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Major Requirements

Degree Requirements

  • All non-articulated courses MUST be reviewed and approved by a faculty advisor.
  • All courses used for the major must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
  • A Minimum of 27 units in the Major must be completed at CSUSM.
  • Upper-division coursework and electives (Core and Electives) must total a minimum of 27 units
  • Courses used for the major may NOT double count towards upper-division general education requirements and may NOT be in the same discipline as your major.

American Indian Studies Major

I. Lower Division Core Coursework (15 units)

Preparation for the Major (6 units):

II. Lower-Division Critical/Theoretical/Cultural Courses (9 units):

Select 3 courses from the following:

III. Upper Division Requirements (27 units)

American Indian Studies Core (21 units):

Select 1 course from the following:

  • AIS 370*—American Indian Women and Activism
  • AIS 440*—American Indian Traditional Ecological Knowledge

III.  American Indian Studies Electives (9 units)

Select 2 courses from the following:

  • AIS 370*—American Indian Women and Activism
  • AIS 390 – Independent Study in American Indian Themes
  • AIS 440*—American Indian Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • LTWR 345 – Native American Literatures
  • VSAR 440—Advanced Digital Arts