(UNM NATV 150 and NATV 250 for Juniors and Seniors**)

General Information: This course offers both Government and Economics credit and meets the APS graduation requirement and state content standards. The course teaches Government and Economics through a Native American perspective.

Dual Credit may be available: Dual Enrollment credit is not guaranteed. Students MUST meet the pre-recs for any specific course AND complete the registration process through the dual credit institution. CEC instructors and the CEC counselor will assist students in enrolling in the course in the first few days of class at CEC, but it is the student’s ultimate responsibility to be sure that they are registered for the course for dual credit and adhere to any deadlines for dropping or adding a class through the dual credit institution.

Government is a required course that provides the student with a framework for understanding the purposes, principles, and practices of American and Native American (Tribal) government as established by the United States Constitution. The student analyzes the history and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of government.  In addition, he/she examines his/her rights and responsibilities as a dual citizen and how to exercise them as well as experience the political process at local state, tribal, and national levels of governments.
NATV 150 UNM Dual Credit 3.0 credits (11 and 12 graders)
Course Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the significance of Native American Studies through an interdisciplinary approach. You will read, consider, reflect upon, analyze, and respond to materials that focus on four areas within NAS: Leadership and Self- Determination, Education and Language, Arts and Media, and Culture and Environment. You will be introduced to historical and contemporary issues within each of these four areas. Assignments and classroom activities will include reading, lecture, small and large group discussion, group work, presentations, films, and guest speakers, all designed to enhance an experiential approach to learning about Native American Studies. Students who do not earn UNM credit are eligible to earn APS credit in Native Am Studies I. Course Goals/Student Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course, you will be able to articulate the purpose of Native American Studies; describe many historical and current issues relevant to Native communities; formulate and articulate through writing and oral skills a critically informed opinion related to these issues, which can include incorporation of your own experiences; and hopefully, become motivated to contribute to or participate in Native American communities, organizations, or other related efforts on behalf of Native people.

Economics is a semester course with an emphasis on the allocation of scarce resources and the economic reasoning used by government agencies, Native American tribes, and by people in various economic roles. The student examines topics such as scarcity, supply and demand, market structures, the role of government, money, the role of financial institutions, and international trade.

NATV 250 UNM Dual Credit 3.0 credits (11 and 12 graders)
Course Description: This course examines a body of politics identified with Native America specific to historical and contemporary relevance for understanding Native American/Indigenous/American Indian nations and communities. Students are challenged to identify issues and debates based on selected readings, films; case examples; and guest presentations to engage in informed discussions about the socio-political experience of Native Americans within the U.S. and indigenous peoples internationally, including ‘global’ activist movements. Co/Pre-requisite: NATV 150 The course will use a seminar discussion format to present key (theoretical-methodological) approaches to developing a critical understanding of social and political issues impacting Native Americans today. To make the ‘intangible’ i.e., thinking, values, and belief systems but not limited to policies and political behavior, cultural expression that result in tangible actions affecting Native American peoples. Students are expected to develop and refine their skills in articulating verbal and written critiques of sociopolitical concepts identified. Students who do not earn UNM credit are eligible to earn APS credit in Native Am Studies II.

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Grades: 9-12 can receive APS credit
Grades: 11-12 can apply for UNM Dual Credit (NATV 150 and NATV 250)

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Full Year
Credit Information: 
0.5 credit in Govt and Nat Studies (or NATV 150) 1.0= Fall .0.5 credit in Econ and Nat Studies (or NATV 250) 1.0= Spring
NATV 150 is a pre-rec for NATV 250
Session II
Periods 6 and 7 12:30-1:50pm Monday through Friday
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UNM NATV 150 and NATV 250 for Juniors and Seniors