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A study of methods and procedures used in effective business communications. This is a hands-on course that emphasizes both written and spoken communication. The student will engage in letter and report writing, creating advertising, conducting meetings and job interviewing.

Prerequisite: BUS 101

Introduction to the laws that affect the business environment and business transactions between individuals, including the laws governing the information of business enterprises, the law of contract, secured transactions, sales, property rights, business ethics, and government regulation.


An introductory to some basic terms, meanings and samples of business law. This will not make you a lawyer but hopefully help as you enter the world of business. 

Principles of management where you will look at various managerial styles and find the best for you and your employees.

Introduction to accounting by the accounting cycle.

Looking at the world of MACRO-Economics. Macro is capitalized here to let you know it is not Micro, there are three ways to look at economics. One is just economics, there is micro-economics and there is macro-economics. Micro and Macro are more focused on aspects of the economy rather than as a whole. This semester is macro-economics at another time we will offer micro-economics.

This course introduces the student to computer literacy. This course is designed to expose students to the history, theory, structure, terminology, social issues, and basic use of computers and networks today. Students will gain an understanding of computer technology, computer hardware components, peripherals, networks, software, and basic use of the computer as a productive tool.  Students will also be introduced to the use of a popular productivity software suite, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software, as well as basic use of the Internet, the College’s Intranet, and E-mail. Prerequisite: CA 099 dependent on placement testing.

Introduction to computers using Microsoft software such as MS Office 2010 with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and more.

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Through the study of literary forms utilized by Native American authors, emphasis will be placed upon the writer’s point of view, the structure of their literary techniques and the contribution of Native American writers to American Literature.

Introduction to Early Childhood Education is an overview of early childhood eduation, trends, and the philosophies of various programs, diversity, includioin, licenisn standards, current legislation, professionalism, and advocacy are examined.
This course focuses on the development of skills, techniques, and attitudes needed to form successful collaboration with diverse family systems and communities.  Ten hours of community service learning is required

The goal of this course is to assist in the preparation of educators to serve preschool children. Emphasis will be placed upon establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment.  Students will identify space, materials, relationships, and routines as resources for constructing an interesting, secure, and enjoyable environment that encourages play, exploration and learning.

This course prepares students to plan a developmentally appropriate curriculum and environments for children ages 3-8 years of age.  Topics include writing goals and objectives, lesson plans, daily schedules, working with parents, and inclusionary practices. Prerequisite: Previous ECE coursework
An overview of early childhood education, history, trends and the philosophies of various programs, diversity, inclusion, licensing standards, current legislation, professionalism, and advocacy are examined

This course focuses on strengthening writing skills with a focus on research and argumentation. Building on the analyzing and synthesizing skills learned in English 101, we will begin to craft our own arguments by thinking critically on topics through research. We will continue to consider the rhetorical situation, knowing that audience, purpose, and context are imperative to making a successful argument.

Students will be introduced to the process of writing and will learn methods for developing and focusing ideas, formulating topic sentences and thesis statements, drafting, revising, and proofreading/editing essays. The course will focus on mastering various styles of essay writing including the personal narrative, rhetorical analysis and researched argument. Incorporating formal research and documentation into some of the writing will also be included.

This course provides practical instruction on how to publicly speak in a variety of situations as well as a strong introduction to the basic principles of effective communication. Speeches will be presented each week according to a particular style (designed to inform, to demonstrate, to persuade, etc.) Emphasis is on construction, delivery, and the use of supporting points to develop speech credibility.

From the NICC College Catalog:

"Introduction and oreintation to the applied nature of human services within tribal communities.  The course is designed to provide an overview of the issues with which clients struggle as well as the concerns of human services providers.  Students in this course may be interested in careers in areas including social work, famil violence, chemical dependency, dhild protection, mental health, and program mangagement.  This course is intended to serve as a realistic orientation to this package of careers."

Note from the Instructor:

In this course students will also learn how the develpment of health and human services in Indian Country is different from the develpment of health and human services in the dominant culture.

Description from Course Catalog:

"This course focuses on the identification of situations having the potential for crisis.  Discussions will involve description of clients, theories devoted to the explanation and possible resolution of crisis situations, and an explanation of counseling techniques.  Integral to the class will be role-playing and library research.  Bereavement, rape, child abuse, family counseling, and alcoholism will be covered.

Course Prerequisites:  HSC 115  and 120

Note from the Instructor:

Students will be enaged in creating a human services directory that provides contact information for federal, tribal, state and county human services providing crisis intervention services.

College Catalog Description:

"The focus of this course is on the medical and psychological nature and impact of alcohol and other drug abuse and addictions upon the individual.  Course pre-requisite HSC 115."

Note from the Instructor:

In this course we will also be learning about the Federal Government's use of alcohol as an agent of genocide in American Indian communities.

This course is an introduction to the techniques of collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation of numerical data. Applications of correlation methods, analysis of variance, dispersion, sampling, quality control, reliability and mathematical models will be covered.

This course will require lab time on the computer using Excel.

An introductory organic and biochemistry course designed for students who have successfully completed a previous chemistry course. The organic portion of this course introduces nomenclature, functional groups, organic structures, and types of reactions. The biochemistry portion of this course emphasizes the structure, function and metabolism of the four classes of macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. 

This course will examine the objective analysis and evaluation of arguments and the ways of improving critical thinking skills. Students will gain proficiency with systems of formal reasoning and construct sound arguments based on relevant evidence. 

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Course Catalog Description:

"Students will study human development from conception to death, emphasizing biological, cognitive, emotional, social, and personality development.  Scientific approaches for studying developmental psychology will stress the importance of research methodology and research findings across the life span.  Theories of development and applications to real world problems will provide a context for understanding how humans change during the life cycle."

Course Prerequisite:  Psy 110

A Note from the Instructor:  The genocidal practice of the removal of Indian Children from their cultures (Lost Birds/Split Feathers) and its impact on life span development for those finding their way "back home" will be critically examined.







NICC Catalog Description:

"An introduction to the science of psychology, including the application of critical thinking to the study of learning theory, memory, personality, growth and develpment, biological and neurological aspects, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, motivation, emotion, sensation, perception and theoretical perspectives."

Course Prerequisites:   ENG 099


Note from the Instructor:  whenever possible, the "colonization mentality" of the study of psychology as it applies to American Indians will be discussed.