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AIS 515 - American Indians and the Urban Experience

Course information

Usually Offered: Fall, Spring
Course Description:

This class explores a series of topics and themes focused on Native Peoples and urban settings, including migration, urbanization and the creation of cities and urban communities. The class will emphasis: literature; U.S. policy; and theoretical and practical implications. Graduate-level requirements include to present a 15-20 page research paper as opposed to a 5-8 page term paper. Graduate students will also be graded on a total of 500 points as opposed to 250 points

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences