The Associate of Arts (AA) in Alaska Native Studies provides students with a critical and dynamic perspective on Alaska Native cultures, histories, politics and organizations. This AA provides a valuable opportunity for students interested in exploring their options in higher education and/or employment with an Alaska Native organization.
Complete the Admission Requirements for Associate Degrees.
- Complete the General University Requirements for the Associate of Arts Degree.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for the Associate of Arts Degree:
- Complete 3 credits from the GER Oral Communication Skills list.
- Complete 6 credits from the GER Written Communication list.
- Complete 3 credits from the GER Quantitative Skills list.
- Complete 3 credits from the GER Fine Arts list.
- Complete 6 credits from the GER Humanities list.
- Complete 6 credits from the GER Social Sciences list.
- Complete 7 credits including one laboratory course (either combined or separate) from the GER Natural Sciences list.
- Complete 3 credits from the GER Alaska Native-Themed list. (This requirement will be fulfilled with the below.)
- Complete 3 credits from the GER Diversity & Inclusion list. (This requirement will be fulfilled with the below.)
- Complete the following major requirements:
|AKNS A201||Alaska Native Perspectives||3|
|AKNS A492||Cultural Knowledge of Native Elders||3|
|Complete 8 credits of any Alaska Native language:||8|
|Elementary Central Yup'ik Language I|
|Elementary Tlingit Language I|
|Elementary Alaska Native Language I|
|Elementary Inupiaq Language I|
|Elementary Alutiiq Language I|
|Elementary Dena'ina Language I|
|Elementary Ahtna Language I|
|Elementary Central Yup'ik Language II|
|Elementary Tlingit Language II|
|Elementary Alaska Native Language II|
|Elementary Inupiaq Language II|
|Elementary Alutiiq Language II|
|Elementary Dena'ina Language II|
|Elementary Ahtna Language II|
|Complete one of the following:||3|
|Alaska Native Art History|
|Beginning Alaska Native Art|
|Topics in Alaska Native Studies 1|
|Oral Traditions of Alaska Native People|
|Alaska Native Cultural Orientation - Alutiiq/Sugpiaq|
|Alaska Native Politics|
|Arctic and Subarctic Cultures|
AKNS A290 must be completed as either Alaska Native Tribes or Climate Change & Environmental Policy.
A minimum of 60 credits is required for the degree.