Native Studies

Associate of Arts: Native Studies




The A.A. degree is not meant to be a terminal degree, and the career needs of most students will lead them to seek at least a four-year degree after obtaining our A.A. degree. The curriculum areas are suggested as aids in program planning and may be modified by the student in order to meet specific requirements of the intended four-year program at a university.


There are no special requirements for admission into this program. Please refer to the TMCC Admission section for future students.
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The following curriculum is suggested as an aid in program planning and may be modified by the student in order to meet specific requirements of the intended four-year program at a university. Each student is urged to consult with an academic advisor early in his/her freshman year to plan an entire TMCC program with reference to a specific four-year program at a university. An Associate of Arts Degree is awarded upon the completion of the basic curriculum leading to an Associate of Arts degree.

Native Studies Concentration

General Education (36 credits)

Additional concentration credits suggested are listed below:


(33 credits)

Course Descriptions (63 KB PDF)

  • LANG 122 Chippewa/Cree Language (3)
  • LANG 125 Ojibwa Language (3)
  • HIST 251 Chippewa History I (3)
  • HIST 252 Chippewa History II (3)
  • POLS 241 Indian Law I (3)
  • SOCI 271 Contemporary Indian Issues (3)
  • SOCI 275 Native American Studies (3)
  • AHU 253 Turtle Mountain Ojibwa/Traditions (3)
  • ENGL 265 Native American Literature I (3)
  • SOCI 270 Sociology of Indian Reservations (3)
  • POLS 287 Tribal Government (3)

For more information, please refer to the TMCC catalog, or visit the Student Services office.