Washington State University

Leadership Program - Curriculum

Year I

  • Pathways to Success course – special section for Tribal Nation Building students (fall semester) 2 credit course.  Focuses on college success and the development of a research project and poster presentation. 
  • Native Identity for Tribal Nation Building (fall semester) 2 credits, includes family genealogy research and presentation and exploration of what has formed and shaped student’s individual identity.
  • Cultural Identity for Tribal Nation Building (spring semester) 1 credit

 

Year II

  • Professional Preparation (fallsemester) 1 credit
  • Overview of Federal Policy and Tribal Profile (spring semester) 1 credit
  • Summer Internship Placement – Preferably with student’s own Tribe

 

Year III

  • Leadership Theories for Tribal Nation Building (fall semester) 1 credit
  • Research I for Tribal Nation Building (spring semester) 1 credit.  Explore topics for research and tribal research protocols.
  • Summer Internship Placement – With tribe or state or federal agency or tribal organization.  Explore research project with Site Internship Supervisor

 

Year IV

  • Research II for Tribal Nation Building (fall semester) 1 credit.  Select topic, conduct literature review, conduct research/collect data, form conclusions.
  • Research III for Tribal Nation Building (spring semester) 1 credit.  Write research paper, prepare poster and oral presentation, present in public forum.

 

 


"Native nations are actively protecting and exercising sovereignty to assure not only the basic welfare of their citizens, but a future of hope and prosperity for generations yet to come."

- Barbara Aston, Director
WSU Native American Programs


 

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