Liberal Education A.A.

The Liberal Education program is designed for students to receive an Associate of Arts Degree. This Degree Program is a two-year course of study designed intentionally as an exploration of and exposure to many disciplines, development of a wide breadth of understanding of liberal education and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions. The Degree Program is centered and infused with culturally relevant material. It is the intention of this course of study to provide students an exposure to the Ojibwe language and allow them the opportunity to understand Anishinaabe values and how these values can provide a foundation for lifelong learning and community involvement. Credits students earn at Leech Lake Tribal College are accredited and will transfer to colleges of the student’s choice, depending on transfer equivalency guidelines.

Suggested Study Plans – Liberal Education
Liberal Education students in classroom

60 Credits
Liberal Education 2017-2019 Program of Study

LLTC Core Requirements – 19 credits Class 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 FA/SP
Category 1: Communications-3 credits Cr. Pre-Req Term
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3 FA/SP
or SPCH 201 Speech and Communications 3 FA/SP
Category 2: Critical Thinking (Satisfied by MNTC requirements)
Category 3: Natural Science-7 credits minimum: 1 Biological, 1 Physical 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 140 Concepts in Mathematics 4 FA/SP
or MATH 150 Beginning College Algebra 3 FA/SP
or 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 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- 9 credits Cr. Pre-Req Term
ART 100 Introduction to Traditional & Contemporary Art 3 Fall
* and 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 101
Choose another course from below
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
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/ENGL 200) Term
or BIO 200 Ethnobiology 3
General Electives: 8 – 13 credits Cr. Term
Total= 60 Credits

* 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.