Alaska Native Studies Classes

Fall Semester 2020

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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71057 801 Daniels, Lucy; Peterson, Sassa; Peterson, Sassa; Peterson, Sassa August 24 - December 12 0
    View detailed information for CRN:71058 802 Rearden, Alice August 24 - December 12 1
  • A101B *Elementary Tlingit Language I 4 Credits

    *Elementary Tlingit Language I

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

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71061 801 Kendall, Shirley August 24 - December 12 3
  • A101D *Elementary Inupiaq Language I 4 Credits

    *Elementary Inupiaq Language I

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

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71062 801 Heflin, Mellisa August 24 - December 12 4
  • A101E *Elementary Alutiiq Language I 4 Credits

    *Elementary Alutiiq Language I

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

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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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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A101H *Elementary Ahtna Language I 4 Credits

    *Elementary Ahtna Language I

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

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:77275 801 Williams, Maria August 24 - December 12 6
    View detailed information for CRN:77275 801 Williams, Maria August 24 - December 12 6
  • 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:71064 802 Williams, Maria August 24 - December 12 -2
    View detailed information for CRN:71065 801 John-Shields, Agatha August 24 - December 12 2
    View detailed information for CRN:78621 803 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 24 - December 12 -1
  • A215 *Music of Alaska Natives 3 Credits

    *Music of Alaska Natives

    Explores music and dance practices of Alaska Native and Indigenous peoples of the circumpolar north by region and culture group. Interdisciplinary methods will be used to examine the historical and social dynamics behind changing musical and cultural traditions. Fundamentals of ethnomusicology theory and research methods will be introduced. Registration Restrictions: AKNS A201 or MUS A111 recommended prior to registering for this course. Crosslisted with MUS A215.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71066 851 Williams, Maria August 24 - December 12 0
  • A230 *Oral Traditions of AK Natives 3 Credits

    *Oral Traditions of AK Natives

    Introduces Alaska Native oral traditions, both the stories told by different Alaska Native cultures and the indigenous languages that convey those stories. Examines the role of oral traditions in sharing knowledge and beliefs in Alaska Native cultures, the importance of indigenous languages in conveying ideas, the translation of oral traditions into recorded or printed media, and contemporary settings where oral traditions continue.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:78307 801 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 24 - December 12 4
  • A261 *Alaska Native Art History 3 Credits

    *Alaska Native Art History

    Introduces Alaska Native art forms, past and present. Examines the uses of art in Alaska Native cultures, materials and methods used in creating arts, differences between Native and Western approaches to art, and contemporary approaches to customary art forms. Fosters appreciation of Alaska Native arts and cultures exposing students to world-class artists and collections here in Alaska as well as introducing them to the epistemological underpinnings of Alaska Native art forms.

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:77278 803 Holley, Tia September 12 - October 3 0
    View detailed information for CRN:77278 803 Holley, Tia September 12 - October 3 0
    View detailed information for CRN:77279 802 Ongtooguk, Paul August 24 - December 12 2
    View detailed information for CRN:77279 802 Ongtooguk, Paul August 24 - December 12 2
  • A313 Tribes, Nations & Peoples 3 Credits

    Tribes, Nations & Peoples

    Analyzes and evaluates the history of expansion, invasion, contemporary questions, and issues that confront indigenous tribes, nations and peoples, including their political, social, economic, and cultural activities. Investigates corresponding relations with non-indigenous governments and private entities as well as international developments concerning indigenous human rights. Crosslisted with PS A313

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71068 851 Ongtooguk, Paul August 24 - December 12 8
    View detailed information for CRN:71068 851 Ongtooguk, Paul August 24 - December 12 8
  • A346 Alaska Native Politics 3 Credits

    Alaska Native Politics

    Introduction to historical relationships among federal, territorial, state and local laws and policies as they affect Alaska Natives and Native/non-Native relations. Includes contemporary issues and comparative case studies. Special Note: May be used to fulfill the Alaska studies requirement for teacher certification. Registration Restrictions: Upper-division standing Crosslisted with PS A346

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71069 851 Christensen Fullmer, Amber August 24 - December 12 2
  • 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 Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71072 801 Williams, Maria August 24 - December 12 9