Learning Outcomes:

The following learning outcomes were identified Summer 2019 for courses in the American Indian Studies Certificate. By the end of a certificate in American Indian Studies students should be able to:


  1. Students will explain how inaccurate images of American Indians in popular culture marginalize various tribal nations as historical relics, rather than vibrant contemporary communities.
  2. Students will develop an awareness and understanding of American Indian history within the context of a multi-cultural history of the U.S.
  3. Students will articulate how Indigenous peoples have developed advanced forms of knowledge that all societies can benefit from.
  4. Students will apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address situations and challenges that arise in American Indian community environments

To sign up for the certificate or to learn more contact Dr. Donna Martinez at Donna.Martinez@ucdenver.edu