2022-2023 Course Catalog

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American Indian Studies (AINS) Minor

The Minor in American Indian Studies requires 18 semester hours:

  • the four required AINS courses (3 hours each)
  • two electives (3 hours each).

At least 9 hours of credit (including those in the list of required courses) must be taken at the 3000 level or above. Normally only one Independent Study (AINS 2974 Independent Study or AINS 4974 Independent Study, or another departmental Independent Study course approved by the American Indian Studies director) will be accepted for credit. The Special Study course ( AINS 4984 Special Study, or another department equivalent approved by the American Indian Studies director) may be taken more than once if the topic of each course is different. Check undergraduate catalog for prerequisites. 

A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken to fulfill the minor is required. 

Required Minor Courses
AINS 1104Introduction to American Indian Studies3
AINS/ENGL 2804Contemporary Native American Literatures3
AINS/PSCI 3684Indigenous Peoples and World Politics3
AINS 4004Topics in American Indian Studies3
Elective Courses
Select six hours from the list of American Indian Studies courses and/or from the list of pre-approved electives in other departments or programs:6
American Indian Studies
Oral Traditions and Culture
Independent Study
The Languages of Native America
Independent Study
Undergraduate Research
Pre-approved Electives in Other Departments or Programs 1
Race and Racism
Topics in Art History (when on appropriate topic)
The Postcolonial Novel
Ethnic American Literature
Topics in Religion and Culture (when on appropriate topic) (See AINS Director for approval)
Introduction to Social Anthropology
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
International Development Policy and Planning
Total Credits18

Non-AINS courses may not be substituted for 1000- or 2000-level AINS courses.