Eskimo - ESK

ESK F101 Elementary Central Yup'ik Eskimo (h)(a)

5 Credits
Offered Fall

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)

ESK F102 Elementary Central Yup'ik Eskimo (h)(a)

5 Credits
Offered Spring

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)

ESK F103 Conversational Central Yup'ik (a)

1-3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Entry-level course to learn to speak and understand Yup'ik Eskimo. Focus on communication in everyday situations. Kuskokwim and Northwest Campuses only. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1-3+0)

ESK F104 Conversational Central Yup'ik (a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Entry-level course to learn to speak and understand Yup'ik Eskimo. Focus on communication in everyday situations. Kuskokwim and Northwest Campuses only. Prerequisites: ESK F103 or permission of instructor. (1-3+0)

ESK F106 Introduction to Inupiaq Eskimo (a)

1 Credits


Entry-level course to learn to speak and understand basic words and phrases of the Inupiaq Eskimo language of the Northwest Arctic. Instruction is thematic and the focus is on communications for everyday situations. (1+0)

ESK F109 Central Yup'ik Orthography (a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall

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. Prerequisites: Demonstrated conversational Yup'ik skills. (3+0)

ESK F111 Elementary Inupiaq Eskimo (h)(a)

5 Credits
Offered Fall

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 F112 Elementary Inupiaq Eskimo (h)(a)

5 Credits
Offered Spring

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. Prerequisites: ESK F111. (5+0)

ESK F115 Conversational Inupiaq (a)

1-3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (1-3+0)

ESK F116 Conversational Inupiaq (a)

1-3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Prerequisites: ESK F115. (1-3+0)

ESK F118 Inupiaq Orthography (a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Prerequisites: Demonstrated conversational Inupiaq skills. (3+0)

ESK F121 Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship I (a)

4 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Kuskokwim campus only. Special Conditions: Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. (1+10)

ESK F122 Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship II (a)

4 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Continuation of ESK F121. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Kuskokwim campus only. Prerequisites: ESK F121 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills. Special Conditions: Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. (1+10)

ESK F123 Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship III (a)

4 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Continuation of ESK F122. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Kuskokwim campus only. Prerequisites: ESK F122 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills. Special Conditions: Dependent on ability to identify willing Mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. (1+10)

ESK F130 Beginning Yup'ik Grammar (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Literacy and grammatical analysis of Central Yup'ik language for language learners. Students will learn basic grammatical concepts and literacy skills, with consideration given to dialect differences. Prerequisites: ESK F103 or ESK F122 or basic conversational Yup'ik skills. (3+0)

ESK F155 Conversational Siberian Yup'ik (a)

1-3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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+0)

ESK F156 Conversational Siberian Yup'ik (a)

1-3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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+0)

ESK F158 Siberian Yupik Orthography (a)

1-3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Northwest Campus only. Prerequisites: Ability to speak Siberian Yupik or permission of instructor. (1-3+0)

ESK F201 Intermediate Central Yup'ik (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Continuation of ESK F101 and ESK F102. Increasing emphasis on speaking, reading and writing. Prerequisites: ESK F102 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ESK F202 Intermediate Central Yup'ik (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Continuation of ESK F101 and ESK F102. Increasing emphasis on speaking, reading and writing. Prerequisites: ESK F102 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ESK F203 Conversational Central Yup'ik III (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall

A continuation of ESK F103 and ESK F104. Kuskokwim campus only. Prerequisites: ESK F104 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ESK F204 Conversational Central Yup'ik IV (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Continuation of ESK F203. Development of proficiency in the Central Yup'ik language, vocabulary for everyday situations, reading and writing. (3+0)

ESK F205 Regaining Fluency in Yup'ik (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Yup'ik speaking skills and fluency for those with some background in the language. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Each potential student must be evaluated for language capabilities. (3+0)

ESK F206 Regaining Fluency in Yup'ik II (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Continuation of ESK F205. Speaking skills and fluency for those with some background in the language. Prerequisites: ESK F205 or permission of instructor. Each potential student must be evaluated for language capabilities. (3+0)

ESK F208 Yup'ik Composition (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

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. Prerequisites: ESK F109. (3+0)

ESK F211 Intermediate Inupiaq Eskimo (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Continuation of ESK F111 and ESK F112, concentrating on development of conversational ability, with presentation of additional grammar and vocabulary. Prerequisites: ESK F112. (3+0)

ESK F212 Intermediate Inupiaq Eskimo (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Continuation of ESK F211, concentrating on development of conversational ability, with presentation of additional grammar and vocabulary. Prerequisites: ESK F211. (3+0)

ESK F218 Inupiaq Composition (a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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 Prerequisites: ESK F118 or equivalent. (3+0)

ESK F221 Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship I (a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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 ten hour orientation, maintain weekly contact with instructor of record, and participate in monthly assessment. Kuskokwim campus only. Prerequisites: ESK F123 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills. Special Conditions: Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. (1+10)

ESK F222 Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship II (a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Continuation of ESK F221. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. Kuskokwim campus only. Prerequisites: ESK F221 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills. (1+10)

ESK F223 Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship III (a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Continuation of ESK F222. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. Kuskokwim campus only. Prerequisites: ESK F222 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills. (1+10)

ESK F230 Introduction to Interpreting and Translating I (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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)

ESK F231 Introduction to Interpreting and Translating II (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Continuation of ESK F230. Prerequisites: ESK F230. (3+0)

ESK F240 Introduction to Reading and Writing Yup'ik (a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Emphasis on reading and writing Yup'ik for practical purposes (posters, brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, signs) and continued language learning (short stories, descriptions and narratives). Prerequisites: ESK F130; ESK F204 or ESK F222. (3+0)

ESK F250 Yup'ik Literature for Children (a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Kuskokwim campus only. Prerequisites: ESK F208 or equivalent reading and writing skills. (3+0)

ESK F251 Teaching Beginning Yup'ik Reading and Writing (a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Kuskokwim campus only. Prerequisites: ESK F208 or equivalent reading and writing skills. (3+0)

ESK F260 Siberian Yupik Eskimo (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

A course in 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 Inupiaq courses. Prerequisites: Ability to speak Siberian Yupik or one year study of other Eskimo language. (3+0)

ESK F261 Siberian Yupik Eskimo (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

A course in 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 Inupiaq courses. Prerequisites: Ability to speak Siberian Yupik or one year study of other Eskimo language. (3+0)

ESK F301 Advanced Central Yup'ik Eskimo (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Continuation of ESK F201 and F202. Completes the basic study of the Central Yup'ik grammar. Prerequisites: ESK F101; ESK F102; ESK F201; ESK F202; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ESK F330 W Yup'ik Literature/Yupiit Quliraitnek Igaryaraq (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

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: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X or permission of instructor; ESK F208; ESK F240. (3+0)

ESK F375 O Yup'ik Philosophy/Umyuarteqsaraq (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

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: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ESK F240. (3+0)

ESK F415 Additional Topics in Advanced Yup'ik Eskimo (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

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 F101; ESK F102; ESK F201; ESK F202; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ESK F417 Advanced Inupiaq Eskimo (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Advanced study in Inupiaq Eskimo. Continuation of ESK F212. Prerequisites: ESK F111; ESK F112; ESK F211; ESK F212; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ESK F488 W Documenting Yup'ik Traditions/Caliarkaq (h)(a)

3 Credits
Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

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 Yu'pik. Kuskokwim campus only. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; ESK F330; senior standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)