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Indigenous Leadership A.A.

Upon completion of the requirements, this program is designed for students to receive an Associate in Arts Degree in Indigenous Leadership. This program focuses on the people of the Leech Lake Reservation, their world view, culture, and knowledge. It also addresses the same categories for the Indigenous American (Anishinaabe) of North America in a global context. Specifically, the program provides skills to identify community concerns and then engage in community service.

Indigenous Leadership A.A.

63-65 Credits

Core Requirements (30 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ANI 100 Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies 3
BIO 111 General Biology & Lab 4
EDU 102 Path to Success 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3  EDU 102
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3  ENGL 101
ITECH 100 Computer Applications I 3
OJI 101 Speaking Ojibwe I 4
OJI 102 Speaking Ojibwe II 4  OJI 101
SPCH 201 Speech and Communications 3  ENGL 101

Natural Sciences (3 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
BIO 112 General Biology II & Lab 4  BIO 111
Or CHEM 100 Foundations of Chemistry & Lab 4
Or CHEM 111 General Chemistry I & Lab 4  CHEM 100
Or CHEM 112 General Chemistry II & Lab 4  CHEM 111
Or PSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science & Lab 4
Or PSCI 110 Introduction to Earth Science & Lab 4
Or PSCI 150 Indigenous Astronomy 3
Or BIO 204 Environmental Science 3

Mathematical/Logical Reasoning (3 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
MATH 140 Concepts in Mathematics 4
Or MATH 150 College Algebra 3
Or MATH 155 Advanced College Algebra 3 MATH 150
Or MATH 210 Pre-Calculus 3 MATH 155
Or MATH 250 Calculus 3 MATH 210

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 PSY 200 Indigenous American Psychology 3
Or GEOG 200 Cultural Geography 3

Humanities and Arts (6 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ENGL 250 Contemporary American Indian Literature 3  ENGL 102
And/or MUS 250 History of Anishinaabe Music and Dance 3
And/or ART100 Intro to Traditional & Contemporary Art 3

Choose another course from below:

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ART 102 Introduction to Pottery 3
Or ART 107 Drawing I 3
Or ART 108 Sculpture 3
Or ART 109 Watercolor Painting 3
Or ART 110 Acrylic and Oil Painting 3  ART 107
Or ART 113 Jingle Dress Making 2
Or ART 114 Star Quilt Making 2
Or ART 116 Introduction to Beadwork 3
Or ART 204 Introduction to Moccasin Making 3  ART 100
Or PHIL 200 Indigenous American Philosophy 3

Human Diversity (3 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ANI 200 Indigenous American Leadership 3
HIS 150 History of Leech Lake 3

Ethical and Civic Responsibility (9 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ANI 299 Indigenous American Internship 3  Inst. App
POLSC 225 Treaty Law and Tribal Sovereignty 3

Choose one of the following:

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
PHIL 200 Indigenous American Philosophy 3
Or SOC 200 Indigenous American Women 3

People and the Environment (3 credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
BIO 200 Ethno-biology 3
Or BIO 204 Environmental Science 3
Or ENGL 200 Literature and the Environment 3  ENGL 102
Or GEOG 200 Cultural Geography 3