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American Indian Studies
Coordinator: Cary Miller, Associate Professor, History, HLT 365, 229-6251, carym@uwm.edu

Please visit: http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/ais/ for more information.

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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 201 51676 - 09/02-12/11 Wilson, Michael ONLINE WEB  
A special course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

AIS-105: Great Lakes American Indian Ethnobotany (3 units; U ; CD)

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.

Notes:
No cr for students who have cr in Bio Sci 105. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 53524 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Geniusz, Mary LAP 252  

AIS-151: First-Semester Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) (4 units; U ; CD)

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.

Notes:
Counts toward L&S Language Requirement and Foreign Language GER. Satisfies Cultural Diversity GER. Prereq: none.
Enroll in LEC 401 and LAB 801

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD   4 LEC 401 51677 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MWR 09/02-12/11 Noodin, Margaret MER G44  
The lab section for this course will be conducted online. Internet access req'd. Regular UWM tuition assessed.
CD     LAB 801 53586 - 09/02-12/11 Noodin, Margaret TBA  
Lab 801 will meet online ONLY.

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, & assoc dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 IND 001 33374 - 09/02-12/11 Miller, Cary TBA  
Audit never allowed.

AIS-203: Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

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.

Notes:
Counts as a repeat of Ethnic 203. Prereq: none.
Enroll in Lec 401 and any DIS 601-604

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 401 52755 1:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Miller, Cary BOL B46  
CD,SS     DIS 601 52820 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/02-12/11 Buhler, Andrea CRT 219  
CD,SS     DIS 602 52821 3:00 PM-3:50 PM W 09/02-12/11 Buhler, Andrea BOL B64  
CD,SS     DIS 603 52822 10:00 AM-10:50 AM R 09/02-12/11 Buhler, Andrea BOL B64  
CD,SS     DIS 604 52823 12:00 PM-12:50 PM R 09/02-12/11 Buhler, Andrea EMS W130  

AIS-251: Third Semester Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) (4 units; U ; CD)

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.

Notes:
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).
Enroll in LEC 401 and LAB 801

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD   4 LEC 401 53525 3:30 PM-4:20 PM MWR 09/02-12/11 Noodin, Margaret TBA  
The lab section for this course will be conducted online. Internet access req'd. Regular UWM tuition assessed.
CD     LAB 801 53526 2:00 PM-2:50 PM T 09/02-12/11 Noodin, Margaret TBA  
The lab section for this course will be conducted online. Internet access req'd. Regular UWM tuition assessed.

AIS-262: North American Indian History to 1887 (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

A survey of Native American history from aboriginal times to 1887. Emphasis will be placed on American policies and change within Indian societies.

Notes:
AIS 262 & Hist 262 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-605

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 401 52790 3:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Wade, Susan BOL B52  
CD,SS     DIS 601 52791 10:00 AM-10:50 AM T 09/02-12/11 Spiegel, Margaret HLT G88  
CD,SS     DIS 602 52792 12:00 PM-12:50 PM T 09/02-12/11 Spiegel, Margaret HLT G80  
CD,SS     DIS 603 52793 2:00 PM-2:50 PM T 09/02-12/11 Spiegel, Margaret HLT G88  
CD,SS     DIS 604 52794 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/02-12/11 Spiegel, Margaret HLT G88  
CD,SS     DIS 605 52795 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/02-12/11 Spiegel, Margaret HLT G88  

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
Transnational & Intertribal Perspectives
CD,HU   3 LEC 001 53658 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Martinez, Shanae BOL B60  

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 001 33375 - 09/02-12/11 Miller, Cary TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 6 IND 102 33376 - 10/27-12/11 Beaulieu, David TBA  
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 33377 - 09/02-12/11 Miller, Cary 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 47203 - 09/02-12/11   OFF CAMPUS  
Consent required to audit.

AIS-311: The World of the Ancient Maya (3 units; U/G )

Historical development of ancient Maya civilization from its origins to the Spanish Conquest.

Notes:
AIS 311 & Anthro 311 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 201 48255 - 09/02-12/11 Villamil, Laura ONLINE WEB  
A special course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Consent required to audit.

AIS-362: System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction (3 units; U/G )

Role of globalization in the projected extinction of a large number of the world's languages within the next century.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 52756 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Perley, Bernard END 107  
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 52769 9:30 AM-12:10 PM T 09/02-12/11 Noodin, Margaret END 109  

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 52842 4:30 PM-5:45 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Miller, Cary HLT G90  

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 33378 - 09/02-12/11 Miller, Cary TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 6 IND 002 33379 - 09/02-12/11 Beaulieu, David 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 33380 - 09/02-12/11 Miller, Cary 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 47204 - 09/02-12/11   OFF CAMPUS  
Consent required to audit.

AIS-520: Studies in American Indian Literature: (3 units; U ; CD)

Critical study of themes, figures, aspects, trends, etc., in American Indian Literature.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Native Woman Writers: Lit of Community & Survival
CD   3 LEC 001 47936 11:00 AM-1:40 PM R 09/02-12/11 Blaeser, Kimberly CRT 118  

AIS-699: Advanced Independent Study (3 units; U )

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

Notes:
Ratakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 GPA; cons supervising instr, program coord, & associate dean of SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 IND 001 33381 - 09/02-12/11 Miller, Cary TBA  

 
Additional Courses - American Indian Studies
 
ANTHRO-311: The World of the Ancient Maya (3 units; U/G )

Historical development of ancient Maya civilization from its origins to the Spanish Conquest.

Notes:
AIS 311 & Anthro 311 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 201 47342 - 09/02-12/11 Villamil, Laura ONLINE WEB  
A special course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Consent required to audit.

ANTHRO-362: System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction (3 units; U/G )

Role of globalization in the projected extinction of a large number of the world's languages within the next century.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 52300 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Perley, Bernard END 107  
Consent required to audit.

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. 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
Transnational & Intertribal Perspectives
CD,HU   3 LEC 001 53326 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Martinez, Shanae BOL B60  

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 46653 9:30 AM-12:10 PM T 09/02-12/11 Noodin, Margaret END 109  

ENGLISH-520: Studies in American Indian Literature: (3 units; U ; CD)

Critical study of themes, figures, aspects, trends, etc., in American Indian literature.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Native Woman Writers: Lit of Community & Survival
CD   3 LEC 001 47935 11:00 AM-1:40 PM R 09/02-12/11 Blaeser, Kimberly CRT 118  

GLOBAL-362: System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction (3 units; U/G )

Role of globalization in the projected extinction of a large number of the world's languages within the next century.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 53139 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Perley, Bernard END 107  
Consent required to audit.

HIST-262: North American Indian History to 1887 (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

A survey of Native American history from aboriginal times to 1887. Emphasis will be placed on American policies and change within Indian societies.

Notes:
AIS 262 & Hist 262 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-605

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 401 52070 3:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Wade, Susan BOL B52  
CD,SS     DIS 601 52071 10:00 AM-10:50 AM T 09/02-12/11 Spiegel, Margaret HLT G88  
CD,SS     DIS 602 52072 12:00 PM-12:50 PM T 09/02-12/11 Spiegel, Margaret HLT G80  
CD,SS     DIS 603 52073 2:00 PM-2:50 PM T 09/02-12/11 Spiegel, Margaret HLT G88  
CD,SS     DIS 604 52074 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/02-12/11 Spiegel, Margaret HLT G88  
CD,SS     DIS 605 52075 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/02-12/11 Spiegel, Margaret HLT G88