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: 120 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 Alaska 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 F315--Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut--3 credits
    ESK F111--Elementary Inupiaq Eskimo--5 credits
    ESK F112--Elementary Inupiaq Eskimo--5 credits
    ESK F211--Intermediate Inupiaq Eskimo--3 credits
    ESK F212--Intermediate Inupiaq Eskimo--3 credits
    ESK F417--Advanced Inupiaq Eskimo--3 credits
    LING F101--Nature of Language (3)
         or ANS F320W--Language and Culture: Applications to Alaska (3)--3 credits
  4. Complete three of the following:*
    ANL F287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
    ANL F316--Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages--3 credits
    ANS/ENGL F349--Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English Translation)--3 credits
    ANTH F242--Native Cultures of Alaska--3 credits
    ESK F417--Advanced Inupiaq Eskimo--3 credits
    HIST F110--History of Alaska Natives--3 credits
    LING/ED F303W,O--Language Acquisition--3 credits
    LING F318--Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology--3 credits
    LING F320--Introduction to Morphology--3 credits
    LING F410O--Theory and Methods of Second Language Teaching--3 credits
    LING F430--Historical Linguistics--3 credits
    LING F450O--Language, Policy and Planning--3 credits
    MUS F223--Alaska Native Music--3 credits
    PS F263--Alaska Native Politics--3 credits
    Yup'ik Eskimo course or approved course--3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--120 credits

* 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 F315--Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut--3 credits
    ESK F101--Elementary Central Yup'ik Eskimo--5 credits
    ESK F102--Elementary Central Yup'ik Eskimo--5 credits
    ESK F201--Intermediate Central Yup'ik--3 credits
    ESK F202--Intermediate Central Yup'ik--3 credits
    ESK F301--Advanced Central Yup'ik Eskimo--3 credits
    ESK F415--Additional Topics in Advanced Yup'ik Eskimo--3 credits
    LING F101--Nature of Language (3)
         or ANS F320W--Language and Culture: Applications to Alaska (3)--3 credits
  4. Complete two of the following:*
    ANL F287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
    ANL F316--Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages--3 credits
    ANS/ENGL F349--Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English Translation)--3 credits
    ANTH F242--Native Cultures of Alaska--3 credits
    HIST F110--History of Alaska Natives--3 credits
    LING/ED F303W,O--Language Acquisition--3 credits
    LING F318--Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology--3 credits
    LING F320--Introduction to Morphology--3 credits
    LING F430--Historical Linguistics--3 credits
    LING F450O--Language, Policy and Planning--3 credits
    MUS F223--Alaska Native Music--3 credits
    PS F263--Alaska Native Politics--3 credits
    Inupiaq Eskimo course or approved course--3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--120 credits

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

Minor

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

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