American Indian Studies (AIS) - Rock County
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 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