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    OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

    DEGREE                                           DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE
    ------                                           ----------------------
    Master of Arts:
      Lakota Leadership/Management                         Graduate Studies
        Secondary/Middle/Elementary Educational Administration Emphasis
                                                           Graduate Studies
    Bachelor of Arts:
      Lakota Studies                                         Lakota Studies
      History                                                    Humanities
    Bachelor of Science:
      Accounting                             Applied Science and Technology
      Business Administration                Applied Science and Technology
      Business Education                     Applied Science and Technology
      Human Services                                         Human Services
      K-8 Elementary Education                                    Education
      ACED Elementary/Special Education                           Education
      General Agriculture                 Agriculture and Natural Resources
      Information Technology                         Information Technology
      Lakota Studies Education                               Lakota Studies
      Interdisciplinary Environmental Science                Math & Science
      Secondary Education Physical Science                   Math & Science
    Associate of Arts:
      Accounting                             Applied Science and Technology
      Agriculture                         Agriculture and Natural Resources
      Art                                                        Humanities
      Early Childhood                                             Education
      Elementary Education                                        Education
      General Business                       Applied Science and Technology
      General Studies                                            Humanities
      Interdisciplinary Environmental Science                Math & Science
      Information Technology                         Information Technology
      Lakota Studies                                         Lakota Studies
      Natural Resources Management        Agriculture and Natural Resources
      Nursing                                                       Nursing
      Mathematics & Science                                  Math & Science
      Tribal Management                      Applied Science and Technology
      Life Science                                           Math & Science
    Associate of Applied Science:
      Office Automation, Customer Relations Mgmt., MIS, Bus. Computer Sci.,
      Entrepreneurship, Office Technology, TV Production
                                               Applied Science & Technology
      Organic Gardening, Agri-Business     Agriculture & National Resources
      Human Services                                         Human Services
    Additional Programs:

      Secondary Education Certification (Business, Lakota Studies), Lakota
      Language Certification, One Year Certificates in all AAS degrees
      (except Agri-Business), plus one year certificates in General
      Construction, Electrical Technology, Carpentry, Heating, Ventilation,
      & Air Conditioning, TV Production, Graduate Courses - offered through
      all departments.  Special Education K-12 endorsement certificate.

    COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM:

    The course numbering system for OLC is designed to indicate the level
    of difficulty of courses offered at the College.

    1.  The prefixes indicate the subject area of a particular course.
        For example: Lak - Lakota Studies.
    2.  The first number indicates the academic level of the course.
        0 - developmental courses              4 - senior courses
        1 - freshman courses                   5-7 - master's level courses
        2 - sophomore courses                  8-9 - doctoral level courses
        3 - junior courses
    3.  The second number indicates the sequence of courses.
    4.  The third number indicates the number of credits for the course.
        Zero (0) is used for courses which
        have variable credit.
    5.  L is the first letter of all Lakota Studies Department courses.
        The letters which follow indicate the academic discipline.  For
        example:  LSoc indicates a Lakota Studies course which is also a
        sociology course.

    ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

    All degree students are required to take certain courses in order to
    receive a degree.  These requirements are called General Area or CORE
    requirements.  The CORE requirements are slightly different dependent
    upon the type of degree being sought.

    BA/BS CORE Requirements                                             Cr.
      CoSu 103 College Success                                          3
      Engl 103 Freshman English I                                       3
      Engl 113 Freshman English II                                      3
      SpCm 103 Speech Communications                                    3
      Math 134 Intermediate Algebra or above                            4
      MIS 113 Applied Information Processing or Above                   3
      Science                                                           3
      Social Science                                                    3
      Humanities                                                        3
      Literature                                                        3
      credits:                                                          31

    AA CORE Requirements                                                Cr.
      CoSu 103 College Success                                          3
      Engl 103 Freshman English I                                       3
      Engl 113 Freshman English II                                      3
      SpCm 103 Speech Communications                                    3
      Humanities                                                        3
      Mathematics (103 or above)                                        3
      Science                                                           3
      Social Science                                                    3
      credits:                                                          24

    AAS CORE Requirements                                               Cr.
      CoSu 103 College Success (Not required for Perkins students only) 3
      Engl 103 Freshman English I (OEd 163 I-Perkins students only)     3
      Engl 113 Freshman English II (OEd 263 II-Perkins students only)   3
      SpCm 103 Speech Communications or OEd 163 Business Comm I         3
      Math 103, BMath 113 or BMath 153                                  3
      Social Science                                                    3
      credits:                                                          18

      The core science requirement can be fulfilled from courses designated
      as:

      1.  AnSc                                                     4.  Phys
      2.  Chem                                                     5.  Bio
      3.  PSc                                                      6.  NaRs

      The humanities requirement can be fulfilled from courses designated
      as:

      1.  Mus                             3.  Phil                 5.  Thtr
      2.  Art                             4.  Lit
      Education methods classes will not meet the humanities requirement.

      The social science requirement can be fulfilled by courses designated
      as:

      1.  Hist                                                     4.  Pols
      2.  Soc                                                      5.  Econ
      3.  Geog                                                     6.  Psy

    LAKOTA STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

    As a tribally chartered college, OLC promotes the specific areas of
    Lakota history and culture as well as the general area of Indian
    studies.  Every graduate is required to complete several courses from
    the Lakota Studies curriculum.  In addition all courses at OLC reflect
    a Lakota perspective.

    LAKOTA STUDIES REQUIREMENTS BA/BS                                   Cr.
      Lak 103 Lakota Language I                                         3
      Lak 113 Lakota Language II                                        3
      LSoc 103 Lakota Culture, LHist 203, or LHist 213                  3
      Lakota Electives                                                  6
      required:                                                         15

    LAKOTA STUDIES REQUIREMENTS AA                                      Cr.
      Lak 103 Lakota Language I                                         3
      LSoc 103 Lakota Culture, LHist 203, or LHist 213                  3
      Electives (recommend Lakota Language II or higher)                3
      required:                                                         9

    LAKOTA STUDIES REQUIREMENTS AAS/CERTIFICATE                         Cr.
      Lak 103 Lakota Language I                                         3
      Electives                                                         3
                                                                        6

    ATTENTION ALL NEW STUDENTS

    Placement Tests and Developmental Courses Policy
    (70-300 - College Policy Manual)
    All students will take placement tests in English, Reading, and
    Mathematics to determine their readiness to register for college level
    courses.

    Students whose skills require developmental work must register in the
    appropriate developmental course (any or all of: Reading and Writing,
    and Mathematics).

    A student may register for only a select set of college level courses
    until the student has passed all appropriate developmental courses with
    a satisfactory grade.  *See the accompanying flowchart for the list of
    college level courses available for registration.

    A student who cannot pass the developmental courses after having taken
    them twice will be referred to other services and can not register for
    regular college courses.

    Developmental courses do not count toward total credit hour
    requirements for graduation.

    Attention: New Student Roadmap

      1.  All new students (including transfer students) must fill out an
          admission form for the registrar.  Then the student will be
          issued an ID number.  The ID number will be used to register the
          student for classes.

      2.  All new students (including transfer students without English or
          Reading credits) must complete the computerized COMPASS Placement
          test and write an essay.  The results of these placement tests
          will determine which of the following courses the student will be
          required to take.
                       R&W 083 Introduction to College Reading and Writing
                       R&W 093 Transition to College Reading and Writing
                       Eng 103 Freshman English I

          In addition, all new students must complete the Math Placement
          Test.  The results of this placement test will determine which of
          the following courses the student will be required take:
                       Math 083 Basic Mathematics I
                       Math 093 Basic Mathematics II
                       Math 103 Elementary Algebra

      3.  Students are required to take the course in which they place
          within 2 semesters or subject to retesting.

      4.  CoSu 103 College Success and Engl 103 Freshman English I are
          college-level core requirements which all students must take for
          any degree program.  These courses are designed to improve
          reading, study skills and writing needed for college success. 
          Math 103 is a required course for many Associate level degree
          programs.  It is also the prerequisite course for Math 134
          Intermediate Algebra, the minimum core mathematics requirement
          for Baccalaureate programs.

      5.  All new students must provide copies of their high school diploma
          or General Education Diploma (GED) and Degree of Indian Blood
          (DIB) to the registrar.  Those students who are transferring from
          another institution must provide college transcripts as well as a
          diploma and DIB.

    General Education Philosophy and Outcome Goals

    Wolakolkiciyapi, learning the Lakota way of life in community, and the
    general education core of Oglala Lakota College provide opportunities
    for students to acquire and apply the skills and tools to demonstrate
    and gain knowledge.  Students will become effective life-long learners
    and healthy contributing members of their diverse local and global
    communities.

    Oglala Lakota College is committed is to providing the opportunity for
    students to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to appreciate
    and understand:

          The historical and contemporary contexts of multi-cultural and
          cross-cultural diversity that shape human societies, polities,
          cultures and their interrelatedness.

          The physical/natural world, as well as the scientific,
          mathematical and indigenous concepts, theories, principles and
          resources, that help explain the world.

          The intellectual, cultural and artistic achievements of the
          Lakota and other cultures of the world.

          The principles of wellness for living a healthy life:
          physically, emotionally and spiritually.

          The impact of modern technology on our lives, societies and
          environments.

          The development of a personal value system, based on Lakota
          perspectives and globally-accepted moral and ethical principles.

    General Education Learning Outcome Goals

    Goal 1.  Students will have skills to acquire new knowledge
    (Reading, Listening, Research).

      As a result of taking courses related to this goal, students will:

      1.  Identify facts, themes, suppositions and conclusions from the
          written and spoken expression of others.

      2.  Identify needed information to address questions of interest, and
          locate needed information in printed, electronic and oral
          traditional resources.

    Goal 2.  Students will communicate effectively in writing and speaking.

      As a result of taking courses related to this goal, students will:

      1.  Write clearly using standard English conventions in spelling,
          grammar, punctuation and word usage.

      2.  Construct essays and research papers having effective
          organization and use of references relevant to an assigned or
          chosen topic.

      3.  Present ideas, opinions or persuasive statements clearly and
          effectively in spoken form.

      4.  Communicate basic ideas in spoken Lakota language.

    Goal 3.  Students will understand and apply mathematical principles
    and methods.

      As a result of taking courses related to this goal, students will:

      1.  Use mathematical symbolism and mathematical structure to model
          and solve problems.

      2.  Communicate in mathematical terms.

      3.  Order and analyze quantitative information to make judgments of
          real world situations.

    Goal 4.  Students will utilize technology in learning, problem solving,
    and communication.

      As a result of taking courses related to this goal, students will:

      1.  Produce documents using word processing software.

      2.  Communicate with others via computers.

      3.  Analyze numerical information using appropriate software.

      4.  Locate needed information using computer platforms.

    Goal 5.  Students will understand the structures, possibilities and
    interrelatedness of diverse societies.

      As a result of taking courses meeting this goal, students will:

      1.  Identify and explain basic concepts, terminology and theories
          of selected social science disciplines.

      2.  Apply selected social science concepts and theories to
          contemporary issues.

      3.  Identify, explain and apply Lakota concepts of community to
      contemporary issues.

    Goal 6.  Students will understand the fundamental principles of the
    natural sciences and Lakota explanations of the natural world, and
    apply scientific methods of inquiry to investigate the natural world.

      As a result of taking courses meeting this goal, students will:

      1.  Gather and critically evaluate data using the scientific method.

      2.  Identify and explain the basic concepts, terminology and theories
          of the selected natural sciences.

      3.  Apply selected natural science concepts and theories to
          contemporary issues.

      4.  Identify and explain Lakota perspectives of the natural world and
          apply this perspective to contemporary issues.

    Goal 7.  Students will understand and appreciate Lakota values and
    culture, and the diversity and complexity of human experience.

      As a result of taking courses meeting this goal, students will:

      1.  Identify and explain Lakota aesthetic, philosophical, ethical
          and/or spiritual views.

      2.  Identify and explain social or aesthetic values of different
          cultures.

      3.  Identify and explain the contributions of Lakota culture to other
          cultures.

    Placement Test and Registration Flowchart

    Core Competencies

    There are some basic skills that are expected of anyone with a college
    degree.  These competencies are required to pursue any of the degree
    programs offered by Oglala Lakota College.  It is expected that
    students will devote the first several semesters of their college
    careers to acquiring these basic skills.

    Reading and Writing

    There are a number of courses which help you with the skills of reading
    and writing.  See the section on placement to determine where you
    should begin with these courses.
      -  R&W 083                                                -  Engl 103
      -  R&W 093                                                -  Engl 113
      -  CoSu 103

    Speech

    The ability to present and defend positions verbally is a basic skill. 
    There is a course designed to develop these skills.
      *  SpCm 103

    Quantitative Reasoning and Computation

    Basic mathematical skills are required in all fields.  There are
    several courses dedicated to these skills.  Most degree programs
    require more than minimal competence in this area.  See the section on
    placement to determine where you should begin with these courses.
      -  Math 083                                              -  Math 103
      -  Math 093

    Information Technology

    In the modern world, some familiarity with information technology is
    necessary in every field.  Courses in this area include both basic
    ability to interact (keyboarding) and basic computer skills.  There are
    placement exams to determine the appropriate starting level for
    keyboarding.
      -  KBD 093                                                -  MIS 113
      -  KBD 103

    Physical Science

    Some knowledge of basic biological and physical processes and how they
    are studied is essential to living in modern society.
      -  Bio 103                                               -  AnSc 103
      -  Bio 113                                               -  NaRs 103
      -  Phys 113                                              -  PSc 103

    Literature, Art, Music

    College graduates are expected to have a basic familiarity with
    cultural and artistic expression.  Familiarity with the literature of
    other cultures is a good way to broaden one's understanding of the
    richness of human culture.
      -  Lit                                                        -  Mus
      -  Art                                                        -  Hum

    Social Sciences

    Knowledge of people, groups, and institutions is important both for
    relating to and interacting with others, and for developing increased
    self understanding.
      -  Soc 103                                       -  Political Science
      -  Psy 103                                                 -  History
      -  Economics

    Lakota Language and Culture

    Oglala Lakota College is a Lakota institution, and a basic element of
    the mission of the college is preservation and promotion of Lakota
    language and culture.  Basic competencies and Lakota language and
    culture are expected of all OLC graduates.  For new students with
    competency in Lakota language, it is possible to obtain credit by
    examination for some Lakota language courses.
      -  Lak 103                                                -  LSoc 103

    Two year Core requirements status sheet road map

    ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT:

    Oglala Lakota College is committed to continuous improvement of student
    learning.  To realize this goal, all students in Associate,
    Baccalaureate, and Master degree programs will have the opportunity to
    participate in assessment activities before they graduate.  Assessment
    activities will consist in ascertaining what students have learned in
    general subjects such as Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Lakota
    cultural awareness.  In addition, individual academic departments will
    assess student learning in their major.

    The purposes of assessment are:
      *  To provide information to students and faculty about individual
         progress and to use the results to enhance student learning.
      *  To improve instructional and curricular processes.
      *  To accomplish the college's purposes of producing outstanding
         graduates by encouraging high student learning expectations.

    Information about assessment can be obtained from instructional sites,
    academic departments and the Institutional Assessment and Research
    Office.