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American Indian Studies

Associate of Arts Degree

Explore the vast history and culture of the native peoples of the North American continent. Emphasis is placed on the tribes of the Wind River Reservation. Central Wyoming College recognizes that the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone elders represent the wisdom of the past. Their knowledge of the tribal traditions should nurture the Indian student who seeks not only education but also wholeness through preparation for the future and respect for the past.

The American Indian Studies program is a tool for that preparation and an affirmation of that respect. The program also offers non-Indian students the unique opportunity to learn in the classroom about tribal cultures first hand in the Wind River area.

Course Number CourseCredits
NAIS 1350 American Indians in Contemporary Society 3
NAIS 2000 OR 
HIST 1270
Indians of the Wind River 3
NAIS 2100 Nation Building Leadership & Governance 3
NAIS 4340 Natural Resource Mgmt on Western Reservations 3
NAIS 3300 Federal Indian Law 3
NAIS 2350 Cultural Institute 3
ARAP 1010 OR 
SHOS 1010
Arapaho I OR Shoshone Language I 4
COMM 2010 Public Speaking 3

Choose six credits from any department. 

Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American and Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
Mathematics 3
Lab Science  4
University Studies 1

Total Credit Hours: 60