AIS/AMS Department

American Indian Studies/American Studies


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 Student Alliance (NASA)

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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Spring 2015 – Latest News…

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:

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