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American Indian Studies

 
AIST-American Indian Studies
AIST 358G
American Indian Health Policy
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 2010, University Advanced Standing, and one of the following: POLS 1000, POLS 1100, HIST 1700, HIST 1740, HIST 2700, HIST 2710

Explores the history, political economy, and epidemiology of American Indian health issues in the United States. Examines the effects of the pandemics brought by the European conquest, the changing Native views and practices in health, the Federal government's practical and legal assumption of responsibility for Native health, and the development of the administration and organization for Native health. Considers modern health issues ranging from diabetes to domestic violence, and the policy responses to them.

AIST 4600
Contemporary American Indian Political and Social Issues
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
(AIST 358G or POLS 359G) and University Advanced Standing

Surveys current research and perspectives on contemporary American Indian issues. Utilizes a seminar approach in which each student will prepare summaries of books and articles to be distributed to the other class members. Includes identity, political activism, historiography, health, political and cultural issues.

AIST 490R
Special Topics in American Indian Studies
3:3:0
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 2010 and [POLS 1000 or POLS 1100 or HIST 1700 or HIST 1740 or (HIST 2700 and HIST 2710)] and University Advanced Standing

Explores special topics in American Indian Studies and related subjects. Examples of special topics may include health, specific tribal communities, education, political issues, the humanities in Native culture, economic and community development, comparative studies, social science perspectives, or other areas of student and faculty interest. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.