Native American Art Work

American Indian Studies

American Studies

Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences
MD 139-147
Palomar College
San Marcos, California

AIS Certificate of Achievement

The certificate in American Indian Studies provides cultural knowledge and insight recognized by prospective employers such as state, federal and tribal government agencies.  Earning an AIS Certificate affords increased employment opportunities in such fields as archaeology, art, museums, education, social services and resource management.

Program Requirements

AIS 100 – Intro to American Indian Studies, 3 Units

AIS 101 – The American Indian Frontier From Colonialism through the Present, 3 Units

or

AIS 102 – The American Indian and the U.S. Political System, 3 Units

AIS 105 – History of Native American Arts, 3 Units

AIS 125 – American Indians Today, 3 Units

AIS 130/ANTH 130 – Prehistoric Cultures of North America, 3 Units

 

Electives

Complete a minimum of 6 units chosen from at least two categories.

Arts

AIS 104 – The Music of Native America, 3 Units

AIS 135 – California Indian Arts, 3 Units

AIS 145 – American Indian Literature, 3 Units

 

History

AIS 110 – History of the Plains Indian, 3 Units

AIS 115 – A History of Southwest Indians, 3 Units

AIS 120 – Indians of the Americas, 3 Units

AIS 140/ANTH 140 – The Original Californians, 3 Units

AIS 170 – Political/History Problems and Issues of California Indians, 3 Units

 

Language

AIS 139 – Native American Linguistics, 3 Units

AIS 107A/FL 107A – Elementary Lusieno IA, 3 Units

AIS 107B/FL 107B – Elementary Lusieno IB, 3 Units

AIS 108A/FL 108A – Elementary Lusieno IIA, 3 Units

AIS 108B/FL108B – Elementary Lusieno IIB, 3 Units

AIS 151 – Elementary Cupeno IA, 3 Units

AIS 152 – Elementary Cupeno IB, 3 Units

AIS 153 – Elementary Cupeno IIA, 3 Units

AIS 154 – Elementary Cupeno IIB, 3 Units

AIS 161/CS 161/FL 161 – Elementary Classical Nahuatl, 3 Units

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

AIS 150 – American Indian Philosophy and Religion, 3 Units

AIS 155 – American Indian Community Development, 3 Units

AIS 160 – American Indian Education, 3 Units

AIS 165 – Native Women in the Americas, 3 Units

AIS 175 – American Indian Science and Technology, 3 Units

TOTAL UNITS: 21.00

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