American Indian Studies Courses
AIST 320 The Celluloid Indian: American Indians in Popular Film (3 cr)
Examines the representation of American Indians in film from early-mid 20th century Hollywood westerns to late 20th and early 21st century films made by Indians themselves. Traces changes in the cinematic depictions of Indian peoples and historical and cultural reasons for those changes. Emphasizes Indian-made film as extension of oral tradition, as well as indigenous aesthetics. (Spring only)
AIST 401 Contemporary American Indian Issues (3 cr)
Identifies and addresses key cultural, economic, educational, legal, resource, and sovereignty issues facing Indian communities today; an essential component involves presentations by representatives from the Indian communities. (Spring only)
AIST 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
AIST 411 Native American Architecture (3 cr)
See Arch 411.
AIST 420 Native American Law (3 cr)
See Law 949. Graded Pass/Fail.
AIST 422 Plateau Indians (3 cr)
See Anth 422.
AIST 478 Tribal Nation Economics and Law (3 cr)
See Law 928.
AIST 498 (s) Internship (cr arr)
Supervised internship in an Indian community setting, integrating academic study with work experience; requires formal plan of activities to be approved by the on site supervisor and assigned faculty member; a final written report will be evaluated by the assigned faculty member.
AIST 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)