2021-2023 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts, Native Studies Leadership, Freshman-Entry Option

This program of study is the journey to self-determination and reclaiming our Cultural Sovereignty. Traditional knowledge is our canoe. It moves us away from the Western genre that has shaped and determined a false sense of “who we are” and towards our original identity - an identity that is formed by sacred histories, language, origin stories, and the heroes who continue to defend our families and our homelands. This option is for students who have not earned an approved Associate in Arts and Sciences or the equivalent.

Northwest Indian College Requirements

Required (11 Credits)

CMST 101Introduction to Oral Communication

4

Or

CMST 210Interpersonal Communication

4

Or

CMST 220Public Speaking

4

 

CMPS 101Introduction to Computers

3

HMDV 110Introduction to Successful Learning

4

NOTE: CMPS 101 or above; If a computer course coded NE (Non-transfer Elective) is substituted then 3 additional credits of Transfer Electives (coded TE) must be chosen.

Northwest Indian College Foundational Requirements (35 Credits)

CSOV 101Introduction to Cultural Sovereignty

5

CSOV 102The Languages of Our Ancestors

5

CSOV 120Reclaiming our History

5

CSOV 130Icons of Our Past

5

ECON 250Subsistence Economies

5

EDUC 202Tide has Changed: Educating our Own

5

POLS 225History of Federal Indian Policy

5

CSOV 102: One or more Native language courses totaling at least 5 credits. Consult with an advisor regarding satisfying general education requirements. Requires approval by the Dean of Academics.

General Education Requirements (30 Credits)

ENGL 101English Composition I

5

 

ENGL 102English Composition II

5

Or

ENGL 202Technical Writing

5

 

MATH 102College Algebra

5

NOTE: MATH 102 or course satisfying the quantitative skills requirement

Humanities Distribution 15 credit requirement - met in Core Requirements

Social Science Distribution 15 credit requirement - met in Core Requirements

Natural Science Distribution 15 credit requirement - choose courses meeting AAS Natural Science Requirements

Native Studies Leadership Core Requirements (53 credits)

CSOV 301Indigenous Theory and Methods

5

CSOV 302Indigenous Research

5

CSOV 320Impacts of Colonization

5

CSOV 335Social Justice: Defense of Our Homelands

5

CSOV 410Senior Seminar

5

CSOV 490Honoring Traditional Leadership

5

CSOV 499ASenior Project: Rebuilding our Nations

5

CSOV 499BSenior Project: Rebuilding our Nations

5

NESC 310Native Science

5

POLS 118Rights of Indian Tribes

3

POLS 350Native Governments and Politics

5

Electives (51 credits)

A maximum of 11 credits can be numbered 100-299. There must be at least 40 elective credits to be numbered 300-499. Choose elective courses in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Total Credit Hours: 180