Alaska Native Studies Classes

Spring Semester 2021

AKNS

  • A101A *Elem Central Yup'ik Lang I 4 Credits

    *Elem Central Yup'ik Lang I

    Introductory course for students with little, or no, prior knowledge of the Central Yup'ik language. Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Central Yup'ik for effective communication at the elementary level. Addresses history of Alaska Native languages and culture.

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A101F *Elementary Dena'ina Lang I 4 Credits

    *Elementary Dena'ina Lang I

    Introductory course for students with little or no prior knowledge of the Dena'ina Athabascan language. Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Dena'ina for effective communication at the elementary level. Addresses history of Alaska Native languages and cultures. Special Note: Class conducted in the Dena'ina language.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36333 201 Slawson, Donita January 11 - May 1 4
  • A102A *Elem Central Yup'ik Lang II 4 Credits

    *Elem Central Yup'ik Lang II

    Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Central Yup'ik for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of Alaska Native and cross-cultural perspectives. May be stacked with: AKNS A109A

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30056 201 Meade, Marie January 11 - May 1 10
  • A102D *Elementary Inupiaq Lang II 4 Credits

    *Elementary Inupiaq Lang II

    Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Inupiaq for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of Alaska Native and cross-cultural perspectives.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30058 201 Heflin, Mellisa January 11 - May 1 17
  • A102E *Elementary Alutiiq Lang II 4 Credits

    *Elementary Alutiiq Lang II

    Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Alutiiq. Enhances appreciation of Alaska Native and cross-cultural perspectives.

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A102H Elementary Ahtna Language II 4 Credits

    Elementary Ahtna Language II

    Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Ahtna Athabascan for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of Alaska Native and cross-cultural perspectives.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36332 201 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 11 - May 1 13
  • A190 Topics AK Natv Cultural Skills 1 - 3 Credits

    Topics AK Natv Cultural Skills

    Focuses on an applied traditional Alaska Native skill. Covers historical and modern practices, as well as traditional knowledge and mentorship learning of Alaska Native practices such as arts, technologies or culinary techniques. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits with change of subtitle.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36959 201 Christensen Fullmer, Amber January 11 - May 1 14
  • A201 *Alaska Native Perspectives 3 Credits

    *Alaska Native Perspectives

    Introduces Alaska Native perspectives on kinship, time, philosophy, symbolism, spirituality, communication, justice, oral traditions, storytelling, material culture, and the relationship to the environment. Includes the diversity of Alaska Native peoples, languages, and worldviews and how these influence contemporary and global issues.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30060 202 Williams, Maria January 11 - May 1 0
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    View detailed information for CRN:30061 203 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 11 - May 1 -1
    View detailed information for CRN:30061 203 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 11 - May 1 -1
    View detailed information for CRN:36331 204 John-Shields, Agatha January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:37476 205 John-Shields, Agatha January 11 - May 1 0
  • A216 *World Indigenous Music 3 Credits

    *World Indigenous Music

    Survey course on indigenous music cultures of the world. Musical traditions of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Near/Far East are examined within the context of musical styles and culture. Crosslisted with MUS A216

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30064 251 Williams, Maria January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:30064 251 Williams, Maria January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:37404 252 Anaya, Elizabeth January 11 - May 1 1
  • A240 AK Nat Cultrl Orient Alutiiq 3 Credits

    AK Nat Cultrl Orient Alutiiq

    Holistic introduction to the history, culture, arts, politics, and contemporary issues in the Alutiiq/Sugpiaq region. Designed for professionals and educators working with Native community members and families. Enhances cross-cultural perspectives.

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  • A290 Topics in AK Native Studies 1 - 3 Credits

    Topics in AK Native Studies

    Examines contemporary issues in Alaska Native studies at an introductory level. Course can include political, social and historical aspects of Alaska Native peoples and culture. Special Note: Subtitle varies. May be repeated for credit up to three times with a different subtitle.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36861 202 Blatchford, Edgar January 11 - May 1 4
    View detailed information for CRN:36861 202 Blatchford, Edgar January 11 - May 1 4
    View detailed information for CRN:37113 203 Liu, Christopher January 11 - May 1 15
  • A461 Decolonizing Methodologies 3 Credits

    Decolonizing Methodologies

    Introduces research methods informed by Indigenous ways of producing and sharing knowledge, ethical considerations, collaborative research design with Indigenous communities and peoples, the sharing of research materials and outcomes, and multivocal authorship. Examines the process of integrating responsibilities as a researcher with respect for cultural property rights and ownership. Crosslisted with ANTH A461.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36790 251 Williams, Maria January 11 - May 1 10
  • A492 Cultural Knowledge of Elders 3 Credits

    Cultural Knowledge of Elders

    This course is offered in a structured setting to provide a hands-on experiential learning encounter for the student. Elders from different Alaska Native cultures will be invited to participate and impart knowledge to the students. The course fosters an appreciation of diversity across cultures, a broader understanding of creative expression, and indigenous worldview. Special Note: Students enrolling in this course should have either upper-division class standing with a strong background in the social sciences or appropriate life experience, or a combination of the two prior to enrolling in this course. Registration Restrictions: AKNS A201 or upper-division standing

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30068 201 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra February 19 - May 1 1
  • A495 Alaska Native Studies Intern 1 - 3 Credits

    Alaska Native Studies Intern

    This is designed as a supervised on-campus or off-campus internship which provides an opportunity for students to work in the professional environment of an Alaska Native organization. Students perform significant work and/or research and develop professional skills and networks. The internship requires a formal agreement between the student, the faculty member and the supervisor. Special Note: May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission, upper division standing and knowledge of Alaska Native issues required.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30069 001 - ARR ARR Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 11 - May 1 8
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