1996-1997 UAF Catalog

Colleges and Schools

College of Liberal Arts

Gorden Hedahl, Dean

The College of Liberal Arts provides a broad liberal arts education to UAF students whatever their specialization. Its courses also emphasize writing, oral communication and mathematics skills, and foster an appreciation for the arts through active programs in visual art, music, theater and Alaska Native arts. The College of Liberal Arts provides a variety of courses to satisfy core curriculum requirements for students, and aims to increase its international reputation in northern studies. In addition, it offers courses in Russian and Japanese studies in response to increased demand recognizing Alaska's present and future business relations with the Asian Pacific Rim. The college sponsors the Alaska Living History series and the Alaska Native Elders Program, which bring men and women to the campus who have helped shape the state of Alaska. The college is organized into six divisions, which include:

  1. the School of Education;
  2. Arts and Communication, with departments of Art, Communication, Journalism/Broadcasting, Music and Theater;
  3. Humanities, with departments of English, Philosophy and Humanities;
  4. Languages and Cultures, with departments of Anthropology, Alaska Native Studies and Languages, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Geography and Linguistics; and
  5. Social Sciences, with departments of History, Justice, Military Science, Northern Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology. The College of Liberal Arts also includes the Alaska Native Language Center, Elderhostel, KUAC, Library Sciences, the Rural Alaska Honors Institute and the UAF Honors Program.