American Indian Studies

c/o Jan Johnson 
Coordinator AIS
Clinical Assistant Professor 
English - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, ID 83844-1102

PHONE: (208) 885-7743 
EMAIL:  janjohn@uidaho.edu


College of Graduate Studies
Valerie Roberts, Assistant to the Dean
College of Graduate Studies
Morrill Hall 104
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

PHONE: (208) 885-6244
E-MAIL: valerier@uidaho.edu

Study Plan Examples


The following template examples are provided to illustrate Interdisciplinary M.A. degree study plan options. All M.A. degree study plans much have a total of thirty (30) credits, reflecting at least two separate disciplines, including a total of eighteen (18) 500 level credits. There is a thesis and non-thesis option. In a thesis option, six (6) credits would be earned as part of the required thirty (30) credits. Additional study plan configurations are possible, using other courses offered within a discipline.

Among the disciplines that can be considered are Anthropology, English, Fishery Resources, Forest Resources, Geography, Geology, History, Music, Natural Resources, Philosophy, Plant Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Range Ecology and Management, Recreation, Theatre and Film, and Wildlife Resources. Directed Studies (499) or Non-thesis Master’s Research (599) courses, within the appropriate selected disciplinary, can also be used as part of a study plan.


1. a. Anthropology and History (non-thesis option; some prerequisite courses required)

  • AIST 401 Contemporary American Indian Issues (3 cr.)
  • AIST 404 Indigenous Leadership Styles and Communications (3 cr)
  • ANTH 510 Research Methods (3 cr)
  • ANTH 522 Plateau Indians (3 cr)
  • ANTH 543 Plateau Prehistory (3 cr)
  • ANTH 549 Lithic Technology (3 cr)
  • HIST 422 The American Landscape (3 cr)
  • HIST 523 Idaho and the Pacific Northwest (3 cr)
  • HIST 528 History of the American West (3 cr)
  • HIST 532 History of Indian-White Relations (3 cr)

1.b. Anthropology and History (thesis option; some prerequisite courses required)
 
  • AIST 401 Contemporary American Indian Issues (3 cr.)
  • AIST 404 Indigenous Leadership Styles and Communications (3 cr)
  • ANTH 510 Research Methods (3 cr)
  • ANTH 522 Plateau Indians (3 cr)
  • ANTH 543 Plateau Prehistory (3 cr)
  • HIST 523 Idaho and the Pacific Northwest (3 cr)
  • HIST 528 History of the American West (3 cr)
  • HIST 532 History of Indian-White Relations (3 cr)
  • INTR 500 Master’s Research and Thesis (6 cr)