Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2015-76
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair
Date of First Reading: April 20, 2015
Date of Second Reading: August 31, 2015
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Politics and Global Studies and American Indian Studies for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – American Indian Nation Governance
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The American Indian Nation governance certificate is designed to prepare students to develop a greater understanding of government and governance in Native American communities. The curriculum covers several themes that range from the historical experiences, policies and sovereign status of American Indians to the legal and political relationships between Native American Nations and the U.S., state and local governments. Students will be better prepared to work with or within American Indian nations, federal and state agencies and non-profits regardless of their academic major or place of employment.