Associate of Arts

Native American Studies

The Associate of Arts Degree (AA) in Native American Studies (NAS) provides students with the knowledge and academic skills necessary for further study in the field of American Indian Studies, the social sciences, and humanities. The AA degree program is structured to present information from a general to specific perspective so students gain a wide and varied knowledge of American Indian cultures and history, as well as a focus on the Assiniboine and Sioux cultures and history.

  • Identify and accurately locate the various North American Indian tribes, bands, Pueblos, groups, etc.
  • Relate to and informatively discuss the historical and continuing evolution of American Indian culture and history.
  • Explain the effects of Federal and Tribal Law on reservation communities.
  • Develop the ability to think critically about and analyze information regarding American Indians.
  • Explain the cultural/linguistic models and other methodologies used to study American Indian history and cultural.
  • Discuss the American Indian responses to European influences and new technologies.
General Education Requirements
Core I Communications 9
Core II Mathematics and Science 6
Core III Arts and Humanities 6
Core IV Social Sciences 6
Core V Native American Studies 3
Core VI Computer Technology 3
Core VII Health 2
Total General Education credits required for degree 35
American Indian Studies Program of Study
NASX 112 American Indian Art 3
NASX 117 History of the Fort Peck Tribes 4
NASX 201 American Indian Governments 3
NASX 205 United States Indian History 3
NASX 208 Politics of Indian Economic Development 3
NASX 240 American Indian Literature 3
NASX 225 Federal Indian Law and Policy 3
NASX 250 Contemporary Indian Issues 3
NASX 260 American Indian Education 3
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 28
Total credits required for degree 63

*Due to the small number of students in FPCC programs, numbers have been withheld to preserve Fort Peck Community College students’ confidentiality.