2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Alaska Native Languages

ANL 108  1-3 Credits
Beginning Athabascan Literacy (h)
Introduction to reading and writing in one of the Athabascan languages. For speakers of the language who want to become literate. (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 121  1-3 Credits
ANL 122  1-3 Credits
Conversational Alaska Native Language
Introduction to speaking and understanding one of the Alaska Native languages. Focus on communication in everyday situations. (Prerequisite: ANL 121 for ANL 122 in the same language or permission of instructor.) Note: ANL 121 and 122 do not satisfy core curriculum requirements. (1-3 + 0) 121 Offered Fall, 122 Offered Spring


ANL 141  5 Credits
ANL 142  5 Credits
Beginning Athabascan
Introduction to an Alaska Athabascan language. Class will deal with one of the 11 Athabascan languages spoken in Alaska. Literacy and grammatical analysis for speakers. For non-speakers, a framework for learning to speak, read and write the language. (Prerequisite: ANL 141 for ANL 142 in the same language or permission of instructor.) (5 + 0) 141 Offered Fall, 142 Offered Spring


ANL 150  1 Credit
Interpretive Communication (s)
Communication processes in Yup'ik and English speaking cultures. Solutions to identify problem areas in cross-cultural communication. Situations such as conversations, meetings, translating and interpreting. Interpreting meaning in what is communicated between people of different sociocultural backgrounds. Kuskokwim Campus only. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 151  3 Credits
Interethnic Communications (s)
Understanding differences in cross-cultural interaction. Application of cross-cultural interactions to various communication settings. Concentrates on Yup'ik ways of communication. Kuskokwim Campus only. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 199  3 Credits
Practicum in Native Language Education
Individualized work experience. Variable credit (depending on the quantity and quality of the work experience). Offered on campus and via distance delivery. When offered via distance delivery, a local mentor (usually principal or teacher) must be willing to work with the student on the local level. Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 221  1-3 Credits
Intermediate Conversational Alaska Native Language (h)
Continuation of ANL 121, 122. Focus on conversational skills in a particular Alaska Native language. On completion of this course the student should not only be able to function at a low level of fluency but should also have the skills necessary to increase fluency through continued use of the language. (Prerequisites: ANL 121, ANL 122 or permission of instructor.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 208  1-3 Credits
Advanced Athabascan Literacy (h)
Expository and creative writing for native speakers; reading Athabascan literature; elicitation, transcription and editing of cultural materials from elders. (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 241  3 Credits
ANL 242  3 Credits
Intermediate Athabascan | Koyukon or Gwich'in (h)
Continuation of beginning Athabascan | Koyukon or Gwich'in. One of these two languages will be taught. Development of conversational ability, additional grammar and vocabulary. (Prerequisites: ANL 141 and 142 in the same language, or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) 241 Offered Fall, 242 Offered Spring


ANL 251  3 Credits
Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics (h)
An introduction to the linguistic structure of the Athabascan family of languages, drawing on example from the Athabascan languages of Alaska. Writing systems, word structures, texts and language relationships. Techniques for access linguistic reference materials and the role of linguistic documentation in language revitalization and language learning. (3 + 0) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


ANL 255  3 Credits
Introduction to Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut
Overview of languages native to Alaska. Special attention to the Eskimo-Aleut languages. Focus on a specific language or language area (optional as most relevant to a regional student body). Includes history, present and future of basic language structure, oral, linguistic and educational literature. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 256  3 Credits
Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance
Overview of languages native to Alaska. Focus on a specific language or language area (optional as most relevant to a regional student body). History, current status and factors affecting the future maintenance of Alaska's languages. Topics include educational policies, lexical development (including corpus planning and standardization), language status (including language maintenance and revival issues). (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 287  3 Credits
Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages (h)
Methodological approaches and practice in teaching Native language and literacy to both speakers and non-speakers. (Prerequisite: Knowledge of a Native language.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 288  3 Credits
Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages (h)
Preparation and evaluation of curriculum and classroom materials for teaching Native languages. (Prerequisite: Knowledge of a Native language and ANL 287 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 289  4 Credits
Practicum in Native Language Education II
Individualized work experience. Supervised teaching with an experienced teacher overseeing student instructional activities and assisting with the class as needed. Course may be repeated once for credit. Graded pass/fail. (Prerequisites: ANL 199, 287 and 288.) (3 + 0 + 10) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 315  3 Credits
Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut (h)
A survey of the Native languages of Alaska, particularly Eskimo-Aleut: history, present and future, with examples of language structure, present situation and prospects as a cultural force. Open to all students. (Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANL 316  3 Credits
Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages (h)
A survey of all Native languages of Alaska; particularly of the Indian languages: Athabascan-Eyak-Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. History, present and future; examples of language structure, present situation and prospects as a cultural force. Open to all students. (Next offered: 2007-08) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANL 401  5 Credits
Alaska Native Language Apprenticeship (h)
Structured study of an Alaska Native Language. Select and work intensively with a mentor (a native speaker of the language selected). Choice of mentor requires faculty approval. Meet regularly with mentor (minimum 10 hours per week) and participate in regular training sessions to work toward fluency. May be repeated once for credit. (Prerequisite: One year university-level study in language of internship or permission of instructor.) (.5 + 10 + 10) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 402  5 Credits
Alaska Native Language Apprenticeship (h)
Structured study of an Alaska Native language. Select and work intensively with a mentor (a native speaker of the language selected). Choice of mentor requires faculty approval. Meet regularly with mentor (minimum 10 hours per week) and participate in regular training sessions to work toward fluency. May be repeated once for credit. (Prerequisite: ANL 401.) (.5 + 10 + 10) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 452  3 Credits
Principles of Linguistic Analysis for Alaska Native Languages
Systematic principles of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics for the Athabascan-Eyak-Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and Eskimo-Aleut language family. This language family is central to this course; the specific Alaska Native language emphasized will be dependent on student interest. Includes exposure to a variety of reference and tools available for research in Alaska Native languages and linguistics. (Prerequisite: LING 101 or ANL 251.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 601  3 Credits
Seminar in Language Revitalization
Language teaching and acquisition strategies appropriate to under-documented and less commonly taught languages. Students write an applied research proposal related to local language endangerment issues and strategies for improving teaching either at the school or community level. Emphasis on students' class presentation and research ideas. (Prerequisite: LING 450; ANTH 451 or LING 601.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANL 651  3 Credits
Topics in Athabascan Linguistics
(Cross-listed with LING 651)
Graduate level introduction to important topics in Athabascan linguistics, including both foundational literature and current research. Topics may include laryngeal features; tonogenesis; the syntaxmorphology interface; argument structure; lexical semantics and discourse. Course may be repeated once for credit with permission of instructor. (Prerequisites: LING 601 or equivalent; graduate standing. Recommended: LING 603 and LING 604. Next offered: 2006-07.)
(3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


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