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Certificate in American Indian Studies and Indigenous Studies

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 or after 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 21 units, distributed as follows.

Core Courses (9 units)

Take three of the following courses:

  • AIS 101 or AIS 222, AIS 308 or ANTH 322, AIS/FEA 450 or AIS 485

Lower Division Core:

Take 3 units from the following courses:

  • AIS 101, AIS 105, AIS 106, AIS 200, AIS 215, AIS 222.

Upper Division Core:

Take 3-9 units from the following courses:

  • AIS 300, AIS 308, AIS 319, AIS/WGSS 313, AIS 320, AIS 336, AIS 345, AIS/ENGL 340, AIS 400, AIS 420, AIS 485, AIS 490, AIS 497, AIS 499.

Upper Division Electives: (0-6 units):

Take up to two of the following courses:

  • American Indian Studies: AIS 319, AIS 308, AIS/WGSS 313, AIS 400, AIS 497
  • American Studies: AMST 300, AMST 350
  • 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
  • Art/Art History: AH 430, AH 431, ART 354A or ART 354B, ART 440/ ART 540, AH 456/556
  • Comparative World Literature: CWL, 315, CWL 320, CWL 415
  • English: ENG 340, ENG 375, ENG 470, ENG 683I (ENG 683I is only open to English Masters Students)
  • Film and Electronic Arts: FEA 316, FEA 380, FEA 486, FEA 450
  • Geography: GEOG 357, GEOG 473, GEOG 481, GEOG 447
  • Human Development: HDEV 320, HDEV 360, HDEV 403
  • Journalism: JOUR 310, JOUR 311, JOUR 431
  • Kinesiology: KIN 338, KIN 332, KIN 335 (KIN 338 and KIN 335 are only open to Kinesiology Majors)
  • Museum Studies/CRM: AH 430, AH 431, ANTH 487
  • Music: MUS 471, MUS 478, MUS 490
  • Philosophy: PHIL 351, PHIL 451, PHIL 489
  • Political Science: POSC 311, POSC 312, POSC 321, POSC 326 POSC 323, POSC, 395
  • Social Work: SW 330, SW 331, SW 350, SW 351
  • Women’s and Gender Sexuality Studies: WGSS 313, WGSS 318, WGSS 401

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