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Liberal Education, Associate in Arts

The program is designed for students to receive an Associate in Arts Degree, Liberal Education. This Degree Program is a two-year course of study designed intentionally as an exploration of and exposure to many disciplines, development of a wide breadth of understanding of liberal education and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions.  The Degree Program is centered and infused with culturally relevant material.  It is the intention of this course of study to provide students with an exposure to the Ojibwe language and allow them the opportunity to understand Anishinaabe values and how these values can provide a foundation for lifelong learning and community involvement.  The credits a student earns at Red Lake Nation College will transfer to colleges of the student’s choice, depending on transfer equivalency guidelines. 

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing, and presentation.

  • Use evidence to analyze logical connections and implicit assumptions in order to make decisions and effectively problem-solve.  Apply problem-solving and/or modeling strategies to their surrounding environment.

  • Engage in the use of technology to acquire information literacy.

  • Increase students' knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking.

  • Expand their knowledge of human cultures, especially in relation to behavior, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought.

  • Communicate effectively with others in the community verbally or in writing.

  • Engage with a sense of civic responsibility and a commitment to public life.

  • Apply multiple perspectives and diverse ways of knowing to analyze, interpret, and problem solve. 

  • Demonstrate understanding of natural science principles, methods and scientific inquiry from a traditional Indigenous American knowledge perspective.

  • Investigate the human condition by examining Indigenous and global social institutions.

  • Demonstrate and understand the verbal and nonverbal skills reflecting history, culture and social issues in the lives of indigenous people.

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