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Kumeyaay Studies Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement in Kumeyaay Studies is designed to provide an understanding of Kumeyaay language, history, culture, heritage, and land management. Kumeyaay Studies is an interdisciplinary program, drawing from anthropology, biology, history, humanities, Kumeyaay language, and political science. Students will learn about the Kumeyaay Nation of San Diego’s East County region through specialized, interactive coursework and on-site learning experiences.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, 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.

Certificate Requirements

KUMEY-120Kumeyaay Language I4
KUMEY-128/HIST-128Kumeyaay History I: Precontact - 18453
Select one of the following:3
Kumeyaay Arts and Culture I
Kumeyaay Arts and Culture II
Select one of the following:3
Select one of the following:3-4
Kumeyaay Language II
Kumeyaay Hist II: 1846 - Present
Introduction to Cultural Resource Management
Introduction to Native American Politics and Policy
Kumeyaay Language III
or any course not taken above
Total Units16-17

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete the requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Kumeyaay Studies. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.