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Alaska Native Studies Classes

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Fall 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.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70600 601 MW 11:30AM - 1:10PM ADM 143B Meade, Marie August 29 - December 17 13
    Blended
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76154 801 MW 5:30PM - 7:10PM DIST WEB Staff, UA August 29 - December 17 7
    View detailed information for CRN:76154 801 MW 5:30PM - 7:10PM SSB 119 Staff, UA August 29 - December 17 7
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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 Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76184 801 Stepetin, Haliehana August 29 - December 17 6
  • 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:70604 801 Johnson, Mellisa August 29 - December 17 9
  • A101E *Elementary Alutiiq Language I 4 Credits

    *Elementary Alutiiq Language I

    Introduces students with little or no prior knowledge to 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:72871 3D1 Azuyak, Peggy August 29 - December 17 14
    View detailed information for CRN:72871 3D1 Azuyak, Peggy August 29 - December 17 14
  • 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:70605 801 Slawson, Donita August 29 - December 17 5
  • 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 Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70606 801 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra October 3 - December 17 17
  • 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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76155 601 F 11:30AM - 2:15PM ARTS 117 Stepetin, Haliehana; Williams, Maria August 29 - December 17 28
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76183 801 Staff, UA September 6 - September 29 15
  • 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:76156 601 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM RH 110 Williams, Maria August 29 - December 17 26
    View detailed information for CRN:76157 602 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM ADM 102 Stepetin, Haliehana August 29 - December 17 2
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70607 801 Slawson, Donita August 29 - December 17 0
    View detailed information for CRN:70608 802 Stepetin, Haliehana August 29 - December 17 0
    View detailed information for CRN:70610 804 John-Shields, Agatha August 29 - December 17 0
    View detailed information for CRN:70611 805 DuBois, Peter August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:70612 806 DuBois, Peter October 17 - December 17 0
    View detailed information for CRN:72872 3D1 Eufemio, Elizabeth August 29 - December 17 21
    View detailed information for CRN:72873 3D2 Eufemio, Elizabeth August 29 - December 17 21
    View detailed information for CRN:77234 3D3 Eufemio, Elizabeth August 29 - December 17 17
  • 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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70613 651 W 5:30PM - 8:15PM ARTS 117 Williams, Maria August 29 - December 17 0
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A216 *World Indigenous Music 3 Credits

    *World Indigenous Music

    Surveys Indigenous music cultures of the world. Examines musical traditions of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Near/Far East, and Oceania 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:77301 852 Williams, Maria August 29 - December 17 15
  • 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:70616 801 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 29 - December 17 17
    View detailed information for CRN:70616 801 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 29 - December 17 17
  • 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:77072 801 Andrulli, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 12
    View detailed information for CRN:77072 801 Andrulli, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 12
  • 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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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70618 651 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM SSB 251 DuBois, Peter August 29 - December 17 14
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A492 Cultural Knowledge of Elders 3 Credits

    Cultural Knowledge of Elders

    Provides 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. 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.

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    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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70620 801 Shaginoff-Stuart, Sondra August 29 - December 17 10

Summer 2022

AKNS