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1999-2000 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions


Degrees and Programs Index

Eskimo

ESK 101 (5 Credits) Fall
ESK 102

Elementary Central Yup'ik Eskimo (5+0) 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.
ESK 103 (1 - 3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
ESK 104 (1 - 3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Conversational Central Yup'ik (1+3)
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.)
ESK 109 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Central Yup'ik Orthography (3+0)
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).
ESK 111 (5 Credits) Fall
ESK 112

Elementary Inupiaq Eskimo (5+0) h
Introduction to Inupiaq, the language of Unalakleet, Seward Peninsula, Kotzebue Sound, and 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.
ESK 115 (1 - 3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
ESK 116

Conversational Inupiaq (1+3)
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.)
ESK 118 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Inupiaq Orthography (3+0)
Entry-level course designed for students who are fluent in Inupiaq. Silent and oral reading and writing. Emphasis on specific skills and practical application of skills through writing assignments. (Prerequisite: Demonstrated conversational Inupiaq skills.)
ESK 130 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Beginning Yup'ik Grammar (3+0) h
Literacy and grammatical analysis of the Central Yup'ik language are introduced in this course. Both Yup'ik speakers and non-speakers are eligible since the framework for learning to speak and write the language is offered. Considerations are given to dialect differences. (Prerequisite: ESK 103 or basic conversational Yup'ik skills).
ESK 155 (1 - 3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
ESK 156

Conversational Siberian Yupik (1+3)
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.
ESK 158 (1 - 3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Siberian Yupik Orthography (1+3)
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 instructor permission.) Northwest Campus only.
ESK 201 (3 Credits) Fall
ESK 202

Intermediate Central Yup'ik (3+0) h
Continuation of ESK 101 and 102. Increasing emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing. (Prerequisite: ESK 102 or instructor permission.)
ESK 203 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Conversational Central Yup'ik III (3+0) h
A continuation of ESK 103 and 104. Kuskokwim campus only. (Prerequisite: ESK 104 or instructor permission.)
ESK 204 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Conversational Central Yup'ik IV (3+0) h
Continuation of ESK 203. Development of proficiency in the Central Yup'ik language, vocabulary for everyday situations, reading and writing.
ESK 205 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Regaining Fluency in Yup'ik (3+0) 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.)
ESK 206 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Regaining Fluency in Yup'ik II (3+0) 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.)
ESK 208 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Yup'ik Composition (3+0) 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.)
ESK 211 (3 Credits) Fall
ESK 212

Intermediate Inupiaq Eskimo (3+0) h
Continuation of Eskimo 111 and 112, concentrating on development of conversational ability, with presentation of additional grammar and vocabulary. (Prerequisite: ESK 112 or instructor permission.)
ESK 218 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Inupiaq Composition (3+0)
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.)
ESK 230 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Introduction to Interpreting and Translating I (3+0) 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.)
ESK 231 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Introduction to Interpreting and Translating II (3+0) h
Continuation of ESK 230. (Prerequisites: ESK 230.)
ESK 301 (3 Credits) Fall
Advanced Central Yup'ik Eskimo (3+0) h
Continuation of ESK 201 and 202. Completes the basic study of the Central Yup'ik grammar. (Prerequisites: ESK 101, 102, 201, 202 or instructor permission.)
ESK 415 (3 Credits) Spring
Additional Topics in Advanced Yup'ik Eskimo (3+0) 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 instructor permission.)
ESK 417 (3 Credits) Spring
Advanced Inupiaq Eskimo (3+0) h
Advanced study in Inupiaq Eskimo. Continuation of ESK 212. (Prerequisites: Completion of ESK 111, 112, 211, 212 or permission of instructor.)

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