B.A., Alaska Native Studies

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
Upper Division Credits 139
Program Requirements
ANS F101Introduction to Alaska Native Studies3
ANS F242XNative Cultures of Alaska3
or ANTH F242 Native Cultures of Alaska
ANS F310Indigenous Land Settlements3
ANS F350Cross-Cultural Communication: Alaska Perspectives3
ANS F375Native American Religion and Philosophy3
ANS F401Cultural Knowledge of Native Elders3
RD F350Community Research in Indigenous Contexts3
ANS F478Alaska Native Studies Senior Thesis 23
Select 9 ANS/RD/TM elective credits9
Concentrations
Select 21 credits in one from the following concentrations21
Alaska Native Education
Alaska Native Forms of Cultural Expression
Alaska Native Language (not available at all campus locations)
Alaska Native Law, Government and Politics
Total Credits93
1

Non-Fairbanks campus students choosing a minor other than Rural Development must verify that the required courses can be accessed via distance before declaring that minor. Courses used in the general education requirements and concentration area may be double counted for the minor.

2

Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.

Concentrations

These are recommended courses. Course substitutions may be made with approval of the faculty advisor.

Alaska Native Education

Program Requirements
ANL F315Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut3
ANL F316Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages3
ANS F102POrientation to Alaska Native Education2
ANS F111History of Alaska Natives3
ANS F202XAesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance 23
ANS F250Current Alaska Native Leadership Perspectives3
ANS F251Practicum in Native Cultural Expression3
ANS F300Alaska Native Writers Workshop3
ANS/ANTH F320Language and Culture in Alaska3
ANS/ENGL F340Contemporary Native American Literature3
ANS F348Native North American Women3
ANS F351Practicum in Native Cultural Expression1-3
ANS/ED F420Alaska Native Education3
ANS F461Native Ways of Knowing3
ANS F475Alaska Native Social Change3
RD F110Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Land Claims in the 21st Century1
RD F265Perspectives on Subsistence in Alaska3
RD F470/F670The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Pre-1971 to Present3

Alaska Native Forms of Cultural Expression

Program Requirements
ANL F315Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut3
ANL F316Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages3
ANS F111History of Alaska Natives3
ANS F160Alaska Native Dance1
ANS/FLPA F161XIntroduction to Alaska Native Performance3
ANS F202XAesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance 23
ANS F250Current Alaska Native Leadership Perspectives3
ANS F251Practicum in Native Cultural Expression3
ANS F300Alaska Native Writers Workshop3
ANS/ANTH F320Language and Culture in Alaska3
ANS/ENGL F340Contemporary Native American Literature3
ANS F347Voices of Native American Peoples3
ANS F348Native North American Women3
ANS/ENGL F349Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English Translation)3
ANS F351Practicum in Native Cultural Expression1-3
ANS F360Advanced Native Dance1
ANS F361Advanced Alaska Native Performance3
ANS/ART F365Native Art of Alaska3
ANS F381Alaska Natives in Film3
ANS F461Native Ways of Knowing3
RD F265Perspectives on Subsistence in Alaska3
RD F470/F670The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Pre-1971 to Present3

Alaska Native Language

(Not available at all campus locations)

Program Requirements
Two years' study of an Alaska Native language16
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Introduction to Alaska Native Languages
Introduction to Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance
Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages
Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages
Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut
Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages
Aesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance 2
Alaska Native Writers Workshop
Language and Culture in Alaska
Native Ways of Knowing

Alaska Native Law, Government and Politics

Program Requirements
ANS F111History of Alaska Natives3
ANS F250Current Alaska Native Leadership Perspectives3
ANS/RD F315Tribal People and Development3
ANS/ANTH F320Language and Culture in Alaska3
ANS/PS F325Native Self-Government3
ANS F348Native North American Women3
ANS/PS F425Federal Indian Law and Alaska Natives3
ANS/PS F450Comparative Indigenous Rights and Policies3
ANS F475Alaska Native Social Change3
ANS F461Native Ways of Knowing3
ENGL F414Research Writing3
PLS F280Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals3
PS F263Alaska Native Politics3
RD F110Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Land Claims in the 21st Century1
RD F265Perspectives on Subsistence in Alaska3
RD F300Rural Development in a Global Perspective3
RD F470/F670The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Pre-1971 to Present3
TM F201Tribal Government in Alaska II3
2

ANS F202X may not be counted toward an Alaska Native studies major if used to fulfill general education requirements.