Class Schedule - Spring 2023

AIS 101 - Intro to Amer Indian Studies

Interdisciplinary introduction surveys the stories, histories, and lands of tribal peoples who became known as "American Indians".

AIS 275 - Am Indian and Indigenous Film

Introduction to representations of American Indians and Indigenous peoples in film. Reconstructions of American Indians within the Western genre and more recent reconstructions by Native filmmakers will be considered. Other topics may include the development of an indigenous aesthetic; the role of documentaries and nonfiction films in the history of Native and Indigenous film; the role of commerce in the production of Native films. Same as ENGL 275 and MACS 275.

AIS 278 - Native American History

Same as HIST 278. See HIST 278.

AIS 285 - Indigenous Thinkers

An introduction to the English-language traditions of indigenous intellectuals. Specific topics vary. May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 6 hours. May be repeated in subsequent terms to a maximum of 9 hours.

AIS 288 - American Indians of Illinois

Same as ANTH 288 and HIST 288. See ANTH 288.

AIS 295 - US Citizenship Comparatively

Same as AAS 215, AFRO 215, GWS 215, and LLS 215. See AAS 215.

AIS 357 - Literatures of the Displaced

Same as AAS 357, ENGL 357, GWS 357, and LLS 357. See LLS 357.

AIS 491 - Readings in Am Ind Studies

Individual guidance in intensive readings in the theories and practices of the field of American Indian Studies. 1 to 8 undergraduate hours. 1 to 8 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or subsequent terms to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or one course in AIS and consent of instructor.

AIS 501 - Indigenous Critical Theory

Explores the distinctive form of inquiry which critiques settler-colonial ideas and institutions at the interdisciplinary crossroads where American Indian and Indigenous Studies engages other theories including but not limited to feminist theory, critical race theory, semiotics and phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and the postcolonial theory (to name only some of the many possibilities). Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.