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American Indian Studies

Examine the political, economic, and social structures of American Indian Nations, explore the history of American Indian tribal culture, the impact of European contact, and the influence of western social systems on tribal nations.

Careers in American Indian Studies

Students of American Indian Studies become teachers, social workers, lobbyists, legislators in tribal, state, and federal, government, and work in private institutions that need experts in American Indian culture, laws and policies.

Transfer AIS Credits

American Indian Studies credits transfer to ASU’s American Indian Studies bachelor and graduate programs.

AIS – classes offered Spring semester only.


Course Course Name
AIS 105 Introduction to American Indian Studies

American Indian Studies explores the history of tribes across the US.


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