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

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Posted on May 21st, 2015 | Leave a comment

The American Indian Studies and American Studies Department offers a Certificate of Achievement, as well as CSU and UC transferable courses in the areas of
Arts and Humanities
Social Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals.

Summer 2015 class offerings:

AIS 100:   Intro to American Indian Studies
AIS 101:   The American Indian Frontier
AIS 102:   Indian/U.W. Political System
AIS 105:   History of Native American Arts
AIS 145:   American Indian Literature
AMS 100: American Culture and Identity
AMS 105: American West/Images and Identities

There is still space!  Click here to register!

Native American Job Fair Workshops

Posted on March 24th, 2015 | Leave a comment

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Don’t miss this opportunity at the San Marcos Community Center!

Sign up by April 1st!

Click here for flyer with details.

Native American Student Alliance (NASA)

Posted on March 4th, 2015 | Leave a comment

The Native American Student Alliance (NASA) is still seeking students to participate this semester, and in the coming academic year(s).  The “Native club” – as it’s been coined – is open to all students.  The Native club normally meets on Thursday afternoons at 2pm in SU-204.  

NASA is holding a special meeting this coming Thursday March 12 (2pm, SU-204) as a meet-and-greet, as well as an informational session.  It is rumored that “free food” may be available at this meeting!

If interested, please send me an email:

This is an exciting group of Native/non-Native students who are eager to get the ball rolling and be much more visible both on and off campus.  It’s supported by the AIS Dept. as well as Palomar College in general.  It’s a wonderful way to become more involved with the local Native community and support Palomar College.


Prof. Lechusza Aquallo

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Posted on February 11th, 2015 |


Thursday, February 12 = Non-Instructional Day – No Classes

Friday, February 13 = Holiday (Lincoln’s Day) – Campus Closed

Monday, February 16 = Holiday (Washington’s Day) – Campus Closed

Spring 2015 – Latest News…

Posted on January 6th, 2015 | Leave a comment

Space is still available! Enroll today in these exciting Spring classes: 

AIS 100 – Intro to American Indian Studies (#34773)
Slip into the world of Native America – ingenuity, intrigue, valor, inventiveness, and fun await you there.
Sip your coffee and sit back on your couch as you transport yourself to a vibrant and amazing world.
Online – Fast Track 2 – Starts March 23


AIS 101 – Native American History (#31166)
Interested in history and want a different perspective?
Conveniently scheduled in the evening to fit your daytime work schedule!
Meets MW, 5:30-8:20pm at the Escondido Campus (ESC-404)
Fast Track class!… Starts January 12 and ends by March 11! You finish an entire class is just 8 weeks!
And this course plus AIS 102 meet the state requirement in American History and Institutions!!

AIS 105 – History of Native American Arts (#34776)
Take a Road Trip across North America without leaving your home!
Online – Fast Track 2 – Starts March 23

AIS 165 – Native American Women (#31668)
Need some Social and Behavioral Science credits? Or just a fun class to round out your semester?
We will look at history, society, gender norms, and so much more.
This is an online class!! Do your work from home…in your pajamas!
Starts: February 9


Please see table below for new and cancelled classes for the Spring 2015 semester:

AIS 100Intro to American Indian Studies31773INTERNETFAST TRACK 2,
AIS 105History/Native American Arts34776INTERNETFAST TRACK 2,
AIS 100Intro to American Indian Studies34774INTERNET12-WEEKS,
AIS 100Intro to American Indian Studies34775INTERNETFULL SEMESTERCANCELLED
AIS 100Intro to American Indian Studies31269MD-131TTH/8-9:20amCANCELLED
AIS 100Intro to American Indian30001MD-131TUE/12:30-3:20pmCANCELLED
AIS 105History/Native American Arts33904MD-131TTH/9:30-10:50amCANCELLED
AIS 125American Indians Today30793INTERNETN/ACANCELLED
AMS 100American Culture and Identity31854MD-131Thu/6-8:50pmCANCELLED


Registration for Spring 2015 now in effect!!

Posted on December 1st, 2014 | Leave a comment

Registration for Spring 2015 began November 3, 2014.

The Palomar College Class Schedule is accessible online at

Printed copies of the Class Schedule are available at our five Palomar Education Centers and County Public Libraries within our college district.

Spring 2015 full semester and Fast Track 1 classes will begin January 12, 2015.

Important student information below:


  • Check for your Spring 2015 enrollment date on your eServices “Welcome” tab.
  • Tips to minimize registration / login problems:

1)     Make sure that any password issues have been resolved prior to your enrollment date and time. Contact the admissions office if you are having trouble accessing your online account.

2)     Make sure that all past due fees have been paid and any holds have been addressed to avoid delay in registration.

3)     The spring class schedule is available now online. You may begin planning your class schedule now so that you can enroll immediately on your date and time. Have a back-up plan in place in case your 1st choice class is full.

  • There is a new priority enrollment system in place, which rewards students who work toward their academic goals. New rules include:

o   Students in their final semester prior to graduation or transfer receive higher priority (1 time only) with a petition for early graduation submitted to the Evaluations Office or by meeting with a counselor in the Counseling Office.

o   Students may increase their priority by completing an assessment test and orientation and meeting with a counselor for an educational plan.

o   Students with over 90 degree applicable units will drop in priority.

o   Students who do not maintain a 2.0 GPA or complete less than 50% of their coursework will drop in priority.

o   Students may appeal with the admissions office for a reinstatement of priority registration with documented extenuating circumstances, or for those pursuing a high unit major.

  • Contact Palomar College Admissions for details (760) 744-1150 x 2164.
  • Don’t be late, register on your date!


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