IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

General Education Requirements

General Education 31
Course # Requirements Credits

LIBS103 First Year Seminar (2 credits)

In this course, we will be looking at topics that are relevant to both college success and success outside of college and after college. Students in this course will practice active learning through class discussions, readings, projects, workshops, and field trips related to the Essential Studies Department theme of sustainability (personal, cultural, global). Students with a Bachelors Degree and non-degree or transfer students are not required to take this course.

LIBS104 E Portfolio (1 credit)

This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and practices needed to use the IAIA College ePortfolio successfully. Students will learn all technical aspects of the ePortfolio program. Students will gain an understanding of IAIA College Learning Outcomes and apply these outcomes to their own academic and creative work. At the end of the course, they will formally present their ePortfolios to their designated major departments for review and evaluation.

IDST101 Introduction to Indigenous Studies (3 credits)

Introduction to Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary course which addresses a number of issues confronting Indigenous people, including identity, aesthetics and Indigenous knowledge. The focus of the course will be the experience of Indigenous people to the United States and Canada, although the world Indigenous experience will be referenced and discussed.

ENGL101 English Composition I (3 credits)

Students develop writing skills through reading, viewing and discussing material concerning social issues. They write responses to this material, and then revise these responses into expository essays. Students also learn different essay forms, practice a variety of writing strategies (such as writer’s voice, organization, quoting other writers, how to summarize), and continue to improve grammatical skills. (Prerequisite: ENGL099 or equivalent)

ENGL102 English Composition II (3 credits)

In this course, students continue to develop writing and reading skills learned in English Composition I, by focusing on research, critical and analytical skills. Students will learn research techniques, documentation procedures and rhetorical strategies to produce an argumentative research paper. (Prerequisite: ENGL101)

MATH102 Geometry: Artist’s Perspective (3 credits)

Students will discover geometry concepts through the construction of geometrical figures. Connections will be made between geometry, nature and art. (Prerequisites: MATH099 or equivalent; ENGL099)

NMAD112 Introduction to Digital Media (3 credits)

NMAD112 teaches fundamental aspects of working with digital media on the Macintosh computer platform. Using the iLife ’09 and iWork ’09 software suite, students, will work on specific projects within each of the programs, while becoming familiar and comfortable with the Mac computer platform. This course is designed to address the basic skills required to operate in the digital world we already inhabit, as well as develop basic skills towards the degree in the New Media Arts department. *Studio Fee