Discovering Alaska's People
The Alaska Native Studies Program provides an introduction to Alaska Native and Indigenous ways of knowing and seeing the world. The program emphasizes Alaska Native languages, cultures, politics, art, and provides an in-depth perspective on traditional and contemporary Native society, providing valuable enrichment to any UAA baccalaureate degree.Learn More About the Program
Students may select one of two areas to complete the requirements for the minor; a policy focus or a language focus. Both of these areas emphasize the dynamic nature of Alaska Native peoples and cultures, and the variety of courses provides a meaningful understanding for native and non-native students alike.Current Courses
Many students find a passion for Alaska Native Studies and delve into interesting research topics, ranging from the perspectives on kinship, philosophy, symbolism, and storytelling to examining the psychological and cultural perspectives of human development and well-being of indigenous peoples.Student Success
You are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor, as well as any other faculty members concerning your course of study at UAA.
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