Earn credits at NSU by taking Cherokee Humanities

BY STAFF REPORTS
07/20/2018 12:00 PM
PARK HILL – The Cherokee Heritage Center is accepting applications for the fall semester Cherokee Humanities Course. The deadline to receive applications is Aug. 13 and classes begin Aug. 20.

Students may take the course in the fall and spring semesters for a total of six college credit hours in Cherokee studies at Northeastern State University.

Through a grant from the Inasmuch Foundation, the CHC is providing tuition, books, child care and a mileage stipend at no cost to qualified students. Priority is given to nontraditional Cherokee students not enrolled in a university and those considering returning to college.

The course is designed to develop critical, reflective and creative skills that empower students to develop a better understanding and appreciation of their tribal culture.

The late Dr. Howard Meredith, a former professor and head of the American Indian Studies program at the University of Science and Arts Cherokee Humanities Course, established the course that replicates the original Clemente course offered in New York City by academic scholar Dr. Earl Shorris in 1995.

The 16-week course is held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays at the CHC. For more information, call Tonia Weavel at 918-456-6007 or email tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.

The CHC, the premier cultural center for Cherokee tribal history, culture and the arts, is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive.

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