literature and Culture
AIST 2345 American Indians in Hollywood Film
AIST 3100 Tribal Literatures of the Great Plains
AIST 4460 American Indian Literature
AIST 3000 Plains History and Culture
AIST 4000 Indians of Wyoming
AIST 4466 American Indian Ethnohistory
AIST 3200 Indigenous Peoples and their Environments
AIST 4340 Natural Resource Mgt on Western Reservations
AIST 3400 Traditional Ecological Knowledge
AIST 4110 Foundations in American Indian Education
AIST 4200 Indigenous Communities Abroad: International Travel
AIST 4740 Native American Languages and Cultures
AIST 4020 Internship active participation in and service to an Indigenous community in the U.S. or elsewhere. Internship guidelines.
AIST 1010 and AIST 1020 First and second semester Northern Arapaho, first and second semester Eastern Shoshone, or 8 hours of another American Indian or Alaskan Native language
Please complete and submit the "Change of Advisor, Major, Minor, Option/Concentration, College, and or Graduate Status" form available on the Office of the Registrar's website.
AIST classes applied to AIST degrees must be passed with a grade of C or better. This policy applies to AIST classes completed fall semester 2012 and beyond