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1999-2000 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Eskimo

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Alaska Native Languages

(907) 474-7874

Degree: B.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 130 credits

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, Inupiaq is the second largest language in Alaska. Of the Yupik languages, Central Yup'ik has by far the largest population and number of speakers of any Alaska language. Eskimo languages are the linguistic heritage of more than half of Alaska's Native population.

Students who obtain their B.A. in an Eskimo language, either Central Yup'ik or Inupiaq, may be employed as Native language instructors or language specialists for school districts or Native organizations. No other university in the U.S. offers a B.A. in Eskimo.

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

Undergraduate Program

Major

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 Syntax and 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 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 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 Syntax and 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)
Yup'ik Eskimo course or approved course (3 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (130 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)
See Alaska Native Languages.
See Native Language Education.


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