American Indian Studies offers a full program under the Committee Interdisciplinary Major umbrella as well as an undergraduate certificate (similar to a minor). These academic programs draw primarily on courses from anthropology, history, literature, sociology, and education to help students develop a depth of knowledge about — and methodological skills for studying — the life experiences, culture, and languages of the native peoples of the Americas. Although interdisciplinary, American Indian Studies encompasses a distinct body of knowledge. The program’s faculty and staff members are involved in ongoing research and publication in this discipline as well as related academic disciplines.