Liberal Education, STEM Emphasis

Liberal Education, STEM Emphasis

Leech Lake Tribal College - Cass Lake, MN

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Science Technology Engineering Math From native geneticists who developed maize, to the southwestern chemists who produced dyes for pottery and weaving, Native Americans were involved in genetics, engineering, architecture, chemistry, pharmacology, and physics long before Europeans landed in North America. What is STEM? Stem is the acronym for "science, technology, engineering, and math". The National Science Foundation (NSF) would like to see an increase of students graduating with a STEM-based degree. They provide funds to colleges for the development of courses, educational materials, and qualified instructors. What is STEM here at LLTC? STEM at LLTC means you enroll in courses and work towards a degree in a STEM related field. A STEM field is any field that fits under the umbrella of science, technology, engineering, and math. So, it covers a pretty broad range. Every career is touched by the STEM field one way or another.

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First Year Students
Semester 1 Semester 2
ANI 100 Intro to Anishinaabe Studies 3 HIS 101 US History 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
ITECH 100 Computer Applications I 3 PHY 100 Intro to Physical Science 3
BIO 101 General Biology I 3 PHY 100L Intro to Physical Science Lab 1
BIO 101L General Biology I Lab 1 BIO 200 Ethno-biology 3
EDU 100 College Study Skills 1 MATH 155 Advanced College Algebra 3
Elective STEM Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 16
Second Year Students
Semester 1 Semester 2
OJI 101 Speaking Ojibwe I 4 OJI 102 Speaking Ojibwe II 4
ART 100
MUS 250 Intro to Traditional
/Contemporary Art
History of Anishinaabe Music and Dance 3 SPCH 201 Speech & Communications 3
GEO 200 Cultural Geography 3 ENGL 250 Contemporary American Indian Literature 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3 ANI 200
POL 225 Indigenous American Leadership or Treaty Law and Tribal Sovereignty 3
Elective STEM Elective 3 Elective STEM Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 16