Minor in Alaska Native Studies

 

Students may select from one of two areas to complete the requirements for the minor: a policy focus or language focus

Both of these areas emphasize the dynamic nature of Alaska Native cultures and the conflict between traditional Native values and those of the dominant Euro-American society. The Alaska Native Studies Minor provides a valuable enrichment to any UAA baccalaureate degree. 

**A minimum of 19 credits is required for the minor, of which 6 credits must be upper division.**

Beach of northernmost community in the United States, Utqiagvik

Students interested in the Alaska Native Studies Minor are encouraged to make an appointment with Dr. Beth Leonard, Director of AKNS, to discuss their course of study and to fill out a Declaration of the Alaska Native Studies Minor form.

Enroll into the Alaska Native Studies Minor

 

Core Courses
AKNS A201Alaska Native Perspectives3
AKNS A492Cultural Knowledge of Native Elders3
Complete 7 to 9 credits in one of the following focus areas:7-9
Policy Focus
Topics in Alaska Native Studies
Alaska Native Politics
Tribes, Nations and Peoples
Decolonizing Methodologies
Advanced Topics in Alaska Native Studies
Language Focus
Elementary Central Yup'ik Language I
Elementary Tlingit Language I
Elementary Alaska Native Language I
Elementary Alutiiq Language I
Elementary Central Yup'ik Language II
Elementary Tlingit Language II
Elementary Alaska Native Language II
Elementary Alutiiq Language II
Complete 6 credits from the following in addition to focus area courses above:6
Elementary Central Yup'ik Language I
Elementary Tlingit Language I
Elementary Alaska Native Language I
Elementary Alutiiq Language I
Elementary Central Yup'ik Language II
Elementary Tlingit Language II
Elementary Alaska Native Language II
Elementary Alutiiq Language II
Central Yup'ik Orthography
Tlingit Orthography
Alaska Native Language Orthography
Alutiiq Orthography
Community Project Planning
Grant Writing for Alaska Native Communities
Indigenous Leadership and Civic Engagement
Event Planning and Meeting Facilitation
Selected Topics: Alaska Native Cultural Skills
Music of Alaska Natives and Indigenous Peoples of Northern Regions
World Indigenous Music
Alaska Native Drummaking Techniques: Athabascan and Southeast Style
Alaska Native Drummaking Techniques: Inupiaq and Yup'ik Style
Oral Traditions of Alaska Native People
Alaska Native Cultural Orientation - Alutiiq/Sugpiaq
Alaska Native Art History
Topics in Alaska Native Studies
Alaska Native Language Apprenticeship
Alaska Native Language Conversational Fluency Intensive
Tribes, Nations and Peoples
Alaska Native Politics
Yup'ik Music and Dance Ensemble
Inupiaq Music and Dance Ensemble
Indigenous Well-Being and Education
Indigenous Knowledge(s) and the Sciences in Global Contexts
Advanced Topics in Alaska Native Studies
Alaska Native Studies Internship
Alaska Native Cultures
History of Alaska
Rural Justice
Alaska Native Literatures
Total Credits19-21

A minimum of 19 credits is required for the minor, of which 6 credits must be upper-division.

 

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