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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 (2015-2016 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)

Additional courses can be approved by the BLA Alaska Native Studies faculty advisor. These courses may be from other disciplines, but have Alaska Native themes or issues as a primary component of the class.

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 0.5
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 S475 Alaska Native Social Change 3
SOC S346 Alaskan Social Problems 3
 
 

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