American Indian Studies is an interdisciplinary program with four subject areas:
- Culture, Identity, Ethics, and Community
- Sovereignty, Governance, and Politics
- Literature, Language, and Performance
- Colonialism, Decolonization, and Indigeneity
The courses chosen must form a coherent program of study and be approved by an AIS advisor.
|AIS 101||Intro to American Indian Studies||3|
|AIS 102||Contemporary Issues in Indian Country||3|
|Subject Area Courses|
|Students must complete 12 hours selected from 3 of the 4 subject areas.||12|
Culture, Identity, Ethics, and Community
|Native Religious Traditions|
|Lang & Culture Native North Am|
|American Indians of Illinois|
Sovereignty, Governance, and Politics
|US Citizenship Comparatively|
|Encounters in Native America|
|Native American History|
|Intro to Federal Indian Policy|
Literature, Language, and Performance
|Intro to American Indian Lit|
|Am Indian and Indigenous Film|
|Politics in Children's Lit|
|Topics in American Indian Lit|
|Politics of Popular Culture|
Colonialism, Decolonization, and Indigeneity
|History of Amer Indian Educ|
Only three courses (9 hours total) at the 100-level may be counted toward the minor. Students also are required to complete two courses (6 hours) at the 300- or 400-level. These advanced course credits must be distinct from credit earned for the student’s major or another minor.
- The Statement of Intent to Pursue a Campus-Approved Minor must be submitted to the student’s college of enrollment prior to the last day to add a class in the semester in which the student intends to graduate to assure timely processing.
- Any variance from courses required in the minor must be approved on the Modification of Minor form by the unit sponsoring the minor, that unit’s college and submitted to the student’s college office for final processing.
- The student is responsible for notifying her/his college of cancellation of the minor by use of the Cancellation of of Minor Form.