2003-2004 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Alaska Native Studies

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Alaska Native Studies

(907) 474-7181

www.uaf.edu/ans/

Degree: B.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: B.A.: 130 Credits

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The Alaska Native studies program seeks to provide the student with a keen awareness of the scope, richness and variety of Alaska Native cultural heritages, and a series of critical perspectives on the contemporary Native experience in the plural society of North America. The student's academic program will be interdisciplinary as it is built upon a combination of appropriate courses currently offered in other specialized disciplines and of an integrated set of core courses offered by the Alaska Native studies program.

The Alaska Native Studies B.A. degree program is designed to offer a second major or a minor for many bachelor's degree candidates. It seeks students from many fields of specialization who anticipate either direct or indirect professional involvement in Alaskan Native communities specifically and in multicultural settings generally.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Alaska Native Studies -- B.A. Degree

Concentrations: General, Language

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
a. Complete the following:

ANL 315 -- Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut** (3)
or ANL 316 -- Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages** (3) (3 credits)
ANS/PS 325 -- Native Self-Government (3 credits)
ANS 347 -- Voices of Native American Peoples (3 credits)
ANS 401 -- Cultural Knowledge of Native Elders (3 credits)
ANS/ANTH 242 -- Native Cultures of Alaska (3 credits)
HIST 110 -- History of Alaska Natives (3)
or ANS 101 -- Introduction to Alaska Native Studies (3) (3 credits)
b. Complete 1 of the following concentrations*:

General

1. Complete the following:
ANS/ENGL 340 -- Contemporary Native American Literature (3)
or ANS/ENGL 349 -- Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples
(in English Translation) (3) (3 credits)
ANS/PS 425 -- Federal Indian Law and Alaska Natives (3)
or ANS/PS 450 -- Comparative Aboriginal Rights and Policies (3) (3 credits)
2. Complete 9 credits from the following (you may include courses not selected from courses above in general part 1):
ANS 160 -- Alaska Native Dance (1 credit)
ANS/THR 161 -- Introduction to Alaska Native Performance (3 credits)
ANS 202X -- Aesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance*** (3 credits)
ANS 250 -- Current Alaska Native Leadership Perspectives (3 credits)
ANS 251 -- Practicum in Native Cultural Expression (3 credits)
ANS 300W -- Alaska Native Writers Workshop (3 credits)
ANS 310 -- The Alaska Native Lands Settlement (3 credits)
ANS/RD 315 -- Tribal People and Development (3 credits)
ANS/PS 325 -- Native Self-Government (3 credits)
ANS 320W -- Language and Culture: Application of Alaska (3 credits)
ANS 335 -- Native North Americans (3 credits)
ANS 348W -- Native North American Women (3 credits)
ANS 350W,O -- Cross Cultural Communication: Alaskan Perspectives (3 credits)
ANS 351 -- Practicum in Native Cultural Expression (3 credits)
ANS 360 -- Advanced Native Dance (1 credit)
ANS 361 -- Advanced Alaska Native Performance (3 credits)
ANS/ART 365 -- Native Art of Alaska (3 credits)
ANS 375 -- Native American Religion and Philosophy (3 credits)
ANS/ED 420 -- Alaska Native Education (3 credits)
ANS 475 -- Alaska Native Social Change (3 credits)
PS 263 -- Alaska Native Politics (3 credits)
RD 255 -- Rural Alaska Land Issues (3 credits)
SOC 408 -- Race and Ethnic Relations (3 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (130 credits)

Language

1. Complete the following:
ANL 251 -- Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics (3)
or LING 101 -- Nature of Language (3) (3 credits)
ANL 287 -- Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages (3 credits)
ANL 288 -- Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages (3 credits)
ANS/ANTH 320W -- Language and Culture: Applications to Alaska (3 credits)
LING 450 -- Language Policy and Planning (3 credits)
2. Complete the following Language concentration requirement:
Three years of 1 Alaska Native language or equivalent** (22 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (130 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

** These courses may be used to fulfill the bachelor of arts requirements for a Minor Complex, or Foreign/Alaska Native language option (page 33).

*** ANS 202X may not be counted toward an Alaska Native Studies major if used to fulfill core requirements.

Note: ANL 255 may be substituted for ANL 315.

Note: ANL 256 may be substituted for ANL 316.

Minor*

1. Complete the following:
ANS 300- or 400-level course (3 credits)
ANS 401 -- Cultural Knowledge of Native Elders (3 credits)
Alaska Native Studies electives (9 credits)
2. Minimum credits required (15 credits)
* All minor programs must be approved by the department head of Alaska Native Studies.


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