Welcome to the American Indian Studies Department


I was hired in Fall 2008 as a tenured American Indian Studies faculty charged with developing and delivering curriculum to American Indian Studies and Native communities. Working with a curriculum committee and AIS advisory board, we have put forward several new courses which now make up the American Indian Studies Minor. In addition, I have worked with faculty from across the campus to cross-list and develop courses that jointly fulfill the American Indian Studies minor as well as requirements for numerous other disciplines across campus. 

American Indian Studies (AIS) better reflects the political status of tribal nations and how they determine for themselves their own identity. Additionally, the minor was in need of restructing since several of the core courses previously offered to fulfill the minor are no longer offered due to the retirement of the faculty member who previously taught those courses. More information...

American Indian Studies Department Office:
Social and Behavorial Science Building 1118

Joely Proudfit, PhD
P: (760) 750-4619
E: jproudfi@csusm.edu


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