Native American Studies, Associate of Arts (AA)
The Department of American Ethnic Studies provides a major in Native American Studies. The Native American program is designed to provide an introduction to the Native American experience in North America by means of comprehensive exposure to course-work dealing with the major aspects of Indian life, including history, values, politics, literature, and art.
It is the Department's belief that, through an examination of the heritage and contributions of the heritage of others, one can appreciate ones own heritage.
The major provides preparation for transfer into four-year colleges and universities.
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
Complete all of the following:
- All Department Requirements listed below with a “C” or better or “P” in each course (at least 20% of the department requirements must be completed through SBCC).
- One of the following three General Education options:
- A total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 and higher).
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC.
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted.
- A minimum of 12 units through SBCC.
|ASAM 101||Comparative Asian-American History, 1849-1965||3|
|or BLST 101||The African-American In U.S. History To World War II|
|or CHST 101||Mexican-American (Chicano) History In The U.S.|
|NATA 101||American Indian: Past and Present||3|
|NATA 102||The Native American In 20th Century Society||3|
|or NATA 105||California Tribes: The Chumash|
|NATA 103||Native American Cultural Heritage||3|
|NATA 112||Native American Visual And Musical Art||3|
|NATA 113||The Indian In Literature: Fact And Fiction||3|
Develop a general understanding of Native North American history.
Develop a general understanding of the diversity of North American Indian culture through an in depth consideration of different Tribes and Nations.
Discover and explore how North American Indians have been affected by culture change.
Discover and learn about the diversity of Native American governments.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.