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American Indian Studies

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

Learn more about the cultures, histories, and issues facing Native Americans. 

Program/Major Codes: AOAAMRINDSTU/AIS

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Entry-level employment with American Indian cultural or social services agencies, including tribal agencies.

Academic Options: Transfer to a university degree program in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Program Requirements   

  

Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A) Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts: Art List 3
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Subtotal 20

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
AIS/ANT 206 Contemporary Native Americans of the Southwest 3
AIS/HIS 122 Tohono O'odham History and Culture 3
AIS/HIS 124 History and Culture of the Yaqui People 3
AIS/HIS 148 History of Indians of North America 3
HUM 260 Intercultural Perspectives 3
Subtotal 15

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
Second Language Requirement** 16
Electives*** 9-13
Subtotal 25-29
Total 60-64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Humanities and Social Science - AIS/ANT 206 fulfills 3 credits of this requirement,  complete a course from the Art list. Social and Behavioral Sciences - AIS/HIS 124 and HUM 260  fulfill this and the I, C, and G requirements.

** Completion of a Language course numbered 202, fourth-semester level or ASL 202. (Bilingual or international students should consult an advisor or counselor concerning exceptions to this requirement.) If a student satisfies the Language requirement in fewer than 16 credits, additional credit hours of transferable electives must be completed to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

*** Complete 9 - 13 transferable electives.