A.A. Diné Studies

Diné Studies (A.A.)

The purpose of the Diné Studies program is to provide basic principles and information in the major areas of Diné knowledge and Diné language. The program will prepare students to pursue a baccalaureate degree in American Indian Studies, Anthropology, or a related field.

General Education Core Credits
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
Core Program Requirements: Each of these courses must be taken.
One NAV Course (beyond that used for General Education Requirement) 3-4
Additional NAV Course (200 level or above) 3-4
NIS 220 Navajo Oral History 3
NIS/POS 226 Navajo Nation Government 3
NIS 225/ANT 225 Indians of the U.S. & N.A. 3
Electives: Must take a total of 4 Courses from the following list for a total of 12-14 credits of electives. Courses used to fulfill electives below may NOT be used to fulfill General Education or Diné Studies Core Program Requirements. Courses may be chosen form one area or a mixture of different areas below to total 12-14 credits 3
Diné Bizaad (NAV) Course(s): 200 level or above (No more than 4 courses) 0-14
Diné Culture, Philosophy and Government (NIS) Course(s): 200 level or above (No more than 4 courses from): NIS 222, NIS 261, NIS 292, NIS 294, NIS 295) 0-12
Diné Cultural Arts (NIS) Course(s): (No more than 2 courses from): NIS 101, NIS 103, NIS 105, NIS 107, NIS 108, NIS 150, NIS 160, NIS 205, NIS 208) 0-6
Program Credits 27-31
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 27-31
Total Credits Earned: 67-74
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
Code Title
05.0202 American Indian/Native American Studies


Rex Lee Jim
Dean of Dine Studies and Education

Annette Lang
Administrative Assistant
(928) 724-6658

PO Box C03
Tsaile, AZ 86556

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