Oct 13, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Native American Studies for Liberal Arts AA


Native American Studies Concentration Description

This concentration is designed to meet the educational needs of both Native American and non-Native American students. Native American Studies (NAMS) courses focus upon the diverse world-views expressed in Native American cultures, spiritualities, histories, oral traditions, and literatures.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this concentration you will be able to:

  • Articulate the world-views afforded by various Native American cultural traditions.
  • Outline contemporary issues in Native American cultural practices. 
  • Evaluate historical, social, and political diversity within Native American cultures. 
  • Explain how Native American tribal identities are created, maintained, and challenged. 
  • Compare Native American and European-American cultures.

Degree Map

The degree map below is an example of how a full-time student can complete this degree in two years.  You should see an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for an Associate in Arts degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)  or MATH 1513 - Precalculus I (A)   3
General Education Required Elective. The following courses are recommended:
ART 1113 - Art Appreciation (H)  
GEOG 1043 - Introduction to Cultural Geography (S,I,H)  
MUSC 1113 - Music Appreciation (H)  
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
Any World Language or American Sign Language course
3
Native American Studies elective.  The following courses are recommended:
NAMS 2013 - Images of Indians in American Culture (H)  (offered fall)
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  (offered fall/spring)
NAMS 2213 - Native American Spiritualities (H)  (offered fall)
NAMS 2513 - Native American Law  (offered fall)
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
General Education Humanities.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
3
General Education Recommended Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1113 - Art Appreciation (H)  
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking  
COMM 2053 - Intercultural Communication (H) (I)  
CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications  
PHIL 1113 - Introduction to Philosophy (H)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  
HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present  
HIST 2523 - History of Oklahoma  
HUMN 2553 - Introduction to American Humanities (H)  
HUMN 2663 - Hollywood’s America (H)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
Any NAMS course
3
Native American Studies elective.  The following courses are recommended:
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  (offered fall/spring)
NAMS 2223 - Native American Philosophies  (offered spring only)
NAMS 2313 - Native American Literature, Drama, and Film (H)  (offered spring only)
NAMS 2343 - Native American History (H)  (offered spring only)
NAMS 2613 - Native American Art  (offered spring only)
3
Total Credit Hours  

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
General Education Humanities.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
3
General Education Science with lab.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  
GEOG 1014 - Geography (Physical) (L)  
GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L)  
PHSC 1114 - General Physical Science (L,N)  
4
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Native American Studies elective. The following courses are recommended:
NAMS 2013 - Images of Indians in American Culture (H)  (offered fall)
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  
NAMS 2213 - Native American Spiritualities (H)  (offered fall)
NAMS 2513 - Native American Law  (offered fall)
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HIST 2523 - History of Oklahoma  
HUMN 2553 - Introduction to American Humanities (H)  
HUMN 2663 - Hollywood’s America (H)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H) 
HUMN 2883 - Cultural Identities and the Arts in America (H)  (offered fall)
SOCI 2113 - Social Problems in America (S)  
SOCI 2143 - Inter-Cultural Dynamics and Inclusion  
Any NAMS course
 
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
General Education Science without lab.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
BIOL 1383 - Nutrition  
BIOL 2213 - Brain and Behavior  
BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology  
3
Native American Studies elective.  The following courses are recommended:
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  (offered fall/spring)
NAMS 2223 - Native American Philosophies  (offered spring only)
NAMS 2313 - Native American Literature, Drama, and Film (H)  (offered spring only)
NAMS 2343 - Native American History (H)  (offered spring only)
NAMS 2613 - Native American Art  (offered spring only)
3
Recommended elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HIST 2523 - History of Oklahoma  
HUMN 2553 - Introduction to American Humanities (H)  
HUMN 2663 - Hollywood’s America (H)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
Any NAMS course
3
Recommended elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2883 - Cultural Identities and the Arts in America (H)  
ENGL 2773 - American Literature to 1865 (H)  
ENGL 2883 - American Literature from 1865 (H)  
POLS 2023 - Introduction to American Politics  
RELG 2233 - Religion in America (H)  
SOCI 2113 - Social Problems in America (S)  
SOCI 2143 - Inter-Cultural Dynamics and Inclusion  
Any NAMS course
3
General Education Recommended Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
COMM 2053 - Intercultural Communication (H) (I)  
ENGL 2413 - Introduction to Literature (H)  
PHIL 1113 - Introduction to Philosophy (H)  
PHIL 2133 - Introduction to Ethical Thinking (H)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S) 
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (H) (S)   
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

Transfer Information

The courses in this concentration will transfer to Northeastern State University (NSU).  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.  The NSU transfer agreement is provided below.

TCC AA Liberal Arts-Native American Studies to NSU BA American Indian Studies 2017-2018