2019-2020 Catalog

Tribal Historic Preservation, Bachelors of Arts

The Tribal Historic Preservation Bachelor of Arts Degree curriculum builds upon the knowledge and skills of the Associate of Arts Program, providing students with a broad-based knowledge of historic preservation strategies, archeological and historical methodologies, historic preservation field techniques, Native American civilization, language, material culture, arts and science. Students will become familiar with the application of the social sciences, humanities, technology and law in pursuit of historic preservation goals as articulated by elected tribal governments, elders and communities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with the Bachelor of Arts degree will be prepared to obtain employment as managers or directors of tribal historic preservation programs, cultural departments, or tribal museums as well as mid-level positions in historic preservation programs in state or federal agencies as well as private cultural resource management firms and museums. Graduates with the Bachelor of Arts degree will also be qualified to continue their education in graduate school and earn their Masters or Doctorate. Having done so, these candidates can look forward to employment in senior positions in tribal historic preservation programs, state or federal agencies, private cultural resource management firms and academia.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a broad base of knowledge in tribal historic preservation and cultural resource management subject areas, including methodologies, ethics, Native culture, Native language and anthropology.
  2. Develop baccalaureate level skills in writing, public speaking, computer applications and interpersonal communication.
  3. Demonstrate understanding and application of research methodology in historic preservation and cultural resource management as applied in the tribal setting
  4. Develop the ability to conduct original research including literature review, fieldwork and professional reporting.
  5. Develop flexibility in working within and across cultures by building upon cultural knowledge and awareness.
  6. Integrate Native American cultural perspectives into knowledge and application of tribal historic preservation and cultural resource management theory and be able to apply this knowledge to issues, perspectives and situations encountered in professional settings both on and off the reservation.

Curriculum

Fall (Third Year)

GEOG201GIS I

3

NASD176Introduction to Traditional Tool Making

3

NASD250History of Federal Indian Policy

5

 

NASL151Basic Salish IV

3

OR

NASL211Intermediate Kootenai I

3

OR

NASL120Native American Language I

3

Total Credit Hours:14

NASL 151, NASL 211, NASL 120: At the Bachelors level, three additional quarters of either Basic Salish or Intermediate Kootenai language or another accredited Native language college course are required.

Winter (Third Year)

ANTH201Cultural Anthropology

4

ENGL306Writing Research Papers

3

GEOG321GIS II

3

NASD108Tribal Uses of Wild Plants

3

NASL153Basic Salish V

3

OR

NASL212Intermediate Kootenai II

3

OR

NASL121Native American Language II

3

Total Credit Hours:16

NASL 153, NASL 212, NASL 121: At the Bachelors level, three additional quarters of either Basic Salish or Intermediate Kootenai language or another accredited Native language college course are required.

Spring (Third Year)

GEOG331GIS III

3

GNSD350Introduction to Grant Writing

3

HMNT301Social and Environmental Ethics

3

NASD310Museum Science and its Applications in Indian Country

3

SPCH360Professional Presentation Skills

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fall (Fourth Year)

ANTH410Advanced Archaeological Field Methods

3

NASD320Federal Indian Law

3

ELECTIVEFine Arts Humanities General Education from List

3

ELECTIVETribal Historic Preservation Emphasis - See List Below

3

 

NASL155Basic Salish VI

3

OR

NASL113Basic Kootenai III

3

OR

NASL122Native American Language III

3

Total Credit Hours:15

NASL 155, NASL 113, NASL 122: At the Bachelors level, three additional quarters of either Basic Salish or Intermediate Kootenai language or another accredited Native language college course are required.

Winter (Fourth Year)

ANTH420Archaeology Laboratory Techniques & Analysis

4

ANTH421Cultural Resource Management and Law

3

ANTH422Current Issues in North American Archaeology

3

NATR440NEPA Process

3

ELECTIVETribal Historic Preservation Emphasis - See List Below

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring (Fourth Year)

TRHP495Capstone in Tribal Heritage Preservation

4

 

ANTH490Indigenous Archaeology Field School II

6

OR

NASD491Tribal Government Internship II

6

 

ELECTIVETribal Historic Preservation Emphasis 1 - See List Below

1

ELECTIVETribal Historic Preservation Emphasis 5 - See List Below

5

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 92

Electives

Tribal Historic Preservation Emphasis Electives

ARTD150Introduction to Art History

3

 

BIOS101General Biology

4

AND

BIOS102General Biology Laboratory

1

 

FORS146Dendrology

3

FTVP102Introduction to Photography

2

 

GEOL101Physical Geology

4

AND

GEOL102Physical Geology Lab

1

 

HIST121World History to 1500

3

HIST122World History since 1500

3

HMNT310Advanced Studies in Humanities

3

MATH241Statistics

5

NATR170Introduction to Botany

3

NASD308Ethnobotany

3

NASD140Flathead Reservation Indian Arts

3

NASD145Tipi Construction

3

NASD146Tipi Setup

3

NASD150Hide Tanning

3

NASD156Beading

3

NASD157Intermediate Beading

3

POLS100American Government

5

SCID101Science, Society and Culture

5

SCID301Conducting and Reporting Scientific Research

3

SCLG110Introduction to Sociology

5

SCLG310Intercultural Communications

3

 

AND

NATR171Introduction to Botany Laboratory

2

 

WILD114Introduction to Zoology

4

AND

WILD115Introduction to Zoology Lab

1

 

WILD202Introduction to Fisheries/Wildlife

3

Total Credit Hours: 183

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