The Undergraduate Certificate in Ahtna Language Instruction prepares students for applying knowledge, resources, and skills appropriate for a variety of entry-level jobs that use Ahtna Dene language and for teaching beginning Ahtna Language. Students who earn this certificate will be able to demonstrate a level of low intermediate speech ability and demonstrate proficiency in beginning Ahtna language instruction. The style of Ahtna taught in this program is Western and Central dialects.
- Complete the Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Certificates.
- Students who complete a field study placement may need to complete a background check if their site requires one.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Undergraduate Certificates.
- Complete the following major requirements with a minimum grade of C:
|AKNS A101H||Elementary Ahtna Language I||4|
|AKNS A102H||Elementary Ahtna Language II||4|
|AKNS A114H||Ahtna Reading and Writing||3|
|AKNS A240H||Alaska Native Cultural Orientation: Ahtna||3|
|AKNS A292B||Alaska Native Language Conversational Fluency Intensive 1||1-3|
|AKNS A301||Introduction to Indigenous Language Revitalization||1|
|AKNS A395||Native Language Instructor Practicum||3|
|AKNS A421||Indigenous Language Curriculum Design & Instruction||3|
|AKNS A495A||Indigenous Language Instructor Internship||3|
Must be taken in Ahtna
A minimum of 30 credits is required for the certificate.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with an Undergraduate Certificate in Ahtna Language Instruction will be able to:
- Demonstrate low intermediate speaking proficiency, with conversational speaking skills as described in the Ahtna Athabascan Proficiency Standards
- Read and comprehend basic Ahtna, including words and sentences pertaining to everyday topics, at a level comparable to their speaking proficiency on Ahtna Athabascan Proficiency Standards
- Locate and assess Ahtna Dene language resources and reference materials for diverse situations and proficiency levels.
- Demonstrate knowledge of Ahtna history, culture, arts, and issues in the Ahtna region.
- Examine cross-cultural communication, cultural values, and working with Elders.
- Write beginner lessons in Ahtna language
- Deliver beginner lessons in Ahtna language in classroom settings.