Alaska Native Languages B.A.

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Minimum Requirements for Alaska Native Language B.A.: 121 credits

Concentrations: InupiaqYup'ik

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.35-40
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.37
Alaska Native Language Program Requirements
Complete the following:
ANL F101Introduction to Alaska Native Language Study3
ANL F256Introduction to Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance3
ANL F315Alaska Native Languages: Inuit-Aleut3
or ANL F316 Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages
ANS F329Indigenous Alaska Native Language and Culture Revitalization3
LING F101XNature of Language3
Complete three of the following:9
Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages
Alaska Native Language Apprenticeship
Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English translation)
Cultural Knowledge of Native Elders
Native Ways of Knowing
Native Cultures of Alaska
Orientation to Teaching in Rural Alaska
Language Acquisition
Theory and Methods of Second Language Teaching
Language Policy and Planning
Alaska Native Music
Advisor-approved elective
Complete one of the following:3
Advanced Inupiaq
Additional Topics in Advanced Yup'ik
Complete one of the following: 122
Total Credits121-126

Students will select a specific Alaska Native Language concentration in collaboration with program faculty.  The concentration and course sequencing must be endorsed and approved by the Alaska Native Language Center department chair.



Inupiaq Concentration Requirements
Complete the following:
INU CoursesF100 level and above22
Total Credits22


Yup'ik Concentration Requirements
Complete the following:
YUP CoursesF100 level and above22
Total Credits22

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Speak the Alaska Native language at a high proficiency level
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the written language
  • Demonstrate familiarity and incorporate the Alaska Native language and literature
  • Demonstrate understanding, comprehension and utilization of the Alaska Native language grammar
  • Demonstrate everyday use of the language learned