program, not in printed catalog.)
Fall, Winter and Spring quarters
Faculty: David Rutledge, Raul
Nakasone, Gary Peterson
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
or above, transfer students welcome.
Faculty Signature: No
Special Expenses: $10
Internship Possibilities: No
This program will examine what it means to live in a pluralistic society
at the beginning of the 21st century. We will look at a variety of cultural
and historical perspectives and use them to helpaddress the program theme.
We will pay special attention to the
value of human relationships to the land, to work, to others and to the
We will concentrate our work
in cultural studies, human resource development and cross-cultural communication.
We shall explore Native
American perspectives and look at issues that are particularly relevant
to Native Americans.
We will ask students to take
a very personal stake in their educational development.
Within the program’s themes and
subjects, students will pay special attention to how they plan to learn,
what individual and group work they plan on doing, and what difference
the work will make in their lives and within
their communities. Students
will be encouraged to assume responsibility for their choices.
Faculty and students together
will work to develop habits of worthwhile community interaction
in the context of the education process and liberation. The faculty
are interested in providing an environment of collaboration where faculty
and students identify topics of mutual interest and act as partners
in the exploration of those topics.
This program is for students
who already have a research topic in mind, as well as for those who would
like to learn how to do research in a student-centered environment.
Students will be exposed to
research methods, writing workshops, computer literacy, library workshops,
educational technology and the educational philosophy that
supports this program.
In fall, we hope to
state our research questions. In winter, we plan to individually,
or in small study groups, develop the historical background for the chosen
question and do the integrative review of the literature and data collection.
In the first part of spring quarter, we will write our conclusions
and prepare for a public presentation. The last part of spring will
be entirely dedicated to presentations. Research topics will be related
to the program theme of how to live in a pluralistic society and a globalized
world under humanistic standards for social justice, freedom and peace.
Students will use and explore
Bloom’s Taxonomy, the theory of multiple intelligence, the relationship
among curriculum, assessment and instruction, quantitative reasoning, self-
and group-motivation, communication, e-mail, resources on the Web and
Web crossing, and develop skills in interactive Web pages and independent
Credit awarded in: history,
philosophy, cultural competency, communication, writing, political science,
cultural anthropology, literature, indigenous arts, technology, indigenous studies, Native American studies, education
and individual project work.
Total: 16 credits each quarter.
Program is preparatory for:
careers and future studies in education, anthropology, the arts, multicultural
studies, social work, human services and the humanities.
Planning Unit(s): Society,
Politics, Behavior and Change and Native American and World Indigenous