Alaska Native-themed Requirement

Alaska Native-themed Requirement  

The Alaska Native-themed (ANT) requirement is a degree requirement for all bachelor's, associate of arts and associate of science degrees. 

Students may choose from a number of courses to meet the total 3-credit hour Alaska Native-themed degree requirement. These courses explore Alaska Native peoples and cultures through at least one of the following: values, language, art, knowledge, governance, subsistence, experience and ways of life. This requirement does not add to the total number of credits required for General Education Requirement (GER) or degree completion. Although the Alaska Native-themed course requirement is separate from GERs, some ANT courses are also GERs. These courses are marked with an "X" and can count toward both a GER and ANT.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is proud to acknowledge the Alaska Native nations upon whose traditional lands its seven campuses reside. In Fairbanks, the Troth Yeddha' Campus is located on the traditional lands of the Ch'eno Xwut'ana (Dena) people of the lower Tanana River, and the branch campuses and extension offices are hosted on Indigenous lands throughout the state. UAF is federally designated as an Alaska Native Serving Institution, with over 20 percent of the student body being Alaska Native and/or American Indian.

To fulfill UAF's mission and to honor the first peoples of Alaska, all incoming undergraduate students learn about Alaska Native peoples and their perspectives and worldviews through the Alaska Native-themed course requirement. This requirement was developed through the efforts of the statewide Alaska Native Studies Council and was supported by the UAF student government and the UAF Faculty Senate.

Alaska Native-themed Courses

Complete three credits from the following courses:
ANS F112/RD F110Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Land Claims in the 21st Century1
ANS/RD F113Alaska Natives, Indigenous Peoples and International Laws1
ANS/RD F114Alaska Natives, Indigenous Peoples and North American Legal Systems1
ANS/FLPA F161XIntroduction to Alaska Native Performance3
ANS/ACNS/MUS F223XAlaska Native Music3
ANS/ART F268Alaska Native Art Studio I3
ANS/RD F315Tribal People and Development3
ANS/PS F325Alaska Native and Comparative Tribal Self-Government3
ANS/ENGL F349Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English translation)3
ANS/FLPA F361Advanced Alaska Native Performance3
ANS/ART/ANTH F365Alaska Native Art History3
ANS/ART F368Alaska Native Art Studio II3
ANS/FLPA F381Indigenous World in Film3
ANS/RD F401Cultural Knowledge of Native Elders3
ANS/ED F420Alaska Native Education3
ANS/PS F425Federal Indian Law and Alaska Natives3
ANS/ED F461Native Ways of Knowing3
ANS/ART F468Alaska Native Art Studio III3
ART/ANS/ANTH F367Inuit Art3
ANS F101Introduction to Alaska Native Studies3
ANS F111XHistory of Colonization in Alaska: The Indigenous Response3
ANS F150Topics in Alaska Regional Cultural History3
ANS F160Alaska Native Dance1
ANS F202XAesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance3
ANS F242XIndigenous Cultures of Alaska3
ANS F250Current Alaska Native Leadership Perspectives3
ANS F251Practicum in Alaska Native Cultural Expression1-3
ANS F300Alaska Native Writers Workshop3
ANS F310Alaska Native and Comparative Indigenous Land Settlements3
ANS F329Indigenous Alaska Native Language and Culture Revitalization3
ANS F350Cross-cultural Communication: Alaska Perspectives3
ANS F351Advanced Practicum in Alaska Native Cultural Expression1-3
ANS F360Advanced Alaska Native Dance1
ANS F375Native American Religion and Philosophy3
ANS F458The Politics of Indigenous Identity3
ANS F467Tribal Responses to Violence: Safety, Justice and Advocacy3
ANS F475Alaska Native Social Change3
ANL F101Introduction to Alaska Native Language Study3
ANL F108Beginning Athabascan Literacy1-3
ANL F121Conversational Alaska Native Language I1-3
ANL F122Conversational Alaska Native Language II1-3
ANL F141XBeginning Dene / Athabascan I5
ANL F142XBeginning Dene / Athabascan II5
ANL F150Interpretive Communication1
ANL F151Interethnic Communications3
ANL F199Practicum in Native Language Education3
ANL F208Advanced Athabascan Literacy1-3
ANL F221Intermediate Conversational Alaska Native Language1-3
ANL F241Intermediate Dene / Athabascan I3
ANL F242Intermediate Dene / Athabascan II3
ANL F251XIntroduction to Athabascan Linguistics3
ANL F255XIntroduction to Alaska Native Languages3
ANL F256Introduction to Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance3
ANL F287Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages3
ANL F288Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages3
ANL F289Practicum in Native Language Education II3,4
ANL F315Alaska Native Languages: Inuit-Aleut3
ANL F316Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages3
ANL F401Alaska Native Language Apprenticeship5
ANL F402Alaska Native Language Apprenticeship II5
ANL F452Principles of Linguistic Analysis for Alaska Native Languages3
ANTH F102/EBOT F100Introduction to Ethnobotany3
ANTH F242Native Cultures of Alaska3
ANTH F383History and Cultures of Northern Dené3
BA F391Alaska Native Corporations: A Historical and Contemporaneous Perspective3
EBOT F100Introduction to Ethnobotany3
ECON F111XThe Economy of Rural Alaska3
HIST F110XHistory of Alaska Natives from Contact to the Present3
HSEM F461Human Security in Alaska3
INU F106Introduction to Inupiaq1
INU F111XElementary Inupiaq I5
INU F112XElementary Inupiaq II5
INU F115Conversational Inupiaq I1-3
INU F116Conversational Inupiaq II1-3
INU F118Inupiaq Orthography3
INU F211Intermediate Inupiaq I3
INU F212Intermediate Inupiaq II3
INU F218Inupiaq Composition3
INU F417Advanced Inupiaq3
JUST F340Rural Justice in Alaska3
PSY F430Rural and Alaska Native Psychology3
RD F245Fisheries and Marine Wildlife Development in Rural Alaska3
RD F255Rural Alaska Land Issues3
RD F265Perspectives on Subsistence in Alaska3
RD F430Indigenous Economic Development and Entrepreneurship3
RD F465Community Healing and Wellness3
RD F470The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Pre-1971 to Present3
TG F101Introduction to Tribal Government in Alaska3
TG F102Essentials of Tribal Government1
TG F105Introduction to Managing Tribal Governments3
TG F112Federal Indian Law for Alaska Tribes1
TG F120Introduction to Tribal Natural Resources Stewardship3
TG F201Tribal Government in Alaska II3
TG F205Managing Tribal Governments II3
YUP F101XElementary Central Yup'ik I5
YUP F102XElementary Central Yup'ik II5
YUP F103Conversational Central Yup'ik I1-3
YUP F104Conversational Central Yup'ik II3
YUP F109Central Yup'ik Orthography3
YUP F121Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship I4
YUP F122Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship II4
YUP F123Elementary Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship III4
YUP F130Beginning Yup'ik Grammar3
YUP F131Beginning Yup'ik Grammar II3
YUP F155Conversational Siberian Yupik I1-3
YUP F156Conversational Siberian Yupik II1-3
YUP F158Siberian Yupik Orthography1-3
YUP F201Intermediate Central Yup'ik I3
YUP F202Intermediate Central Yup'ik II3
YUP F203Conversational Central Yup'ik III3
YUP F204Conversational Central Yup'ik IV3
YUP F205Regaining Fluency in Yup'ik3
YUP F206Regaining Fluency in Yup'ik II3
YUP F208Yup'ik Composition3
YUP F221Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship I3
YUP F222Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship II3
YUP F223Intermediate Central Yup'ik Apprenticeship III3
YUP F230Introduction to Interpreting and Translating I3
YUP F231Introduction to Interpreting and Translating II3
YUP F240Introduction to Reading and Writing Yup'ik3
YUP F250Yup'ik Literature for Children3
YUP F251Teaching Beginning Yup'ik Reading and Writing3
YUP F260St. Lawrence Island Yupik I3
YUP F261St. Lawrence Island Yupik II3
YUP F301Advanced Central Yup'ik3
YUP F330Yup'ik Literature/Yupiit Quliraitnek Igaryaraq3
YUP F375Yup'ik Philosophy/Umyuarteqsaraq3
YUP F415Additional Topics in Advanced Yup'ik3
YUP F488Documenting Yup'ik Traditions/Caliarkaq3