Alaska Native Studies Classes

Fall Semester 2021

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.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70422 601 MW 5:30PM - 7:10PM PSB 204 Meade, Marie August 23 - December 11 16
    View detailed information for CRN:70423 602 MW 11:30AM - 1:10PM PSB 204 , August 23 - December 11 16
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  • A101B *Elementary Tlingit Language I 4 Credits

    *Elementary Tlingit Language I

    Introductory course for students with little, or no, prior knowledge of the Tlingit language. Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Tlingit for effective communication at the elementary level. Addresses history of Alaska Native languages and cultures.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70424 801 Kendall, Shirley August 23 - December 11 12
  • 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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76288 601 TR 5:30PM - 7:10PM PSB 204 Stepetin, Haliehana August 23 - December 11 17
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  • A101D *Elementary Inupiaq Language I 4 Credits

    *Elementary Inupiaq Language I

    Introductory course for students with little or no prior knowledge of the Inupiaq language. Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Inupiaq for effective communication at the elementary level. Addresses history of Alaska Native languages and culture.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70425 801 Johnson, Melissa August 23 - December 11 22
  • A101E *Elementary Alutiiq Language I 4 Credits

    *Elementary Alutiiq Language I

    Introductory course for students with little or no prior knowledge of the Alutiiq language. Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Alutiiq for effective communication at the elementary level. Addresses history of Alaska Native languages and cultures.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:75338 891 Azuyak, Peggy August 23 - December 11 17
    View detailed information for CRN:75338 891 Azuyak, Peggy August 23 - December 11 17
  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76340 801 Slawson, Donita August 23 - December 11 14
  • A101H *Elementary Ahtna Language I 4 Credits

    *Elementary Ahtna Language I

    Introductory course for students with little or no prior knowledge of the Ahtna language. Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Ahtna Athabascan for effective communication at the elementary level. Addresses history of Alaska Native languages and culture.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76339 801 - DIST BLKBD Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 23 - December 11 15
    View detailed information for CRN:76339 801 MTWR 4:00PM - 4:50PM SSB 250 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 23 - December 11 15
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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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76337 802 Christensen Fullmer, Amber August 23 - December 11 25
    View detailed information for CRN:76338 801 Christensen Fullmer, Amber August 23 - December 11 25
  • 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 Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70427 801 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 23 - December 11 0
    View detailed information for CRN:70428 802 , August 23 - December 11 10
    View detailed information for CRN:70429 804 , August 23 - December 11 16
    View detailed information for CRN:76779 803 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 23 - December 11 14
    View detailed information for CRN:76779 803 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 23 - December 11 14
    View detailed information for CRN:76855 891 Eufemio, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 21
    View detailed information for CRN:76856 892 Eufemio, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 25
  • 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:70430 651 W 6:00PM - 8:45PM ARTS 116 Stepetin, Haliehana August 23 - December 11 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 Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76336 851 Anaya, Elizabeth August 23 - December 11 23
  • A218A AK Native Drummaking I 3 Credits

    AK Native Drummaking I

    Studio course in which students learn the fundamentals of making hand drums in the Athabascan and Southeast Alaskan Indian style. Students will also study the living tradition of Alaska Native drum practices. Crosslisted with MUS A218A

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76334 651 F 11:00AM - 1:45PM ETB2 ROOM , August 23 - December 11 15
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  • A230 *Oral Traditions of AK Natives 3 Credits

    *Oral Traditions of AK Natives

    Introduces Alaska Native oral traditions, both the stories told by different Alaska Native cultures and the indigenous languages that convey those stories. Examines 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:70431 801 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 23 - December 11 29
    View detailed information for CRN:70431 801 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 23 - December 11 29
  • 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:76289 802 - DIST BLKBD Andrulli, Jennifer September 25 - November 13 18
    View detailed information for CRN:76289 802 S 12:00AM - 1:00PM DIST WEB Andrulli, Jennifer September 25 - November 13 18
    View detailed information for CRN:76289 802 S 12:00AM - 2:00PM DIST WEB Andrulli, Jennifer September 25 - November 13 18
    View detailed information for CRN:76289 802 S 12:00AM - 3:00PM PSB 204 Andrulli, Jennifer September 25 - November 13 18
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76331 803 , August 23 - December 11 22
  • 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

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70434 651 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM PSB 109 , August 23 - December 11 10
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  • 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.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76290 601 T 5:30PM - 8:15PM SSB 250 John-Shields, Agatha August 23 - December 11 12
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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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70436 801 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 23 - December 11 10

Spring Semester 2021

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)

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36333 201 Slawson, Donita January 11 - May 1 7
  • 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 Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30056 201 Meade, Marie January 11 - May 1 11
  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30058 201 Heflin, Mellisa January 11 - May 1 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.

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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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36332 201 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 11 - May 1 11
  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36959 201 Christensen Fullmer, Amber January 11 - May 1 13
  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30060 202 Williams, Maria January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:30060 202 Williams, Maria January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:30061 203 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 11 - May 1 -2
    View detailed information for CRN:30061 203 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 11 - May 1 -2
    View detailed information for CRN:36331 204 John-Shields, Agatha January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:37476 205 John-Shields, Agatha January 11 - May 1 0
  • 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)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30064 251 Williams, Maria January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:30064 251 Williams, Maria January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:37404 252 Anaya, Elizabeth January 11 - May 1 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36861 202 Blatchford, Edgar January 11 - May 1 8
    View detailed information for CRN:36861 202 Blatchford, Edgar January 11 - May 1 8
    View detailed information for CRN:37113 203 Liu, Christopher January 11 - May 1 15
    View detailed information for CRN:37809 204 John-Shields, Agatha March 19 - May 1 14
    View detailed information for CRN:37809 204 John-Shields, Agatha March 19 - May 1 14
  • 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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  • A461 Decolonizing Methodologies 3 Credits

    Decolonizing Methodologies

    Introduces research methods informed by Indigenous ways of producing and sharing knowledge, ethical considerations, collaborative research design with Indigenous communities and peoples, the sharing of research materials and outcomes, and multivocal authorship. Examines the process of integrating responsibilities as a researcher with respect for cultural property rights and ownership. Crosslisted with ANTH A461.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36790 251 Williams, Maria January 11 - May 1 10
  • 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 Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30068 201 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra February 19 - May 1 0
  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:30069 001 - ARR ARR Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra January 11 - May 1 8
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    No Distance Learning courses available.