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Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS 205 Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program (2)

This service-learning course introduces students to the history of, and contemporary challenges in, Native education. Students serve as tutors and mentors at Chemawa Indian School, learn from and with Chemawa students, and are mentored by Native educators. Tutoring covers academic subjects such as reading, math, science, and social studies. Mentoring may include hosting Chemawa students on the Willamette campus for academic and social events. 

Weekly class sessions, in general, will have two components. We will allow time for (1) checking in and debriefing. and (2) addressing substantive topics dealing with contemporary Native education and lived experiences in what is now the United States. 

Students will need to apply for the program, and pass a federal background check upon enrollment to the course.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Social Sciences; PDE
  • Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Staff

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