American Indian Studies is a field of study that offers students the opportunity to learn about various disciplines from the perspectives, aims, and beliefs of indigenous peoples of the Americas. Each semester, AIS lists courses from departments across campus, including biology, anthropology, history, education, and literature. AIS also offers a series of courses in Anishinabemowin, the language of the Ojibwe people, and AIS provides support for students to take courses and receive credit for the study of the language of other Wisconsin Indian nations. Students may use these courses to earn a Certificate in American Indian Studies, a professional credential that demonstrates students’ understanding of American Indian issues, their desire to enhance their collegiate opportunities, and their commitment to the ideals of diversity and equality.

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