- AIS 101: Intro to American Indian Studies
- AIS 199: Digital Natives
- AIS 199: Intro to Global Indigeneities
- AIS 285: Indigenous Thinkers
- AIS 291: Independent Study
- AIS 481: History of American Indian Education
- AIS 491: Readings in American Indian Studies
- AIS 501: Indigenous Critical Theory
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AIS 101: Intro to American Indian Studies. McKenzie-Jones, TR 9:30-10:45, TR 1-2:15; DeLisle TR 9:30-10:45; Gilbert, TR 11-12:15
Interdisciplinary introduction surveys the stories, histories, and lands of tribal peoples who became known as "American Indians."
These courses will include a comparative introduction to the geography, societies, and cultures of Oceania, including Hawai`i,.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria in Spring 2013 for a
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect course, and UIUC: US Minority Culture(s) course
Although indigenous peoples are often associated with notions of a premodern, natural world devoid of innovation, they have always used technology from print media to computer code to resist settler colonialism. With the rise of social media, reddit, YouTube, and digital gmes across a number of platforms, interfaces through which to encounter, engage, and resist representations of indigenous peoples have proliferated. HOw have vide games dealt with issues of indigeneity, race, and colonialism? How have American Indians and other indigineous peoples used media to reimagine narrative, history, and play? Drawing upon a number of disciplines, this class will ask students to think through how digital and new media have dealt with indigeneity. Texts will include: Red Dead Redepmtion, Assassin's Creed 3, and Bioshock Infinitie along with graphic novels, movies, and novels by American Indian and indigenous writers and artists.
An Introduction to Native cultures and history in and of the United States, this course introduces the paired conecepts of global indigeneity as an analytical framework for helping students rethink the terms of Nativeness (and Americaness) in the context of the social, political, and cultural relations between Native peoples and American culture and identity both insdie and outside the continental nad national boundarieson.
Non-Chancellor's Scholars may enroll with consent of instructor and Director of the Campus Honors Program.
An introduction to the English-language traditions of indigenous intellectuals. Specific topics vary.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria in Spring 2014 for a UIUC: Non-Western Cultures course , and UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect course
Supervised reading and research in American Indian Studies chosen by the student with instructor approval.
Students will study various efforts to "civilize" American Indians through US government initiatives and religious churches, as well as educational models developed by tribal entities following passage of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.
Individual guidance in intensive readings in the theories and practices of the field of American Indian Studies.
Explores the distinctive form of inquiry which critiques settler-colonial ideas and institutions at the interdisciplinary crossroads where American Indian and Indigenous Studies engages other theories including but not limited to feminist theory, critical race theory, semiotics and phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and the postcolonial theory (to name only some of the many possibilities).