Inupiaq (INU)

INU F106      Introduction to Inupiaq      (a)
1 Credit

Entry-level course to learn to speak and understand basic words and phrases of the Inupiaq Eskimo language of the Northwest Arctic. Instruction is thematic and the focus is on communications for everyday situations.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

INU F111X      Elementary Inupiaq      (h, a)
5 Credits

Offered Fall

Introduction to Inupiaq, the language of Unalakleet, Seward Peninsula, Kotzebue Sound and the North Slope. Open to both speakers and nonspeakers. For speakers the course provides literacy and grammatical analysis. For others it provides a framework for learning to speak, read and write the language. Consideration given to dialect differences.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 5 + 0 + 0

INU F112X      Elementary Inupiaq      (h, a)
5 Credits

Offered Spring

Introduction to Inupiaq, the language of Unalakleet, Seward Peninsula, Kotzebue Sound and North Slope. Open to both speakers and nonspeakers. For speakers the course provides literacy and grammatical analysis. For others it provides a framework for learning to speak, read and write the language. Consideration given to dialect differences.

Prerequisites: INU F111X.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 5 + 0 + 0

INU F115      Conversational Inupiaq      (a)
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Introductory course for students who wish to acquire the ability to speak Inupiaq, the language of Norton Sound, the Seward Peninsula, Kotzebue Sound, the North Slope, and the arctic portions of Canada and Greenland. Students first learn to understand simple spoken language, then to speak simple Inupiaq, developing a beginning level of communicative competence in the language.

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

INU F116      Conversational Inupiaq      (a)
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Introductory course for students who wish to acquire the ability to speak Inupiaq, the language of Norton Sound, the Seward Peninsula, Kotzebue Sound, the North Slope, and the Arctic portions of Canada and Greenland. Students first learn to understand simple spoken language, then to speak simple Inupiaq, developing a beginning level of communicative competence in the language.

Prerequisites: INU F115.

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

INU F116P      Conversational Inupiaq
1-3 Credits

Introductory course for students who wish to acquire the ability to speak Inupiaq, the language of Norton Sound, the Seward Peninsula, Kotzebue Sound, the North Slope, and the arctic portions of Canada and Greenland. Students first learn to understand simple spoken language, then to speak simple Inupiaq, developing a beginning level of communicative competence in the language.

Prerequisites: INU F115.

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

INU F118      Inupiaq Orthography      (a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Entry-level course designed for students who are fluent in Inupiaq. Reading silently and aloud, and writing. Emphasis on specific skills and practical application of skills through writing assignments.

Prerequisites: Demonstrated conversational Inupiaq skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

INU F211      Intermediate Inupiaq      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Continuation of INU F111X and INU F112X, concentrating on development of conversational ability, with presentation of additional grammar and vocabulary.

Prerequisites: INU F112X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

INU F212      Intermediate Inupiaq      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Continuation of INU F211, concentrating on development of conversational ability, with presentation of additional grammar and vocabulary.

Prerequisites: INU F211.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

INU F218      Inupiaq Composition      (a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

An examination of the development of written Inupiaq uses to entertain, inform, persuade, transcribe oral narratives and take notes on such occasions as city council meetings. Open to new genres, rather than simply translating the standard categories of English composition. Students receive extensive practice in the Inupiaq orthography and actively participate in evaluation of each other's writing.

Prerequisites: INU F118 or equivalent.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

INU F417      Advanced Inupiaq      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Advanced study in Inupiaq Eskimo. Continuation of INU F212.

Prerequisites: INU F111X; INU F112X; INU F211; INU F212; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0