M.A., Cross-cultural Studies

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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 36 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Program Requirements
Complete at least 6 credits in a field setting, including minimum of one week camp with elders.
Complete at least 36 semester hours beyond the bachelor’s degree level.
Students may transfer a maximum of 9 hours from another university into their program.
Complete at least 30 of the 36 semester hours at the F600 level.
Satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination.
Core Courses
CCS F604Documenting Indigenous Knowledge3
CCS F608Indigenous Knowledge Systems3
CCS F612Traditional Ecological Knowledge3
CCS/ED F690Seminar in Cross-cultural Studies3
Cross-Cultural Studies Specialization Courses
Select at least one from the following:3
Native Ways of Knowing
Education and Cultural Processes
Cultural Resource Issues
Select a minimum of 15 credits of approved electives to provide specialization depth:15
Examples of approved electives:
Alaska Native Social Change
Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights
Field Study Research Methods
Culture, Cognition and Knowledge Acquisition
Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools
CCS F698Non-thesis Research/Project6
Total Credits36