2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Eskimo

ESK 101      5 Credits
ESK 102      5 Credits
Elementary Central Yup'ik Eskimo (h)
Introduction to Central Yup'ik, the language of the Yukon and Kuskokwim deltas and Bristol Bay. Open to both speakers and non-speakers. For speakers the course provides literacy and grammatical analysis. For others, it provides a framework for learning to speak, read and write the language. Consideration given to dialect differences. (5 + 0) 101 Offered Fall, 102 Offered Spring


ESK 103      1-3 Credits
ESK 104      1-3 Credits
Conversational Central Yup'ik
Entry-level course to learn to speak and understand Yup'ik Eskimo. Focus on communication in everyday situations. Kuskokwim and Northwest Campuses only. (Prerequisite: ESK 103 for 104 or permission of instructor.) (1 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 109      3 Credits
Central Yup'ik Orthography
An entry-level class for persons fluent in Central Yup'ik. Covers reading, silent and oral, and writing, emphasizing specific skills and practical application of those skills through writing assignments. Dialect differences in the Central Yup'ik region are used to demonstrate standardization of the writing systems. (Prerequisite: Demonstrated conversational Yup'ik skills). (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 111      5 Credits
ESK 112      5 Credits
Elementary Inupiaq Eskimo (h)
Introduction to Inupiaq, the language of Unalakleet, Seward Peninsula, Kotzebue Sound and the North Slope. Open to both speakers and non-speakers. For speakers the course provides literacy and grammatical analysis. For others it provides a framework for learning to speak, read and write the language. Consideration given to dialect differences. (5 + 0) ESK 111 Offered Fall, ESK 112 Offered Spring


ESK 115      1-3 Credits
ESK 116      1-3 Credits
Conversational Inupiaq
Introductory course for students who wish to acquire the ability to speak Inupiaq, the language of Norton Sound, the Seward Peninsula, Kotzebue Sound, the North Slope, and the arctic portions of Canada and Greenland. Students first learn to understand simple spoken language, then to speak simple Inupiaq, developing a beginning level of communicative competence in the language. (Prerequisite: ESK 115 for 116.) (1 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 118      3 Credits
Inupiaq Orthography
Entry-level course designed for students who are fluent in Inupiaq. Reading silently and aloud, and writing. Emphasis on specific skills and practical application of skills through writing assignments. (Prerequisite: Demonstrated conversational Inupiaq skills.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 121      4 Credits
Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship I
Entry-level course to learn to speak/understand Yup'ik Eskimo. Local speaker acts as language mentor/primary resource. Focus on everyday situations. Yup'ik faculty member serves as instructor of record. Student and mentor required to participate in 10 hr. orientation, maintain weekly contact with instructor of record, and participate in monthly assessment. Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. Kuskokwim campus only. (1 + 10) Offered As Demand Warrants.


ESK 122      4 Credits
Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship II
Continuation of ESK 121. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. (Prerequisite: ESK 121 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills). Kuskokwim campus only. (1 + 10) Offered As Demand Warrants.


ESK 123      4 Credits
Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship III
Continuation of ESK 122. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. (Prerequisite: ESK 122 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills). Kuskokwim campus only. (1 + 10) Offered As Demand Warrants.


ESK 130      3 Credits
Beginning Yup'ik Grammar (h)
Literacy and grammatical analysis of Central Yup'ik language. Students will learn basic grammatical concepts and literacy skills, with consideration given to dialect differences. (Prerequisite: ESK 103 or ESK 122 or basic conversational Yup'ik skills). (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 155      1-3 Credits
ESK 156      1-3 Credits
Conversational Siberian Yupik
Introductory courses for students who wish to acquire the ability to speak in Siberian Yupik, the language of St. Lawrence Island and parts of the Chukchi Peninsula in Siberia. Students first learn to understand simple spoken language, then to speak simple Siberian Yupik, developing a beginning level of communicative competence in the language. Northwest Campus only. (1 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 158      1-3 Credits
Siberian Yupik Orthography
Introduction to the standard writing system (orthography) of Siberian Yupik. Students learn the skills of spelling, reading and writing words in Siberian Yupik, which are the fundamentals of basic literacy. (Prerequisite: Ability to speak Siberian Yupik or permission of instructor.) Northwest Campus only. (1 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 201      3 Credits
ESK 202      3 Credits
Intermediate Central Yup'ik (h)
Continuation of ESK 101 and 102. Increasing emphasis on speaking, reading and writing. (Prerequisite: ESK 102 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) ESK 201 Offered Fall, ESK 202 Offered Spring


ESK 203      3 Credits
Conversational Central Yup'ik III (h)
A continuation of ESK 103 and 104. Kuskokwim campus only. (Prerequisite: ESK 104 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 204      3 Credits
Conversational Central Yup'ik IV (h)
Continuation of ESK 203. Development of proficiency in the Central Yup'ik language, vocabulary for everyday situations, reading and writing. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 205      3 Credits
Regaining Fluency in Yup'ik (h)
Yup'ik speaking skills and fluency for those with some background in the language. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Each potential student must be evaluated for language capabilities.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 206      3 Credits
Regaining Fluency in Yup'ik II (h)
Continuation of ESK 205. Speaking skills and fluency for those with some background in the language. (Prerequisite: ESK 205 or permission of instructor. Each potential student must be evaluated for language capabilities.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 208      3 Credits
Yup'ik Composition (h)
An examination of the development of written Yup'ik and exploration of writing for entertainment, information, transcription of oral narratives and note taking in meetings where Yup'ik is the dominant language. New writing styles are examined, rather than simply translating the standard categories of English composition. Students receive extensive practice in Yup'ik orthography and participate in the evaluation of each other's writings. (Prerequisite: ESK 109.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 211      3 Credits
ESK 212      3 Credits
Intermediate Inupiaq Eskimo (h)
Continuation of Eskimo 111 and 112, concentrating on development of conversational ability, with presentation of additional grammar and vocabulary. (Prerequisite: ESK 112 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) ESK 211 Offered Fall, ESK 212 Offered Spring


ESK 218      3 Credits
Inupiaq Composition
An examination of the development of written Inupiaq uses to entertain, inform, persuade, transcribe oral narratives and take notes on such occasions as city council meetings. Open to new genres, rather than simply translating the standard categories of English composition. Students receive extensive practice in the Inupiaq orthography and actively participate in evaluation of each other's writing. (Prerequisite: ESK 118 or equivalent.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 221      3 Credits
Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship I
Intermediate-level learning to speak and understand Yup'ik. Local speaker acts as mentor/primary resource. Focus on everyday situations. Yup'ik faculty member serves as instructor of record. Student and mentor required to participate in 10 hr. orientation, maintain weekly contact with instructor of record and participate in monthly assessments. Kuskokwim campus only. Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. (Prerequisite: ESK 123 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills.) (1 + 10) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 222      3 Credits
Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship II
Continuation of ESK 221. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. Kuskokwim campus only. (Prerequisite: ESK 221 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills.) (1 + 10) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 223      3 Credits
Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship III
Continuation of ESK 222. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. Kuskokwim campus only. (Prerequisite: ESK 222 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills.) (1 + 10) Offered Kuskokwim: As Demand Warrants


ESK 230      3 Credits
Introduction to Interpreting and Translating I (h)
Introduction to interpreting and translating, designed for both those wishing to enter the field and those who wish to upgrade their skills. Discussion of problems which arise during interpreting and translating along with suggestions on how to handle them. (Prerequisites: Must be fluent in English and Yup'ik. Permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 231      3 Credits
Introduction to Interpreting and Translating II (h)
Continuation of ESK 230. (Prerequisites: ESK 230.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 240      3 Credits
Introduction to Reading and Writing Yup'ik
Emphasis on reading and writing Yup'ik for practical purposes (posters, brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, signs) and continued language learning (short stories, descriptions and narratives). (Prerequisite: ESK 130 and ESK 204 or ESK 222.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ESK 250      3 Credits
Yup'ik Literature for Children
Students explore and practice reading children's literature in Yup'ik. Students are exposed to a variety of genres (fiction, nonfiction, traditional stories, poetry, songs, etc.). Reader leveling will be discussed. Students are required to write targeted readers for specific reading levels in Yup'ik. Offered at Kuskokwim campus only. (Prerequisites: ESK 208 or equivalent reading and writing skills.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 251      3 Credits
Teaching Beginning Yup'ik Reading and Writing
Teaching strategies in Yup'ik literacy. Focus on reading and writing at the primary-early entry through intermediate levels. Students develop lessons for reading, writing and word study, manage instructional time, and use assessment for placement and instructional purposes. Materials, reading resources, and instructional guides will be reviewed and used for the development of lessons, reading and writing skills. Offered at Kuskokwim campus only. (Prerequisite ESK 208 or equivalent reading and writing skills) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 260      3 Credits
ESK 261      3 Credits
Siberian Yupik Eskimo (h)
Eskimo language of St. Lawrence Island and the opposing area of Chukotka in Russia. Concentration on literacy and grammar with background given for conversation. Open to speakers of the language and to others if they have taken one or more years of Central Yup'ik or Iï¿œupiaq. (Prerequisites: ability to speak Siberian Yupik or one year study of other Eskimo language.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESK 301      3 Credits
Advanced Central Yup'ik Eskimo (h)
Continuation of ESK 201 and 202. Completes the basic study of the Central Yup'ik grammar. (Prerequisites: ESK 101, 102, 201, 202 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ESK 330W     3 Credits
Yupiit Quliraitnek Igaryaraq (h)
Central Yup'ik literature with exposure to a variety of literary styles, including qulirat, qaneryaraqegtaaraat, ak'allaat qulirat, qanruyutet/alerquutet. Broad range of regional, stylistic and orthographic traditions through a variety of short papers and a final paper/project. Specific content to be announced at time of registration. Taught entirely in Yup'ik. Kuskokwim campus only. (Prerequisites: ESK 208, ESK 240, ENGL 111X and ENGL 211X or 213X. Next offered: 2008-09) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ESK 375O     3 Credits
Umyuarteqsaraq (h)
Exploration of Yup'ik philosophy and spirituality, including exploration of the relationship between modern and traditional belief systems and the influence of western religion and philosophy. Taught entirely in Yup'ik. Kuskokwim campus only. (Prerequisites: ESK 240, COMM 131X or COMM 141X and senior standing. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ESK 415      3 Credits
Additional Topics in Advanced Yup'ik Eskimo (h)
Further study of Yup'ik linguistics. Includes text transcription, editing, analysis and discussion. Yup'ik dialectology. Study of related Eskimo languages from the standpoint of Central Yup'ik. Additional topics to be studied depending upon the interests of the students and the instructor. (Prerequisites: ESK 101, 102, 201, 202 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ESK 417      3 Credits
Advanced Inupiaq Eskimo (h)
Advanced study in Inupiaq Eskimo. Continuation of ESK 212. (Prerequisites: ESK 111, 112, 211, 212 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ESK 488W     3 Credits
Caliarkaq (h)
Major research project relating to Yup'ik language and culture (e.g., traditional narratives, personal/local histories, local customs/beliefs). Project formats include (but are not limited to) research papers, video/audiotapes, curricula and public presentations. Note: As a writing intensive course, all formats will include a significant written component. Taught entirely in Yup'ik. Kuskokwim campus only. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X, ESK 330 and senior standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2010-11.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


Catalog Index | Class Schedule | Admissions

Send comments or questions to the UAF Admissions Office.
Last modified October 30, 2009 by Marketing and Communications Web Developer.