With 27 affliated faculty in American Indian Studies, undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to take a plethora of courses across campus.
For undergraduates there is an opportunity to take a series of “Working In Tribal Community” courses which prepares a student to develop an internship with a local tribal community. Also, as a capstone major, American Indian Studies students are required to write extensively about their academic experience.
For graduate students they are given the opportunity to develop an original research idea for their thesis or exam. Graduate students work closely with a faculty advisor to develop an original research topic.
Faculty work on numerous projects in collaboration with communities. Here are just a few examples of this work:
Environmental Storytelling Collaboration with KCET
Gender and Everyday Water Use in Los Angeles Households
Lutu Chuktiwa/Cutting the Cord
Seeing American Indians: Self, Other, and the Role of Visitor Mindsets in Museums
Vachiam Eecha/Planting the Seeds