MINOR IN APPLIED INDIGENOUS STUDIES

This minor studies governance and other implementation issues facing indigenous peoples.  To complete this minor, you take the following 21 units with a grade of C or better in each course:

12 units from:

  • AIS  101 INDIGENOUS STUDIES (3)  
  • AIS  202 ROOTS INDIAN POLICY (3)  
  • AIS  210 CURR AMER IND GOVT (3)  
  • AIS  304 INDIGENOUS RELATIONS (3)

9 units from:

  • AIS  232 MUSEUMS AND AMERICAN INDIANS: COLLECTING, DISPLAYING, AND REPATRIATING  INDIGENOUS CULTURES (3)
  • ANT  406 CONTEMPORARY US IND (3)
  • ECO  425 RES ECON DEV (3)
  • FOR  230 MUL PRSPCTVS ENV MGT (3)
  • POS  316 CONGRESS POLITICS (3)
  • POS  317 JUDICIAL POLITICS (3)
  • POS  320 NAT AMER POLITICS (3)
  • REL  380 NATIVE AMER RELIGION (3)
  • SOC  315 AMER SOC/AMER INDIAN (3)
  • Additional courses approved by the department chair.

Be aware that some courses required for your minor may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject.

12 units from:

AIS  101 INDIGENOUS STUDIES (3) Studies indigenous peoples historically and contemporaneously, using case  studies drawn from diverse cultures. Also traces indigenous studies as a field, with methods and content distinct from the  disciplines that contribute to it. CU

AIS  202 ROOTS INDIAN POLICY (3) Surveys basic concepts and ideologies surrounding modern U.S. federal Indian  policy, emphasizing stereotypes, historical controversies, and cultural differences. SPW

AIS  210 CURR AMER IND GOVT (3) Provides overview of the development of modern tribal governments, their powers,  and the problems they face; includes historical examination of North American indigenous societies. Crosslisted as POS  210. CU

AIS  304 INDIGENOUS RELATIONS (3) As a critical approach to the study of Federal Indian Law, this course will examine the basic principles of Indian Law in the United States in a comparative context, utilizing both other British-influenced legal systems (Canada, New Zealand, Australia) as well as those of other former colonial powers, such as Spain and France. The course would include an introduction to Federal Indian Law as usually conceived. Prerequisite: AIS 202 SPW

9 Units from:

AIS 232 MUSEUMS AND AMERICAN INDIANS: COLLECTING, DISPLAYING, AND REPATRIATING INDIGENOUS  CULTURES (3)  Introduction to museum anthropology and current developments in tribal and non-tribal museums, with special attention to ideology of display and politics of repatriation.  

ANT 406 CONTEMPORARY US IND (3)   Inquiry into the adaptation of Indian societies to U.S. culture.

ECO 425 RES ECON DEV (3) Problems of economic development of Indian reservations and possible solutions.  Historical, legal, and social problems; political, structural, economic, and cultural solutions. Prerequisite: (ECO 284 or  ECO 284H) and Jr Status

FOR 230 MUL PRSPCTVS ENV MGT (3) Introduces the effects of culture on attitudes, institutions, and environmental management from a multicultural perspective. SPW

POS  316 CONGRESS POLITICS (3) Studies the U.S. Congress, emphasizing the structure and politics of the  legislative process. Prerequisite: 15 earned hours

POS  317 JUDICIAL POLITICS (3)  Studies the role of courts in the political system. Special emphasis on the legal,  philosophical, and political factors influencing judicial decision making. Prerequisite: 15 earned hours

POS  320 NAT AMER POLITICS (3)  Examines development of political and policy relationships between Native American nations and the U.S. government, using a political, social, economic, and cultural context. Crosslisted as AIS 320. Prerequisite: 15 earned hours CU

REL 380 NATIVE AMER RELIGION (3) Surveys Native American religious traditions, past and present. Prerequisite: Sophomore Status CU

SOC  315 AMER SOC/AMER INDIAN (3) Studies contemporary status of American Indians in the United States with  emphasis on those of the Southwest; policies and events leading to present conditions; possible future directions and their  implications for the nation. CU