ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
American Indian Studies (AIS)

AIS 180 Introduction to American Indian Studies. (3)
once a year
Introduction to the study of American Indian justice issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Primary topics include sovereignty, law, and culture.
General Studies: C

AIS 194 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring

AIS 280 Indigenous Law and Society. (3)
fall and spring
Examines the sovereign status of American Indians and legal relationships between the tribes and the U.S. government. Lecture, discussion.
General Studies: C

AIS 294 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

AIS 370 American Indian Languages and Cultures. (3)
fall
Emphasizes understanding of Indian language families and the relationship of oral traditions to culture. Prerequisite: AIS 180.

AIS 380 Contemporary Issues of American Indian Nations. (3)
spring
Survey of legal, socioeconomic, political, and educational state of contemporary reservation and urban Indians. Prerequisite: AIS 180.

AIS 385 Federal Indian Policy. (3)
spring
Historical overview of political and legal frameworks, executive policies, and judicial decisions in the context of Indian affairs. Prerequisite: AIS 180.

AIS 394 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring
Possible topics:

(a)American Indian World Views and Philosophies. (3)

AIS 420 American Indian Studies Research Methods. (3)
fall
Survey of diverse research methods, including statistical, historical, interpretative, and narrative approaches. Prerequisite: AIS 180.

AIS 484 Internship. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

AIS 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring

AIS 498 Pro-Seminar. (1 – 7)
not regularly offered

AIS 499 Individualized Instruction. (1 – 3)
not regularly offered

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