NHCC | North Hennepin Community College

Course Descriptions

INTD 1030    Introduction to Japanese Culture     Credits  3         Goal Areas  06,10     View Course Outline

This course is an introduction to and interdisciplinary exploration of Japanese culture. Through the study of Japanese humanities and fine arts, people and the environment, students will identify what makes Japanese Culture so unique and how the Japanese Mind/Spirit (nihon no kokoro) and their connection to the environment and other non-human species has shaped Japanese society from days of old to the present.



INTD 1040    American Indian Culture - Indigenous Peoples of Minnesota     Credits  3         Goal Areas  07,10     View Course Outline

This American Indian cultural course will provide students with an overview, past and present, of the cultures of Indigenous Peoples of Minnesota, including music, dance, art, the oral story telling tradition and the American Indian connection with the environment and other non-human species. Students will also analyze how these vibrant cultures have survived oppression and genocide, and continue to thrive. Through exploring this living culture, students will gain understanding of Indigenous Peoples strong connection with, and stewardship of, the environment, learn about an important aspect of human and global diversity, and our interconnectedness with each other and our environment.



INTD 1211    The History, Philosophy, and Practice of Traditional Aikido I     Credits  3         Goal Areas  08,09     View Course Outline

Join in an interdisciplinary exploration of the Japanese martial art Aikido through mental and physical practice. Realize how Aikidos unique history, philosophy, and technique can be integrated into everyday living to strengthen mind and body, appreciate nature, respect others, build positive relations, and contribute to society. Definition: Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art. Its system includes hand-to-hand, sword, and staff techniques. Aikido principles are based on harmonizing mind and body with a partners attack. People of all ages, sizes, and abilities can practice it. There are no tournaments or competitions. Its purpose is to build health, respect and responsibility through mental and physical discipline. Note: Aikido is a hands-on martial art and will be instructed and conducted authentically; therefore, bowing, physical contact, and training with the opposite gender are absolute requirements of this course. Additionally, this course is an elective course in Interdisciplinary Studies fulfilling the MnTC Goal Areas 8 & 9. It will not count toward any HEALTH OR PE requirements.



INTD 1212    The History, Philosophy and Practice of Traditional Aikido II     Credits  3         Goal Areas  08,09     View Course Outline

This course is a continuation of the interdisciplinary exploration of the Japanese martial art Aikido through mental and physical practice. It will include further study of Aikidos unique history, philosophy, and the next level of techniques, integrating what is learned into everyday living to strengthen mind and body, appreciate nature, respect others, build positive relations, and contribute to society. Definition: Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art. Its system includes hand-to-hand, sword, and staff techniques. Aikido principles are based on harmonizing mind and body with a partners attack. People of all ages, sizes, and abilities can practice it. There are no tournaments or competitions. Its purpose is to build health, respect and responsibility through mental and physical discipline. Note: Aikido is a hands-on martial art and will be instructed and conducted authentically; therefore, bowing, physical contact, and training with the opposite gender are absolute requirements of this course. Additionally, this course is an elective course in Interdisciplinary Studies fulfilling the MnTC Goal Areas 8 & 9. It will not count toward any HEALTH OR PE requirements.



INTD 2260    Environmental Education Seminar and Internship     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course serves as the capstone course for the Environmental Education Certificate program. It is offered to qualified students, allowing them to gain personal and practical experience in various areas of the environmental education field. Internships include but are not limited to working in environmental laboratories, natural resources conservation, restoration of natural areas, and local park districts or outdoor non-profits. This course is designed to ready the student for transition from the classroom to the work place through 150 hours of internship/practical work experience at an approved host site. This course will measure the students learning and mastery of the programs goals and objectives. Prerequisite: Instructor Consent Only