Tribal: Reservation Based Community Determined Program

Grays Harbor and Peninsula College Bridge Program

The Grays Harbor College and Peninsula College Reservation Based Associate of Arts Degree Program is comprised of a unique set of courses particularly relevant to Native American communities. The curriculum is a hybrid of face-to-face courses and online courses offered through WashingtonOnline, which provides distance learning through the Internet. The courses are designed with a high degree of cultural relevance, and are taught by the best online instructors in Washington state. Most students enroll for 13 credits per quarter, which are broken out as follows:

  • Two 5-credit online courses, offered through WashingtonOnline. Students attend a weekly study session, convened by a community-based study leader, at their reservation site for tutoring and mentoring.
  • One 2-credit Humanities course, taught four Saturday mornings per quarter at the Longhouse on the Evergreen campus. Some students from Evergreen's Reservation Based/Community Determined program elect to take these courses.
  • One 1-credit Humanities course, taught four Saturday afternoons per quarter at the Longhouse on the Evergreen campus. Grays Harbor, Peninsula and Evergreen students attend this series of workshops together.
  • Online developmental education courses, available in writing and mathematics, are also offered to help students prepare for college level work.
  • Here is the three-year sequence of courses for this Associate of Arts direct transfer degree that transfers to any college or university:

Quarter

Year 1  

Year 2  

Year 3

Fall

Online classes:

Anthro 206- Cultural Anthropology (5 credits)

English 101- English Composition or English 095 or Eng 060** (5 cr.)

First Year Orientation (1 credit)

Saturday classes: Public Speech (2 cr.)

Humanities 107-Battlegrounds (1 cr.)

Online classes:

English 102- English Composition2 (5 credits)

 

Anthro 210-Indians of North America (5 credits)

Saturday classes: Humanities 104-Assorted Humanities Classes)

Humanities 110- Battlegrounds (1 cr.)

Online classes:

Earth Science 102-Intro Earth Science (5 credits)

Math 107- (5 credits)

Saturday classes:

Optional

Winter

Online classes:

Health and Wellness (5 credits)

Library 120- Research for the 21 st Century (5 credits)

Saturday classes:

Public Speech (2 cr.)

Humanities 108- Battlegrounds (1 cr.)

Online classes:

Anthro 220- Native Peoples of the NW (5 cr.)

Political Science 230- American Government (5 cr.)

Saturday classes: Humanities 105 Writing and Lit (2 credits)

Humanities 111- Battlegrounds (1 cr.)

Online classes:

Anthro 104-Archaeology (5 cr.)

Astronomy 101 (5 credits)

Saturday classes upper division credit:

Optional

Spring

Online classes:

Biology 100- Intro Biology (5 cr.)

Art 100 Art Appreciation (5 cr.)

Saturday classes: Creative Writing (2 cr.)

Humanities 109 Battlegrounds (1 cr.)

Online classes:

Psych 100- Introduction to Psychology (5 cr.)

Music 101- Music Appreciation (5)

Saturday classes upper division credit:

Optional

 

Summer (optional)

Dev. Ed. English 060, 095

Dev. Ed. Math 060, 070, 095, 098

Other courses

Dev. Ed. English 060, 095

Dev. Ed. Math 060, 070, 095, 098

Other courses

Dev. Ed. English 060, 095

Dev. Ed. Math 060, 070, 095, 098

Other courses

* Actual courses and sequences may vary depending upon the college credits that students transfer in and the need to take pre-college English and mathematics courses. Most courses are available every quarter but we attempt to have our students take as many of the same courses as a cohort as possible.

**Developmental Education Mathematics and Developmental Education English are offered at various levels (English 060 and 095; Math 060, 070, 095, 098) appropriate to student placement test scores.