Alaska Native Studies Classes

Spring Semester 2019

AKNS

  • 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 Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30076 051 MW 11:30AM - 1:10PM PSB 204 Meade, Marie January 14 - May 4 9
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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 May be stacked with: AKNS A109C

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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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:37171 001 TR 5:30PM - 7:10PM PSB 204 Creed, Myles; Heflin, Mellisa January 14 - May 4 12
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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  • A109A Central Yup'ik Orthography 4 Credits

    Central Yup'ik Orthography

    Introduction to reading and writing Central Yup'ik for students with oral proficiency in the Central Yup'ik language. Students will be introduced to alphabet and phonetic classification, dialects, and a history of the Central Yup'ik writing system. Enhances cross-cultural perspectives. Registration Restrictions: Fluency in Central Yup'ik and instructor approval required. May be stacked with: AKNS A102A

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30077 051 MW 11:30AM - 1:10PM PSB 204 Meade, Marie January 14 - May 4 9
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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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  • 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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30078 001 T 1:00PM - 3:45PM ARTS 116 Senungetuk, Heidi January 14 - May 4 0 (Wait List: 0)
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  • 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 Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:37726 051 R 4:00PM - 6:45PM ARTS 116 Williams, Maria January 14 - May 4 1
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  • A230 Oral Traditions of AK Natives 3 Credits

    Oral Traditions of AK Natives

    An introduction to Alaska Native oral traditions, both the stories told by different Alaska Native cultures and the indigenous languages that convey those stories. Topics include 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 Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:37175 001 M 2:30PM - 5:15PM PSB 204 Leonard, Beth January 14 - May 4 0 (Wait List: 0)
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  • 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 Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:37176 001 F 12:00AM - 5:00PM PSB 204 Kendall, Shirley March 29 - May 4 1
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  • 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

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  • A292B AK Native Lang Fluency Intensv 1 - 3 Credits

    AK Native Lang Fluency Intensv

    Intensive study of conversational speech in an Alaska Native language. Designed to maximize fluency development for students with previous coursework or life experience with an Alaska Native language. Registration Restrictions: Course prerequisite or instructor permission

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  • A356 Yup'ik Music & Dance Ensemble 2 Credits

    Yup'ik Music & Dance Ensemble

    Ensemble course in Central Yup'ik Alaska Native music and dance. Teaches movement, singing, drumming and the cultural contextual aspects of Alaska Native dance, including history, culture and connection to language. Designed for students who are interested in learning about Alaska Native creative expression. Special Note: May be repeated twice for credit. Crosslisted with MUS A356

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30082 051 U 5:30PM - 8:15PM ARTS 122 Ferguson, Cody February 24 - May 4 7
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  • A490 Adv Topics in AKNS 1 - 3 Credits

    Adv Topics in AKNS

    Examines topics on contemporary issues in Alaska Native studies at an advanced level. Course can include political, social and historical aspects of Alaska Native people and culture. Special Note: Subtitle varies. May be repeated three times for credit with a different subtitle. Registration Restrictions: Upper-division standing

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:37178 001 M 5:30PM - 8:15PM SSB 250 Blatchford, Edgar January 14 - May 4 6
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  • 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 Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30085 001 F 12:00AM - 5:00PM PSB 204 Stepetin, Haliehana January 14 - March 8 1
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Summer Semester 2019

AKNS

  • 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)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:52459 301 TR 2:00PM - 5:00PM ADM 145 Williams, Maria May 28 - June 27 40
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

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