AIST - American Indian Studies

Philip Stevens, Director, American Indian Studies Program (116 Phinney Hall 83844-1110; pstevens@uidaho.edu)

AIST 204 Special Topics

AIST 314 Tribal Sovereignty and Federal Policy

AIST 314 Tribal Sovereignty and Federal Policy (3 cr)

The Tribal Sovereignty and Federal Policy course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of how colonial and Federal Indian Policies have impacted the lives of Tribes and their surrounding communities. Through a survey of the changing eras of policy (conquest, pre-Revolutionary approaches, the Marshall Trilogy, the Treaty Era, Allotment and Termination, and Self-Determination), students will learn about the forces that have shaped tribal communities, and a deeper appreciation for tribes' efforts to restore and exercise their sovereignty. Tribal Sovereignty as it applies to land management, natural resources and community development will be a focal area.

AIST 320 Native American & Indigenous Film

AIST 320 Native American & Indigenous Film (3 cr)

Gen Ed: American Diversity

Examines the representation of American Indians in film from early-mid 20th century Hollywood westerns to self representations of late 20th and early 21st century films made by Native Americans. Traces changes in the cinematic depictions of Native peoples and historical and cultural reasons for those changes. Emphasizes Native-made film as extension of oral tradition, indigenous aesthetics, and sovereignty. May include international Indigenous films.

AIST 344 Indigenous Epistemologies

AIST 344 Indigenous Epistemologies (3 cr)

The course is intended as an introduction to issues of cultural, racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity that arise in American school and society. In particular we will be looking at indigenous epistemological comparison with Western educational models. The central question for the course will be: Why is educational attainment different for different groups in society, and how does that difference relate to social stratification characteristics of the larger society? We will also try to answer other questions: What is the impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on the various institutions of society, including family, schools, and the economic system? What policies and programs have been developed in the US and other societies to deal with cultural diversities? These and other questions will be the basis for our reading and discussions.

AIST 400 Seminar

AIST 401 Contemporary American Indian Issues

AIST 401 Contemporary American Indian Issues (3 cr)

Gen Ed: American Diversity

Identifies and addresses key cultural, economic, educational, legal, resource, and sovereignty issues facing Indian communities today; an essential component involves presentations by representatives from the Indian communities. (Spring only)

AIST 403 Workshop

AIST 403 Workshop (cr arr)

AIST 404 Special Topics

AIST 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

AIST 411 Native American Architecture

AIST 411 Native American Architecture (3 cr)

Gen Ed: American Diversity

See Arch 411.

AIST 420 Native American Law

AIST 420 Native American Law (3 cr)

Gen Ed: American Diversity

See Law 949.

AIST 421 Native American Natural Resource Law

AIST 421 Native American Natural Resources Law (3 cr)

See Law 979.

AIST 422 Plateau Indians

AIST 422 Plateau Indians (3 cr)

Gen Ed: American Diversity

See Anth 422.

AIST 426 Red Earth White Lies: American Indian History 1840-Present

AIST 426 Red Earth White Lies: American Indian History 1840-Present (3 cr)

Gen Ed: American Diversity

See Hist 426.

AIST 431 Stolen Continents, The Indian Story: Indian History to 1840

AIST 431 Stolen Continents, The Indian Story: Indian History to 1840 (3 cr)

Gen Ed: American Diversity

See Hist 431.

AIST 478 Tribal Nation Economics and Law

AIST 478 Tribal Nation Economics and Law (3 cr)

Gen Ed: American Diversity

See Law 928.

AIST 484 American Indian Literature

AIST 484 American Indian Literature (3 cr)

Gen Ed: American Diversity

See Engl 484.

AIST 498 Internship

AIST 498 (s) Internship (cr arr)

Supervised internship in an Indian community setting, integrating academic study with work experience; requires formal plan of activities to be approved by the on site supervisor and assigned faculty member; a final written report will be evaluated by the assigned faculty member.

Prereq: Permission

AIST 499 Directed Study

AIST 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)