1997-98 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions

Degrees and Programs Index

Alaska Native Languages

ANL 108 (1-3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Beginning Athabaskan Literacy (3+0) h
Introduction to reading and writing in one of the Athabaskan languages for native speakers. Materials fee: $7.00.

ANL 121 (1-3 Credits) Fall
ANL 122 (1-3 Credits) Spring
Conversational Alaska Native Language (1-3+0) h
Introduction to speaking and understanding one of the Alaska Native languages. Focus on communication in everyday situations. (Prerequisite: ANL 121 for ANL 122 in the same language or permission of the instructor.) Note: ANL 121 and 122 do not satisfy core curriculum requirements.

ANL 141 (5 Credits) Fall

ANL 142 (5 Credits) Spring
Beginning Athabaskan-Koyukon or Kutchin (5+0) h
Introduction to Koyukon, the Athabaskan language of the Koyukuk and Central Yukon rivers, or Kutchin, the Athabaskan language of the Upper Yukon. Class will deal with one of these two languages. Literacy and grammatical analysis for speakers. For non-speakers, a framework for learning to speak, read, and write the language. Materials fee for each course: $10.00. (Prerequisite: ANL 141 for ANL 142 in the same language or permission of the instructor.)

ANL 150 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Interpretive Communication (1+0) s
Communication processes in Yup'ik and English speaking cultures. Solutions to identify problem areas in cross-cultural communication. Situations such as conversations, meetings, translating and interpreting. Interpreting meaning in what is communicated between people of different sociocultural backgrounds. Kuskokwim Campus only.

ANL 151 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Interethnic Communications (3+0) s
Understanding differences in cross-cultural interaction. Application of cross-cultural interactions to various communication settings. Concentrates on Yup'ik ways of communication. Kuskokwim Campus only.

ANL 208 (1-3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Advanced Athabaskan Literacy (3+0) h
Expository and creative writing for native speakers; reading Athabaskan literature; elicitation, transcription, and editing of cultural materials from elders. Materials fee: $7.00.

ANL 215 (3 Credits) Fall
Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut (3+0) h
A survey of the Native languages of Alaska, particularly Eskimo-Aleut: history, present and future, with examples of language structure, present situation and prospects as a cultural force. Open to all students. Materials fee: $9.00.

ANL 216 (3 Credits) Spring
Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages (3+0) h
A survey of all Native languages of Alaska; particularly of the Indian languages: Athabaskan-Eyak-Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. History, present, and future; examples of language structure, present situation and prospects as a cultural force. Open to all students.

ANL 241 (3 Credits) Fall

ANL 242 (3 Credits) Spring
Intermediate Athabaskan | Koyukon or Kutchin (3+0) h
Continuation of beginning Athabaskan | Koyukon or Kutchin. One of these two languages will be taught. Development of conversational ability, additional grammar and vocabulary. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisites: ANL 141 and 142 in the same language, or permission of instructor.)

ANL 251 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Introduction to Athabaskan Linguistics (3+0) h
The study of Athabaskan languages through the presentation and discussion of several Athabaskan languages, focusing on writing systems, distinction between languages and dialects, problems in phonological and morphological analysis, the use of dictionaries, and reading and discussion of texts. Introduction to current research, basic terminology, practical methods for recording and analyzing the languages, and bibliographic sources. Languages emphasized dependent on composition of the class. Materials fee: $10.00.

ANL 287 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages (3+0) h
Methodological approaches and practice in teaching Native language and literacy to both speakers and non-speakers. Materials fee: $7.00. (Prerequisite: Knowledge of a Native language.)

ANL 288 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages (3+0) h
Preparation and evaluation of curriculum and classroom materials for teaching Native languages. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisite: Knowledge of a Native language and ANL 287 or permission of instructor.)