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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

BA/BS

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/ais/undergraduate/major.html

Bachelor of Art (BA)

Prerequisites for Major

(choose 1 course)

  • AIS 101 – Introductions to American Indigenous Studies (3)
  • AIS 102 – The Story of American Indian Country to 1900 (4)
  • AIS 103 – The Story of American Indian Country 1900 to Present (3)

Major Common Core

  • AIS 220W – Introduction to Tribal Sovereignty (3)
  • AIS 230W – American Indians of Minnesota (3)
  • AIS 460 – Behaving Live Relatives (3)

(choose 3 credits - one version of the course)

  • AIS 210 – Oral Traditions (3)
  • AIS 210W – Oral Traditions (3)

Major Restricted Electives

  • AIS 110 – Elementary Dakota I (4)
  • AIS 111 – Elementary Dakota II (4)

Major Unrestricted Electives

Program Electives
(choose 12 credits - 4 courses for a minimum of 12 credits)

 

  • AIS 240 – American Indian Women (3)
  • AIS 240W – American Indian Women (3)
  • AIS 275 – Selected Topics (3)
  • AIS 300W – American Indian Leaders (3)
  • AIS 340 – American Indians in Film (3)
  • AIS 360 – Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Struggles (3)
  • AIS 380 – The Sacred Landscape (3)
  • AIS 410 – American Indian Folklife (3)
  • AIS 455 – Museum Science and Representation (3)
  • AIS 475 – Selected Topics (3)
  • AIS 497 – Internship (1-12)
  • AIS 499 – Individual Study (1-6)

Outside Electives
(choose 9 credits)

  • AIS 340 – American Indians in Film (3)
  • ANTH 331 – Environmental Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 410 – Archaeology of Minnesota (3)
  • ANTH 411 – Archaeology of Native North America (3)
  • ANTH 412 – Archaeology of Latin America (3)
  • ANTH 440 – Native American Cultures of North America (3)
  • ENG 318 – Multicultural Literature (2-4)
  • ENG 436 – Native American Literature (2-4)
  • LAWE 234 – Policing in a Diverse Society (3)
  • PHIL 115W – Philosophy of Race, Class and Gender (3)
  • POL 426 – Racial and Ethnic Politics (3)
Other Graduation Requirements

Required Minor: Yes, Any.
Required for BA Degree ONLY:
Indigenous Language (Dakota included) (8 credits)

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Prerequisites for Major

(choose 1 course)

  • AIS 101 – Introductions to American Indigenous Studies (3)
  • AIS 102 – The Story of American Indian Country to 1900 (4)
  • AIS 103 – The Story of American Indian Country 1900 to Present (3)

Major Common Core

  • AIS 220W – Introduction to Tribal Sovereignty (3)
  • AIS 230W – American Indians of Minnesota (3)
  • AIS 460 – Behaving Live Relatives (3)

(choose 3 credits - one version of the course)

  • AIS 210 – Oral Traditions (3)
  • AIS 210W – Oral Traditions (3)

 

 

 

 

Major Unrestricted Electives

Program Electives
(choose 12 credits - 4 courses for a minimum of 12 credits)

  • AIS 110 – Elementary Dakota I (4)
  • AIS 111 – Elementary Dakota II (4)
  • AIS 240 – American Indian Women (3)
  • AIS 240W – American Indian Women (3)
  • AIS 275 – Selected Topics (3)
  • AIS 300W – American Indian Leaders (3)
  • AIS 340 – American Indians in Film (3)
  • AIS 360 – Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Struggles (3)
  • AIS 380 – The Sacred Landscape (3)
  • AIS 410 – American Indian Folklife (3)
  • AIS 455 – Museum Science and Representation (3)
  • AIS 475 – Selected Topics (3)
  • AIS 497 – Internship (1-12)
  • AIS 499 – Individual Study (1-6)

Outside Electives
(choose 9 credits)

  • ANTH 331 – Environmental Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 410 – Archaeology of Minnesota (3)
  • ANTH 411 – Archaeology of Native North America (3)
  • ANTH 412 – Archaeology of Latin America (3)
  • ANTH 440 – Native American Cultures of North America (3)
  • ENG 318 – Multicultural Literature (2-4)
  • ENG 436 – Native American Literature (2-4)
  • LAWE 234 – Policing in a Diverse Society (3)
  • PHIL 115W – Philosophy of Race, Class and Gender (3)
  • POL 426 – Racial and Ethnic Politics (3)
Other Graduation Requirements

Required Minor: Yes, Any.