Ph.D., Indigenous Studies

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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 48 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements.
Complete required and elective courses.
ANL/CCS/ED/RD F608Indigenous Knowledge Systems3
ANL/CCS/ED/RD F690Seminar in Cross-cultural Studies3
Core Courses
Complete two from the following:6
Seminar in Language Revitalization
Linguistic Anthropology: Language, Thought and Action
Economic Anthropology
Global to Local Sustainability
Integrated Assessment and Adaptive Management
Northern Indigenous Peoples and Contemporary Issues
Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights
Education and Cultural Processes
Culture, Cognition and Knowledge Acquisition
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Cultural Aspects of Language Acquisition
Education and Socioeconomic Change
Language, Literacy and Learning
Educational Administration in Cultural Perspective
Circumpolar Indigenous Leadership Symposium
Political Economy of the Circumpolar North
Management Strategies for Rural Development
Indigenous Organization Management
Research Courses
Complete two from the following:6
Analytical Techniques
Methods in Ethnohistorical Research
Documenting Indigenous Knowledge
Field Study Research Methods
Community-based Research Methods
Complete four specialty elective courses12
Doctoral Dissertation
ANL/CCS/ED/RD F699Thesis18

Completion of 18 distance credits will constitute residency.

Note: Recommended additional academic experience: Students are encouraged to enroll in a minimum of one semester of course work at a partner institution with program offerings related to their area of specialization. Students are encouraged to make at least one formal academic presentation at a statewide, national or international meeting, as well as a community-level presentation in Alaska. Students are encouraged to study a language other than English, as appropriate for the thematic area in which they are enrolled.