Indigenous Science – A.A.

The program is designed for students to receive an Associates of Arts Degree in Indigenous Science 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 Science 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 Indigenous Science can transition into a four-year STEM Bachelor of Science degree.

Liberal Education STEM classroom

60 Credits
Indigenous Science – A.A. 2017-2019 Program of Study

LLTC Core Requirements – 19 creditsClassCr.Pre-ReqTerm
ANI 100Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies3FA/SP
EDU 102Miikana (FYE)2FA/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-ReqTerm
ENGL 102English Composition II3ENGL 101FA/SP
or SPCH 201Speech and Communications3ENGL 101FA/SP
Category 2: Critical Thinking (Satisfied by MNTC requirements)
Category 3: Natural Science – 7 credits minimum Cr.Pre-ReqTerm
Biological Science Options
BIO 121General Biology I & Lab4Fall
*or BIO 204Environmental Science3
Physical Science Options
CHEM 100Foundations of Chemistry & Lab4Fall
or CHEM 111General Chemistry I & Lab4CHEM 100
*or GEOL 110Intro to Geology and Earth Systems4Fall
or PSCI 150Indigenous Astronomy3Spring
Category 4: Mathematical/ Logical Reasoning – 3 creditsCr. Pre-ReqTerm
MATH 155Advanced College Algebra3MATH 150FA/SP
or MATH 210Pre-Calculus3MATH 155Spring
or MATH 250Calculus3MATH 210
Category 5: History and Social Sciences- 6 creditsCr. Pre-ReqTerm
or HIS 101U.S. and Indigenous American History, 1830-Present3
or HIS 150History of Leech Lake3FA/SP
or POLSC 225Treaty Law and Tribal Sovereignty3Spring
or PSY 100General Psychology3FA/SP
or PSY 140Developmental Psychology3
or PSY 200Indigenous American Psychology3Spring
or PSY 220Abnormal Psychology3PSY 100
or SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
Category 6: Humanities and Arts- 6 creditsCr. Pre-ReqTerm
Choose 1 course from below:
ART 100Introduction to Traditional & Contemporary Art3Fall
or ART 102Introduction to Pottery3
or ART 107Drawing I3
or ART 108Sculpture3
or ART 109Watercolor Painting3
or ART 110Acrylic and Oil Painting3
or ART 113Jingle Dress Making3
or ART 114Star Quilt Making2Spring
or ART 116Introduction to Beadwork3
or ART 204Introduction to Moccasin Making3ART 116 or IP
or MUS 250History of Anishinaabe Music and Dance3Fall
Choose 1 course from below:
or ENGL 200Literature and the Environment3ENGL 101
or ENGL 220Creative Writing3ENGL 101
or ENGL 250Contemporary American Indian Literature3ENGL 101Spring
or ENGL 299Special Topics in Literature3ENGL 102
or 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)
or BIO 200Ethnobiology3Fall
STEM Electives 100+ Level: 10 creditsCr. Pre-ReqTerm
BIO 121General Biology I & Lab4
BIO 122General Biology II & Lab4BIO 121
BIO 130Wildlife Biology & Lab4BIO 121
BIO 140Ecology3
CHEM 100Foundations of Chemistry & Lab4
CHEM 111General Chemistry I & Lab4CHEM 100
CHEM 112General Chemistry II & Lab4CHEM 111
FOR 101Introduction to Forestry3
FOR 110Woodland Plants4
FOR 120Natural Resource Careers2
FOR 130Intro to Field and GIS Skills2
* GEOL 110Intro to Geology and Earth Systems4Fall
ITECH 150Computer Applications II3ITECH 100
ITECH 190Intro to Computer Science3ITECH 150
MATH 150Beginning College Algebra3
MATH 155Advanced College Algebra3MATH 150
MATH 170Statistics3
PSCI 100Introduction to Physical Science & Lab4
PSCI 150Indigenous Astronomy3Spring
STEM Electives 200+ Level: 6 credits minimumCr. Pre-ReqTerm
ANI 290Knowledge Bowl Preparation2Spring
BIO 200Ethno-biology3
BIO 202Human Anatomy & Physiology4BIO 121
*BIO 204Environmental Science3
BIO 294Science Research Project I1-3
BIO 295Science Research Project II1-3
BIO 297Biology Internship1
ESS 220Introduction to Atmospheric Science3MATH 150
ESS 240Watershed Research Methods and the Leech Lake Area4GEOL 110
FOR 200Special Topics3
FOR 210Freshwater Studies4BIO 140
FOR 220Research – Forest Ecology2Inst App.
FOR 230Dendrology3FOR 101
FOR 240Survey and Measurement2FOR 130
FOR 260GIS Applications3FOR 130
ITECH 205Computerized Video Production3ITECH 150
ITECH 210Introduction to Computer Programming3MATH 150
ITECH 225Advanced Computer Applications3ITECH 150
ITECH 270Web Page Design3ITECH 150
ITECH 292Information Technology Internship1-3
ITECH 299Special Topics in Information Technology1-3
MATH 210Pre-Calculus3MATH 155
MATH 215Trigonometry3MATH 155
MATH 250Calculus I3MATH 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.