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Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • April 25th 2015
    • 9:00am: Science Fair
  • April 26th 2015
    • 9:00am: Science Fair
  • April 27th 2015
    • 9:00am: Science Fair
  • April 28th 2015
    • 9:00am: Science Fair
  • April 29th 2015
    • 9:00am: Science Fair
  • May 1st 2015
    • 10:00am: All Staff Mtg.
  • May 4th 2015
    • 10:00am: Chairs Mtg.
  • May 8th 2015
    • Classes End
    • 10:00am: PWO
  • May 11th, 12th, 13th, 2015
    • Make up Period

Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities & Social Science Faculty

Kimberly Bettelyoun (He Crow), English (Department Chair), Email
Susanne Auer, Social Science, Email
Jessica Charest, English Email
Kirk Costion, Social Science, Email
Tony Fresquez, English, Email
Judith Graham, English, Email
Lilias Jarding, Social Science, Email
Steven King, English, Email
Jean Reeves, English, Email
Paula Rooks, English, Email
Nikki Pipe on Head, English, Email
Anna West, Social Science, Email

Welcome to the Humanities and Social Science Department at Oglala Lakota College. We offer AA and BA degrees in Social Science and Literature & Communication, an AA degree in Art and a range of courses in the disciplines of art, music, literature, and the social sciences.

Social Science Program

Vision

Graduates of the Oglala Lakota College Humanities and Social Science Department are able to reach their full potential as a result of their education which will ensure student success in:

  • High-quality post-secondary rigor in instruction;
  • A supportive teaching and learning environment;
  • Learning opportunities that promote assessed acquisition of knowledge and skills for personal and professional development for local Oglala community leadership;
  • Partnerships among students, educators, and the Oglala community that support life and career success; and
  • Integral cultural aspects of Oglala Lakota Wolakolkiciyapi.

Mission

The Oglala Lakota College Humanities and Social Science Department will provide a well-rounded and rigorous education in the Arts, English, Social Sciences, and Communication for graduates to be successful in their local Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Oglala communities by:

  • Ensuring the steady progress of all students toward reaching their full potential;
  • Exposing students to Oglala and world cultures, art, histories, and literature while integrating cultural aspects of Oglala Lakota Wolakolkiciyapi;
  • Maintaining high expectations for students by way of updated assessment tools learned and utilized in the classroom;
  • Supporting higher education on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and amongst Oglala communities by providing high-quality intellectual rigor and Oglala community-based programming; and
  • Challenging students to develop ways of seeing and thinking about the world that go beyond everyday application.

Goals

The undergraduate degrees in the Humanities and Social Science Department require knowledge and awareness of the following:

  • High-quality post-secondary instruction that include forms of assessment testing and rubrics for students to meet learning criteria toward Baccalaureate and Associate Degree graduation;
  • A supportive teaching and learning environment to experience and then repeat regularly in their own professional, personal lives affiliated with the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Oglala communities;
  • Learning opportunities that promote acquisition of knowledge and skills for personal and professional development and for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Oglala community leadership; and
  • Partnerships among students, educators, professionals, and the community that support life and career success on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and amongst Oglala communities.

Students will:

  • Integrate a critical understanding of a significant portion of the fields of Arts, English, Social Sciences, and Communication;
  • Locate and evaluate pertinent information using current technology;
  • Apply communication skills to write and present in a professional academic environment;
  • Summarize an understanding of important concepts and methods in the Arts, English, Social Sciences, and Communication;
  • Develop a mastery of higher-order objectives, including problem solving skills, in the Arts, English, Social Sciences, and Communication;
  • Demonstrate skills for leadership and participation in the local Oglala Lakota culture and philosophy within the context of a diverse tribal and global society (Wolakolkiciyapi).
  • Summarize an understanding of important concepts and methods in the Arts, English, Social Sciences, and Communication;
  • Develop a mastery of higher-order objectives, including problem solving skills, in the Arts, English, Social Sciences, and Communication;
  • Demonstrate skills for leadership and participation in the local Oglala Lakota culture and philosophy within the context of a diverse tribal and global society (Wolakolkiciyapi).