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					American Indian Studies
Student/Advisor Checklist
Bachelors of Arts Degree and Minor Program
Bulletin 2007-08

The B.A. program consists of a total of 39 units: 21 units in core course requirements and 18 units in elective course
requirements. Students must complete all 21 units of the core courses listed below. The elective course
requirements are organized into four areas of emphasis: 1) California Indian Studies; 2) Creative Arts and the
Humanities; 3) Law, Politics, and Society; 4) Science, Health, and Environmental Studies (see below for more
information). Upon advisement, students may select one course from each area of emphasis (12 units total) and an
additional two courses (6 units total) for a total of 18 units; or, they may complete all courses (18 units total) in one
area of emphasis. Fifteen units of the electives must be completed at the upper-division level. Upon advisement,
students may select up to 6 units from another department's course offerings to satisfy the elective course
requirements. All courses listed below are 3 units unless otherwise noted.

   Core Requirements (21 Units Total)                           Prerequisites & Other Notes About Courses
    AIS 100: Introduction to American Indian Studies             No prequisites.
    AIS 150: American Indians in U.S. History                    GE status. Part of Segment II (BSS).
    AIS 160: Survey of Native California                         No prequisites.
    AIS 205: American Indians and U.S. Laws                      Fulfills US History and Government requirement.
    AIS 300: American Indian Studies Research Methods            AIS 100; Eng 214 or equivalent required; upper division
                                                                 standing required.
    AIS 694: Community Service Learning (1-3 variable)           Must take 3 units total, in any combination of the 1-3
                                                                 unit sections. Must be concurrently enrolled in another
                                                                 AIS course that provides the CSL option.
    AIS 680: American Indian Studies Senior Seminar              Required for the Major, not the Minor. AIS 300 and 694
                                                                 are prequisites.
    Elective Requirements (18 Units Total)
    AIS 110: Critical Thinking                                   Part of Segment I (CT)
    AIS 162: American Indian Oral Literature                     GE status. Part of Segment II (HCA).
    AIS 214: Second-Year Composition: AIS                        Part of Segment I (WC).
    AIS 230: Urban Indians                                       GE status. Part of Segment II.
    AIS 235: American Indian Images and Issues in the Media      GE status. Part of Segment II (HCA).
    AIS 260: American Indian Health and Cultural Recovery        No prerequisites.
    AIS 310: American Indian Religion and Philosophy             GE status. Part of Segment III (Religious Studies).
    AIS 320: American Indian Music                               GE status. Part of Segment II (HCA). AIS 100
                                                                 (concurrent) or consent of instructor is required.
    AIS 325: American Indian Art                                 Part of Segment II (HCA). Eng 214 or equivalent and
                                                                 upper division standing are required.
    AIS 330: American Indian Law                                 AIS 205 recommended.
    AIS 350: Black-Indians in the Americas                       Upper division standing or consent of instructor
                                                                 required.
    AIS 360: American Indian Novels and Poetry                   Eng 214 or equivalent; AIS 100 and AIS 162
                                                                 recommended.
    AIS 400: American Indian Education                           No prerequisites.
    AIS 410: Perspectives of Native Californians                 GE. Part of Segment II (BSS); Part of Segment III (CA
                                                                 Culture). Upper division standing or consent of
                                                                 instructor.
    AIS 420: American Indian Women                               GE. Part of Segment III (Women of Color in the US).
    AIS 430: American Indian Sovereignty                         Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
    AIS 450: American Indian Science                             GE. Segment III (PBS).
    AIS 460: Power and Politics in American Indian History       Meets U.S. History and Government requirement.
    AIS 470: American Indian Identity                            No prerequisites.
    AIS 480: American Indian Social Movements                    No prerequisites.
    AIS 490: Ancestors or Data? NAGPRA Politics                  Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
    AIS 500: American Indian Language and Cultural Systems       AIS 100 or consent of instructor.
    AIS 520: Before the Wilderness: American Indian Ecology      Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
    AIS 530: American Indian Psychology                          No prerequisites.
    AIS 540/840: Advanced Topics in American Indian Law          AIS 205 recommended.
    AIS 560: Modern Creative and Performing Arts                   AIS 320 and 325 recommended.
    AIS 600: Current Issues in the American Indian Community       No prerequisites.
    AIS 610: American Indians and Museums                          AIS 325 recommended.
    AIS 685: Projects in Teaching AIS (1-3 units variable)         Consent of instructor.
    AIS 699: Special Study (1-3 units variable)                    Consent of instructor.
    AIS 701: AIS Graduate Seminar                                  Consent of instructor.

 when course successfully completed.

The Minor program consists of a total of 24 units: 18 units of core requirements (all of the core courses in the major
except AIS 680) and, upon advisement, 6 units of upper-division electives.

                                        Degree Electives by Areas of Emphasis

California Indian Studies                                 Creative Arts and the Humanities

AIS 410: Perspectives of Native Californians              AIS 162: American Indian Oral Literature
AIS 694: Community Service Learning (for up to an         AIS 235: AI Images and Issues in the Mass Media
additional 3 units)                                       AIS 310: American Indian Religion and Philosophy
                                                          AIS 320: American Indian Music
*Several courses are currently under development for      AIS 325: American Indian Art
this emphasis, including ones that will address           AIS 360: American Indian Novels and Poetry
California Indian literature, law, and variable topics.   AIS 490: Ancestors or Data? NAGPRA Politics
                                                          AIS 500: AI Language and Cultural Systems
                                                          AIS 560: Modern Creative and Performing Arts
                                                          AIS 610: American Indians and Museums

3) Law, Politics, and Society                             4) Science, Health, and Environmental Studies

AIS 230: Urban Indians                                    AIS 260: American Indian Health and Cultural Recovery
AIS 330: American Indian Law                              AIS 450: American Indian Science
AIS 350: Black-Indians in the Americas                    AIS 490: Ancestors or Data? NAGPRA Politics
AIS 400: American Indian Education                        AIS 520: Before the Wilderness: American Indian Ecology
AIS 420: American Indian Women                            AIS 530: American Indian Psychology
AIS 430: American Indian Sovereignty
AIS 460: Power and Politics in AI History
AIS 470: American Indian Identity
AIS 480: American Indian Social Movements
AIS 490: Ancestors or Data? NAGPRA Politics
AIS 540/840: Advanced Topics in AI Law
AIS 600: Current Issues in the AI Community


                                   For questions, see any of the department's faculty.

                                        American Indian Studies Department
                                           San Francisco State University
                                                 1600 Holloway Ave
                                             San Francisco, CA 94132
                                        Main Office: (415) 338-1054/405-3928
                                                FAX: (415) 405-0496
                                              Email: aismain@sfsu.edu

                                                                                         V ERSION : Saturday, April 10, 2010