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American Indian Studies
Contact: Associate Professor Michael Wilson, michael@uwm.edu

Please visit: https://uwm.edu/american-indian-studies/

Please Note: The College of Letters & Science charges an additional special course fee for Distance Education (online) sections. These sections can be distinguished by a section number beginning with 2-- (e.g., 201, 202). If the special course fee is not listed in the Schedule of Classes, please contact Andy Cuneo, L&S Student Academic Services, via e-mail, acuneo@uwm.edu, or phone (414) 229-2787.
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AIS-101: Introduction to American Indian Studies (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

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.

Notes:
Prereq: none.
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-603.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 401
51589 1:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Paradise, Maurina BOL B46  
CD,SS     DIS 601
52302 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 01/22-05/09 Denny, Sasheene MER 347  
CD,SS     DIS 602
52303 3:00 PM-3:50 PM W 01/22-05/09 Denny, Sasheene MER 347  
CD,SS     DIS 603
52304 4:00 PM-4:50 PM W 01/22-05/09 Denny, Sasheene MER 347  

AIS-152: Second-Semester Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) (4 units; U ; CD)

Second-semester speaking and listening skills in Ojibwe; continued study of the culture of native Ojibwe speakers.

Notes:
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).
Enroll in LEC 401 & LAB 901.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD   4 LEC 401
51338 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MTW 01/22-05/09 Uitz, Angela LUB S250  
CD     LAB 901
51590 - 01/22-05/09 Uitz, Angela TBA  
LAB 901 will be conducted completely online. Computer/Internet access req'd; Regular UWM tuition assessed. Concurrent enrollment req'd in face-to-face LEC 401.

AIS-199: Independent Study (3 units; U )

Independent work supervised by a member of the AIS Program instructional staff.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, prog coord, & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 IND 001
45161 - 01/22-05/09 Noodin, Margaret TBA  
Consent required to audit.

AIS-252: Fourth Semester Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) (4 units; U ; CD)

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.

Notes:
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)..
Enroll in LEC 401 & LAB 901.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD   4 LEC 401
51632 3:30 PM-4:45 PM MTW 01/22-05/09 Noodin, Margaret ROOM TBA  
CD     LAB 901
51634 - 01/22-05/09   TBA  
LAB 901 will be conducted completely online. Computer/Internet access req'd; Regular UWM tuition assessed. Concurrent enrollment req'd in face-to-face LEC 401.

AIS-263: North American Indian History Since 1887 (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

A survey of American Indian history since 1887 with emphasis on federal policies and changing Indian societies in the twentieth century.

Notes:
AIS 263 & Hist 263 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 401
51415 1:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Cornell, Akikwe BOL B46  
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-605.
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.
CD,SS     DIS 601
51416 10:00 AM-10:50 AM T 01/22-05/09 Sheets, Heather NWQ G596  
CD,SS     DIS 602
51417 11:00 AM-11:50 AM T 01/22-05/09 Sheets, Heather NWQ G596  
CD,SS     DIS 603
51418 1:00 PM-1:50 PM T 01/22-05/09 Sheets, Heather NWQ G589  
CD,SS     DIS 604
51419 2:00 PM-2:50 PM M 01/22-05/09 Sheets, Heather BOL B60  
CD,SS     DIS 605
51420 11:00 AM-11:50 AM W 01/22-05/09 Sheets, Heather HLT 341  

AIS-276: Introduction to American Indian Literature: (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Literature of the American Indian, focusing on major forms, prominent themes, or a particular tribe of time period.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Hist, Lit & Sovereignty of Wisconsin Tribes
CD,HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
58399 - 01/22-05/09 Wilson, Michael ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.

AIS-289: Internship in American Indian Studies, Lower Division: (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of basic principles of American Indian Studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate settings.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 IND 101
45162 - 01/22-05/09 Noodin, Margaret OFF CAMPUS  
Audit never allowed.

AIS-296: UROP Apprenticeship, Lower Division (1 - 3 units; U )

Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001
45163 - 01/22-05/09 Wilson, Michael TBA  

AIS-297: Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; 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.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101
48309 - 01/22-05/09   TBA  
Consent required to audit.

AIS-308: Archaeology of North America (3 units; U/G )

Main pre-Columbian cultures on the North American continent, north of Mexico.

Notes:
AIS 308 & Anthro 308 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
59566 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Richards, John SAB 332  

AIS-360: Ezhi-Kinomaageying: Anishinaabe Curriculum (3 units; 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.

Notes:
Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro cr). Prereq: AIS 252(P) or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
53520 - 01/22-05/09 Noodin, Margaret TBA  
Contact instructor for consent to enroll.

AIS-370: Anishinaabebiige: Archival to Contemporary Writing (3 units; U )

Introduction to researching, reading, and creating archival material for proficient speakers of Anishinaabemowin.

Notes:
Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro crs). Prereq: AIS 252(P) or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
53521 - 01/22-05/09 Noodin, Margaret TBA  
Contact instructor for consent to enroll.
Consent required to audit.

AIS-372: Survey of American Indian Literature (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

A general, representative study of the literature of the American Indian.

Notes:
AIS 372 & English 372 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition Competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
53374 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Wilson, Michael CRT 368  

AIS-475: American Indian History, Law, and Government (3 units; U/G ; CD)

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.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD   3 LEC 001
52768 3:30 PM-4:45 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Cornell, Akikwe AUP 191  
Undergraduate credit only, this semester.

AIS-489: Internship in American Indian Studies, Upper Division (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of advanced principles of American Indian Studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 IND 001
45164 - 01/22-05/09 Wilson, Michael TBA  
Audit never allowed.

AIS-496: UROP Apprenticeship, Upper DIvision (1 - 3 units; U )

Advanced-level undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.

Notes:
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.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001
45165 - 01/22-05/09 Wilson, Michael TBA  
Audit never allowed.

AIS-497: Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; 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.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101
48308 - 01/22-05/09   TBA  
Consent required to audit.

AIS-600: Field Project - Capstone Research or Applied Project (3 units; U )

Research or applied project on area of student's interest under supervision of AIS faculty member. Formal field project paper required.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; declared AIS major.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 FLD 001
58401 -   TBA  
Audit never allowed.

AIS-699: Advanced Independent Study (1 - 6 units; U )

Advanced independent work under the supervision of an AIS Program instructional staff member.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; cons supervising instr, prog coord, & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 IND 001
45166 - 01/22-05/09 Noodin, Margaret TBA  
Consent required to audit.

 
Additional Courses - American Indian Studies
 
ANTHRO-213: American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Past and contemporary societies and cultures of American Indians of Wisconsin, including the Chippewa (Ojibwa), Menominee, Winnebago, Oneida, Potawatomi, Stockbridge-Munsee.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS (FEE) 3 LEC 201
50628 - 01/22-05/09 Richards, Patricia ONLINE WEB  
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.

ANTHRO-308: Archaeology of North America (3 units; U/G )

Main pre-Columbian cultures on the North American continent, north of Mexico.

Notes:
AIS 308 & Anthro 308 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103 (P) or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
58267 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Richards, John SAB 332  

ENGLISH-276: Introduction to American Indian Literature: (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Literature of the American Indian, focusing on major forms, prominent themes, or a particular tribe or time period.

Notes:
AIS 276 & English 276 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. May be retaken 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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Hist, Lit & Sovereignty of Wisconsin Tribes
CD,HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
52801 - 01/22-05/09 Wilson, Michael ONLINE WEB  
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.

ENGLISH-372: Survey of American Indian Literature (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

A general, representative study of the literature of the American Indian.

Notes:
AIS 372 & English 372 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
53101 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Wilson, Michael CRT 368 PDF

HIST-263: North American Indian History Since 1887 (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

A survey of American Indian history since 1887 with emphasis on federal policies and changing Indian societies in the twentieth century.

Notes:
AIS 263 & Hist 263 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 401
51409 1:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Cornell, Akikwe BOL B46  
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-605.
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.
CD,SS     DIS 601
51410 10:00 AM-10:50 AM T 01/22-05/09 Sheets, Heather NWQ G596  
CD,SS     DIS 602
51411 11:00 AM-11:50 AM T 01/22-05/09 Sheets, Heather NWQ G596  
CD,SS     DIS 603
51412 1:00 PM-1:50 PM T 01/22-05/09 Sheets, Heather NWQ G589  
CD,SS     DIS 604
51413 2:00 PM-2:50 PM M 01/22-05/09 Sheets, Heather BOL B60  
CD,SS     DIS 605
51414 11:00 AM-11:50 AM W 01/22-05/09 Sheets, Heather HLT 341  

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