American Indian & Indigenous Studies Minor

for the degree of Graduate Minor in American Indian & Indigenous Studies


interim director: Jenny L. Davis

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply

overview of program admissions requirements: https://ais.illinois.edu/academics/graduate-studies-illinois


program website: https://ais.illinois.edu/

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


program office: 1204 W. Nevada, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 265-9870

email: loksi@illinois.edu


Graduate Degree Programs in American Indian Studies

Graduate Minor in American Indian & Indigenous Studies

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.


Admission

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.

for the degree of Graduate Minor in American Indian & 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 501Indigenous Critical Theory4
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
Total Hours12