Minor in Alaska Native Studies

Students may select one of two areas to complete the requirements for the minor: 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.**

Students interested in the Alaska Native Studies Minor are encouraged to make an appointment with the Director of AKNS to discuss their course of study and to fill out a declaration of Alaska Native Studies Minor Form. Click on Declaration of a Minor to access the form online.

For additional information contact Alaska Native Studies at (907) 786-6135. Please visit us at SSB Room 378!

Click here to enroll in an 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 (must be courses other than those taken for above focus areas):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
Music of Alaska Natives and Indigenous Peoples of Northern Regions
World Indigenous Music
Topics in Alaska Native Studies
Alaska Native Politics
Tribes, Nations and Peoples
Advanced Topics in Alaska Native Studies
Alaska Native Studies Internship
Natives of Alaska
Ethnohistory of Alaska Natives
Aleut Adaptations
Alaska Native Literatures
History of Alaska
Rural Justice
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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