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The Alaska Native studies program offers the student the opportunity to explore an interdisciplinary curriculum in Alaska Native cultures, history, and perspectives. The program provides critical understanding and insights to students who anticipate professional involvement in Alaska Native rural and urban communities.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours 18
Students may only count a maximum of six credits in one topic area. Courses taken as foundations may not be counted as electives.
Select two from the following (6 credits total):
ANTH S200 Alaska Native Cultures 3
ANTH S225 Artistic Expressions and Oral Narratives of Alaska Natives 3
ANTH S475 Alaska Native Social Change 3
ART S263 Northwest Coast Art History and Culture 3
Select from the following (12 credits total):
Language Skills
AKL S101 Haida I 1
AKL S102 Haida II 1
AKL S103 Tlingit I 1
AKL S104 Tlingit II 1
AKL S105 Elementary Tlingit I 4
AKL S106 Elementary Tlingit II 4
AKL S205 Intermediate Tlingit I 4
AKL S206 Intermediate Tlingit II 4
AKL S207 Intermediate Haida II 4
AKL S208 Intermediate Haida II 4
AKL S305 Advanced Tlingit I 3
AKL S306 Advanced Tlingit II 3
AKL S307 Advanced Haida I 3
AKL S308 Advanced Haida II 3
Humanities Skills
ART S180/280/380/480 Northwest Coast Art: Selected Topics 1-3
ART S181/281/381 Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Northwest Coast Design 1-3
ART S183 Northwest Coast Harvesting and Preparation of Basketry Materials .5
ART S189 Northwest Coast Tool Making 2
ART S263 Northwest Coast Art History and Culture 1-3
ART S282/382/482 Beginning/Intermediate Northwest Coast Basketry 1-3
ART S284 Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry Design 1
ART S285/385/485 Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Northwest Coast Carving 1-3
ART S286/386/486 Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Northwest Coast Woolen Weaving 1-3
ENGL S365 Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives 3
GEOG S302 Geography of Alaska: People, Places, Potential 3
HIST S115 Alaska, Land, and People 3
HIST S341 History of Alaska 3
Social Science Skills
ANTH S200 Alaska Native Cultures 3
ANTH S225 Artistic Expressions and oral Narratives of Alaska Natives 3
ANTH S312 Humanities and the Environment 3
ANTH S335 Native North Americans 3
ANTH S342 Arctic Ethnology 3
ANTH S435 Northwest Coast Cultures 3
ANTH S475 Alaska Native Social Change 3
SOC S346 Alaskan Social Problems* 3
* Special topics courses that emphasize Alaska Native Perspectives may be approved for program.
 
 

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