Space available in American Indian Studies classes – DIV, I&S, NW

We still have space available in several AIS classes. Please forward this to any students who might be interested. Thanks!

Water Is Life: Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services among American Indians and Alaskan Natives
AIS 375 A, SLN 21716
I&S, NW available for students who contact AIS adviser Elissa Washuta (
5 credits
Tu/Th 3:30 – 5:20 pm
Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay
At the completion of this class, you will understand the connections between tribal water security, culture and health among Indigenous communities in the United States. The class will also discuss the importance of self-determination for tribal and indigenous communities that are struggling to meet their community’s water security needs. Other topics will include water policies, water scarcity, hauling practices, fish consumption rates, ocean acidification, dam removal and Gold King Mine spill, which you will learn about via class and guest lectures, readings, short essay writings, group discussions, and by delivering short PowerPoint presentations. You will also participate in a community project to support tribal water security efforts in the United States. This class will have a course fee ($30).

American Indian History I to 1840
AIS 331 A, SLN 21442 (offered jointly with HSTAA 331)
I&S, DIV, 5 credits
Tu/Th 1:30 – 2:50 pm with 50-minute Friday sections
Instructor: Joshua L. Reid
Once relegated to the margins of U.S. history, American Indian histories have emerged as important narratives in their own right and central components to the stories we tell about our own states, regions, and nation. For generations, American Indians have pushed their own priorities and been crucial historical actors in the making of the United States long before this nation came into existence. As part one of a two-quarter survey of American Indian history, this course examines the histories of indigenous peoples of North America from their perspective. Students will explore a range of topics, including the peopling of the Americas; pre-Columbian societies and civilizations; early encounters and exchanges with non-Natives; strategies American Indians used to confront expanding European and indigenous powers; and ways indigenous North Americans engaged global markets, diplomacy, and competing empires. The course concludes with the American Revolution, which forever altered the socio-political composition of Native North America.
Interrupting the Ongoing Psychological Colonization of Indigenous Peoples
AIS 475 C, SLN 10206
I&S, 5 credits
MW 1:30 – 3:20 pm
Instructor: Stephanie Fryberg
Description to follow.
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