Reservation-Based, Community-Determined Program

Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and Spring 2015 quarters

Taught by

psychology, social work

This program teaches from a Native-based perspective within the context of the larger global society. Students at all reservation sites follow the same curriculum with opportunities to focus on local tribal-specific issues. This program will prepare students to understand the structural inequalities of wealth and economic development. Students will also examine social problems in Native communities through multiple methods and perspectives. Students will understand the impacts of social and political movements, both past and present, by comparing Indigenous societies in the world.

Over the program year, students from all sites meet 13 Saturdays on campus at the Longhouse. Through case study and other methods, the curriculum is enhanced and supported. Students participate in workshop-type strands and an integrated seminar that increases writing skills and broadens their exposure to the arts, social sciences, political science and natural science, and other more narrowly defined fields of study.

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

public administration, political science, social sciences, human services, education, law and tribal administration and government.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: students attend classes at the tribal sites and four Saturdays per quarter at the Longhouse


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

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Internship Possibilities

internships are encouraged

May be offered again in


Registration Information

Credits: 12 (Fall); 12 (Winter); 12 (Spring)

Class standing: Junior–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 80


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