Class Schedule - Spring 2021

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 265 - Intro to American Indian Lit

Introduces students to the study of American Indian literature by focusing on texts by contemporary American Indian novelists, poets, and playwrights. Over the course of the semester, students will consider how indigenous aesthetics shape narrative in addition to examining how American Indian authors engage the legacies of colonization and the histories of their tribal communities through their stories. Same as ENGL 265.

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 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 295 - US Citizenship Comparatively

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

AIS 343 - Criminalization and Punishment

Same as AAS 343, AFRO 343, GWS 343, and LLS 343. See LLS 343.

AIS 459 - Topics in American Indian Lit

Interdisciplinary seminar on special and advanced topics in American Indian and Indigenous Literatures. Same as ENGL 459. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or subsequent terms to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

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.