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The Department has revised its curriculum. The courses listed here reflect the new curriculum.
Due to a turn over in faculty the courses marked with an asterisk (*) are the only ones guaranteed to be taught in the next three years (2016-2019).
the highlighted courses count for graduate studies credit; we will add more as the curriculum becomes approved.
We will also be periodically cross listing classes with other departments.
Please contact our office if you have any questions.
IS 121: Introduction to American Indian Studies*
IS 122: American Indians and Tradition
IS 123: American Indians and Culture
IS 151: White Images of Native Americans*
IS 171: Hollywood Indians
IS 181: Native Americans before 1600
IS 201: History of the Sioux / IS 202: Cultures of the Sioux*
IS 203: History of the Anishinabe / IS 204: Cultures of the Anishinabe*
IS 207: History of the Three Affiliated Tribes / IS 208: Cultures of the Three Affiliated Tribes*
IS 221: American Indians before 1815
IS 222: American Indians since 1815
IS 230: Approaches to Native Cultures
IS 240: Research and Writing*
IS 250: Lakota Language I
IS 251: Lakota Language II
IS 311: Health and American Indian Cultures*
IS 320: Native Cultural Landscapes
IS 344: Education and American Indians*
IS 346: American Indian Women*
IS 348: Beyond the Reservation*
IS 350: Native American Languages
IS 352: Native Philosophies and Religions*
IS 354: Dynamics of Conquest and Resistance
IS 356: Law, Culture, and Communities*
IS 360: Oral Traditions in Native American Cultures*
IS 379: Special Topics*
(Changing classes of special interest, taught once in a while or on demand.)
IS 385: Sustainable Communities
IS 390: Family, Kinship, Gender
IS 395: Ethnohistory of North America
IS 410: Indigenous Identities*
Also available, by permission of the Instructor:
IS 430: Internship*
IS 492: Directed Readings in Indian Studies*
IS 494: Independent Study in Indian Studies*
These courses offer individualized opportunities for students with specific interests and are usually offered for juniors or seniors. They require some background in American Indian Studies, as well as motivation and initiative by students.