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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.

Suggested-Study-Plans-FA18-STEM.pdf

Liberal Education STEM students.

60 Credits

Liberal Education with STEM Emphasis 2017-2019 Program of Study

LLTC Core Requirements- 19 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
ANI 100 Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies 3   FA/SP
EDU 102 Miikana (FYE) 2   FA/SP
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3   FA/SP
ITECH 100 Computer Applications I 3   FA/SP
OJI 101 Speaking Ojibwe I 4   FA/SP
OJI 102 Speaking Ojibwe II 4 OJI 101 FA/SP
Category 1: Communications-3 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3 ENGL 101 FA/SP
or SPCH 201 Speech and Communications 3 ENGL 101 FA/SP
Category 2: Critical Thinking (Satisfied by MNTC requirements)        
Category 3: Natural Science-7 credits minimum   Cr. Pre-Req Term
Biological Science Options        
BIO 121 General Biology I & Lab 4   Fall
* or BIO 204 Environmental Science 3    
Physical Science Options        
CHEM 100 Foundations of Chemistry & Lab 4   Fall
or CHEM 111 General Chemistry I & Lab 4 CHEM 100  
* or GEOL 110 Intro to Geology and Earth Systems 4   Fall
or PSCI 150 Indigenous Astronomy 3   Spring
Category 4: Mathematical/ Logical Reasoning- 3 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
MATH 155 Advanced College Algebra 3 MATH 150 FA/SP
or MATH 210 Pre-Calculus 3 MATH 155 Spring
or MATH 250 Calculus 3 MATH 210  
Category 5: History and Social Sciences- 6 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
or HIS 101 U.S. and Indigenous American History, 1830-Present 3    
or HIS 150 History of Leech Lake 3   FA/SP
or POLSC 225 Treaty Law and Tribal Sovereignty 3   Spring
or PSY 100 General Psychology 3   FA/SP
or PSY 140 Developmental Psychology 3    
or PSY 200 Indigenous American Psychology 3   Spring
or PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology 3 PSY 100  
or SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3    
Category 6: Humanities and Arts- 6 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
Choose 1 course from below:        
ART 100 Introduction to Traditional & Contemporary Art 3   Fall
or 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    
or ART 113 Jingle Dress Making 2    
or ART 114 Star Quilt Making 2   Spring
or ART 116 Introduction to Beadwork 3    
or ART 204 Introduction to Moccasin Making 3 ART 116 or IP  
or MUS 250 History of Anishinaabe Music and Dance 3   Fall
Choose 1 course from below:        
or ENGL 200 Literature and the Environment 3 ENGL 101  
or ENGL 220 Creative Writing 3 ENGL 101  
or ENGL 250 Contemporary American Indian Literature 3 ENGL 101 Spring
or ENGL 299 Special Topics in Literature 3 ENGL 102  
or PHIL 200 Indigenous American Philosophy 3   Fall
Category 7: Human Diversity (Satisfied by LLTC Core ANI 100)        
Category 8: Global Perspective (Satisfied by LLTC Core OJI 101)        
Category 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility (Satisfied by LLTC Core ITECH 100)        
Category 10: People and the Environment-(Satisfied by BIO 204)     Pre-Req Term
or BIO 200 Ethnobiology 3    
STEM Electives 100+ Level: 10 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
BIO 121 General Biology I & Lab 4    
BIO 122 General Biology II & Lab 4 BIO 121  
BIO 130 Wildlife Biology & Lab 4 BIO 121  
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 111  
FOR 101 Introduction to Forestry 3    
FOR 110 Woodland Plants 4    
FOR 120 Natural Resource Careers 2    
FOR 130 Intro to Field and GIS Skills 2    
* GEOL 110 Intro to Geology and Earth Systems 4   Fall
ITECH 150 Computer Applications II 3 ITECH 100  
ITECH 190 Intro to Computer Science 3 ITECH 150  
MATH 150 Beginning College Algebra 3    
MATH 155 Advanced College Algebra 3 MATH 150  
MATH 170 Statistics 3    
PSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science & Lab 4    
PSCI 150 Indigenous Astronomy 3   Spring
STEM Electives 200+ Level: 6 credits minimum   Cr. Pre-Req Term
ANI 290 Knowledge Bowl Preparation 2   Spring
BIO 200 Ethno-biology 3    
BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIO 121  
* BIO 204 Environmental Science 3    
BIO 294 Science Research Project I 1-3    
BIO 295 Science Research Project II 1-3    
BIO 297 Biology Internship 1    
ESS 220 Introduction to Atmospheric Science 3 MATH 150  
ESS 240 Watershed Research Methods and the Leech Lake Area 4 GEOL 110  
FOR 200 Special Topics 3    
FOR 210 Freshwater Studies 4 BIO 140  
FOR 220 Research - Forest Ecology 2 Inst App.  
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 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 MATH 150  
ITECH 225 Advanced Computer Applications 3 ITECH 150  
ITECH 270 Web Page Design 3 ITECH 150  
ITECH 292 Information Technology Internship 1-3    
ITECH 299 Special Topics in Information Technology 1-3    
MATH 210 Pre-Calculus 3 MATH 155  
MATH 215 Trigonometry 3 MATH 155  
MATH 250 Calculus I 3 MATH 150  
  Total =  60 Credits or more    

* Course completes more than one category requirement, but credits may only be counted once.
Please note that some of the pre-req’s may be completed based on competency.