KUMEYAAY STUDIES PROGRAM

The Associate in Arts in Kumeyaay Studies

is offered through Cuyamaca College, and is designed to provide an understanding of Kumeyaay history, culture and heritage. It is a multi-disciplinary degree, drawing from the sciences, humanities, world languages and history departments. Through specific coursework that encompasses on-site learning experiences, students will learn about the Kumeyaay Nation of San Diego’s East County region.

Dual Enrollment for High School students!

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

Course Title Units
BIO 133 Ethnoecology 3
Or
BIO 134 Ethnobotany 3
BIO 135 Ethnobotany/Ethnoecology Lab 1
HIST 132 Kumeyaay History I: Precontact - 1900 3
HIST 133 Kumeyaay History II: 1900- Present 3
HUM 116 Kumeyaay Arts & Culture 3
NAKY 120 Kumeyaay I 4
NAKY 121 Kumeyaay II 4
Total Units 21

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

List A, Select One:    
Course Title Units
Course not taken above (BIO 133 or BIO 134) 3
NAKY 220 Kumeyaay III 4
3 - 4
Total Required 24 - 25

Plus General Education Requirements

35 - 36

Total units required for AA degree

60

Certificate of Specialization

Students who complete the requirements below qualify for a Certificate in Kumeyaay Studies. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
• Communicate in the Kumeyaay language at a basic level in a variety of settings.
• Acquire an understanding of Kumeyaay heritage, history, society and traditions.
• Gain sensitivity, globalism and cultural competence of a unique group of peoples.

Certificate Requirements

Course Title Units
BIO 133 Ethnoecology 3
Or
BIO 134 Ethnobotany 3
HIST 132 Kumeyaay History I: Precontact - 1900 3
NAKY 120 Kumeyaay I 4
10

Select one of the following

Course Title Units
Course not taken above (BIO 133 or BIO 134) 3
HIST 133 Kumeyaay History II: 1900 - Present 3
HUM 116 Kumeyaay Arts & Culture 3
NAKY 121 Kumeyaay II 4
NAKY 220 Kumeyaay III 4
ANTH 150-6260 Cultural Anthropology 3
3 - 4
Total Required 13 - 14