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American Indian Studies

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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
AIS101 Introduction to American Indian Studies I Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of the diversity of American Indian tribes. Includes origins and traditions, Native American cultures and geographic subsistence, women's roles and responsibilities, spirituality and world views, and values and value systems. Also includes early education, socialization, and importance of extended family, history of tribal sovereignty and governance, health and curing, and encounters and reactions with early Europeans.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AIS122 Tohono O'odham History and Culture Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of Tohono O'odham culture, historical development, and modern issues. Includes development of culture and world view, sources of Tohono O'odham history, role in economic and social development of Northwestern Mexico and Southwestern United States, and contemporary Tohono O'odham issues.
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Information: Same as HIS 122.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
AIS124 History and Culture of the Yaqui People Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of the cultural heritage of the Yaqui people and the history of their struggles to protect Yaqui land and customs. Includes Yaqui origins, pre-Columbian Yaqui society, oral traditions and world view, early Spanish contacts, Catholic influences, economic development; rebellions, resistance and leadership; and policies regarding Native Americans. Also includes the deportation and enslavement of the Yaqui from the 17th to the 20th centuries by the Spanish and American governments and the deportation of the Yaqui by the United States in the 1880's. Also examines acts of genocide and subjugation against the Yaqui in revolutionary Mexico, 20th century relocation and adaptation strategies of the Yaqui in the United States and the Yaqui culture of the 21st century.
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Information: Same as HIS 124.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
AIS128 History of the Diné (Navajo) Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of the Diné (Navajo) culture, historical development, and modern issues. Includes introduction, origin and oral traditions, Dinehtah before European contact, Mexican and United States periods, Navajo federal Indian relations, and chapter government and the Navajo tribal council.
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Information: Same as HIS 128.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
AIS148 History of Indians of North America Credit Hours: 3.00
History of the cultural development of Native Americans of North America and the interrelations of cultures. Includes Native American origins, early economic and social development, Europeans, eras in Native American history, modern leadership, and research studies.
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Information: Same as ANT/HIS 148.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
AIS205 Introduction to Southwestern Prehistory Credit Hours: 3.00
Study of the prehistory of the American Southwest from its earliest inhabitants to European contact. Includes anthropology and its subfields, basics of archaeology, the Southwest, Paleoindians, archaic peoples; Hohokam, Mogollon, Anasazi, and other Southwestern cultures; and late prehistoric and historic cultural change.
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Information: Same as ANT/ARC 205.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
AIS206 Contemporary Native Americans of the Southwest Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of Native American cultures with emphasis on peoples of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Includes overview of Native groups in the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico, environmental zones and modes of production, cultural and linguistic diversity, cultural configurations, Pan- Native American issues, and frameworks for understanding Native American culture and experience.
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Information: Same as ANT 206.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.