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					                                                                           Native American Studies Program

    Native American Studies                           Certificate of Completion
                                                      Native American Studies
                                                                                                         Associate of Arts Degree
                                                                                                         Native American Studies
• Certificate of Completion (C.C.)
• Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)                      Fall                                               Fall (First Year)

                                                           NASD      100   Intro. to Native         3         GNSD       102    Skills for          2
Program Description                                                        American                                             College
The Native American Studies Program is                                     Studies                                              Success
committed to studying the historic experience, the         NASD      156   Beading                  3         NASD       100    Intro. to           3
contributions, and the contemporary life of the                                                                                 Native
                                                           NASD      162   Drumming &               3
Native Peoples of North America. The principles                                                                                 American
                                                                           Singing
and values of the People of the Flathead Nation                                                                                 Studies
are as vital in modern life as they have been              NASL      101   Basic Salish I           3
                                                                           or                                 NASD       101    History of          3
through the millennia. Students will discover an
                                                           NASL      111   Basic Kootenai                                       Indians in
often unreported history while learning about
                                                                                                                                the U.S.
a worldview that contrasts greatly with our                                Elective (NAS-           3
modern technocratic, capitalistic society. The                             OPEN)                              NASL       101    Basic Salish I      3
curriculum examines the history, language, art,                                                                                 or
and traditions of the Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’                        Total                    15        NASL       111    Basic Kootnai I
Orielle peoples. Course work also includes North                                                                                Elective EXPR-      3
American Indian history, federal policy, and the                                                                                ART-OPEN
contemporary issues that shape the lives of Indians    Winter                                                                   (List B)
in today’s world.
                                                                                                                                Total               14
                                                              CSCD   100        Computer Literacy   1
                                                              ENGL   101        English             3
                                                                                Composition I             Winter (First Year)

                                                              NASD   101        History of          3         ENGL       101    English              3
 Degree/Certificate Objectives
                                                                                Indians in                                      Composition I
                                                                                the U.S.
Upon completion of the Certificate, students will:                                                             NASD       102    Flathead Res.        3
 • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Salish and                NASD   107        Coyote Stories      3                           History
   Kootenai cultures, traditions, technologies, and    *      NASL   102        Basic Salish II     3                           (before 1850)
   language.                                                                    or                            NASD       104    Native               3
 • Review Indian history from an Indian                *      NASL   112        Basic Kootenai                                  American
   perspective.                                                                                                                 Images in Film
                                                                                Elective (MATH-     2
 • Understand basic U.S. Federal Policy as
                                                                                SCI-OPEN)                     NASD       107    Coyote Stories       3
   applied to Indians.
                                                                                (List D)
                                                                                                          *   NASL       102    Basic Salish II      3
Upon completion of the Associate Degree, students                               Total               15                          or
will be able to:                                                                                          *   NASL       112    Basic
 • Recognize or experience basic elements of                                                                                    Kootenai II
    traditional tribal life.                           Spring                                                                   Total                15
 • Describe the impacts that European colonialism
    and U.S. history has had on Indians.               *      NASD   103    Flathead Res.           3
 • Interpret the effects that Federal Policy has on                         History                       Spring (First Year)
    Native Americans.                                                       (1850-1910)
 • Portray several the historic and contemporary                                                              CSCD       100    Computer Literacy   1
                                                              NASD   140    Flathead                3
    interactions between native and non-native                                                            *   ENGL       202    English             3
                                                                            Reservation Arts
    populations.                                                                                                                Composition II
                                                              NASD   150    Hide Tanning            3
                                                                                                              HMNT       101    Introduction to     3
A student must receive a “C” or better in all          *      NASL   103    Basic Salish III        3                           Humanities
required courses while maintaining an overall                               or
grade point average of 2.0 to graduate.                *      NASL   113    Basic                         *   NASD       103    Flathead Res.       3
                                                                            Kootenai III                                        History:
                                                                                                                                (1850-1910)
                                                                            Elective (MATH-         3
                                                                            SCI-OPEN)                     *   NASL       103    Basic Salish III    3
                                                                            (List D)                                            or
                                                                                                              NASL       113    Basic
                                                                            Total                   15                          Kootenai III
                                                                            Certificate Total        45                          Elective MATH-      3
                                                                                                                                SCI-OPEN
                                                                                                                                (List D)
                                                                                                                                Total               16


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     Native American Studies Program

 Fall (Second Year)

      ANTH       101     Intro. to             5
                         Anthropology
 *    NASD       220     Native Amer.          3
                         Literature
      SCLG       285     Race and Ethnic       3
                         Relations
                         Elective              3
                         SS-INTRO (List C)
                         Total                 14



 Winter (Second Year)

 *    NASD       252     History of Tribal     3
                         Government
 *    NASD       262     Contemporary          3
                         Issues
 *    SPCH       100     Basic                 3
                         Communications
                         Elective              3
                         SS-OPEN (List H)
                         Elective EXPR-        3
                         ART-OPEN
                         (List B)
                         Total                 15



 Spring (Second Year)

          NASD     140    Flathead Res.        3
                          Indian Arts
 *        NASD     250    History of Federal   5
                          Indian Policy
 *        NASD     292    Encampment           4
          SVLN     100    Service              1
                          Learning
                          Elective MATH-       5
                          SCI-OPEN
                          (List D)
                          Total                18
                          Associate            92
                          Degree Total


* = Prerequisite




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