American Indian Studies (AIS) - Rock County

Courses

AIS 101   American Indian Studies   3 Units

An interdisciplinary Intro to the history, culture, & sovereignty of American Indians through the disciplines of Anthroplgy, Business, Geo., History, Political Sci., & Soc.. The course focuses on Wisconsin Indians, meeting the requirements of Wisconsin Act

AIS 227   Multicultural Business   3 Units

(AIS 227 & BUS 227 are the same course.) Examines business topics requiring an underst&ing of culture. Includes cultural diversity in the workplace & the experiences of minorities in business

AIS 242   The American Indian in Literature and Film   3 Units

(AIS 242 & ENG 242 are the same course.) This course will provide a cross-disciplinary exploration of the images of American Indians & their relevance to American society in film, literary, & historical texts.
PREREQ: EXEMPTION FROM ENG 101 BASED ON PLACEMENT TEST SCORE OR COMPLETION OF ENG 101 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

AIS 260   American Indian Art   3 Units

A Surv. of North American Indian art & its relationship to Native American cultures, past & present. Looks at pre-Columbian art, changes in art with European contact, & the most recent trends in Native American art. Philosophies of aesthetics & the relationship of art to material culture & worldview will be analyzed from the cross-cultural perspective of the Anthroplgy of art.

AIS 277   Indians in American History   3 Units

This course Surv.s U.S. history with emphasis on contact in the age of exploration, interactions over time between Europeans & Native Americans, & adaptations & conflicts that emerged. The course will approach this from social, political, & economic perspectives from the colonial period to the present. This Ethnic Studies (ES) course focuses on underst&ing the perspectives of Native Americans.
PREREQ: GENED 120 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

AIS 302   Archaeology of Wisconsin   3 Units

(AIS 302 & ANT 302 are the same course.) Surv. of Wisconsin archaeology from the earliest occupation of the state through early European contact. Emphasis is on ecological & historical factors influencing development of prehistoric & historic aboriginal culture of Wisconsin.
PREREQ: PREVIOUS ANTHROPOLOGY COURSE OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

AIS 308   Archaeology of North America   3 Units

(AIS 308 & ANT 308 are the same course.) Exploring the various methodologies & lines of evidence used by archaeology to discover & interpret Pre-Columbian North American. Students will learn about the earliest inhabitants from the end of the last ice age through European contact. Along the way we will investigate how Native Americans adapted to the incredibly diverse Env.s of the continent. These range from the whaling peoples of the Arctic, buffalo hunters of the Great Plains, to the farmers of the southwest & eastern North American.

AIS 314   Indians of North America   3 Units

(AIS 314 & ANT 314 are the same course.) A Surv. of the cultures of various Indian nations north of Mexico; the impact in the past & the present of Euro-American culture on American Indian nations & their varied responses to it. Prereq: Not recommended for first-Sem. students.
PREREQ: THREE CREDITS OF ANTHROPOLOGY OR SOCIOLOGY OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR

AIS 353   Indians of the Western Great Lakes   3 Units

(AIS 353 & ANT 353 are the same course.) Analysis of Indian cultures in the area around the West Great Lakes, with emphasis on traditional cultures of the Indians in Wisconsin.