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Fresno City College is located in an area that is rich in the history and contemporary cultures of American Indians. California has the highest American- Indian population in the United States, and there are 14 reservations in our immediate area. American Indian Studies exists to serve Indian and
non-Indian students who will be working in any service field, academic or social institution. The program leading to the associate in arts degree will also provide a foundation in American Indian Studies for students wishing to pursue a higher degree in the subject at a four-year university. In recent years, several graduate programs have begun in American-Indian Studies at universities in California and elsewhere. Student must complete 14 units of required basic core courses. Select 9 units from the course options listed below for a total of 23 units for an associate in arts degree.

Associate in Arts Degree
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AMIND 31 American Indian Culture 3
AMIND 32 American Indian History 3
AMIND 33 Indians of the San Joaquin Valley 2
AMIND 34 American Indian Contemporary Society 3
AMIND 35 American Indian Art 3


Course Options: Select a Minimum of 9 Units Units  
ANTHRO/ENGL 14 Folklore 3
ANTHRO 20 California Indians 3
ANTHRO/CLS 28 Ancient Mexico 3
AFRAM 5 The African in the New World 3
GEOG 2 Cultural Geography 3
HS/SOC 2 American Minority Groups 3

1. An associate in arts degree will be awarded to any candidate who successfully completes a total of 60 units. The 60 units must include associate degree requirements and 22 units in course work as listed above.
Last updated: 6/24/2008 11:38:34 AM