The graduate Certificate in American Indian and Native Studies requires a minimum of 20 s.h. in courses approved for the American Indian and Native Studies Program (AINSP) and numbered 3000 or above (see "Associated Courses" below and AINSP Courses in this section of the Catalog. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 in work toward the certificate. They may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of course work from their major field of study toward the AINSP graduate certificate.

Graduate students must apply to the academic coordinator to be admitted to the AINSP graduate certificate program. Students who earned an undergraduate certificate in the program may not receive a graduate certificate.

The Certificate in American Indian and Native Studies requires the following course work.

AINS:3002/HIST:3202Introduction to American Indian History and Policy3
AINS:6099Independent Study Project2
Electives numbered 3000 or above chosen from "Associated Courses" below and courses with the prefix AINS15

Associated Courses

AINSP accepts the following courses as electives. Although these courses are not offered by AINSP, they are concerned in part with Native North Americans or other indigenous peoples of the Americas. Students may petition the AINSP faculty for permission to use other relevant courses as electives for the graduate certificate.

Anthropology
ANTH:3265Archaeology of the Great Plains3
Art and Art History
ARTH:3120/LAS:3120The Art of Ancient Mexico3
ARTH:3990Topics in Art History (when content is appropriate)3
Education
EPLS:5123History of Ethnic/Minority Education3
English
ENGL:3418Literature and Culture of America Before 18003
ENGL:3419Literature and Culture of Nineteenth-Century America3
ENGL:3444Literatures of the American Peoples3
History
HIST:4221The Frontier in American History 1840-Present3
HIST:4510Colonial Latin America3
Spanish and Portuguese
SPAN:3220Visual Culture: Colonial Spanish America3
SPAN:4330Colonial Spanish American Literature3