Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies
Why choose Indigenous Studies? A graduate program in cross-cultural/Indigenous Studies may be for you if you are interested in issues associated with Indigenous Knowledge Systems, cultural interchange and cross-cultural education. Students wll participate in research and development activities across a variety of academic disciplines and applied fields at UAF.
Candidates are encouraged to engage in comparative studies with other Indigenous peoples around the world and to focus their dissertation research on issues of relevance to Alaska and the Arctic.
General University Requirements Complete the general university requirements. Ph.D. Degree Requirements Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements. Complete required and elective courses. ANL/CCS/ED/RD F608 Indigenous Knowledge Systems 3 ANL/CCS/ED/RD F690 Seminar in Cross-Cultural Studies 3 Core Courses Select two from the following: 6
Linguistic Anthropology: Language, Thought and Action
Global to Local Sustainability
Integrated Assessment and Adaptive Management
Northern Indigenous Peoples and Contemporary Issues
Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights (3 credits)
Education and Cultural Processes (3 credits)
Culture, Cognition and Knowledge Acquisition (3 credits)
Traditional Ecological Knowledge (3 credits)
Cultural Aspects of Language Acquisition
Education and Socioeconomic Change
Language, Literacy and Learning
Educational Administration in Cultural Perspective
Circumpolar Indigenous Leadership Symposium
Political Economy of the Circumpolar North
Management Strategies for Rural Development
Indigenous Organization Management Research Courses Select two from the following: 6
Methods in Ethnohistorical Research
Documenting Indigenous Knowledge (3 credits)
Field Study Research Methods (3 credits)
Community-Based Research Methods
Select four specialty elective courses 12 Doctoral Dissertation
ANL/CCS/ED/RD F699 Thesis 18 Total Credits 48
Completion of 18 distance credits will constitute residency.
Note: Recommended additional academic experience: Students are encouraged to enroll in a minimum of one semester of course work at a partner institution with program offerings related to their area of specialization. Students are encouraged to make at least one formal academic presentation at a statewide, national or international meeting, as well as a community-level presentation in Alaska. Students are encouraged to study a language other than English, as appropriate for the thematic area in which they are enrolled.