2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Eskimo

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Alaska Native Languages
(907) 474-7874
www.uaf.edu/anlc/classes.html

B.A. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 130 credits

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Eskimo languages are spoken by far northern people from the northeastern tip of Siberia, across Alaska and Canada, to East Greenland. The Eskimo languages include the four Yupik languages of Alaska and Siberia as well as Inuit, the Alaskan sector of which is called Inupiaq. In terms of population and numbers of speakers, Central Alaskan Yup’ik is by far the largest Alaska Native language; Inupiaq is the second largest. Eskimo languages are the linguistic heritage of more than half of Alaska’s Native population.

Students who obtain a B.A. in Central Yup’ik or Inupiaq Eskimo may be employed as Native language instructors or language specialists for school districts or Native organizations. No other university in the United States offers a B.A. in Eskimo.

Students in linguistics or anthropology may want to complete a minor in Eskimo to add a distinctly Alaska emphasis to their education.

Inupiaq Eskimo—B.A. Degree

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

    ANL 315—Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut 3 credits

    ESK 111—Elementary Inupiaq Eskimo 5 credits

    ESK 112—Elementary Inupiaq Eskimo 5 credits

    ESK 211—Intermediate Inupiaq Eskimo 3 credits

    ESK 212—Intermediate Inupiaq Eskimo 3 credits

    ESK 417—Advanced Inupiaq Eskimo 3 credits

    LING 101—Nature of Language (3)
    or ANS 320W—Language and Culture: Application of Alaska (3) 3 credits
  4. Complete 3 of the following:*

    ANL 287—Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages 3 credits

    ANL 316—Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages 3 credits

    ANS/ENGL 349—Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English Translation) 3 credits

    ANTH 242—Native Cultures of Alaska 3 credits

    ANTH 380—The People of Alaskan Southwest: Aleuts, Kodiak Islanders and the Chugach 3 credits

    ANTH 381—The Inupiaq and Yup’ik Peoples 3 credits

    ESK 417—Advanced Inupiaq Eskimo (additional) 3 credits

    HIST 110—History of Alaska Natives 3 credits

    LING/ED 303W,O—Language Acquisition 3 credits

    LING 318—Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology 3 credits

    LING 320—Introduction to Morphology 3 credits

    LING 410O—Theory and Methods of Second Language Teaching 3 credits

    LING 430—Historical Linguistics 3 credits

    LING 450O—Language, Policy and Planning 3 credits

    MUS 223—Native Alaskan Music 3 credits

    PS 263—Alaska Native Politics 3 credits

    Yup’ik Eskimo course or approved course 3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required 130

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

Yup’ik Eskimo—B.A. Degree

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

    ANL 315—Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut 3 credits

    ESK 101—Elementary Central Yup’ik Eskimo 5 credits

    ESK 102—Elementary Central Yup’ik Eskimo 5 credits

    ESK 201—Intermediate Central Yup’ik 3 credits

    ESK 202—Intermediate Central Yup’ik 3 credits

    ESK 301—Advanced Central Yup’ik Eskimo 3 credits

    ESK 415—Additional Topics in Advanced Yup’ik Eskimo 3 credits

    LING 101—Nature of Language (3)
    or ANS 320W—Language and Culture: Application of Alaska (3) 3 credits
  4. Complete 2 of the following:*

    ANL 287—Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages 3 credits

    ANL 316—Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages 3 credits

    ANS/ENGL 349—Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English Translation) 3 credits

    ANTH 242—Native Cultures of Alaska 3 credits

    ANTH 380—The People of Alaskan Southwest: Aleuts, Kodiak Islanders and the Chugach 3 credits

    ANTH 381—The Inupiaq and Yup’ik Peoples 3 credits

    HIST 110—History of Alaska Natives 3 credits

    LING/ED 303W,O—Language Acquisition 3 credits

    LING 318—Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology 3 credits

    LING 320—Introduction to Morphology 3 credits

    LING 430—Historical Linguistics 3 credits

    LING 450O—Language, Policy and Planning 3 credits

    MUS 223—Native Alaskan Music 3 credits

    PS 263—Alaska Native Politics 3 credits

    Inupiaq Eskimo course or approved course 3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required 130

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

Minor

  1. Complete Eskimo electives 15 credits
  2. Minimum credits required 15

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