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Culture, People, & Ideas

Kumeyaay Studies Associate in Arts

The Associate in Arts program in Kumeyaay Studies is designed to provide an understanding of Kumeyaay history, culture and heritage. It is a multi-disciplinary degree, drawing from the sciences, humanities, world languages and history departments. Through specific coursework that encompasses on-site learning experiences, students will learn about the Kumeyaay Nation of San Diego’s East County region.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Interpret and evaluate evidence by analyzing biases, patterns, trends, and relationships.
  • Evaluate and apply subject matter to students’ lived experiences and current events.
  • Analyze how power and privilege operate in society, through the categories of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.
  • Develop and support arguments with evidence, including academic and organic (i.e. cultural, traditional, and experiential).
  • Research and explore career options and/or obtain experience in a career field.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

KUMEY-120Kumeyaay Language I4
KUMEY-121Kumeyaay Language II4
KUMEY-128/HIST-128Kumeyaay History I: Precontact - 18453
KUMEY-129/HIST-129Kumeyaay Hist II: 1846 - Present3
List A. Select Four (4) Units:4
Ethnobotany/Ethnoecology Lab
List B. Select two of the following:6
Kumeyaay Arts and Culture I
Kumeyaay Arts and Culture II
Introduction to Kumeyaay Basketry & Pottery
List C. Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Cultural Resource Management
Introduction to Native American Politics and Policy
Kumeyaay Conflict Resolution
Kumeyaay Language III
One any course from List A or B not selected
Total Units27-28

Plus General Education Requirements