The undergraduate Certificate in American Indian and Native Studies requires a minimum of 21 s.h. The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate.
A student may earn the certificate or the minor in American Indian and native studies, but not both.
Students plan their programs in close cooperation with American Indian and Native Studies Program (AINSP) faculty advisors. Students may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of course work from their major toward the AINSP undergraduate certificate. Courses applied toward the AINSP certificate also may be used to complete the General Education Program or the requirements for a major or a minor.
The AINSP undergraduate certificate requires the following course work.
|All of these:|
|AINS:1049/AMST:1049||Introduction to American Indian and Native Studies||3|
|AINS:3002/HIST:3202||Introduction to American Indian History and Policy||3|
|AINS:3441/ENGL:3441||Native American Literature||3|
|At least 3 s.h. from these:|
|AINS:2165/AMST:2165/ANTH:2165||Native Peoples of North America||3|
|AINS:3276/RELS:3976||American Indian Environmentalism||3|
|AINS:4000||Special Topics: American Indian and Native Studies||arr.|
|AINS:4095||Directed Cultural Experience||arr.|
|Electives chosen from "Associated Courses" below or courses with the prefix AINS||9|
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 undergraduate certificate.
|ANTH:2220||Archaeology of Mesoamerica||3|
|ANTH:3265||Archaeology of the Great Plains||3|
|Art and Art History|
|ARTH:1095||American Indian Art||3|
|ARTH:3120||The Art of Ancient Mexico||3|
|ARTH:3990||Topics in Art History (when content is appropriate)||3|
|EPLS:5123||History of Ethnic/Minority Education||3|
|ENGL:2410||Selected American Authors After 1900 (when content is appropriate)||2-3|
|ENGL:3418||Literature and Culture of America Before 1800||3|
|ENGL:3419||Literature and Culture of Nineteenth-Century America||3|
|ENGL:3444||Literatures of the American Peoples||3|
|HIST:4220||The Frontier in American History to 1840||3|
|HIST:4221||The Frontier in American History 1840-Present||3|
|HIST:4510||Colonial Latin America||3|
|Spanish and Portuguese|
|SPAN:3220||Visual Culture: Colonial Spanish America||3|
|SPAN:4330||Colonial Spanish American Literature||3|
The program highly recommends that students have an in-depth American Indian cultural experience, usually through study or volunteer work, before they complete their undergraduate requirements. Consult AINSP faculty advisors about available options for AINS:4095 Directed Cultural Experience.