B.A. Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.)

The Culturally-based Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Diné College implements the Diné paradigm of Nits1h1kees (Thinking and Conceptualizing), Nahat’1 (Planning and Gathering Information), &in1 (Living and Achieving), and Siihasin (Evaluation and Competency) to provide students with both Navajo and Western psychological expertise needed to promote mental health and H0zh0 (balance) for individuals, families, and communities. This program provides courses and training that will enable students to pursue graduate studies, obtain employment and promotion in the workforce, and serve the Navajo Nation.

The 4-years program includes instruction in Navajo psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, health psychology, psychology and law, social and cultural psychology, developmental, as well as decolonization, resilience, and research in indigenous communities. This program also includes hands-on practical experience through internships, undergraduate research projects, or independent study. Students will become informed about educational and career opportunities and will create a portfolio outlining a post-graduation plan that showcases skills and knowledge. The program is offered on a full-time basis at the Tsaile Campus.

Admission criteria are as follows:

  • Completion of an A.A. in Social and Behavior (based on the College’s 2015-2016 or more recent catalog). Any other Associate degree will require students to take additional course that meets requirements of Dine College’s A.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Completion of the following courses
  • PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 213 Statistics
  • PSY 290 Research Methods\
  • ANT 201 Ethnographic Methods
  • ANT 225 or HST 234 or SOC 215 (Indians of the United States and North America, History of Native Americans: Pre-Contact to the Modern Age, Native Americans in American Society)
General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
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
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
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)
6
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
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
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
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Semester I Credits
PSY 200 Decolonization and Resilience in Indigenous Communities 3
PSY 202 Career Explorations in Psychology 2
PSY 211 Introduction to Navajo Psychology 3
PSY 240 3
PSY 291 Introduction to Counseling 3
Program Credits 14
SEMESTER II
NIS 311 Introduction to Navajo Holistic Healing 3
NIS 371 Navajo Philosophy 3
PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 250 Social Psychology 3
PSY 255 Introduction to Physiological Psychology 3
Program Credits 15
SEMESTER III
PSY 315 Health Psychology 3
PSY 325 Psychology and Law 3
PSY 340 Child and Adolescent Development 3
PSY 350 Cultural Psychology 3
PSY 360 Drug Use and Abuse 3
Program Credits 15
SEMESTER IV
PSY 413 Advanced Indigenous Research 4
PSY 497 Independent Study 4
or
PSY 498 Undergraduate Research 4
or
PSY 499 Fieldwork Experience 4
Program Credits 8
Two 200-level Navajo Language Courses
based on Placement Test
NAV 201 or 202 or 211 or 212 or 231 or 289 3 or 4
NAV 201 or 202 or 211 or 212 or 231 or 289 3 or 4
Program Credits 6-8
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Lower Division Program Requirements 23
Upper Division Program Requirements 58-60
Total Credits Earned: 121-126
Elective (must be NAV 102 if needed for 200-level Navajo Language Course) Credits
NAV 102 or other 3
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
42.0101 Psychology, General.

Psychology BA Program Coordinator and Advisors

Psychology BA Program Coordinator

Terra Lamotte-Harvey
928-724-6624
tlamotte-harvey@dinecollege.edu

Psychology BA Program Advisors

Tsaile/Chinle/Window Rock
Calvin Dominguez
928-724-6861
cdominguez@dinecollege.edu

Susan Wolf (Psychology Faculty)
928-724-6929
smwolf@dinecollege.edu

Bruce Bradway (Psychology Faculty)
928-724-6620
bbradway@dinecollege.edu

Shiprock/Crownpoint
Marlencia Chee (Psychology Faculty)
505-368-3662
mdchee@dinecollege.edu

Tuba City
Shirley Yellowhair
928-724-7503
shyellowhair@dinecollege.edu

Sara Kien (Psychology Faculty)
928-283-5113 ext 7525
skien@dinecollege.edu

B.A. Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (B.A.)

The Bachelors of Arts in Business is designed to prepare students to take responsible positions in the management of economic growth with more than 500 federally recognized Native American Tribes. The focus of the degree program is Tribal Management and Economic Development.

The 4-year program includes instruction in business management, accounting and financial management, human resources management, economics and business law (Federal, State and Tribal) designed to train students to promote the economic well-being of their respective   tribal communities.

The program is offered on a full-time basis at the Tsaile Campus. Individuals may apply at any time of the year but are formally considered in spring. The application deadline is June 1. This allows for an admission decision prior to the Navajo Nation Scholarship deadline.
A student may be admitted to years 1 (freshman), 2 (sophomore) or 3 (junior) based on their academic record. Admission requirements are one of the following:

  • An A.A. degree in Business Administration for junior level.
  • Any other Associate degree will require students to take additional courses that meets Diné College’s A.A. in Business Administration requirements and placed in the sophomore level, or
  • High school diploma with a CGPA of 2.5 or higher, and GED with equivalent grade, and eligible to be placed in ENG 101 and MTH 110 will be admitted as a freshman.

Professional Preparation Coursework

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
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
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
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)
6
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
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
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
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Lower Division  Requirements 24 Credits
ACC 200 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 201 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 204 Business Law 3
BUS 265 Statistical Analysis for Business 3
BUS 270 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
CIS 111 Introduction to Computers 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 240 Marketing 3
Junior SEMESTER I
ACC 350 Finance 3
BUS 350 Business Professional Ethics 3
MGT 330 Tourism and Hospitality Management 3
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 360 Principles of Management 3
Program Credits 15
Junior SEMESTER II
ACC 310 Government and Non-Profit Accounting 3
BUS 340 Technical and Grants Writing 3
BUS 360 Business of Gaming Industry 3
MGT 320 Tribal Governments and Management 3
MGT 350 Human Resources Management 3
Program Credits 15
Senior SEMESTER III
BUS 460 Tribal and Federal Laws 3
MGT 420 Tribal Enterprises and Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 440 Project Management 3
MKT 420 Public Relations 3
MKT 430 Quality Management 3
Program Credits 15
Senior SEMESTER IV
BUS 480 Internship 3
CIS 420 Management Information Systems 3
ECO 460 Tribal Economic Issues and Development Strategies 3
MGT 450 Strategic Management 3
MGT 460 Tribal Leadership Challenges 3
Program Credits 15
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Lower Division Program Requirements 24
Upper Division Program Requirements 60
Total Credits Earned: 124-127

*Choose one Life Science with lab from BIO; and one Physical Science with lab from: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY or PHS on the Associate of Science Degree Checklist.

Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
Code Title
52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A. Social Work

Social Work (A.A.)

This program provides the skills and knowledge needed to become a technician or paraprofessional in a social welfare program. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should check with that institution before selecting their Social Work courses.

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
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
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
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)
6
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
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
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
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
SWO 111 Social Work as a Vocation 1
SWO 211 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWO 242 Community Social Service Skills 3
SWO 243 Community Social Services and Culture 3
SWO 250 Client Processing 3
SWO 295 Field Experience I 3
SWO 296 Field Experience II 3
COM 121 Speech Communication 3
Electives (Any course with 3 credit hours) 5
Program Credits 27
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 27
Total Credits Earned: 67-70
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
Code Title
44.0701 Social Work.

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A. Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social and Behavioral (A.A.)

The Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) degree is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts program designed to introduce students to the foundations of human behavior and cultures. SBS disciplines include Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology. This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year degree program and provides basic training for work in social sciences.                  

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
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
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
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)
6
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
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
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
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
COM 121 Speech Communication 3
Choice of five (5) from any ANT, HST, POS, PSY, SOC or SWO. Courses must be distributed among three different disciplines and including nine hours of 200 level work 15
Electives 9
Program Credits 27
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 27
Total Credits Earned: 67-70
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
45.0101 Social Sciences, General.

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556

Meet The Instructors

Brian King

Tuba City Campus
(928) 283-5113 or ext 7524
bsking@dinecollege.edu

Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque – Histroy – U.S./U.S. West and Frontiers and Borderlands
M.A., New Mexico State University, Las Cruces – History – U.S. West
B.A., University of Texas, Austin – History – Native American

Biography:
Brian King teaches history and political science classes at Diné College. Besides the degrees listed above, Brian also received his secondary teaching credentials from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff in the 1990s and taught in Chinle, Arizona (among other places). Brian enjoys continuing his writing and research projects in his spare time. He is currently turning his dissertation into a book manuscript; the working title is Mystics, Radicals, Sinners, and Saints: Freedom, Rebirth, and the American West. Prior to his arrival at Diné college in 2013, Brian worked as a research assistant at the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico. He spent his last three years there researching and writing for the Chronicling America newspaper project for the Library of Congress. Prior to that, he worked for two years on the New Mexico Centennial Project digitizing primary source documents and images and providing supporting textual material for open access on the web.

Random Fact:
My favorite pastimes include motorcycling, meditation, hiking, camping, and being a dad.

Class Offerings:
HST 101: World Civilization I: to 1450
HST 102: World Civilization II: 1450 to present
HST 135: American History – Prehistory to 1865
HST 136: American History – 1865 to present
HST 245: History of the American West
HST 256: Southwestern Borderlands
POS 111: Introduction to Political Science
POS 181: Arizona Constitution and Government
POS 271: U.S. Constitution and Politics

Miranda Haskie

Tsaile Campus
(928) 724-6715
mhaskie@dinecollege.edu

E.d. E., Fielding Graduate University – Educational Leadership & Change
M.A., New Mexico State University – Sociology
B.A., University of New Mexico – Sociology

Biography:
Yá’át’ééh. Shí éí Miranda Haskie yinishyé. Dóone’é nishlínígíí éí !sh88h7 nishlí, T[‘iz7[an7 báshíshchíín, Kin[ichiinii dashicheii, T0dichiinii dashinálí. My name is Miranda Haskie. As a faculty member of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, I teach the Sociology courses. I strive to provide the Navajo perspective through a sociological lens as I enhance student understanding of the sociology discipline. I hold a B.A. in Sociology (University of New Mexico), a M.A. in Sociology (New Mexico State University) and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Change (Fielding Graduate University). Currently, I am leading the sixth year of the Diné College Navajo Oral History project done in collaboration with Winona State University. To date, our students have captured 23 Navajo living histories that include prominent educators, artists and leaders on the Navajo Nation, long-time Diné College and Navajo Community College employees and the world reknown Navajo Codetalkers. I am happy to report that these Navajo living histories are archived at the Smithsonian Institute Museum of the American Indian, and the libraries of Diné College, Winona State University and the Navajo Nation Museum. I also lead an intercultural exchange in collaboration with Northampton Community College as my colleague and I work to achieve cross-cultural understandings that promote cultural diversity in the preparation of 21st century students.

Random Fact:
I enjoy photography and the study of geneology.

Class Offerings:
SOC111: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 205: Qualitative Research Methods
SOC 210: Deviant Behavior
SOC 215: Native Americans in American Society
SOC 225: Marriage & Family in a Changing Society
SOC 230: Racial & Ethnic Relations
SOC 275: Social Stratification

Christine M.W. Ami, Ph.D.

Tsaile Campus
(928) 724-6616
cmami@dinecollege.edu

C.Phil., University of California, Davis – Native American Studies
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park – Latin American Literature
B.A., Rowan University – Spanish, Secondary Language, K-12 Education

Grant Manger
Navajo Cultural Arts Program
www.navajoculturalartsprogram.org

Yá’át’ééh. Dóone’é nishlínígíí éí Táchii’nii nishlí, Bilagáana báshíshchíín, T’ó’aheedl’ííníí dashicheii, Bilagáana dashinálí.

My name is Christine Ami and, as a faculty member of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, I teach Anthropology, History, and Indigenous Research Methodologies and Methods. I hold a B.A. in Spanish and Foreign Language Education (Rowan University) and a M.A. in Latin American Literature – emphasis in Colonial Studies (University of Maryland, College Park). I received my doctoral degree in Native American Studies with an emphasis in Diné Studies, Animal Studies and Decolonial Studies at the University of California, Davis. My research investigates the nuances of traditional butchering of sheep throughout the Navajo Nation. These variations also correspond with the various approaches to inherent Diné decolonizing practices, which I analyze throughout my dissertation, “Díí jí nída’iil’ah : A Study of Traditional Navajo Butchering.”

Additionally, as the Navajo Cultural Arts Program (NCAP) Grant Manager at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, I am responsible programing associated with the Navajo Cultural Arts Certificate Program, the Navajo Cultural Arts Apprenticeship Program as well as various cultural arts lectures and workshops offered throughout the year. For more information about the NCAP, please visit www.navajoculturalartsprogram.org.
Random Fact:
My favorite animals are . . . . Furs! I pretty much love all kind of animals, especially our puppies, Achilles, Aries and Stubby.

Class Offerings:
SSC110: General Social Sciences
ANT111: Cultural Anthropology
ANT201: Ethnographic Methods
ANT225: Indians Of the United States and North America
HST201: Colonial Latin American History
HST234: History of Native Americans
HST245: History of the American West

Susie Manning, MSW, LSSW

Shiprock Campus
sulmanning@dinecollege.edu

M.S.W., New Mexico Highlands University – Master Clinical Social Worker
B.S., New Mexico Highlands University – Bachelor of Social Worker

Biography:
Hello my name is Susie Manning! My roots are from Shiprock and Yah-ta-Hey, NM area. I grew up in Colorado and briefly at Shiprock, NM. I then participated on The Indian Placement Program and continued my education in Ogden, Utah. I am a Weber High Alumni Class of 1990. I’ve attended Dixie State College, St. George, Utah, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, Ogden/Weber Applied Technology, Ogden, Utah and finally New Mexico Highlands University. I consider myself well rounded since I’ve been to different schools and not knowing what I wanted to major in but did I meet lots of wonderful people along the way! I have three wonderful children: Damian 19, Jessica 17, and Kimee 13. I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, traveling, and reading.

Random Fact:
Outdoors soothes the soul at least for me and that is where I’d rather be, whether it be camping or riding my Fat Boy.

Class Offerings:
SWO 250 – Client Processing
SWO 210– Introduction to Social Work

Bruce M. Bradway, Faculty

Tsaile Campus
(928) 724 – 6620
bbradway@dinecollege.edu

Ph.D., Walden University – Academic Psychology
M.A., University of Northern Colorado – Psychology, Guidance, and Counseling
M.S., Troy University – International Relations
B.A., Wabash College – English
A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force – Medical Laboratory Technology

Biography:
My name is Bruce Bradway. As a faculty member of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, I teach select Psychology courses. I am originally from Indiana, but became a vagabond when I joined the Air Force after receiving my B.A. in English (Wabash College). I spent twelve years in the service and during that time was able to earn an M.A. in Psychology, Guidance and Counseling (University of Northern Colorado), and an M.S. in International Relations (Troy University – Wiesbaden International Campus). I served as a Medical Laboratory Technologist while in the service and earned an A.A.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology. I worked in medicine for 30 years and understand the nuances of disease and struggling for life. I bring this intimate knowledge of life and death to the classroom and that is why I emphasize positive psychology in my classes. My dissertation is entitled Correlates of Resilience Among American Indians in a Northwestern State. This is my second foray on a Reservation, I taught for ten years at Fort Belknap College in Montana, home of the Aaniih and Nakoda people. I am married to a retired Air Force Colonel (she was a 2nd Lieutenant when I married her) and we have been stationed and lived in 11 states (Texas X4, Ohio, Nebraska X2, California X2, Indiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Maryland, Montana, Iowa, and Arizona) and three foreign countries (Japan, Korea, and Germany). While in Iowa, teaching at Ashford University, I finished my Ph.D. in Academic Psychology (Walden University). I am delighted to be at Dine’ College and look forward to doing whatever I can to make my students a success in life.

Random Fact:
I ran track in college and held a school record for 45 years. I enjoy lifting weights and pretending that I look younger than I am (because I feel like I am 35).

Class Offerings:
PSY111: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 240: Human Growth and Development
PSY 241: Abnormal Psychology
PSY 250:  Social Psychology
PSY 291: Introduction to Counseling
PSY 315: Health Psychology
PSY 325: Psychology and Law
PSY 340: Child and Adolescent Development
PSY 355: Physiological Psychology
PSY 360: Drug Use and Abuse

Sara Kien

Tuba City Campus
(928) 283-5113 ext 7525
skien@dinecollege.edu

Ph.D., Northwestern University – Cognitive Psychology
M.Sc., University of Calgary – Cognitive Psychology
B.A., University of Calgary

Biography:
Ya’at’eeh! My name is Sara Kien. I was born and raised near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada, and have been living in the United States since 2003. My grandparents have ancestral roots in England and other parts of Europe. I am a cultural and cognitive psychologist and my research has focused on cultural ways of life that help individuals and communities to flourish and thrive. This work has included an emphasis on cultural connections to the natural world and cultural forms of mindful awareness, with implications for psychological well-being, culturally-based science education, and pro-environmental behavior. For my PhD dissertation work, I spent time living and teaching on the Menominee reservation in northeast Wisconsin, and it was during this time that I learned about the importance of human relationships with the natural world. Much of my current research involves assessment and development of college recruitment programs for Native American adolescents through culturally-based outdoor education. Since my time working with the Menominee tribe, I have collaborated with the Campo Kumeyaay Nation, the Kumeyaay Community College, the InterTribal Youth program, the MAAC Community Charter School (a high school that adopts a multicultural approach to education), the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and Deer Park Monastery (a mindfulness practice center). I am so grateful for an opportunity to work as a psychology professor at Diné College, where faculty and staff are dedicated to promoting the success of students as they work towards achieving their academic and life goals.

Random Fact:
I think that mutton and frybread with green chile is the best thing ever invented.

Class Offerings:
PSY 111: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 240: Human Growth and Development
PSY 360: Drug Use and Abuse
PSY 213: Statistics
PSY 290: Research Methods
PSY 202: Career Explorations in Psychology
PSY 291: Introduction to Counseling
PSY 340: Child and Adolescent Development
PSY 413: Advanced Indigenous Research Methods

Micheal Lerma

Tsaile Campus
(928) 724-6975

mlerma@dinecollege.edu

Michael Lerma (P’urhépecha) is Dean of Business and Social Sciences. His recent research has explored the efficacy of traditional Diné (Navajo) institutions of governance. He has taught courses on International Relations, Tribal Government, Native American Politics, and Research Methods. Michael’s research generally advocates for future Native Nation building via consolidation of Indigenous interests and expansion of Native Nation control of norms within the international political economy.

Susan Wolf

Tsaile Campus
(928) 724-6929

NHC 270-D
smwolf@dinecollege.edu

Post-Doctoral Certificates, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia (2000) – Participatory Methods, Adult Learning

Ph.D., Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (1987) – Educational Psychology – Quantitative Methods
M.A., Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (1983) – Educational Psychology – School Psychology
Honors B.A., Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (1981) – Psychology with Secondary Education (minor)

Biography:
Ya’at’eeh! My name is Sue Wolf. I was born and raised in the Midwest, the proud product of a dairy and beef farming family. My maternal grandmother was born Holland and my paternal grandmother came from the Schwarzwald in Germany along with both grandfathers. I was the first of my family to go to college and attain a degree. As an educational psychologist and research translator, I began a private, for-profit consulting firm and have remained as its Executive Director since 1986. My company, Empowerment Research, LLC, has secured over $5.6 million in research funds and contract services with federal, state, municipal programs and several tribes. We offer program evaluation, training, and technical assistance to professionals and programs in the fields of public health, education, and social services, including 20+ years here on Navajo Nation. My post-doctoral certificates were the result of collaborative research efforts using GIS mapping of indigenous plants to support Mi’kmaq First Nations’ medicine women and shamans to document threats to these resources from development in the Maritimes. My current research interests focus on changing behaviors of professionals that result in improved services to individuals with disabilities (pediatric and adult). I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to be a professor here at Diné College. And, I am very willing to share my practical, business-oriented, participatory teaching style with our students in an effort to prepare them for success in their future academic endeavors, careers and in life. I feel very blessed to be here!

Random Fact:
I drive a 1946 IH Farmall B tractor for therapy, calm and balance. It’s way better than paying a Psychologist!

Class Offerings:
PSY 111: Introduction to Psychology

PSY 213: Statistics
PSY 240: Human Growth and Development

PSY 290: Research Methods

PSY 315: Health Psychology
PSY 340: Child and Adolescent Development

A.A.S. Office Administration

Office Administration (A.A.S.)

This program provides students with business skills for entry-level positions and for starting and managing their own small businesses. It enables students to pursue further business studies and to apply business and organizational skills in their personal lives. The program features the practical, “real world” application of business concepts to challenges facing Navajos.

General Education Requirements Credits
Communication
ENG 085 and 101 or ENG 101 and 102
6
Mathematics
*Fulfilled in program requirement with BUS 142
0*
Navajo and Indian Studies
Navajo Language Class Based on Placement Test;
NIS 111, and 221 9-10
9-10
Physical Education/ Health Education
PEH 122 or choice of two courses from PEH 113-148 or one from any HEE courses 2-3
2-3
General Education Credits: 17-19
Program Requirements Credits
ACC 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
BUS 111 Keyboarding 3
BUS 121 Records Management 3
BUS 124 Office Procedure 3
BUS 141 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 142 Business Math 3
BUS 143 Business English 3
BUS 180 Computers in Business 3
BUS 211 Business Internship 3
BUS 214 Word Processor I 3
BUS 216 Word Processor II 3
BUS 240 Personal Finance 3
BUS 243 Business Communications 3
CIS 101 Spreadsheet 3
MGT 140 Human Relations 3
MKT 140 Customer Relations and Service 3
Program Credits 48
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 17-19
Program Requirements 48
Total Credits Earned 65-67
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
52.0401 Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General.

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A. Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems (A.A.)

Students learn to develop and maintain systems that produce information for organizational planning. The coursework prepares students for admission to undergraduate programs in Computer Information Systems at a four-year university and for a career in Computer Information Systems.

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
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
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
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)
6
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
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
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
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
ACC 200 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 201 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 204 Business Law 3
BUS 265 Statistical Analysis for Business 3
BUS 270 Quantitative Methods in Business(AZ) 3
CIS 111 Introduction to Computers 3
CIS 155 Introductions to Programming 3
CIS 210 Systems Analysis and Design 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MTH 191 Calculas I(AZ) 4
Program Requirements (27 hours NM; 31 hours AZ) 27 or 31
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements(27 hours NM; 28 hours AZ) 24 or 31
Total Credits Earned: 65-74

*MTH 110 College Algebra is the required math course to complete the A.A. in Computer Information System degree program.
**MTH 191 Calculus I is required for the AGEC-B in Arizona.
*ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics is a required course to complete the A.A. Computer Information System degree program.
The ECO 200 course MUST be completed under the General Education requirements for Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General.

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A.S. Business Management

Business Management (A.A.S.)

This program provides students with business skills for entry-level positions and for starting and managing their own small businesses. It enables students to pursue further business studies and to apply business and organizational skills in their personal lives. The program features the practical, “real world” application of business concepts to challenges facing Navajos.

General Education Requirements Credits
Communication
ENG 085 and 101 or ENG 101 and 102
6
Mathematics
MTH 100 Intermediate Algebra
4
Navajo and Indian Studies
Navajo Language Class Based on Placement Test;
NIS 111, and 221 9-10
9-10
Physical Education/ Health Education
PEH 122 or choice of two courses from PEH 113-148 or one from any HEE courses 2-3
2-3
General Education Credits: 21-23
Program Requirements Credits
ACC 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
ACC 200 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 141 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 142 Business Math 3
BUS 143 Business English 3
BUS 180 Computers in Business 3
BUS 204 Business Law 3
BUS 211 Business Internship 3
BUS 240 Personal Finance 3
BUS 243 Business Communication 3
CIS 101 Spreadsheet 3
ECO 140 Introduction to Economics 3
MGT 140 Human Relations 3
MGT 250 Small Business Management 3
MKT 240 Marketing 3
Program Credits 45
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 21-23
Program Requirements 45
Total Credits Earned 66-68
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A. Business Administration

Business Administration (A.A.)

This program provides a solid foundation for the transfer student pursuing a bachelor degree in business administration or business education.

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
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
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
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)
6
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
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
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
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
AZ Program Requirements Credits
ACC 200 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 201 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 204 Business Law 3
BUS 265 Statistical Analysis for Business (AZ only) 3
BUS 270 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
CIS 111 Introduction to Computers 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 240 Marketing 3
Program Credits 24
NM Program Requirements Credits
ACC 200 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 201 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 204 Business Law 3
BUS 265 Statistical Analysis for Business 3
COM 121 Speech Communications 3
CIS 111 Introduction to Computers 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 240 Marketing 3
Program Credits 24
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 24
Total Credits Earned: 65-67

*MTH 110 College Algebra is the required math course to complete the A.A. in Business Administration degree program.
*ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics is a required course to complete the A.A. Business Administration degree program. The ECO 200 course must be completed under the General Education requirements for Social & Behavioral Sciences. Please review the A.A. Business Administration degree checklist with an Advisor for more information.

Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556