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 – STEM
Liberal Education - STEM students in classroom

60 Credits
Liberal Education with STEM Emphasis 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 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 3
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)
or BIO 200 Ethnobiology 3 Fall
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.