Alaska Native Studies Classes

Spring Semester 2018

AKNS

  • 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.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:38032 101 MW 9:45AM - 11:00AM MSCTHS TBA Balluta, Marilyn January 8 - May 18 13
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:30241 051 MW 11:30AM - 1:10PM PSB 204B Meade, Marie January 16 - May 5 3
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  • 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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  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30244 051 MW 11:30AM - 1:10PM PSB 204B Meade, Marie January 16 - May 5 10
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  • A109D Alutiiq Orthography 4 Credits

    Alutiiq Orthography

    Introduction to reading and writing the Alutiiq language for students with some listening comprehension and verbal skills in Alutiiq. Students will be introduced to alphabet and phonetic classification, dialects, and a history of the Alutiiq writing system. Enhances cross-cultural perspectives. Registration Restrictions: Prior exposure to spoken Alutiiq and instructor permission.

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  • 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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  • 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 Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36422 051 R 4:00PM - 6:45PM ARTS 117 Williams, Maria January 16 - May 5 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:36432 002 F 12:00AM - 5:00PM ADM 143A Kendall, Shirley March 30 - May 4 1
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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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36425 051 R 5:30PM - 8:30PM ARTS 122 Ferguson, Cody February 16 - May 5 6
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  • 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 Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36426 001 M 5:30PM - 8:15PM RH 117 Leonard, Beth January 16 - May 5 9
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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:36428 001 M 5:30PM - 8:15PM ADM 143B Blatchford, Edgar January 16 - May 5 3
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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:30253 001 F 12:00AM - 5:00PM PSB 204B Kendall, Shirley January 16 - March 23 1
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Summer Semester 2018

AKNS

  • A182 Grant Writing AK Native Comm 1 Credits

    Grant Writing AK Native Comm

    Introduces grant writing focused on community-based grant proposals, including successful approaches appropriate to rural and Alaska Native communities. Includes grant tips, reviewer scoring, grant trends and proposal components.

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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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:52193 301 TWR 2:00PM - 5:00PM ANSP Williams, Maria May 28 - June 29 30
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  • 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)

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:52313 301 TR 2:00PM - 5:00PM RH 211 Williams, Maria July 9 - August 4 30
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

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