Want to take a sustainability minded class?

If you are interested in learning more about the relationship between humans and the environment then check out the list of sustainability minded courses that are taught at UAA. Select a academic program from the list below for classes concerned with sustainability.

 

Alaska Native Studies

AKNS 201 Alaska Native Perspectives

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

AKNS A201 Alaska Native Perspectives 3 Credits

Introduction to Alaska Native perspectives on kinship, time, philosophy, symbolism, spirituality, communication, justice, oral traditions, storytelling, material culture, and the relationship to the environment. Students will become familiar with the diversity of Alaska Native peoples, languages, and worldviews and how these influence contemporary and global issues.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

Anthropology

ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A202 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits

Introduction to the methods, theories, and fundamental concepts in the study of cultural systems. Includes social relationships, economic organization, political systems, symbols and beliefs, and issues related to gender, power, world systems and colonialism, and the social construction of human lives.

Attributes: UAA Social Sciences GER.

ANTH 325 Cook Inlet Anthropology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A325 Cook Inlet Anthropology 3 Credits

Study of the peoples and cultures of the Native, Russian and American periods of the Cook Inlet region. Includes original archaeological studies and ethnohistoric documents.
Special Note: Offered alternate fall semesters.

ANTH 436 Aleut Adaptions

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A436 Aleut Adaptations 3 Credits

Intensive study of traditional and post-contact Aleut (Unangan) culture. Includes origins, prehistory, biological and cultural adaptations. Also considers contemporary Aleut social, economic and political status.

Prerequisites: ANTH A200.

ANTH 437 Eskimo Adaptions

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A437 Eskimo Adaptations 3 Credits

Addresses peoples of the Arctic coastal areas of Alaska and Canada whose traditional languages are of the Inuit-Unangan language family. Students will learn about public debates over the use of the word "Eskimo" and other terms. Focuses on the Inuit and Yup'ik language areas, including the Kalaallit (Greenlanders).

Prerequisites: ANTH A200.

ANTH 438 Tlinkit/Haida Adaptions

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A438 Tlingit and Haida Adaptations 3 Credits

Comparative analysis of Tlingit and Haida adaptations to the north Pacific Coast including ecological, social, ceremonial, political and cultural characteristics over the period from prehistoric emergence to contemporary conditions in Alaska and British Columbia.

Prerequisites: ANTH A200.

ANTH 439 Athabascan Adaptions

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A439 Athabascan Adaptations 3 Credits

Traditional and contemporary northern Athabascan cultures and their history in Alaska and Canada, with relevant information pertaining to Athabascans of the Pacific Northwest. Emphasis on environmental adaptations, commonalities and variations in cultural patterning, the impact of interactions with neighboring peoples and Europeans, and culture changes over time.

Prerequisites: ANTH A200.

ANTH 457 Food & Nutrition: an Anthropological Perspective

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A457 Food and Nutrition: An Anthropological Perspective 3 Credits

Relationship of human culture to food and nutrition. Includes the history of human diet and its relationship to biological and cultural evolution, contemporary human nutrition in cross-cultural perspective, dietary adequacy and nutritional pathology, food-getting and food-preparation technology, and relationship between food and population, gender, ideology and socioeconomic status.
May Be Stacked With: ANTH A657

Prerequisites: ANTH A202 or ANTH A205.

ANTH 657 Nutritional Archeology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A657 Nutritional Anthropology 3 Credits

Relationship of human culture to food and nutrition. Includes the history of human diet and its relationship to biological and cultural evolution, contemporary human nutrition in cross-cultural perspective, dietary adequacy and nutritional pathology, food-getting and food-preparation technology, and relationship between food and population, gender, ideology and socioeconomic status.
Special Note: In addition to meeting all requirements for ANTH A457, graduate students will be required to research the literature on a current topic in nutritional anthropology, and to submit an extensive, detailed paper summarizing their findings in a rigorous analytical framework. Additional class readings may also be assigned. Not available to students who have completed ANTH A457.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing
May Be Stacked With: ANTH A457

Biological Sciences

BIOL 271 Principles of Ecology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

BIOL A271 Principles of Ecology 3 Credits

Introduces the basic principles of ecology including the physical and biological nature of environment in relation to living systems; the physiological, morphological and behavioral adaptations of organisms; the dynamics and structures of populations, biological communities, ecosystems, and biomes; and the interdependence of natural and human systems.

Prerequisites: BIOL A108 with a minimum grade of C and CHEM A105 with a minimum grade of C and CHEM A106 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

BIOL 309 Biogeography

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

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