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Liberal Education – STEM Emphasis A.A.

The program is designed for students to receive an Associates of Arts Degree in Liberal Education with a STEM Emphasis upon completion of the requirements. The program will provide students with an opportunity to customize their educational background to fit the student’s future four year STEM major of choice. This degree allows for flexibility, whether pursuing a concentration in any STEM area, or a broad overview of the STEM field. Graduates of the Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Education with a STEM Emphasis can transition into a four-year STEM Bachelor of Science degree.

Liberal Education STEM students.

64 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
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 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 (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 ENGL 200 Literature and the Environment 3 ENGL 102
Or ENGL 220 Creative Writing 3 ENGL 101
Or ENGL 299 Special Topics in Literature 3 ENGL 102
Or PHIL 200 Indigenous American Philosophy 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

Ethical and Civic Responsibility (9 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ANI 200 Indigenous American Leadership 3
Or PHIL 200 Indigenous American Philosophy 3
Or SOC 200 Indigenous American Women 3
Or POLSC 150 American Government 3
Or POLSC 225 Treaty Law and Tribal Sovereignty 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

STEM Elective Credits (10 Credits – 6 Credits must be 200 level course):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
BIO 112 General Biology II & Lab 4  BIO 111
BIO 130 Wildlife Biology & Lab 4
BIO 140 Ecology 3
CHEM 100 Foundations of Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I & Lab 4 CHEM 100
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II & Lab 4  CHEM 100
FOR 101 Introduction to Forestry 3
FOR 110 Woodland Plants 4
FOR 130 Intro to Field and GIS Skills 2
ITECH 150 Computer Applications II 3 ITECH 100
ITECH 190 Introduction to Computer Science 3 ITECH 150
MATH 150 College Algebra 3
MATH 155 Advanced College Algebra 3  MATH 150
MATH 170 Statistics 3
PSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science & Lab 4
PSCI 110 Introduction to Earth Science & Lab 4
PSCI 150 Indigenous Astronomy 3
BIO 200 Ethno-Biology 3
BIO 204 Environmental Science 3
BIO 294 Science Research Project I 1-3
BIO 295 Science Research Project II 1-3  BIO 294
BIO 297 Biology Internship 1
FOR 210 Freshwater Studies 4 BIO 140
FOR 230 Dendrology 3  FOR 101
FOR 240 Survey and Measurement 2 FOR 130
FOR 260 GIS Applications 3 FOR 130
ITECH 205 Computerized Video Production 3 ITECH 150
ITECH 210 Intro to Computer Programming 3  MATH 150
ITECH 225 Advanced Computer Applications 3 ITECH 150
ITECH 292 Information Technology Internship 3 ITECH 150
MATH 210 Pre-Calculus 3 MATH 155
MATH 215 Trigonometry 3 MATH 155
MATH 250 Calculus I 3 ITECH 210