Native Studies

Program Outcomes

  1. Broad and Specialized Learning-Students are able to…
    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific concepts and terminology in a range of academic disciplines
    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific concepts and terminology in Native history, language, culture, oral traditions, arts and politics
    • Apply concepts to real life experiences and other contexts
    • Integrate concepts from different fields of study
    • Produce authentic student performance appropriate to field
  2. Critical Thinking-Students are able to…
    • Comprehend, interpret and analyze facts and ideas
    • Demonstrate knowledge and the ability to evaluate the topics and academic debates within the field of Native Studies
    • Select an appropriate problem-solving methodology
    • Accurately describe, interpret and evaluate quantitative and/or qualitative evidence, information or experience
    • Examine and recognize relationships between evidence, information, or experiences
    • Draw logical conclusions from credible evidence
  3. Civic and Cultural Engagement-Students are able to…
    • Compare and contrast differences and similarities in human society and experience
    • Recognize the universals and diversity between (and amongst) Native American societies and other groups
    • Analyze connections among global and local communities and environments
    • Demonstrate sensitivity and respect to a variety of cultural backgrounds and points of view
    • Operate with respect and sensitivity in a wide range of social and physical environments
    • Recognize the role of Native values in determining interaction with social and physical environments
    • Examine and respond to multicultural factors and perspectives
    • Take an active role in the community (work, service, co-curricular activities) and examine issues and insights gained
  4. Effective Communication-Students are able to…
    • Demonstrate clear purpose with audience in mind for oral and written communication.
    • Demonstrate effective strategies for delivery and organization of ideas
    • Incorporate and analyze substantive content
    • Use the terminology from Native Studies to articulate issues and life experiences
    • Use appropriate language, terminology and conventions relevant to the writing assignment
    • Use appropriate language, inflection and pacing for an oral assignment
  5. Integrating Technology-Students are able to…
    • Identify and propose solutions for problems using quantitative tools and reasoning
    • Make effective use of information resources and technology
    • Select equipment, tools and resources to produce desired results

For more information, please call Lorraine Begay Manavi at (505) 566-3328. Or send an email to