B.A., Northern 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.
Program Requirements
ANS F242XNative Cultures of Alaska3
BIOL F104XNatural History of Alaska4
GEOG F427Polar Geography3
HIST F48320th-Century Circumpolar History3
NORS F201The Circumpolar North: An Introductory Overview3
NORS F484Seminar in Northern Studies 13
Select one from the following:3
Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English Translation)
Northern and Environmental Literature
Visual Images of the North
Select one from the following:3
Alaska Native Politics
Alaska Government and Politics
Government and Politics of Canada
Government and Politics of Russia
Electives
Select 15 credits from two of the following groups: 215
Anthropology
Siberia: Past, Present, Future
Circumpolar Archaeology
Language and Culture in Alaska
Athabascan Peoples of Alaska and Adjacent Canada
Culture and History in the North Atlantic
Geography
Geography of Alaska
Geography of United States and Canada
Geography of Russia
History
Modern Scandinavia
History of Alaska
Imperial Russia, 1700-1917
Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia
Polar Exploration and its Literature
Political Science
Native Self-Government
Comparative Indigenous Rights and Policies
International Relations of the North
International Law and the Environment
Government and Politics of Canada
Government and Politics of Russia
Humanities 3
Native Art of Alaska
Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English Translation)
Northern and Environmental Literature
Northern language 4
Total Credits40
1

Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.

2

Students may not double count these major requirements to fulfill a minor.

3

Students may not double count the fulfillment of the humanities of government requirements in major requirements section with government or humanities courses in electives section.

4

Two semesters of a northern language, such as Eskimo or Russian. By choosing the northern language option you may have to take additional upper-division credits to meet the minimum general university requirement of 39 upper-division credits.