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Earth Systems Science A.S.

The program is designed for students to receive an Associate of Science Degree upon completion of the requirement. This program will provide students with a basic understanding of the Earth Systems and their management with an emphasis on the earth systems of the Leech Lake Reservation, using both Western science and Indigenous American knowledge. Earth Systems include the lithosphere (geology), the hydrosphere (hydrology), atmosphere (meteorology), and the biosphere (biology). ESS students will gain an understanding of how the individual systems of the Earth interact, including the influence of humans on these systems. A strong emphasis on environmental monitoring is included in the program to prepare students for careers in the Earth Systems sciences.

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64 Credits

Core Requirements (20 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ANI 100 Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies 3
BIO 121 General Biology & Lab 4
EDU 102 Path to Success 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3  EDU 102
OJI 101 Speaking Ojibwe I 4
SPCH 201 Speech and Communications 3  ENGL 101

General Education Requirements (11 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
BIO 121 General Biology II & Lab 3  BIO 121
CHEM 100 or

CHEM 111

Foundations in Chemistry
General Chemistry I & Lab
4

4

 CHEM 100
MATH 150 or

MATH 155 or

MATH 210 or

MATH 250

College Algrebra
or Advanced College Algebra
or Pre-Calculus
or Calculus
3

3

3

3

 

MATH 150
MATH 155
MATH 210

Earth Systems Science Requirements (24 Credits, 6 from each discipline):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
BIO 200 Ethnobiology 3
BIO 140 Ecology 3
BIO 204 Environmental Science 3
GEOL 110 Intro to Geology & Earth Systems 3
GEOL 210 Soils of the Leech Lake Reservation 3
HYDRO 110 Intro to Hydrology 3
HYDRO 210 Watersheds & Water Quality of the Leech Lake Reservation 3
FOR 210 Freshwater Studies 4
AIR 110 Intro to Atmospheric Science & Meteorology 3
AIR 210 Air Quality Monitoring on the Leech Lake Reservation 3

History and Social Sciences (3 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
HIS 101 U.S. and Indigenous American History 1830-Present 3
Or POLSC 225 Treaty Law and Tribal Sovereignty 3
Or PSY 100 General Psychology 3
Or PSY 140 Developmental Psychology 3
Or PSY 200 Indigenous American Psychology 3
Or PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology 3  PSY 100
Or GEOG 200 Cultural Geography 3
Or SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Humanities and Arts (3 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
MUS 250 History of Anishinaabe Music and Dance 3
ART 100 Intro to Traditional & Contemporary Art 3

Human Diversity (3 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ANI 200 Indigenous American Leadership 3
Or HIS 101 U.S. and Indigenous American History 1830-Present 3
Or HIS 150 History of Leech Lake 3
Or SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Or SOC 200 Indigenous American Women 3
Or PHIL 200 Indigenous American Philosophy 3  PSY 100