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.

Liberal Education students in classroom

60 Credits
Liberal Education 2023-2025 Program of Study

LLTC Core Requirements: 20 creditsCr.Pre-ReqTermCK List
ANI 100Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies3FA/SP
EDU 102Miikana (FYE)3FA/SP
ENGL 101English Composition I3FA/SP
ITECH 100Computer Applications I3FA/SP
OJI 101Speaking Ojibwe I4FA/SP
OJI 102Speaking Ojibwe II4OJI 101FA/SP
Category 1: Communications: 3 creditsCr.Pre-ReqTermCK List
ENGL 201English Composition II3ENGL 101Interm.
SPCH 100Speech and Communications3ENGL 101FA/SP
Category 2: Critical Thinking (Satisfied by MNTC requirements)
Category 3: Natural Science: 7 credits
minimum: 1 Biological, 1 Physical
Cr.Pre-ReqTermCK List
Biological Science Options
BIO 121General Biology I & Lab4FA/SP
*BIO 204Environmental Science3Spring
FOR 110Woodland Plants4Fall
Physical Science Options
ENER 150Introduction to Renewable Energy3Fall
*GEOL 110Physical Geology and Earth Systems4FA/SP
Category 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning: 3 creditsCr.Pre-ReqTermCK List
MATH 140Concepts in Mathematics4MATH 094FA/SP
MATH 150Beginning College Algebra3MATH 140FA/SP
MATH 155Advanced College Algebra3MATH 150FA/SP
MATH 210Pre-Calculus I3MATH 155Interm.
MATH 250Calculus I3MATH 210Interm.
Category 5: History and Social Sciences: 6 creditsCr.Pre-ReqTermCK List
GEOG 200Cultural Geography3Interm
HIS 101U.S. and Indigenous American History, 1830-Present3Fall
HIS 150History of Leech Lake3FA/SP
POLSC 225Treaty Law and Tribal Sovereignty3Spring
PSY 100General Psychology3Fall
PSY 200Developmental Psychology3Interm.
PSY 210Indigenous American Psychology3Interm.
PSY 220Abnormal Psychology3PSY 100Spring
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3FA/SP
Category 6: Humanities and Arts: 9 creditsCr.Pre-ReqTermCK List
ART 100Introduction to Traditional & Contemporary Art3FA/SP
*and ENGL 200Literature and the Environment3ENGL 101Fall
or ENGL 120Creative Writing3ENGL 101Interm.
or ENGL 250Contemporary Indigenous American Literature3ENGL 101Spring
or ENGL 299Special Topics in Literature3ENGL 101Interm.
Choose another course from below
ART 102Introduction to Pottery3Interm.
ART 107Drawing I3Interm.
ART 108Sculpture3Interm.
ART 109Watercolor Painting3Interm.
ART 110Acrylic and Oil Painting3Interm.
ART 113Jingle Dress Making3Interm.
ART 114Star Quilt Making3Interm.
ART 116Introduction to Beadwork3Interm.
ART 204Moccasin Making3ART 116 or IPInterm.
MUS 250History of Anishinaabe Music and Dance3Interm.
PHIL 200Indigenous American Philosophy3Fall
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): 3 creditsTermCK List
or BIO 200Ethnobiology3
General Electives: 9-13 creditsCr.TermCK List
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.