American Indian Studies B.A.
American Indian Studies
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AIS B.A. Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of UMD’s B.A. program in American Indian Studies will successfully:
- trace the Mewinzha gaye Noongom (the past, present, and future) of American Indian peoples and of American Indian Studies as a scholarly and professional terrain.
- exhibit foundational facility with Ojibwemowin (the Ojibwe language).
- demonstrate the ability to summarize and analyze American Indian-related Dibenjigewin (law and policy) emanating from tribal, settler, and international frameworks with particular emphasis on tribal sovereignty.
- demonstrate the ability to compare, contrast, analyze, and exhibit appreciation of American Indian Mazine-Dibaajimowin (arts and literatures).
- demonstrate the ability to compare, contrast, synthesize, and analyze general and localized understanding of Anishinaabe Izhitwaawinan (indigenous societies and cultures).
- exhibit the capacity to Asigisidoon (to bring it all together) and apply their mastery of American Indian Studies concepts and content on behalf of professional, scholarly, and service-oriented effectiveness and innovation.
For detailed degree requirement information, consult the AIS major's catalog listing.