The Academic Certificate in American Indian Studies will help prepare students for a profession in a tribal community or off-reservation organizations serving Native people. In addition, it will serve and benefit anyone in professions already working in the fields of education, governance, resource management, health, social services, law, etc., that deal with American Indian history, culture, communities, and enterprises at one level or another. The certificate will provide an in-depth working familiarity of tribal communities, health-related industries, tribal history, culture, linguistics, and policy issues. The certificate curriculum requires a core of 15 credit hours. The certificate allows students to apply earned credits toward an AA with emphasis in American Indian Studies.
|AIST-101||American Indian Studies||3|
|AIST-225||Native People of North America||3|
|or ANTH-225||Native People of North America|
|AIST-240||American Indian History||3|
|or HIST-240||American Indian History|
|AIST-250||American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Policy||3|
|AIST-285||American Indian Literature||3|
|or ENGL-285||American Indian Literature|
- AAS Institutionally Designated
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Identify and dispel common misconceptions and stereotypes of American Indians.
- Identify, describe and articulate current issues and a working knowledge of Indian nations.
- Using qualitative ethnographic methodology, conduct research on Native history, culture and current events.
- Identify and describe credible sources for learning about tribes.
- Effectively engage with tribal members, through reflective practice.
- Recognize and articulate the working relationship of tribal, state, and federal policies.
- Critique published material, media and policies that impact the overall success of tribal communities and tribal people.
- Work collaboratively in a group setting to produce a quality deliverable.