Certificate in American Indian Studies
A certificate in American Indian studies is a way of giving recognition to students who have made a significant effort to learn about American Indian culture and the place of American Indians in American society. Students receiving a certificate will have the achievement officially recorded via transcript notation.
What can I do with a certificate in American Indian Studies?
Students of American Indian studies go on to successful careers in administration, advising, academics, advocacy, the arts, business, community outreach, consulting, education, government, health or health education, journalism, library science, literacy programming, lobbying, management, politics, publishing, school counseling, social work, research, and many more.
To begin the certificate declaration process, students must submit the Certificate Program Application form to the American Indian Studies office. Students should contact the AIS certificate advisor to obtain the form and to obtain more details about the program. The certificate is open to Special students and undergraduate students regardless of the college of enrollment.
requirements for the certificate
15 total credits are required, as follows:
|Introduction to American Indian Studies:|
|AMER IND 100||Introduction to American Indian Studies||3|
|Complete four courses from at least two of the following areas:||12|
|American Indian Art History: Contemporary Issues|
|American Indian History|
Literature and Media
|Literatures of Native America|
|Literature by American Indian Women|
|American Indians in Film|
|American Indian Folklore|
|Native American Environmental Issues and the Media|
|Indians of North America|
|Native Peoples of the Southwest|
|Indians of the Western Great Lakes|
|Archaeology of Wisconsin|
|First Semester Ojibwe|
|Second Semester Ojibwe|
|Survey of North American Indian Languages|
|Ojibwe Language III|
|Ojibwe Language IV|
American Indian Social and Cultural Issues
|Introduction to Comparative US Ethnic and American Indian Studies|
|Indians of Wisconsin|
|Indigenous Peoples and the Environment|
|Managing Nature in Native North America|
|American Indian Women|
|Issues in American Indian Studies|
|American Indian Families|
|Poverty and Place|
|Social Work in American Indian Communities: The Indian Child Welfare Act|
|American Indian Affairs|
Residence and Quality of Work
- Minimum 2.000 GPA on all certificate courses.
- 6 credits may be taken as pass/fail. All other credits must be taken for a letter grade.
- At least 8 certificate credits must be completed in residence.
Undergraduate/Special Student Certificates
This certificate may be completed within the context of an undergraduate degree or as a Special student after an undergraduate degree has been awarded from any institution. The certificate may be completed in its entirety while enrolled as a Special student. Candidates are encouraged to contact the certificate coordinator to discuss course enrollment and the sequencing of certificate requirements.
- Apply knowledge and methods of inquiry characteristic of this interdisciplinary field.
- Apply knowledge of historical precedents to contemporary issues.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the creativity and ethos contained within the diverse ways of knowing (Indigenous Knowledge Systems) among American Indian nations and communities.
- Apply knowledge of the effects (ongoing) of oppression and racism that American Indians experience.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the contributions of American Indian value-belief systems and practical knowledge across all fields of human endeavor.
Students are required to declare the American Indian studies (AIS) certificate. For academic advising regarding the certificate, students should contact the AIS certificate advisor to obtain more details about the certificate program and general academic advising. Contact Denise Wiyaka at email@example.com or request information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also visit the AIS office at 316 Ingraham Hall.