Yup'ik (YUP)

YUP F101X      Elementary Central Yup'ik      (h, a)
5 Credits

Offered Fall

Introduction to Central Yup'ik, the language of the Yukon and Kuskokwim deltas and Bristol Bay. 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

YUP F102X      Elementary Central Yup'ik      (h, a)
5 Credits

Offered Spring

Introduction to Central Yup'ik, the language of the Yukon and Kuskokwim deltas and Bristol Bay. 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

YUP F103      Conversational Central Yup'ik      (a)
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Entry-level course to learn to speak and understand Yup'ik Eskimo. Focus on communication in everyday situations. Kuskokwim and Northwest campuses only.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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

YUP F104      Conversational Central Yup'ik      (a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Entry-level course to learn to speak and understand Yup'ik Eskimo. Focus on communication in everyday situations. Kuskokwim and Northwest campuses only.

Prerequisites: YUP F103 or permission of instructor.

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

YUP F109      Central Yup'ik Orthography      (a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

An entry-level class for persons fluent in Central Yup'ik. Covers reading - silent and oral - and writing, emphasizing specific skills and practical application of those skills through writing assignments. Dialect differences in the Central Yup'ik region are used to demonstrate standardization of the writing systems.

Prerequisites: Demonstrated conversational Yup'ik skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F121      Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship I      (a)
4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Entry-level course to learn to speak/understand Yup'ik Eskimo. Local speaker acts as language mentor/primary resource. Focus on everyday situations. Yup'ik faculty member serves as instructor of record. Student and mentor required to participate in 10-hour orientation, maintain weekly contact with instructor of record, and participate in monthly assessment. Kuskokwim Campus only. Special Conditions: Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 10 + 0

YUP F122      Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship II      (a)
4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Continuation of YUP F121. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Kuskokwim Campus only. Special Conditions: Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval.

Prerequisites: YUP F121 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 10 + 0

YUP F123      Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship III      (a)
4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Continuation of YUP F122. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Kuskokwim Campus only. Special Conditions: Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval.

Prerequisites: YUP F122 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 10 + 0

YUP F130      Beginning Yup'ik Grammar      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Literacy and grammatical analysis of Central Yup'ik language for language learners. Students will learn basic grammatical concepts and literacy skills, with consideration given to dialect differences.

Prerequisites: YUP F103 or YUP F122 or basic conversational Yup'ik skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F131      Beginning Yup'ik Grammar II      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Continuation of literacy and grammatical analysis of Central Yup'ik. Students will learn intermediate grammatical concepts and literacy skills, with consideration given to dialect differences.

Prerequisites: YUP F130; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F155      Conversational Siberian Yup'ik      (a)
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Introductory courses for students who wish to acquire the ability to speak in Siberian Yupik, the language of St. Lawrence Island and parts of the Chukchi Peninsula in Siberia. Students first learn to understand simple spoken language, then to speak simple Siberian Yupik, developing a beginning level of communicative competence in the language. Northwest Campus only.

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

YUP F156      Conversational Siberian Yup'ik      (a)
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Introductory courses for students who wish to acquire the ability to speak in Siberian Yupik, the language of St. Lawrence Island and parts of the Chukchi Peninsula in Siberia. Students first learn to understand simple spoken language, then to speak simple Siberian Yupik, developing a beginning level of communicative competence in the language. Northwest Campus only.

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

YUP F158      Siberian Yupik Orthography      (a)
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to the standard writing system (orthography) of Siberian Yupik. Students learn the skills of spelling, reading and writing words in Siberian Yupik, which are the fundamentals of basic literacy.Note: Northwest Campus only.

Prerequisites: Ability to speak Siberian Yupik or permission of instructor.

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

YUP F201      Intermediate Central Yup'ik      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Continuation of YUP F101X and YUP F102X. Increasing emphasis on speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisites: YUP F102X or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F202      Intermediate Central Yup'ik      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Continuation of YUP F101X and YUP F102X. Increasing emphasis on speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisites: YUP F102X; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F203      Conversational Central Yup'ik III      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

A continuation of YUP F103 and YUP F104. Kuskokwim Campus only.

Prerequisites: YUP F104; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F204      Conversational Central Yup'ik IV      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Continuation of YUP F203. Development of proficiency in the Central Yup'ik language, vocabulary for everyday situations, reading and writing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F205      Regaining Fluency in Yup'ik      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Yup'ik speaking skills and fluency for those with some background in the language. Each potential student must be evaluated for language capabilities.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F206      Regaining Fluency in Yup'ik II      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Continuation of YUP F205. Speaking skills and fluency for those with some background in the language. Each potential student must be evaluated for language capabilities.

Prerequisites: YUP F205 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F208      Yup'ik Composition      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

An examination of the development of written Yup'ik and exploration of writing for entertainment, information, transcription of oral narratives and note taking in meetings where Yup'ik is the dominant language. New writing styles are examined, rather than simply translating the standard categories of English composition. Students receive extensive practice in Yup'ik orthography and participate in the evaluation of each other's writings.

Prerequisites: YUP F109.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F221      Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship I      (a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Intermediate-level learning to speak and understand Yup'ik. Local speaker acts as mentor/primary resource. Focus on everyday situations. Yup'ik faculty member serves as instructor of record. Student and mentor required to participate in ten hour orientation, maintain weekly contact with instructor of record, and participate in monthly assessment. Kuskokwim Campus only. Special Conditions: Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval.

Prerequisites: YUP F123 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 10 + 0

YUP F222      Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship II      (a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Continuation of YUP F221. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. Kuskokwim Campus only.

Prerequisites: YUP F221 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 10 + 0

YUP F223      Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship III      (a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Continuation of YUP F222. Increasing emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Dependent on ability to identify willing mentor who meets Yup'ik faculty approval. Kuskokwim Campus only.

Prerequisites: YUP F222 or formal assessment indicating equivalent speaking and listening skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 10 + 0

YUP F230      Introduction to Interpreting and Translating I      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to interpreting and translating, designed for both those wishing to enter the field and those who wish to upgrade their skills. Discussion of problems which arise during interpreting and translating along with suggestions on how to handle them.

Prerequisites: Must be fluent in English and Yup'ik; permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F231      Introduction to Interpreting and Translating II      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Continuation of YUP F230.

Prerequisites: YUP F230.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F240      Introduction to Reading and Writing Yup'ik      (a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Emphasis on reading and writing Yup'ik for practical purposes (posters, brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, signs) and continued language learning (short stories, descriptions and narratives).

Prerequisites: YUP F130; YUP F204 or YUP F222.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F250      Yup'ik Literature for Children      (a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Students explore and practice reading children's literature in Yup'ik. Students are exposed to a variety of genres (fiction, nonfiction, traditional stories, poetry, songs, etc.). Reader leveling will be discussed. Students are required to write targeted readers for specific reading levels in Yup'ik. Kuskokwim campus only.

Prerequisites: YUP F208 or equivalent reading and writing skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F251      Teaching Beginning Yup'ik Reading and Writing      (a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Teaching strategies in Yup'ik literacy. Focus on reading and writing at the primary/early entry through intermediate levels. Students develop lessons for reading, writing and word study; manage instructional time; and use assessment for placement and instructional purposes. Materials, reading resources, and instructional guides will be reviewed and used for the development of lessons. Kuskokwim Campus only.

Prerequisites: YUP F208 or equivalent reading and writing skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F260      Siberian Yupik      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

A course in Eskimo language of St. Lawrence Island and the opposing area of Chukotka in Russia. Concentration on literacy and grammar with background given for conversation. Open to speakers of the language and to others if they have taken one or more years of Central Yup'ik or Inupiaq courses.

Prerequisites: Ability to speak Siberian Yupik or one year study of other Eskimo language.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F261      Siberian Yupik      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

A course in Eskimo language of St. Lawrence Island and the opposing area of Chukotka in Russia. Concentration on literacy and grammar (with background given for conversation.) Open to speakers of the language and to others if they have taken one or more years of Central Yup'ik or Inupiaq courses.

Prerequisites: Ability to speak Siberian Yupik or one year study of other Eskimo language.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F301      Advanced Central Yup'ik      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Continuation of YUP F201 and YUP F202. Completes the basic study of the Central Yup'ik grammar.

Prerequisites: YUP F101X; YUP F102X; YUP F201; YUP F202; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F330      Yup'ik Literature/Yupiit Quliraitnek Igaryaraq      (W, h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Central Yup'ik literature with exposure to a variety of literary styles, including qulirat, qaneryaraqegtaaraat, ak'allaat qulirat, qanruyutet/alerquutet. Broad range of regional, stylistic and orthographic traditions through a variety of short papers and a final paper/project. Specific content to be announced at time of registration. Taught entirely in Yup'ik. Kuskokwim Campus only.

Prerequisites: WRTG F111X; WRTG F211X or WRTG F213X; INU F208; INU F240; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F375      Yup'ik Philosophy/Umyuarteqsaraq      (O, h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Exploration of Yup'ik philosophy and spirituality, including exploration of the relationship between modern and traditional belief systems and the influence of western religion and philosophy. Taught entirely in Yup'ik. Kuskokwim Campus only.

Prerequisites: COJO F131X or COJO F141X; YUP F240.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F415      Additional Topics in Advanced Yup'ik      (h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Further study of Yup'ik linguistics. Includes text transcription, editing, analysis and discussion. Yup'ik dialectology. Study of related Eskimo languages from the standpoint of Central Yup'ik. Additional topics to be studied depending upon the interests of the students and the instructor.

Prerequisites: YUP F101X; YUP F102X; YUP F201; YUP F202; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

YUP F488      Documenting Yup'ik Traditions/Caliarkaq      (W, h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Major research project relating to Yup'ik language and culture (e.g., traditional narratives, personal/local histories, local customs/beliefs). Project formats include (but are not limited to) research papers, video/audiotapes, curricula and public presentations. Note: As a writing-intensive course, all formats will include a significant written component. Taught entirely in Yu'pik. Kuskokwim Campus only.

Prerequisites: WRTG F111X; WRTG F211X or WRTG F213X; YUP F330; senior standing; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0