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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


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AIS American Indian Studies



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101 Introduction to American Indian Studies. 3 cr. U. Indigenous experience in the land now called U.S.A.; colonization, tradition and spirituality, indigenousness and sovereignty; current issues, e.g., language preservation, treaty rights, social justice. Theoretical approaches.|Prereq: none.
105 Great Lakes American Indian Ethnobotany. 3 cr. U. Collection, identification, ecology, and utilization of Wisconsin plants for food, medicine, fibers, and construction. Native American cosmology and uses and perspectives in Wisconsin tribal areas emphasized.|No cr for students who have cr in Bio Sci 105. Prereq: none.
151 First-Semester Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). 4 cr. U. First-semester speaking, listening, and writing skills in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe), the language of the Great Lakes Three Fires Confederacy and current Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi nations.|Counts toward L&S Language Requirement and Foreign Language GER. Satisfies Cultural Diversity GER. Prereq: none.
152 Second-Semester Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). 4 cr. U. Second-semester speaking and listening skills in Ojibwe; continued study of the culture of native Ojibwe speakers.|Satisfies L&S Language Requirement and Foreign Language GER. Meets Cultural Diversity GER. Prereq: AIS 151 or level 2 placement. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro cr).
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 3 cr. U. Independent work supervised by a member of the AIS Program instructional staff.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, prog coord, & assoc dean for SAS.
203 Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past. 3 cr. U. Study of western Great Lakes American Indian community life of the past, with an emphasis on pre-European conditions, social organizations, value systems, family life, ceremonial life.|Counts as a repeat of Ethnic 203. Prereq: none.
225 The Aztec Empire. 3 cr. U. Formation and expansion of the Aztec empire; description and analysis of Aztec culture, with an emphasis on archaeological and ethnohistoric perspectives.|AIS 225 & Anthro 225 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
251 Third Semester Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). 4 cr. U. Third-semester speaking, listening and writing skills in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Great Lakes Three Fires Confederacy and current Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi nations.|Satisfies L&S Language Requirement and Foreign Language GER. Meets Cultural Diversity GER. Prereq: AIS 152 or level 3 placement. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro cr).
252 Fourth Semester Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). 4 cr. U. Fourth-semester speaking, listening and writing skills in Anishinaabemowin the language of the Great Lakes Three Fires Confederacy and current Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi nations.|Satisfies L&S Language Requirement and Foreign Language GER. Meets Cultural Diversity GER. Prereq: AIS 251 or level 4 placement. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (12retro cr)..
262 North American Indian History to 1887. 3 cr. U. A survey of Native American history from aboriginal times to 1887. Emphasis will be placed on American policies and change within Indian societies.|AIS 262 & Hist 262 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
263 North American Indian History Since 1887. 3 cr. U. A survey of American Indian history since 1887 with emphasis on federal policies and changing Indian societies in the twentieth century.|AIS 263 & Hist 263 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
276 Introduction to American Indian Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Literature of the American Indian, focusing on major forms, prominent themes, or a particular tribe of time period.|AIS 276 & English 276 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT.
289 Internship in American Indian Studies, Lower Division: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of American Indian Studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate settings.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: AIS 101(P); 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
296 UROP Apprenticeship, Lower Division. 1-3 cr. U. Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.|One credit for 45 hrs research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Prereq: acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
308 Archaeology of North America. 3 cr. U/G. Main pre-Columbian cultures on the North American continent, north of Mexico.|AIS 308 & Anthro 308 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
310 Archaeology of Middle America. 3 cr. U/G. Historical development and ecological settings of cultures and civilizations in Mexico and Central America from earliest times to the Spanish conquest.|AIS 310 & Anthro 310 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
311 The World of the Ancient Maya. 3 cr. U/G. Historical development of ancient Maya civilization from its origins to the Spanish Conquest.|AIS 311 & Anthro 311 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
314 American Indian Societies and Cultures. 3 cr. U/G. Description and analysis of selected indigenous American cultures including subsistence, sociopolitical organizations, beliefs and Euro-American Indian policy.|AIS 314 & Anthro 314 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
320 Social Change in American Indian Societies. 3 cr. U. American Indian societal change studied from a combination of theoretical perspectives: examination of the variation in American Indian responses to Western political and economic impacts.|AIS 320 & Sociology 320 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; any Sociol 100-level course or Sociol 224(P).
321 Contemporary Issues of the American Indian. 3 cr. U. Development of the institutional structure of American Indian affairs; current economic and social problems, contemporary manifestations of American Indian spirit, e.g., activism and cultural experiences.|AIS 321 & Sociol 321 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; any Sociol 100 level course or Sociol 224(P).
360 Ezhi-Kinomaageying: Anishinaabe Curriculum. 3 cr. U. Hist of Anishinaabe language instruction, including impact of social and political movements and contermporary trends. Review and creation of effective instructional methods for teaching Anishinaabemowin.|Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro cr). Prereq: AIS 252(P) or cons instr.
362 System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction. 3 cr. U/G. Role of globalization in the projected extinction of a large number of the world's languages within the next century.|AIS 362, Anthro 362, & Global 362 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; a course in social science; a course in linguistic anthro; or cons instr.
370 Anishinaabebiige: Archival to Contemporary Writing. 3 cr. U. Introduction to researching, reading, and creating archival material for proficient speakers of Anishinaabemowin.|Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro crs). Prereq: AIS 252(P) or cons instr.
372 Survey of American Indian Literature. 3 cr. U. A general, representative study of the literature of the American Indian.|AIS 372 & English 372 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition Competency req.
473 History of Wisconsin Indians. 3 cr. U/G. History of Wisconsin tribes from their earliest years to the present, including European contacts, treaties, the fur trade, and wars.|AIS 473 & Hist 473 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of English Composition competency req.
474 Topics in North American Indian History: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Detailed examination of such topics as Indian legal status, culture change, Indian education, Pan-Indianism and gender roles.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. AIS 474 & Hist 474 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
475 American Indian History, Law, and Government. 3 cr. U/G. American Indian political systems; their interaction with U.S. Indian policy. Indigenous systems of governance; European legal justification for colonization; American Indian sovereignty; Federal-Tribal relationship.|No cr for students w/cr in Hist 474 w/similar topic. AIS 475 & Hist 475 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
489 Internship in American Indian Studies, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of American Indian Studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
496 UROP Apprenticeship, Upper DIvision. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced-level undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.|One credit for 45 hrs research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Prereq: jr st; acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
520 Studies in American Indian Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Critical study of themes, figures, aspects, trends, etc., in American Indian Literature.|AIS 520 & English 520 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg of topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
525 American Indian Literature, Culture, and Creative Arts. 3 cr. U/G. Critical methods in understanding indigenous literature, cultures, and creative arts; uses of arts in indigenous cultures; how arts influence people's views of indigenous peoples.|AIS 525 & English 525 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; completion of GER English Composition competency req.
600 Field Project - Capstone Research or Applied Project. 6 cr. U. Research or applied project on area of student's interest under supervision of AIS faculty member. Formal field project paper required.|Prereq: jr st; declared AIS major.
632 Seminar in American Indian Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Focus on major forms, prominent themes, or tribal traditions in the literature of the American Indian.|AIS 632 & English 632 are jointly offered; w/same topic they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic of 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
699 Advanced Independent Study. 3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under the supervision of an AIS Program instructional staff member.|Ratakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 GPA; cons supervising instr, program coord, & associate dean of SAS.

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