General Education Philosophy Statement:
United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) is committed to providing opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills to graduate and to have the academic foundation to continue their education, pursue a career, and be leaders among Tribal nations. To meet this educational goal, all UTTC programs will encompass not only program-specific learning outcomes, but also general education learning outcomes in the areas of communication, critical thinking, quantitative and scientific reasoning, and personal and social responsibility. These learning outcomes are taught and assessed in classes, labs, field experiences, and co-curricular activities. Personal and social responsibility are reinforced within the UTTC Student Code of Conduct and the campus community.

Dakota Goodhouse teaches a Native American Studies class at UTTC.

The General Education department at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) is comprised of a department chair and faculty who teach the general education courses that are part of every certificate, diploma and degree program offered at UTTC.

General education includes courses in Humanities, Native Studies, English, Speech, History, the Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics, Computers, Foundations (First Year Experience, Fitness, First Aid/CPR) and developmental education. All of the General Education faculty have degrees in the area in which they teach.

The General Education courses at UTTC are aligned with the North Dakota University System, which means most will be accepted for transfer at other tribal and public institutions in the state of North Dakota. For more information about which courses will transfer, contact the college or university where you intend to transfer and ask which courses they will accept.

The General Education Department Chair participates in the North Dakota General Education Council, a statewide discussion of general education review and reform. For more information, refer to the Council's Constitution at the link below:


Department Goals

The outcomes of the General Education department are to:

  1. Create a departmental environment conducive to professional and personal growth of all department members while promoting the United Tribes Technical College mission and culture.
  2. Represent, communicate and advocate the aims of liberal arts education.
  3. Oversee the administration and assessment of the United Tribes Technical College Institutional Leaning Outcomes.
  4. Graduate UTTC students with written, verbal, critical thinking, and problem solving skills as established by current General Education outcomes.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of United Tribes Technical College will:

  1. Exhibit effective oral and written communication. (Communication)
    1. Organize various types of communication
    2. Articulate content knowledge
    3. Demonstrate appropriate delivery (i.e. body language, tone, voice)
    4. Apply mechanics of writing (standard grammar, punctuation, spelling)
  2. Analyze information from diverse sources. (Critical Thinking)
    1. Identify issues
    2. Evaluate sources
    3. Apply solutions
  3. Develop solutions to mathematical and scientific problems (Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning)
    1. Interpret data from a variety of sources
    2. Demonstrate hypothesis-based problem solving
    3. Estimate answers for reasonableness
    4. Communicate quantitative information
  4. Demonstrate skills necessary for living and working in a global society. (Personal & Social Responsibility)
    1. Demonstrate collaboration skills
    2. Identify ethical norms for conduct
    3. Exhibit knowledge of diverse cultures, identities and societies
    4. Model professional behavior (e.g. attire, timeliness, reliability, initiative)

Curriculum

General Studies AAS Degree Plan
General Studies AAS Degree Plan (Online)

Course Offerings

Course Code Course Description Credits
Fall Offerings
ASC 082 Effective Reading 2
ASC 085 Effective Writing 2
ASC 090 Quantitative Reason I 2
ASC 091 Quantitative Reason II 2
BIO 095 A & P Advanced Placement Lab 0
BIO 150 General Biology w/Lab 4
BIO 160 Cell Biology 3
BIO 220 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 221 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CHM 121 General Chemistry w/Lab 4
COM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CSC 101 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 105 Business & Technical Writing 3
ENG 110 Composition I 3
ENG 120 Composition II 3
FND 106 First Year Experience & Healthy Living 2
GPE 101 First Aid/CPR 1
GPE 107 Introduction to Lifetime Sports 2
HIS 103 The United States to 1877 3
HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities 3
HUM 106 Readings in Native American Literature 3
MTH 101 General Math 3
MTH 102 Intermediate Algebra 3
MTH 103 College Algebra 4
MTH 130 Applied Math (Automotive) 3
MTH 130 Applied Math (WLD/HEO) 3
MTH 165 Calculus I 4
MTH 210 Elementary Statistics 3
NAS 112 Tribal Arts I 3
NAS 212 Tribal Arts II 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 270 Abnormal Psychology 3
SCI 201 Earth Science w/Lab 4
SOC 110 Introcution to Sociology 3
SOC 275 Native American Studies 3
Spring Offerings
ASC 082 Effective Reading 2
ASC 085 Effective Writing 2
ASC 090 Quantitative Reason I 2
ASC 091 Quantitative Reason II 2
BIO 095 A & P Advanced Placement Lab 0
BIO 151 General Biology II w/Lab 4
BIO 220 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 221 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CHM 122 General Chemistry II w/Lab 4
COM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CSC 101 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 110 Composition I 3
ENG 120 Composition II 3
FND 106 First Year Experience & Healthy Living 2
GPE 101 First Aid/CPR 1
GPE 102 Introduction to Fitness 1
HIS 104 The United States Since 1877 3
HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities 3
HUM 106 Readings in Native American Literature 3
MTH 101 General Math 3
MTH 102 Intermediate Algebra 3
MTH 103 College Algebra 4
MTH 130 Applied Math (Automotive) 3
MTH 130 Applied Math (WLD/HEO) 3
MTH 166 Calculus II 4
MTH 210 Elementary Statistics 3
MTH 265 Calculus III 4
NAS 112 Tribal Arts I 3
NAS 212 Tribal Arts II 3
PHY 105 Physical Science by Inquiry w/Lab 4
POL 115 American Government 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 251 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 110 Introcution to Sociology 3
SOC 275 Native American Studies 3
Summer Offerings
ASC 082 Effective Reading 2
ASC 085 Effective Writing 2
ASC 090 Quantitative Reason I 2
ASC 091 Quantitative Reason II 2
BIO 150 General Biology w/Lab 4
BIO 220 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
COM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CSC 101 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 110 Composition I 3
FND 108 Success Strategies for Online Learners 3
HUM 106 Readings in Native American Literatureq 3
MTH 101 General Math 3
MTH 102 Intermediate Algebra 3
MTH 103 College Algebra 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3

For More Information Contact:

Lisa Cantlon
Department Chair
Email: lcantlon@uttc.edu
Phone: 701.255.3285 Ext. 1589