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American Indian Studies, Minor

Requirements

The American Indian Studies minor provides students with academic experiences, skills, and strategies to understand the scope of American indigenous communities within scholarly and applied contexts.

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements:   18 Credits
  AIST 180G Introduction to American Indian Studies (3.0) 3
  AIST 4600 Contemporary American Indian Political and Social Issues  (3.0) 3
Complete four of the following: 12
  AIST 327G Indians of Utah (3.0)  
  AIST 358G American Indian Health Policy (3.0)  
  AIST 3600 American Indian Policy and Tribal Government (3.0)  
  AIST 3810 Pre-Columbian America (3.0)  
  AIST 3830 Indians of the Great Plains (3.0)  
  AIST 384G Indians of the Southwest (3.0)  
  AIST 3850 The Struggle for Self-determination--American Indians 1891 to present (3.0)  
  AIST 490R Special Topics in American Indian Studies (3.0)  
  ANTH 3300 Culture Development and International Aid (3.0)  
  ANTH 3450 Shamanism and Indigenous Religion (3.0)  
  BESC 4030 Introduction to Practice Evaluation and Grant Writing (3.0)  
  ENGL 357G Native American Literature (3.0)  
  HIST 382G Indians of Eastern North America (3.0)  

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Overall GPA of 2.0 or above.
  2. Residency hours--minimum of 12 credits counting towards the minor through attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
AIST 180G Introduction to American Indian Studies  3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
AIST Elective American Indian Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, community health, history, political science, english, humanities, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
AIST Elective American Indian Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
AIST Elective American Indian Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, community health, history, political science, english, humanities, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
AIST 4600 Introduction to American Indian Studies 3
AIST Elective American Indian Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Prerequisite of HIST 3010 or 3020 or instructor consent are required for HIST 400R; IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, community health, history, political science, english, humanities, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
  Degree total: 18

Department

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