Alaska Native Studies Classes

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Summer 2023

AKNS

  • A102F *Elementary Dena'ina Lang II 4 Credits

    *Elementary Dena'ina Lang II

    Continues introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Dena'ina for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of Alaska Native and cross-cultural perspectives. May be stacked with: AKNS A114F

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    No Distance Learning courses available.

Spring 2023

AKNS

  • 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.

  • A102A *Elem Central Yup'ik Lang II 4 Credits

    *Elem Central Yup'ik Lang II

    Continues 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.

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A102E *Elementary Alutiiq Lang II 4 Credits

    *Elementary Alutiiq Lang II

    Continues developing 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.

  • A102F *Elementary Dena'ina Lang II 4 Credits

    *Elementary Dena'ina Lang II

    Continues introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Dena'ina for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of Alaska Native and cross-cultural perspectives. May be stacked with: AKNS A114F

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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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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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A102I *Elementary Unangam Tunuu II 4 Credits

    *Elementary Unangam Tunuu II

    Continues introductory course. Develops elementary listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Unangam Tunuu for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of Alaska Native and cross-cultural perspectives.

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A114C Alaska Native Lng Read & Wrtg 3 Credits

    Alaska Native Lng Read & Wrtg

    Enhances reading and writing in an Alaska Native language for students with oral proficiency in the Alaska Native language. Introduces alphabet and phonetic classification, dialects, and a history of the selected Alaska Native language writing system. Enhances cross-cultural perspectives. Registration Restrictions: Fluency in Alaska Native language and instructor approval required. Must be same language as AKNS A101C.

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A216 *World Indigenous Music 3 Credits

    *World Indigenous Music

    Surveys Indigenous music cultures of the world. Examines musical traditions of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Near/Far East, and Oceania within the context of musical styles and culture. Crosslisted with MUS A216

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  • A240H *AK Nat Cultrl Orient: Ahtna 3 Credits

    *AK Nat Cultrl Orient: Ahtna

    Provides holistic introduction to the history, culture, arts, politics, and contemporary issues in the Ahtna region. Designed for students, professionals and educators working with Native community members and families. Enhances cross-cultural perspectives.

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  • 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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  • A292A AK Native Lang Apprenticeship 1 - 3 Credits

    AK Native Lang Apprenticeship

    Introduces language learning through apprenticeship with fluent speakers of a specific Alaska Native language in an individual or small-group workshop format. Covers strategies and techniques of the master-apprentice method and provides intensive study with fluent speakers to increase oral fluency. Enhances cross-cultural perspectives. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission

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  • A390 Intermediate Topics in AKNS 1 - 3 Credits

    Intermediate Topics in AKNS

    Examines topics in Alaska Native studies at an intermediate level. Includes political, social, contemporary and historical aspects of Alaska Native peoples and cultures. Special Note: Subtitle varies. May be repeated twice for credit with a different subtitle.

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  • A492 Cultural Knowledge of Elders 3 Credits

    Cultural Knowledge of Elders

    Provides 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. 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.

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  • 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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    No Distance Learning courses available.