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Anishinaabe Studies


This curriculum is an interdisciplinary program committed to promoting knowledge and understanding of Anishinaabe (Native American) tradition, language, history, art, literature, values and the unique governmental status of the Anishinaabe. The program is designed to prepare students for service to Native communities or to transfer to a four-year institution to further their studies.


1. Explain Anishinaabe perspectives.
2. Explain changes in Anishinaabe cultures over time.
3. Demonstrate civic responsibility within the tribal community.
4. Compare and contrast Ojibwa and other Anishinaabe cultures.
5. Apply traditional Anishinaabe perspectives to community development.


Denise Cadeau
Anishinaabe Studies Department Chair

(906) 524-83009
Wabanung Campus – Rm 309


General Education Requirements

College Success Elective (Choose LS103 or LS133) – 2 credits
EN102 College Composition I – 3 credits
EN202 College Composition II – 3 credits
Lab Science Elective – 4 credits
Mathematics or Science Elective* (Choose MA103 or higher, or a science course designated as a second science elective for general education – Course must be taken from a different subject area than the Lab Science elective)
Humanities Elective (Choose any humanities-designated course) – 4 credits
Social Science Elective (Choose any non-AS social science-designated course) – 4 credits

Anishinaabe Studies Requirements

AS101 Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies – 4 credits
AS102 Anishinaabe Values and Philosophy – 4 credits
OS110 Ojibwa Language and Culture I – 4 credits
OS205 Ojibwa Language and Culture II – 4 credits
AS232 Tribal Government – 4 credits
OS135 Keweenaw Bay Indian Community History or AS200 History of Michigan Tribes – 2 credits
AS201 History of North American Anishinaabe – 4 credits
Anishinaabe Social Science Elective (Choose AS200, AS215 or AS225) – 4 credits
Anishinaabe Studies Electives (Choose any Anishinaabe Awareness-designated courses) – 6 credits
AS298 Internship – 1 credit
AS297 Capstone Seminar – 2 credits

Total Credits Required – 63 credits

* Students seeking to satisfy Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements must complete a mathematics elective and a second natural science course.