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Major: 6208N
Effective Term: 2020 Fall   

Award: AC  
Total Credits: 15
CIP Code: 05.0202

Instructional Council: American Indian Studies (87)

GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
13-1041.03 Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
17-3029.05 Industrial Engineering Technologists
23-2099.00 Legal Support Workers, All Other
25-2022.00 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
29-2099.08 Patient Representatives
25-2031.00 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as:
19-3091.01 Anthropologists
19-3091.02 Archaeologists
25-1062.00 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Post-secondary
25-4012.00 Curators
19-3093.00 Historians
25-1193.00 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Post-secondary
25-1067.00 Sociology Teachers, Post-secondary


Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in American Indian Studies program explores the unique experiences of the American Indian people living in the Southwest and provides students the opportunity to study the cultures, values, histories, and contemporary lives of the indigenous people of North America. The Certificate includes courses that investigate their language, literature, arts, philosophy, religions, and politics.



Required Courses
ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
+ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3

AIS/SOC105 Introduction to American Indian Studies 3
AIS/SOC160 American Indian Law 3

+ AIS213/REL203 American Indian Religions (3) OR
AIS/HIS140 American Indian History (3) 3
Credits: 12

Learning Outcomes
1. Examine the lifeways of Indigenous Peoples from time immemorial to the point of initial contact with non-Indigenous Peoples. (AIS/SOC105, AIS/HIS140, AIS/SOC160, AIS213/REL203, AIS+++, ARH145, ENH259, GCU221, HIS+++, NAV+++, SPH245)
2. Analyze the impact of Westernized social and political institutions upon Indigenous Nations during the eras of colonization. (AIS/SOC105, AIS/HIS140, AIS/SOC160, AIS213/REL203, AIS+++, ARH145, CCS101, ENH259, GCU221, HIS+++, NAV+++, SPH245)
3. Examine the major U.S. federal governmental Indigenous policies that culturally and politically impacted Indigenous Nations. (AIS/SOC105, AIS/HIS140, AIS/SOC160, AIS213/REL203, AIS+++, ENH259, GCU221, HIS+++, NAV+++)
4. Examine the scope of the past and present-day sovereign powers of Indigenous Nations. (AIS/SOC105, AIS/HIS140, AIS/SOC160, AIS213/REL203, AIS+++, GCU221, HIS+++)
5. Analyze the past and present-day legal and political relationship between Indigenous Nations and U.S. governmental entities, including federal, state, county, and municipal. (AIS/SOC105, AIS/HIS140, AIS/SOC160, AIS213/REL203, AIS+++, CCS101, ENH259, GCU221, HIS+++, NAV+++, SPH245)
6. Analyze the contemporary perspectives regarding diverse cultural, social, political, legal, and economic issues that continue to confront Indigenous Nations. (AIS/SOC105, AIS/HIS140, AIS/SOC160, AIS213/REL203, AIS+++, ARH145, CCS101, ENH259, GCU221, HIS+++, NAV+++, SPH245)
7. Explain the role of Indigenous Nations within the sphere of international governmental relations. (AIS/SOC105, AIS/SOC160, AIS213/REL203, AIS+++, ARH145, CCS101, ENH259, GCU221, HIS+++, SPH245)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 26, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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