Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    Apr 24, 2024  
Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Indian and Indigenous Studies

In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences .

Course Offerings  


K. Jordan- Director, J.Byrd, E. Cheyfitz, F. Gleach, D. Green, J. S. Henderson, J. Hu Pegues, K-A. Kassam, S. Murray, P. Nadasdy, J. Palmer, J. Parmenter, T. Richardson, J. Rickard-Emeritus, I. Yi, C. Geisler, J. Mt. Pleasant

Minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies

The American Indian and Indigenous Studies program offers a minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies to undergraduate students in any college at Cornell. The minor is earned by completing five courses: AIIS 1100  and AIIS 1110 , plus at least three other courses from the AIIS curriculum, for a minimum total of 15 credit hours. The three additional courses must include one course from Group A (arts and humanities) and one course from Group B (social and natural sciences) as listed below. One of the courses offered toward the minor must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. Only one 3-credit independent study (AIIS 4970 ) may count toward the minor. Only program-listed courses for which the student has earned a letter grade of C or better will be counted toward the minor; no courses taken for S/U credit or first-year writing seminars will count toward the minor. Students seeking to minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies or determine the eligibility of a course are encouraged to contact Dr. Eric Cheyfitz at Students are advised to consult the program website ( for the most up-to-date listings of course offerings and a digital copy of the minor application.

Required Courses:


    Group A; Arts and Humanities:

    Group B; Social and Natural Sciences:

    Graduate-level Courses:

    Independent Study: