You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Alaska Native Studies Classes

Spring Semester 2022

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.

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:37301 220 Daniels, Lucy; Peterson, Sassa; Peterson, Sassa; Peterson, Sassa January 10 - April 30 7
  • A101C *Elem Alaska Native Language I 4 Credits

    *Elem Alaska Native Language I

    Introductory course for students with little, or no, prior knowledge of the offered Alaska Native language. Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the Alaska Native language for effective communication at the elementary level. Addresses history of Alaska Native languages and cultures. Special Note: May be repeated one time with a different language.

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:38048 201 Stepetin, Haliehana January 10 - April 30 0
  • 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.

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:32056 201 Slawson, Donita January 10 - April 30 1
  • A102C *Elem Alaska Native Lang II 4 Credits

    *Elem Alaska Native Lang II

    Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a selected Alaska Native language for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of Alaska Native and cross-cultural perspectives. Special Note: May be repeated one time with a different language. Registration Restrictions: Same language as taken in AKNS A101C

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:39742 201 Stepetin, Haliehana January 10 - April 30 0
  • 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.

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:32058 201 Heflin, Mellisa January 10 - April 30 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.

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:34070 291 Azuyak, Peggy January 10 - April 30 10
  • A102F *Elementary Dena'ina Lang II 4 Credits

    *Elementary Dena'ina Lang II

    Continuation of 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.

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:38757 220 Isaak, Joel; Williams, Jennifer; Williams, Jennifer; Williams, Jennifer January 10 - April 30 5
  • 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.

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:32059 201 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 10 - April 30 9
  • A109C Alaska Native Lang Orthography 4 Credits

    Alaska Native Lang Orthography

    Introduction to reading and writing an Alaska Native language for students with oral proficiency in the Alaska Native language. Students will be introduced to 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. May be stacked with: AKNS A102C

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:38809 220 Isaak, Joel; Williams, Jennifer; Williams, Jennifer; Williams, Jennifer January 10 - April 30 8
  • 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)

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:32061 202 DuBois, Peter January 10 - April 30 1
    View detailed information for CRN:32062 203 DuBois, Peter March 14 - April 30 0
    View detailed information for CRN:32063 204 Stepetin, Haliehana January 10 - April 30 0
    View detailed information for CRN:37302 221 Williams, Jennifer January 10 - April 30 2
    View detailed information for CRN:37303 220 Williams, Jennifer January 10 - April 30 1
    View detailed information for CRN:38047 201 DuBois, Peter January 10 - April 30 -1
    View detailed information for CRN:38223 292 Eufemio, Elizabeth January 10 - April 30 0
    View detailed information for CRN:39623 222 Williams, Jennifer January 10 - April 30 0
  • 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.

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:38045 251 Stepetin, Haliehana January 10 - April 30 -1
  • 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

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:32065 251 Anaya, Elizabeth January 10 - April 30 0
  • 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.

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:34071 291 Eufemio, Elizabeth January 10 - April 30 7
  • 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.

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

    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A292A AK Native Lang Apprenticeship 1 - 3 Credits

    AK Native Lang Apprenticeship

    Introductory language learning through apprenticeship with a fluent speaker of a specific Alaska Native language in an individual or small-group workshop format. Students will learn strategies and techniques of the master-apprentice method and study intensively with a fluent speaker to increase oral fluency. Enhances cross-cultural perspectives. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:39040 292 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 10 - April 30 2
    View detailed information for CRN:39040 292 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 10 - April 30 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

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:38742 251 Blatchford, Edgar January 10 - April 30 1
  • 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

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:38039 251 Blatchford, Edgar January 10 - April 30 1
  • A432 Indig Well-Being & Ed 3 Credits

    Indig Well-Being & Ed

    Examines psychological and cultural perspectives of human development and well-being of indigenous peoples. Designed to promote, nurture, explore and understand the influence of culture on the indigenous person. Of special interest to educators in schools serving indigenous students and individuals working with indigenous communities regarding cultural understandings, and change in historical and contemporary contexts. Special Note: Course is co-organized as a multi-site international videoconference seminar - collaborating institutions include the University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Arizona, Dine College, University of British Columbia, University of Montana, University of Hawai'i Hilo, and Te Whare Wanaga o Awanuiarangi, New Zealand.

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

    Blackboard
    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:38035 201 John-Shields, Agatha January 10 - April 30 23
  • 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

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

    Blended
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:32071 201 - DIST BLKBD Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra February 18 - April 30 0
    View detailed information for CRN:32071 201 F 8:30AM - 11:15AM SSB 253 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra February 18 - April 30 0
    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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.

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

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:32072 001 - ARR ARR Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 10 - April 30 10
    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.