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The Major in American Indian Studies provides a critical academic field of study, intellectual engagement with, and place-based understanding of American Indian epistemologies. This includes the formation of tribal sovereignty, the culture and identity of Tribal nations, communities, and peoples as distinct political and cultural groups in the Americas. Students will gain both knowledge about and experience working with American Indians. Students will attain a critical understanding of the distinct legal and political status of American Indians.

Graduates will be prepared to work with a politically distinct segment of the population in a variety of fields, such as healthcare, education, business, nonprofit public service organizations, and government. The capstone courses for the Major provide a rigorous option for students to demonstrate their applied knowledge through experiential learning and community engagement.

Mission Statement

The mission of the American Indian Studies Department is to provide students an understanding of the diverse history, government-to-government relationship, community, culture, and social needs of American Indians in California and the U.S., toward the goal of working effectively with and for tribal communities as they exercise tribal sovereignty. This integrated approach will include a research-, community- and place-based program of study.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in American Indian Studies will be able to:

Describe the legal and historical foundations of American Indian political identity through an analysis of tribal sovereignty.

Apply American Indian epistemologies and other forms of knowledge to evaluate contemporary issues in American Indian communities.

Recognize and evaluate the historical, cultural, social, economic and political contributions of American Indian leaders, writers, artists, and activists.

Identify stereotypes about American Indian peoples and explain their historical production and contemporary manifestation.

Apply research skills through community engagement and experiential learning environment to communicate knowledge about American Indian sovereignty.

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College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS)

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (120 jam kredit)

Biaya kuliah
US$15.246,00 (Rp 220.487.652) per tahun
Local Fees: USD $1,970
Batas akhir pendaftaran

15 November 2021

Tanggal mulai

30 Agustus 2021, 24 Januari 2022


College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS)

California State University San Marcos,

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road,



92096, United States

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

Students are or will be a high school/secondary school graduate or equivalent, Equivalent of a "B" (3.0) grade point average.

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

Are or will be a high school/secondary school graduate or equivalent

Equivalent of a "C+" (2.5) grade point average

Satisfy English Language Proficiency Admission Requirement for admission purposes with ONE of the following:

TOEFL score of 61 iBT with writing score no lower than 19 and no section score below 14

IELTS overall band score of 5.5, writing score no lower than 5.5 and no section score below 5.0

Cambridge English B2 First (FCE), C1 Advanced (CAE), C2 Proficiency (CPE) minimum score of 168. (160 and above eligible for pathway program)

Duolingo score of 95

iTEP score of 3.6

Pearson's Test of English (PTE) score of 50

Global Test of English Communication (GTEC) 1125

Attended a high school where English was the principal language of instruction for 3 years (confirm with our International Admissions Office to see if your school is eligible)

Conditional admission is available through our language program if you do not have a passing IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge English score. The minimum GPA required for conditional admission is 2.0.

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