Alaska Native Languages (ANL)

ANL F100      Orient Ntv/Rural Cllge Study
1 Credit

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

ANL F108      Beginning Athabascan Literacy      (h, a)
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants.

Introduction to reading and writing in one of the Athabascan languages. For speakers of the language who want to become literate. Also offered as pass/fail as ANL F108P.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

ANL F121      Conversational Alaska Native Language      (h, a)
1-3 Credits

Offered Fall

Introduction to speaking and understanding one of the Alaska Native languages. Focus on communication in everyday situations.Note: Does not satisfy core curriculum requirements.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

ANL F122      Conversational Alaska Native Language      (h, a)
1-3 Credits

Offered Spring

Introduction to speaking and understanding one of the Alaska Native languages. Focus on communication in everyday situations. Note: Does not satisfy core curriculum requirements.

Prerequisites: ANL F121 in the same language; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

ANL F141X      Beginning Athabascan-Koyukon or Gwich'in      (h, a)
5 Credits

Offered Fall

Introduction to an Alaska Athabascan language. Class will deal with one of the eleven Athabascan languages spoken in Alaska. Literacy and grammatical analysis for speakers. For non-speakers, a framework for learning to speak, read and write the language.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 5 + 0 + 0

ANL F142X      Beginning Athabascan      (h, a)
5 Credits

Offered Spring

Introduction to an Alaska Athabascan language. Class will deal with one of the eleven Athabascan languages spoken in Alaska. Literacy and grammatical analysis for speakers. For non-speakers, a framework for learning to speak, read and write the language.

Prerequisites: ANL F141X in the same language; or permission of instructor.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 5 + 0 + 0

ANL F150      Interpretive Communication      (s, a)
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Communication processes in Yup'ik and English speaking cultures. Solutions to identify problem areas in cross-cultural communication. Situations such as conversations, meetings, translating and interpreting. Interpreting meaning in what is communicated between people of different sociocultural backgrounds. Kuskokwim Campus only.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

ANL F151      Interethnic Communications      (s, a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Understanding differences in cross-cultural interaction. Application of cross-cultural interactions to various communication settings. Concentrates on Yup'ik ways of communication. Kuskokwim Campus only.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F199      Practicum in Native Language Education      (a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants.

Individualized work experience. Variable credit (depending on the quantity and quality of the work experience). Offered on campus and via distance delivery. When offered via distance delivery, a local mentor (usually principal or teacher) must be willing to work with the student on the local level. Also offered as pass/fail as ANL F199P.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F208      Advanced Athabascan Literacy      (h, a)
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Expository and creative writing for native speakers; reading Athabascan literature; elicitation, transcription and editing of cultural materials from elders.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

ANL F221      Intermediate Conversational Alaska Native Language      (h, a)
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Continuation of ANL F121, ANL F122. Focus on conversational skills in a particular Alaska Native language. On completion of this course the student should not only be able to function at a low level of fluency but should also have the skills necessary to increase fluency through continued use of the language.

Prerequisites: ANL F121; ANL F122; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

ANL F241      Intermediate Athabascan-Koyukon or Gwich'in      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Continuation of beginning Athabascan-Koyukon or Gwich'in. One of these two languages will be taught. Development of conversational ability, additional grammar and vocabulary.

Prerequisites: ANL F141X and ANL F142X in the same language; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F242      Intermediate Athabascan-Koyukon or Gwich'in      (a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Continuation of beginning Athabaskan-Koyukon or Gwich'in. One of these two languages will be taught. Development of conversational ability, additional grammar and vocabulary.

Prerequisites: ANL F141X and ANL F142X in the same language; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F251X      Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants

An introduction to the linguistic structure of the Athabascan family of languages, drawing on examples from the Athabascan languages of Alaska. Writing systems, word structure, texts, and language relationships. Techniques for accessing linguistic reference materials and the role of linguistic documentation in language revitalization and language learning.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F255X      Introduction to Alaska Native Languages      (a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Overview of languages native to Alaska. Focus on a specific language will depend on student body. Includes history, present and future prospects of languages, basic language structure, issues affecting language endanderment and revitalization, and oral and written literature.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F256      Introduction to Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance      (a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Overview of languages native to Alaska. Focus on a specific language or language area (optional as most relevant to a regional student body). History, current status and factors affecting the future maintenance of Alaska's languages. Topics include educational policies, lexical development (including corpus planning and standardization), language status (including language maintenance and revival issues).

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F287      Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Methodological approaches and practice in teaching Native language and literacy to both speakers and non-speakers.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of a Native language.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F288      Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Preparation and evaluation of curriculum and classroom materials for teaching Native languages.

Prerequisites: ANL F287; Knowledge of a Native language; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F289      Practicum in Native Language Education II      (a)
3,4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Individualized work experience. Supervised teaching with an experienced teacher overseeing student instructional activities and assisting with the class as needed.Note: Course may be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: ANL F199; ANL F287; ANL F288.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3,4 + 0 + 10

ANL F315      Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

A survey of the Native languages of Alaska, particularly Eskimo-Aleut: history, present and future, with examples of language structure, present situation and prospects as a cultural force. Open to all students.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F316      Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

A survey of all Native languages of Alaska; particularly of the Indian languages: Athabascan-Eyak-Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. History, present and future; examples of language structure, present situation and prospects as a cultural force. Open to all students.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F401      Alaska Native Language Apprenticeship      (h, a)
5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Structured study of an Alaska Native Language. Select and work intensively with a mentor (a native speaker of the language selected). Choice of mentor requires faculty approval. Meet regularly with mentor (minimum 10 hours per week) and participate in regular training sessions to work toward fluency.

Prerequisites: One year university-level study in language of internship; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 10 + 10

ANL F402      Alaska Native Language Apprenticeship      (h)
5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Structured study of an Alaska Native language. Select and work intensively with a mentor (a native speaker of the language selected). Choice of mentor requires faculty approval. Meet regularly with mentor (minimum 10 hours per week) and participate in regular training sessions to work toward fluency.

Prerequisites: ANL F401.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 10 + 10

ANL F452      Principles of Linguistic Analysis for Alaska Native Languages
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Systematic principles of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics for the Athabascan-Eyak-Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and Eskimo-Aleut language family. This language family is central to this course; the specific Alaska Native language emphasized will be dependent on student interest. Includes exposure to a variety of references and tools available for research in Alaska Native languages and linguistics.

Prerequisites: LING F101X or ANL F251X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F601      Seminar in Language Revitalization
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Language teaching and acquisition strategies appropriate to under-documented and less commonly taught languages. Students write an applied research proposal related to local language endangerment issues and strategies for improving teaching either at the school or community level. Emphasis on students' class presentation and research ideas.

Prerequisites: LING F450; ANTH F451 or LING F601.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F608      Indigenous Knowledge Systems
3 Credits

Offered Fall

A comparative survey and analysis of the epistemological properties, world views and modes of transmission associated with various indigenous knowledge systems. Emphasis on knowledge systems practiced in Alaska.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with CCS F608; ED F608; RD F608.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F651      Topics in Athabascan Linguistics
3 Credits

Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Graduate-level introduction to important topics in Athabascan linguistics, including both foundational literature and current research. Topics may include laryngeal features; tonogenesis; the syntax-morphology interface; argument structure; lexical semantics; and discourse. Course may be repeated once for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: LING F601 or equivalent; graduate standing.

Recommended: LING F603; LING F604.

Cross-listed with LING F651.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F690      Seminar in Cross-Cultural Studies
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Investigation of current issues in cross-cultural contexts. Opportunity for students to synthesize their prior graduate studies and research. Seminar is taken near the terminus of a graduate program.

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy and permission of student's graduate committee.

Cross-listed with CCS F690; ED F690; RD F690.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ANL F698      Non-Thesis Research/Project
1-9 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ANL F699      Thesis
1-9 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0