Liberal Education A.A.

The program is designed for students to receive an Associate of Arts Degree, Liberal Education. 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. The credits a student earns at Leech Lake Tribal College are accredited and will transfer to colleges of the student’s choice, depending on transfer equivalency guidelines.

Liberal Education classroom

60 Credits
Liberal Education 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 II4FA/SP
Category 1: Communications-3 creditsCr.Pre-ReqTerm
ENGL 102English Composition II3FA/SP
or SPCH 201Speech and Communications3FA/SP
Category 2: Critical Thinking (Satisfied by MNTC requirements)
Category 3: Natural Science-7 credits minimum: 1 Biological, 1 PhysicalCr.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 140Concepts in Mathematics4FA/SP
or MATH 150Beginning College Algebra3FA/SP
or 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 LakeFA/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- 9 creditsCr.Pre-ReqTerm
ART 100Introduction to Traditional & Contemporary Art3Fall
* and ENGL 200Literature and the Environment3ENGL 101
or ENGL 220Creative Writing3ENGL 101
or ENGL 250Contemporary American Indian Literature3ENGL 101Spring
or ENGL 299Special Topics in Literature3ENGL 101
Choose another course from below
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 Making2
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
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/ENGL 200)Term
or BIO 200Ethnobiology3
General Electives: 8 – 13 creditsCr.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.