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Native American Studies

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Native American Studies

General Education - 36-38 Credits

General Education Electives

(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (Must be from 2 different disciplines) 6 Credits.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credits.
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
  • Information Technology 3 Credits.
  • Global, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.

Degree Requirements - 9 Credits

Critical Thinking

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** These courses may also be used as a General Education elective.


Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 18 credits of Electives may be needed to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 min*

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, possibly increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 61 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. understand and appreciate the rich cultural heritage, knowledge, and contributions of Native American peoples and Nations in the United States;
  2. understand the historical and contemporary issues affecting Native American peoples and Nations within the United States;
  3. participate in productive scholarship, teaching, research, and community development;
  4. prepare for active citizenship and begin to develop ongoing interest in national and global politics with participation as a civically engaged member of society;
  5. prepare and execute written and oral communication with objectivity, conciseness, and clarity;
  6. evaluate sources of print and Internet information on cultures and cultural diversity;
  7. apply multiple methodologies in developing research and critical thinking skills and forms of human inquiry;
  8. analyze cultural diversity as it plays a role throughout the field of history and demonstrate an awareness of the contributions of different ethnic and cultural groups to U.S. and world societies;
  9. evaluate examples of applied history and understanding history in order to determine the effectiveness of using historical knowledge to address social problems;
  10. determine, analyze, and evaluate the role that religion, race, class, gender, and ethnicity play in influencing historical issues and events;
  11. analyze and think critically about contemporary historical issues and events, in cultures and subcultures, world and localized histories and be able to identify the relevant antecedent events and ideologies that have shaped current public issues;
  12. demonstrate an understanding of working in a diverse multi-cultural and global society recognizing the unique perspectives of all cultures; and
  13. demonstrate critical thinking and research skills including the ability to form an argument, detect misconceptions about key issues of policy and politics.

Transfer Pattern Description:

The Native American Studies Program provides a broad foundation in Indigenous cultures and current events. The program’s curriculum in Native American histories, religions, literatures, arts, and politics aims to generate knowledge and respect for Indigenous nations as well as foster critical thinking and socially responsible research. This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Native American Studies, History, Anthropology, Sociology, and/or Political Science. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with an advisor for information about specific requirements.

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