B.A., Alaska Native Studies

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

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.
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
Upper-division Credits 139
Program Requirements
ANS F101Introduction to Alaska Native Studies3
ANS F242XNative Cultures of Alaska 23
ANS F300Alaska Native Writers Workshop3
ANS F310Indigenous Land Settlements3
ANS F350Cross-cultural Communication: Alaska Perspectives3
ANS F401Cultural Knowledge of Native Elders3
RD F350Community Research in Indigenous Contexts3
ANS F478Alaska Native Studies Senior Thesis 33
Complete 9 ANS/RD/TM/ANL elective credits9
Concentrations
Complete 21 credits from one of the following concentrations21
Indigenous Peoples in Law, Governance and Politics
Alaska Native Knowledge, Cultural Resources and Expression
Alaska Native People: Health, Wellness and Environment

Concentrations

These are recommended courses. Course substitutions up to 9 credits may be made with approval of the faculty advisor.

Indigenous peoples in law, governance and politics

Prepares students to participate and represent their communities in the tribal, local, state and national arenas. For students interested in public service and/or legal careers. 

Program Requirements
ANS F112/RD F110Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Land Claims in the 21st Century1
ANS F111XHistory of Colonization in Alaska: The Indigenous Response 13
ANS/RD F315Tribal People and Development3
ANS/PS F325Native Self-government3
ANS/PS F425Federal Indian Law and Alaska Natives3
ANS/PS F450Comparative Indigenous Rights and Policies3
ANS F458The Politics of Indigenous Identity3
ANS F467Beyond Violence: Alaska Native Healing and Justice3
ANS F475Alaska Native Social Change3
PLS F280Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals3
RD F265Perspectives on Subsistence in Alaska3
RD F470The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Pre-1971 to Present3
RD F492Rural Development Seminar 21-3
TM F201Tribal Government in Alaska II3

Alaska Native Knowledge, Cultural Resources and Expression

Prepares students for careers involving literature, cultural preservation, cultural resource management and the performing arts.

Program Requirements
ANS F112/RD F110Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Land Claims in the 21st Century1
ANS F111XHistory of Colonization in Alaska: The Indigenous Response 13
ANS F160Alaska Native Dance (Fairbanks only)1
ANS F202XAesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance 13
ANS F223XAlaska Native Music (Fairbanks only) 13
ANS F251Practicum in Native Cultural Expression (Fairbanks only)1-3
ANS F268Beginning Native Art Studio (Fairbanks only)3
ANS/RD F315Tribal People and Development3
ANS F348Native North American Women3
ANS F349Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English translation)3
ANS F351Practicum in Native Cultural Expression (Fairbanks only)1-3
ANS F458The Politics of Indigenous Identity3
ANS F360Advanced Native Dance (Fairbanks only)1
ANS F368Intermediate Native Art Studio (Fairbanks only)3
ANS F375Native American Religion and Philosophy3
ANS F381Indigenous World in Film3
ANS F468Advanced Native Art Studio (Fairbanks only)3
ANS F475Alaska Native Social Change3
RD F425Cultural Resource Issues3
RD F492Rural Development Seminar 21-3

Alaska Native Peoples: Health, wellness and environment

Prepares students to utilize traditional knowledge to promote healthy environments and communities. Useful to students on career tracks in health, environmental stewardship and wellness programs. 

Program Requirements
ANS F112/RD F110Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Land Claims in the 21st Century1
ANS F111XHistory of Colonization in Alaska: The Indigenous Response 13
ANS/RD F315Tribal People and Development3
ANS F348Native North American Women3
ANS F375Native American Religion and Philosophy3
ANS F467Beyond Violence: Alaska Native Healing and Justice3
ANS F475Alaska Native Social Change3
EBOT F100Introduction to Ethnobotany (KUC only)3
EBOT F200Seminar in Ethnobotany1
EBOT F210Ethical Wildcrafting1
EBOT F220Ethnobotanical Techniques2
EBOT F230Ethnobotanical Chemistry3
HUMS F260History of Alcohol in Alaska (Fairbanks only)1
HUMS F264Culture, Chemical Dependency and Alaska Natives (Fairbanks only)1
RD F265Perspectives on Subsistence in Alaska3
RD F462Rural Health and Human Service Systems3
RD F465Community Healing and Wellness3
TM F120Introduction to Tribal Natural Resource Management3