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Black Hills State University

 

 
   
    Aug 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

American Indian Studies Major B.BS.AIS


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Students enrolled in the American Indian Studies major will gain knowledge and a basic understanding of the history and culture of Native Americans, with special emphasis on the Tribes of South Dakota. Individuals will be exposed to the Lakota language to develop a greater understanding of the Lakota culture. Students must become knowledgeable about issues which concern Native Americans such as relationships with the state and federal governments, economic issues, and cultural education.

Restricted electives - 15 credit hours


Take 15 credits from AIS or INED:

Social Science Reciprocity - 3 credits


Take one course from the following prefixes. Your choice may not be used to satisfy a General Education or Major requirement, and must be from outside your major discipline: AIS/LAKL, ANTH, GEOG, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOC, SPCM.

Humanities Reciprocity - 3 credits


Take one course from the following prefixes. Your choice may not be used to satisfy a General Education or Major requirement, and must be from outside your major discipline: ART, ARTH, ENGL, FREN, GER, HUM, MCOM, PHIL, RUSS, SPAN, THEA.

System Gen Ed Requirements (SGRs) - 30 semester hours


  • ENGL 101
  • ENGL 201
  • SPCM - Gen Ed - Speech (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science (2 classes from different subjects) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities (2 classes from different subjects or a foreign language sequence) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Sciences & Lab (2 classes/corresponding labs) - 6-8 semester hours

Minor and Electives required


A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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