American Indian Studies Program
|Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Director|
|1204 W. Nevada, Urbana, IL 61801|
PH: (217) 265-9870
Graduate Minor: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Graduate Degree Programs
The American Indian and Indigenous Studies graduate minor is grounded by a strong commitment to the worlds, histories, representations, and political struggles of indigenous peoples internationally, and uses interdisciplinary methods of critical inquiry as a means through which students engage research and scholarship in their major.
Applicants to the graduate minor must be in good standing in a masters or doctoral program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Applications must include a statement of purpose that describes how the student’s graduate work and/or research interests intersect with American Indian and Indigenous studies. The intent to pursue the graduate minor must be approved by the student’s major advisor and graduate program director in their home department.
Graduate Minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies
The student must successfully petition the Graduate College to add the American Indian and Indigenous Studies graduate minor to their academic records and transcripts.
|AIS 501||Indigenous Critical Theory||4|
|or AIS 502||Indigenous Decolonial Methods|
|or AIS 503||Seminar in Indigenous Studies|
|Elective hours selected from a list of approved courses maintained in the Program office by the AIS advisor, 4 of which must be at the 500 level.||8|