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American Indian Studies Minor

Defining Your Place

The American Indian Studies program prepares critical thinkers for living in an interrelated world with the rigorous engagement of Indigenous intellectual traditions, language, culture, land, and community engagement.  The AIS Minor provides a useful complement to any major by developing a deeper understanding of cultural competency and working across difference.  Coursework provides an understanding of an American Indian worldview as a lens to comprehend traditional knowledge and culture.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.