1994-95 HOME: The Hospitality of the Land David Whitener 1995-96 CO-EXISTENCE: A Hospitable Relationship to Others David Whitener 1996-97 COMMUNITY: Time, Space, People and Place David Rutledge, Yvonne Peterson, Raul Nakasone, Rainer Hasenstab, David Whitener 1997-98 IMAGES: Physical Speculations on Unknown Conditions Alan Parker, Yvonne Peterson, Gary Peterson, Gail Tremblay, David Rutledge 1998-99 REGENERATION: A Celebration with the Land - 1999-00 HONOR: The Celebration of Others - 2000-01 HISTORY: A Celebration of Place Raul Nakasone, David Rutledge, Yvonne Peterson (Liaison with RB program) 2001-02 DESTINY: Welcoming the Unknown Kristina Ackley, Raul Nakasone (Fall 2001), Gary Peterson 2002-03 RESPECT: A Process of Universal Humanity David Rutledge, Raul Nakasone 2003-04 RECOGNITION: The Politics of Human Exchange Gary Peterson, David Rutledge and Raul Nakasone
2004-05 PATIENCE: A Survival Process for an Unknown Future Gary Peterson, David Rutledge and Raul Nakasone
2005-06 RECONCILIATION: A Process of Human Balance Yvonne Peterson, David Rutledge and Raul Nakasone 2006-07 HERITAGE: Self-Identity and Ties to the Land Yvonne Peterson, David Rutledge and Raul Nakasone
2007-08 FAMILY: Inspiration of Significant Others Yvonne Peterson, David Rutledge and Raul Nakasone 2008-09 PERSISTENCE: A Study of Inspired Work Yvonne Peterson, David Rutledge and Raul Nakasone 2009-10 SPIRITUALITY: The Eyes of the Unknown Yvonne Peterson, David Rutledge and Raul Nakasone 2010-11 CEREMONY: Relating Hospitably to the Land - 2011-12 JUSTICE: A Relationship of Reciprocal Respect - 2012-13 PERFORMANCE: Models of Human Understanding - 2013-14 DREAMS: Uncommon Dimensions of Thought -
The major goal of Native American Studies is to provide an open, alternative education opportunity through experiencing a Native American philosophy of education that promotes self-determination, individual research, goal setting, internal motivation and self-reliance.
This area is designed to serve a variety of student groups: Native American students who are interested in enriching their unique cultural heritage and developing strategies for self-determination in a pluralistic society; and other students interested in learning about their own traditional cultures and values including the dynamics of change in a pluralistic society.Native American Studies, in keeping with student self-determined education, includes programs to complement various cognitive styles. Additionally, collaboration with other Specialty Areas and programs offers many interdisciplinary opportunities. Examples of such collaboration include studies in history, science, environmental studies, health and the expressive arts.
ReturnCareer Pathways in Native American Studies
Work in Native American Studies begins with an interview with Specialty Area faculty In this interview, the student and faculty plan an individualized course of study to ensure that the student's personal needs are met.
Students are asked to answer four
important educational questions:
What do I plan to do? How do I plan to do it? What do I plan to learn? What difference will it make?
Total: 48 credits
This program is preparatory for careers and future study in
education, archaeology, the arts, anthropology, multicultural studies,
tribal government and Native