The Dakota Studies Program is designed to prepare students for entrance into the local workforce or to
transfer to a four-year institution. In this program, students acquire an interdisciplinary understanding of the
culture, language, history, arts, and contemporary situations of Dakota people.
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Acquisition of an interdisciplinary understanding of the culture, language, history, and arts of the Dakota Oyate.
Identify and address the development and continuation of issues impacting Dakota communities through analysis and study of contemporary and historical events.
Acquisition of basic competency in the Dakota Language.
Demonstrates critical thought and analysis about the experiences of Dakota people.
Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills about the experiences of Dakota people