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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Indian Studies

Director: Craig Stone

Program Department Office: F03-308

Telephone: (562) 985‑8703

Faculty: Craig Stone

Academic Advisor: Craig Stone

Department Administrative Support Coordinator: Art Neri Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors.

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Courses: AIS  

Career Possibilities

American Indian Affairs • Social Scientist • Archivist, Social Worker • Journalist • Counselor • Teacher • Public Relations Consultant • Community Organizer • School Administrator • Linguist • Law Parole Officer • Probation Officer • Editor • Writer • Urban/Regional Planner • Public Policy Administrator • Foreign Policy Officer • Researcher (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)


American Indian Studies is an interdisciplinary study of the American Indian. The options are designed to provide students with various fields of knowledge of American Indian Studies with opportunities for emphasis on particular topical, cultural and geographical interests. The program is governed by a committee of faculty representing a variety of schools and departments throughout the university.

Courses offer two directions: 1) content directed toward American Indian culture in the North Western Hemisphere; and 2) relevant content leading toward understanding the American Indian experience.

Students may pursue a program in American Indian Studies through a minor or certificate. 




      American Indian Studies

      Note: General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper-division course except upper-division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.