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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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
50288 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Wilson, Michael MIT 191  

AIS-162 : Second-Semester Indigenous Languages of Wisconsin: (4 units; U ; CD)

Second-semester speaking, listening, and writing skills in an indigenous language of Wisconsin.

Notes:
Retakeable w/chg in topic to 12 cr max. Prereq: AIS 161 or level 2 placement. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro cr).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Anishinaabemowin
CD   4 LEC 401
54654 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MTW 01/21-05/07 Uitz, Angela ROOM TBA  
Enroll in LEC 401 & LAB 901.
Consent required to audit.
Anishinaabemowin
CD     LAB 901
54655 - 01/21-05/07 Uitz, Angela ONLINE WEB  
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.
Consent required to audit.

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
44537 - 01/21-05/07   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)..

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD   4 LEC 401
50328 3:30 PM-4:45 PM MTW 01/21-05/07 Noodin, Margaret ROOM TBA  
Enroll in LEC 401 & LAB 901.
CD     LAB 901
50330 - 01/21-05/07 Noodin, Margaret ONLINE WEB  
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
50142 1:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Cornell, Akikwe MER 131  
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.
CD,SS     DIS 601
50143 10:00 AM-10:50 AM T 01/21-05/07   HLT G84  
CD,SS     DIS 602
50144 11:00 AM-11:50 AM T 01/21-05/07   HLT G88  
CD,SS     DIS 603
50145 1:00 PM-1:50 PM T 01/21-05/07   LUB S231  
CD,SS     DIS 604
50146 2:00 PM-2:50 PM M 01/21-05/07   MER 321  
CD,SS     DIS 605
50147 11:00 AM-11:50 AM W 01/21-05/07   HLT 180  

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   3 LEC 001
52032 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Blaeser, Kimberly CRT 219  
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
44538 - 01/21-05/07   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
44539 - 01/21-05/07   ROOM 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
47361 - 01/21-05/07   OFF CAMPUS  
Consent required to audit.

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
51529 - 01/21-05/07 Noodin, Margaret ROOM TBA  
Taught as independent study.

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
55585 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Perley, Bernard SAB 394  
Consent required to audit.

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
51530 - 01/21-05/07 Noodin, Margaret ROOM TBA  
Taught as independent study.
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
51451 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Wilson, Michael BOL 294  

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
51182 3:30 PM-4:45 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Cornell, Akikwe BOL B92  

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 101
44540 - 01/21-05/07   OFF CAMPUS  
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
44541 - 01/21-05/07   ROOM 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
47360 - 01/21-05/07   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
Indigenous Law & Mystery Fiction
CD   3 LEC 001
55761 4:00 PM-6:40 PM T 01/21-05/07 Blaeser, Kimberly BOL B95  

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
52034 - 01/21-05/07   ROOM 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
44542 - 01/21-05/07   ROOM TBA  
Consent required to audit.

 
Additional Courses - American Indian Studies
 
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.

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
54701 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Perley, Bernard SAB 394  
Consent required to audit.
    3 LEC 001
Graduate
54702 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Perley, Bernard SAB 394  
Consent required to audit.

ANTHRO-362G : 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.

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
54701 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Perley, Bernard SAB 394  
Consent required to audit.
    3 LEC 001
Graduate
54702 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Perley, Bernard SAB 394  
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. 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   3 LEC 001
51192 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Blaeser, Kimberly CRT 219  
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
51337 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Wilson, Michael BOL 294  

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. May be retaken 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
Indigenous Law & Mystery Fiction
CD   3 LEC 001
55759 4:00 PM-6:40 PM T 01/21-05/07 Blaeser, Kimberly BOL B95  

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
55586 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Perley, Bernard SAB 394  
Consent required to audit.

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.
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-605.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 401
50136 1:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Cornell, Akikwe MER 131  
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.
CD,SS     DIS 601
50137 10:00 AM-10:50 AM T 01/21-05/07   HLT G84  
CD,SS     DIS 602
50138 11:00 AM-11:50 AM T 01/21-05/07   HLT G88  
CD,SS     DIS 603
50139 1:00 PM-1:50 PM T 01/21-05/07   LUB S231  
CD,SS     DIS 604
50140 2:00 PM-2:50 PM M 01/21-05/07   MER 321  
CD,SS     DIS 605
50141 11:00 AM-11:50 AM W 01/21-05/07   HLT 180  

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