College of Liberal Arts
Department of Alaska Native Studies
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 36 Credits
The cross-cultural studies M.A. degree program emphasizes indigenous knowledge systems. The program is designed to provide graduate students from various fields of interest an opportunity to pursue in-depth study of the role and contributions of indigenous knowledge in the contemporary world. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to work effectively with indigenous people in their studies.
- Complete the general university requirements.
- Complete the master's degree requirements.
- Complete at least 6 credits in a field setting, including minimum of one week camp with elders.
- Complete at least 36 semester hours beyond the bachelor's degree level. (Students may transfer a maximum of 9 hours from another university into their program.)
- Complete at least 30 of the 36 semester hours at the F600-level.
- Satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination.
- Complete the following core courses:
CCS F601--Documenting Indigenous Knowledge--3 credits
CCS F608--Indigenous Knowledge Systems--3 credits
CCS F612--Traditional Ecological Knowledge--3 credits
CCS/ED F690--Seminar in Cross-Cultural Studies--3 credits
- Complete at least one of the following cross-cultural studies specialization courses:
ANS/ED F461--Native Ways of Knowing--3 credits
CCS/ED F610--Education and Cultural Processes--3 credits
RD F425--Cultural Impact Analysis--3 credits
- Complete a minimum of 15 credits of approved electives to provide specialization depth. Example of approved electives include the following:
ANS F475--Alaska Native Social Change--3 credits
CCS F602--Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights--3 credits
CCS/ED F603--Field Study Research Methods--3 credits
CCS/ED F611--Cultural, Cognition and Knowledge Acquisition--3 credits
CCS/ED F613--Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools--3 credits
- Complete CCS F698--Field Study/Elder Apprenticeship--6 credits
- Minimum credits required--36 credits