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Alaska Native Studies Classes

Spring Semester 2020

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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30063 001 MW 11:30AM - 1:10PM PSB 204 Meade, Marie January 13 - May 2 13
    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A102B *Elem Tlingit Language II 4 Credits

    *Elem Tlingit Language II

    Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Tlingit for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of Alaska Native and cross-cultural perspectives. May be stacked with: AKNS A109B

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36916 051 TR 11:30AM - 1:10PM PSB 204 Kendall, Shirley January 13 - May 2 11
    Blackboard

    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:30064 001 TR 5:30PM - 7:10PM PSB 204 Heflin, Mellisa January 13 - May 2 19
    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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.

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    Blackboard

    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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    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A109B Tlingit Orthography 4 Credits

    Tlingit Orthography

    Introduction to reading and writing Tlingit for students with oral proficiency in the Tlingit language. Students will be introduced to alphabet and phonetic classification, dialects, and a history of the Tlingit writing system. Enhances cross-cultural perspectives. Registration Restrictions: Fluency in Tlingit and instructor approval required. May be stacked with: AKNS A102B

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36917 051 TR 11:30AM - 1:10PM PSB 204 Kendall, Shirley January 13 - May 2 5
    Blackboard

    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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30069 001 T 2:30PM - 5:15PM ARTS 116 Senungetuk, Heidi January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:38125 002 TR 11:30AM - 12:45AM PSB 216 Blatchford, Edgar January 13 - May 2 0
    View detailed information for CRN:38290 003 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM ESH 214 Lucason, Stacey January 13 - May 2 10
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:37543 201 Leonard, Beth January 13 - May 2 -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

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30070 051 R 2:30PM - 5:15PM ARTS 116 Williams, Maria January 13 - May 2 -2
    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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 Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30071 201 Leonard, Beth January 13 - May 2 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.

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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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:37544 002 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM PSB 204 Ongtooguk, Paul January 13 - May 2 1
    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A482 Indigenous Knowledge/Sciences 3 Credits

    Indigenous Knowledge/Sciences

    Explores ideologies underlying the sciences and Indigenous Knowledge(s) (IK) including how aspects of each paradigm converge, diverge, or negotiate parallel paths. Surveys IK and Western science methodologies, including how paradigms are constructed and reconstructed through the influence and engagement of Indigenous peoples. Special Note: Course includes 7 weeks of videoconference and online exchanges with Victoria University of Wellington Te Kawa a Maui-School of Maori Studies students and co-instructor/UAA AKNS affiliate faculty Dr. Ocean Mercier (PhD-Physics).

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:38374 202 Leonard, Beth January 13 - May 2 0
  • 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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30076 001 F 9:00AM - 2:00PM PSB 204 Williams, Maria January 13 - March 9 1
    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.

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30077 001 - ARR ARR Ongtooguk, Paul January 13 - May 2 9
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30078 201 Ongtooguk, Paul January 13 - May 2 10