AA in American Indian Studies

No more than 32 hours may be completed online or off-site.

Minimum of 65 academic credit hours and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 are required for the Associate of Arts Degree in  American Indian Studies.

31 hours of Core Curriculum Requirements:
3 hours The Spiritual Self (REL)
3 hours The Social Self (AIS)
7 hours The Scientific Self (BIO, CHM, GPS and MTH)
12 hours The Cognitive/Critical Thinking (ENG, SPC, CLE)
6 hours Liberal Arts Guided Electives (ART/THE, LIT/JRN, PSC/SOCSCI)

17 hours of Major Concentration:
AIS 1002 Intro to AI Philosophy & Religion
AIS 1153 Tribal Language I
AIS 2003 American Indian Government
AIS 2153-AIS 2183 Tribal Language II
AIS 2333 American Indian Literature
AIS 2913 Contemporary AI Affairs

17 hours in AIS Area of Emphasis:

AIS 1113      American Indian Arts & Crafts I
AIS 1123      American Indian Arts & Crafts II
AIS 1153-1183   Tribal Languages I
AIS 2153-2183   Tribal Languages II
AIS 1293      American Indian Humanities
AIS 1413      American Indian Art I
AIS 1423      American Indian Art II
AIS 2133      Comparative American Indian Cultures
AIS 2413      American Indian Art III
AIS 2423      American Indian Art IV
AIS 2431      Special Studies in American Indian Studies
AIS 2432      Special Studies in American Indian Studies
AIS 2433      Special Studies in American Indian Studies
AIS 2434      Special Studies in American Indian Studies

AIS 2513      American Indian Religion

Other Requirements:

Computer Literacy: demonstrated through completion of appropriate high school or college course or testing out.

Reading Proficiency: demonstrated through appropriate ACT score or completion of developmental Reading courses.

Outcomes Assessment (CAAP Test): required after completing 60 credit hours of general education coursework.