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American Indian Studies - 61 credits

The American Indian Studies Program responds to the needs of the A'ani nin (Gros Ventre) and Nakoda (Assiniboine) Tribes in regard to sovereignty, identity, awareness, history, language, philosophy and issues. Considering the historical relationship between the tribal nations and the federal government, the AIS Program is of vital importance to the futures of students and community members of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. A student selecting this major can further study in the fields of the social sciences, humanities education or law.

Graduates will be able to:

Demonstrate a belief in the traditional values and Lifeways of the A'ani nin or Nakoda while exemplifying those characteristics for the benefit of their community.

Acquire and demonstrate a general knowledge of the A'ani nin or Nakoda Language while recognizing the importance of the revitalization of the language.

Explore the reality that the world, their culture and sovereignty are dynamic.

Express and summarize events and issues that have contributed to the American Indian Holocaust, specifically the A'ani nin or Nakoda Holocausts.

Plan of Study
1st Year Fall Semester
AIS 100 American Indian Studies 3
AIS 150/155 Nakoda/A'ani nin I Lang 3
AIS Elective 3
Humanities or Fine Art Elective 3
WRIT 101 College Writing I 3
GS 115 Freshman Seminar 1
Total 16
1st Year Spring Semester
BIOL 151 General Biology/Lab 4
AIS 151/156 Nakoda/A'ani nin II Lang 3
WRIT 201 College Writing II 3
AIS 140/141 Nakoda/A'ani nin Hist/Cult 3
AIS 120 Traditional Plants 3
Total 16
2nd Year Fall Semester
AIS 200 Am. Indian Religion/Phil 3
AIS 215 Amer Indian Education 3
AIS 235 Federal Indian Law 3
AIS Elective 3
M 121 College Algebra 4
Total 16
2nd Year Spring Semester
AIS Elective 3
AIS 250 Special Topics 1
SP 110 Public Speaking 3
AIS Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Total 13
Total Credits for Degree: 61

NOTE: If placement test scores indicate refresher (remedial or developmental) classes are needed, the student's program will require more than two years to complete. It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors.


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