M.A., Indigenous Studies
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If an applicant meets the minimum requirements for the university, the Office of Admissions sends the completed application to the academic department. Program heads and/or committees in fields of interest will determine the adequacy of the student’s preparation and whether or not departmental facilities are sufficient for their aims.
Minimum Requirements for Indigenous Studies M.A. Degree: 36 credits
|General University Requirements|
|Complete the general university requirements.|
|Master’s Degree Requirements|
|Complete the master’s degree requirements.|
|Indigenous Studies 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.|
|CCS F604||Documenting Indigenous Knowledge||3|
|CCS F608||Indigenous Knowledge Systems||3|
|CCS F612||Traditional Ecological Knowledge||3|
|CCS/ED F690||Seminar in Cross-cultural Studies||3|
|Cross-cultural Studies Specialization Courses|
|Complete at least one from the following:||3|
|Native Ways of Knowing|
|Education and Cultural Processes|
|Cultural Resource Issues|
|Complete 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 F698||Non-thesis Research/Project||6|