Pueblo Indian Studies

Associate of Arts

This program is committed to broadening your knowledge in the histories, languages, culture, art and contemporary situations of Pueblo Indian nations and peoples. It is designed to protect the integrity and identity of the Pueblo populations of New Mexico and Arizona, and to create a learning environment conducive to critical and creative thought. It not only stresses sound academic preparation in the classroom but also encourages you to interact and conduct research with Pueblo Indian governments, organizations, and communities, with whom Northern continues to form strong partnerships.

Completion of this program will give you a foundation for degrees in the social, intercultural and interdisciplinary studies, and for employment in Pueblo Indian enterprises, including Pueblo Indian government offices, casinos, schools, health clinics etc.

General Education (35) Completed In-Progress

Communications (9)

  • Eng 111 English Composition (3)
  • Spch 130 Public Speaking (3

Choose ONE of the following two courses:

  • Eng 112 English Composition II (3)
  • Eng 116 Technical Writing (3

Mathematics (3 hrs)

  • Math 150 College Algebra (3)

Laboratory Science (8 hrs)

Choose two courses (with labs) from the following list:

  • ASTR 110/L Introduction to Astronomy w/lab (4)
  • BIOL 110/L Survey of Modern Biology w/lab (4)
  • CHEM 110/L Introduction to Chemistry w/lab (4)
  • ES 112/L Environmental Science w/lab (4)
  • GEOL 101/L Physical Geology w/lab (4)
  • GEOL 102 Historical Geology w/lab (4)
  • PHYS 110/L Introduction to Physics w/lab (4)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6-9 hrs)*

You must select course form at least two different discipline areas form the following list:

  • ANTH 101/L Physical Anthropology w/lab (4)
  • ANTH 102 Introductions to Social and Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 111 Language and Culture (3)
  • ANTH 207 Cultures of New Mexico (3)
  • ECON 200 Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 201 Microeconomics (3)
  • GEOG 111 World Geography (3)
  • PSCI 110 The Political World (3)
  • PSCI 200 American Politics (3)
  • PSY 105 General Psychology (3)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • SOC 220 Social Problems (3)
  • SOC 225 Marriage and the Family (3)

Humanities and Fine Arts (6-9 hrs)*

You must select course form at least two different discipline areas from the following list:

  • ART 105 Introduction to Art (3)
  • ART 107 History of Art (3)
  • ENG Literature courses numbered 260-298 (3)
  • HIST 101 Western Civilization I (3)
  • HIST 102 Western Civilization II (3)
  • HIST 161 History of the U.S. to 1877 (3)
  • HIST 162 History of the U.S. from 1877 (3)
  • HIST 260 History of New Mexico (3)
  • HUM 101 Humanities I (3)
  • HUM 102 Humanities II (3)
  • MUS 105 Music Appreciations (3)
  • PHIL 220 Ethics (3)
  • THE 120 Introduction to Theatre I (3)
  • THE 130 History of Theatre (3)
  • THE 220 Introduction to Theatre II (3)
  • THE 238 Teatro Chicano (3)
  • THE 260 Teaching Creative Drama for Children (3)

You must complete at least 15 crs between these two areas, maintaining at least two disciplines in each area. *

Health, Physical Education & Recreation (1)

  • Elective (1)

Program Requirements (30)

Choose 30 credits from the following:

  • PIS 200 Introduction to Pueblo Indian Studies (3)
  • PIS 220 Pueblo arts, Crafts, and Culture (3)
  • PIS 242 Pueblo Indian Women’s Lives (3)
  • PIS250 Internship in Tribal Leadership, Communication, and Technology I (3)
  • PIS251 Internship in Tribal Leadership, Communication, and Technology II (3)
  • PIS 252 Pueblo Indian History (3)
  • PIS 256 Pueblo Indian Government (3)
  • PIS/ENG 265 Native American Literature I (3)
  • PIS/ENG 266 Native American Literature II (3)
  • PIS 270 Pueblo Indians and Education (3)
  • PIS 272 Pueblo Health Concepts and Practices (3)
  • PIS 283 Tewa Ethnobiology: Plants and Animals of the Tewa
  • PIS 284 Agriculture Practices of the Pueblo World (3)

Total Credits: 66