Minor in Alaska Native Studies

Core Courses
AKNS A201Alaska Native Perspectives3
AKNS A492Cultural Knowledge of Native Elders3
Complete 7 to 9 credits in one of the following focus areas:7-9
Policy Focus
Topics in Alaska Native Studies
Alaska Native Politics
Tribes, Nations and Peoples
Decolonizing Methodologies
Advanced Topics in Alaska Native Studies
Language Focus
Elementary Central Yup'ik Language I
Elementary Tlingit Language I
Elementary Alaska Native Language I
Elementary Alutiiq Language I
Elementary Central Yup'ik Language II
Elementary Tlingit Language II
Elementary Alaska Native Language II
Elementary Alutiiq Language II
Complete 6 credits from the following (must be courses other than those taken for above focus areas):6
Elementary Central Yup'ik Language I
Elementary Tlingit Language I
Elementary Alaska Native Language I
Elementary Alutiiq Language I
Elementary Central Yup'ik Language II
Elementary Tlingit Language II
Elementary Alaska Native Language II
Elementary Alutiiq Language II
Central Yup'ik Orthography
Tlingit Orthography
Alaska Native Language Orthography
Alutiiq Orthography
Music of Alaska Natives and Indigenous Peoples of Northern Regions
World Indigenous Music
Topics in Alaska Native Studies
Alaska Native Politics
Tribes, Nations and Peoples
Advanced Topics in Alaska Native Studies
Alaska Native Studies Internship
Natives of Alaska
Ethnohistory of Alaska Natives
Aleut Adaptations
Alaska Native Literatures
History of Alaska
Rural Justice
Total Credits19-21

A minimum of 19 credits is required for the minor, of which 6 credits must be upper division.

Faculty

Director

Maria Shaa Tlaa Williams, Phd
Director

Associate Professor

Beth Ginondinoy Leonard, PhD
Associate Professor

Edgar Blatchford, PhD
Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Medeia Csoba-Dehass
Assistant Professor

Adjunct Instructors

Shirley Kendall
Master Tlingit Language Instructor

Marie Arnaq Meade
Yupik Language Master Instructor