2017-2018 Catalog

General Education Requirements

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

General education requirements for Associate Degree programs provide instruction in effective ­learning, critical thinking, cultural understanding, communication, and citizenship. Associate level requirements provide students the opportunity to gain an introductory understanding of different styles of thinking and problem solving.

Category AA/AS GenEd Requirements CR TOTAL
 GENERAL  IDST 101 - SKC Seminar  3  3
       
NASD NASD 101 – History of Indians in US
NAS-OPEN ELECTIVE
3
3
AA/AS NASD credits: 6
COMM ENGL 101 – English Composition I
ENGL 202-English Composition II 
OR
ENGL 203 - Technical Writing for STEM Majors
SPCH 100- Basic Communication
3
3


3        
AA/AS COMM credits: 9
FAH Humanities Intro Course – HMNT 101, PHIL 100, or ENGL 210
Fine Arts/Humanities – One Course from Fine Arts or Humanities List
3
3
AA/AS FAH credits: 6
MATH Mathematics - Course(s) from Math List to equal 5 credits

5
5
 SCIENCE Natural Science Intro – 1 Course from Natural Science Intro List  5  
AA/AS MS credits: 10
SOCIAL
SCIENCE
Social Science Intro Course – 1 course from Social Science Intro List
5
AA/AS SS credits: 5
AA/AS Total GenEd credits: 39

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

General education requirements for Bachelor Degree programs encompass major areas of knowledge, with emphasis on Native American studies, cultural understanding, critical thinking, citizenship, and communication. The  BA/BS general education requirements are IN ADDITION TO the general education requirements for an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree (AA/AS).

BA/BS General Education Requirements in addition to AA/AS Requirements

Category BA/BS GenEd Requirements CR TOTAL
COMMUNICATION English 306*, SPCH 360*, GNSD350,
OR discipline-specific upper division course

3   
BA/BS Communication Credits: 3
CULTURAL
UNDERSTANDING
One course from Native American Studies Advanced List

3
BA/BS Cultural Understanding Credits: 3
CRITICAL THINKING/
RESEARCH
ENGL 306* OR GNSD 350*
OR discipline-specific upper division course
3
BA/BS Critical Thinking/Research Credits: 3

CITIZENSHIP/

ETHICS
HMNT 301
OR one discipline-specific course 
3
BA/BS Citizenship/Ethics Credits: 3

*ENGL 306 or GNSD 350 may be used to fulfill one
General Education requirement (Communication
OR Critical Thinking/Research)


BA/BS Total General Education Credits: 12

Associate of Applied Science

General education requirements for an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) provide an introduction to skills needed for life-long learning, including critical thinking, communication, and Native American Studies.  Academic programs may specify a particular course that meets the general education AAS requirements.

Category Requirements CR TOTAL
NASD NASD 101 – History of Indians in US
NAS-OPEN
3
3
AAS NASD credits: 6
COMM ENGL 101 – English Comp I
SPCH 100- Basic Communication
OR
ENGL 107- Communication in the Workplace
3  
3  
AAS CM credits: 6
FAH Humanities Intro  - One course from Humanities Intro List  3
AAS FAH credits: 3
MS Math Science Open Elective 5
AAS MS credits: 5
SS Social Science - OPEN  3
AAS SS credits: 3
AAS Total General Education Credits: 23

Certificate of Completion Programs

General education requirements for Certificate of Completion programs provide an introduction to skills needed for life-long learning, including critical thinking, math skills, communication, and Native American Studies.

Category Requirements CR TOTAL
NASD NASD 101 History of Indians in the US
3
Certificate NASD credits: 3
COMM Course designated by department 3
Certificate COMM credits: 3
MS Course designated by department 3
Certificate MS credits: 3
SS Courses designated by department 3
Certificate SS credits: 3
Certificate of Completion Total Gen Ed credits: 12

General Education Course Lists

General Guidelines:

  • While some courses show up in more than one list, no student may use one single course to satisfy more than one general education requirement (i.e., no double dipping).
  • Some majors specify that particular courses be taken for a particular general education requirement.
  • When a curriculum states that the requirement is an elective (for example the Humanities Intro List), students may choose from any of the courses on the list.

Fine Arts - Humanities List

ARTD109Self-Expression through the Arts

3

ARTD111Fundamentals of Art and Design

3

ARTD112Beginning Watercolor I

3

ARTD114Beginning Drawing

3

ARTD115Painting

3

ARTD116Sculpture

3

ARTD117Beginning Drawing II

3

ARTD118Welded Metal Sculpture I

3

ARTD129Introduction to Lapidary

3

ARTD130Beginning Silversmithing

3

ARTD131Intermediate Silversmithing

3

ARTD135Introduction to Stained Glass

3

ARTD140Introduction to Studio Arts

3

ARTD145Beginning Printmaking

3

ARTD150Introduction to Art History

3

ARTD160Introduction to Ceramics Art

3

ARTD163Ceramic Arts Intermediate

3

ARTD165Sandblast Etching

3

ARTD170Star Quilt Making

3

ARTD171Introduction to Papermaking

5

ARTD215Introduction to Mixed Media Art

0

ARTD255Contemporary Native American Art History

3

EDUC202Elements of Expression

3

ENGL103Creative Writing I

3

FTVP102Introduction to Photography

2

FTVP103Introduction to Photography Lab

1

FTVP140Fundamental Video Production

3

FTVP141Intermediate Video Production

3

FTVP150Digital Photography

3

FTVP202Intermediate Photography (in B & W)

2

FTVP203Intermediate Photography Lab

1

FTVP216Advanced Black & White Photography

2

FTVP217Advanced Black & White Photography Lab

1

FTVP220Photographic Alternative Processes

3

FTVP235Photographic Essay

3

FTVP240The Art of Lighting

3

MEDA101Introduction to Media Design

5

MUSC101Music Fundamentals

3

NASD100Introduction to Native American Studies

3

NASD104Native American Images in Film

3

NASD107Coyote Stories

3

NASD108Tribal Uses of Wild Plants

3

NASD140Flathead Reservation Indian Arts

3

NASD145Tipi Construction

3

NASD146Tipi Setup

3

NASD149Sally Bag Weaving

3

NASD150Hide Tanning

3

NASD156Beading

3

NASD157Intermediate Beading

3

NASD159Corn Husk Basket Weaving

3

NASD160Stickgame

3

NASD162Drumming and Singing

3

NASD167Kootenai Prayers

3

NASD168Salish Hymns

3

NASD170Dance Dress Construction

3

NASD176Introduction to Traditional Tool Making

3

NASD292Encampment

4

NASD305Native American Women

3

NASLAny Native American Language Course

3

Humanities Intro List

ENGL210World Literature

3

HMNT101Introduction to Humanities

3

PHIL100Introduction to Philosophy

3

Math List

BUMG101Applied Accounting I

3

BUMG160Personal Finance

3

MATH100College Algebra

5

MATH102Finite Mathematics

5

MATH 103Contemporary Math

5

MATH108Advanced Functions & Modeling

3

MATH109Trigonometry

3

MATH110Calculus I

5

MATH132Mathematics for K-8 Teachers I

5

MATH241Statistics

5

OFED111Business Math

4

OFED113Calculator Lab

1

Native American Studies Advanced Elective

• This requirement provides depth in any NASD or NASL course numbered 200 or higher.

ARTD255Contemporary Native American Art History

3

EDUC235Introduction to Indian Education

3

ENGL201Native American Literature

3

NASD210Introduction to Indigenous Science

3

NASD215North American Archaeology

3

NASD225American Indian Education and Federal Policy

3

NASD250History of Federal Indian Policy

5

NASD252History of Tribal Government on the Flathead Reservation

3

NASD262Contemporary Issues in American Indian Life

3

NASD302Native American Literature - D'Arcy McNickle & Other CSKT Authors

3

NASD305Native American Women

3

NASD306Gender and Identity in Indian Country

3

NASD307Native American Leaders after 1900

3

NASD308Ethnobotany

3

NASD320Federal Indian Law

3

NASL 200+Any Native American language course numbered 200 or higher

3

Natural Science Intro List

• This category includes courses that offer an introduction to a specific natural science subject area.
ASTR110Introduction to Astronomy

5

BIOS101General Biology

4

AND

BIOS102General Biology Laboratory

1

BIOS112Introduction to Botany

3

AND

BIOS113Introduction to Botany Laboratory

2

BIOS114Introduction to Zoology

4

AND

BIOS115Introduction to Zoology Lab

1

BIOS130Introduction to Microbiology

4

AND

BIOS131Introduction to Microbiology Lab

1

BIOS215Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

AND

BIOS216Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory

1

BIOS260Principles of Ecology

3

AND

BIOS261Principles of Ecology Laboratory

2

CHEM110Fundamentals of General Chemistry

4

AND

CHEM111Fundamentals of General Chemistry Laboratory

1

FORS102Fire and Human Cultures

3

FORS146Dendrology

3

FORS154Survey of Forestry

3

GEOG100Introduction to Geography

5

GEOL101Physical Geology

4

GEOL102Physical Geology Lab

1

AND

GEOL130Geology of the Flathead Indian Reservation

3

HYDR101Introduction to Hydrology

3

NASD108Tribal Uses of Wild Plants

3

PHYS201College Physics I

5

SCID210Science for Educators 1: Life Science and Ecology

4

SCID211Science for Educators 2: Earth and Sky

4

SCID212Science for Educators 3: Our Physical World

4

WILD202Introduction to Fisheries/Wildlife

3

Social Science Intro List

• This requirement provides students with broad exposure to one of the major social science disciplines through courses that introduce central principles of knowledge and basic discovery.
ANTH101Introduction to Anthropology

5

ECON211Microeconomics

3

AND

ECON212Macroeconomics

3

HIST111American History to 1877

3

HIST112American History since 1877

3

HIST121World History to 1500

3

HIST122World History since 1500

3

PSYC110Introduction to Psychology

5

SCLG110Introduction to Sociology

5

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