Alaska Native Studies Minor

The Alaska Native studies program offers the student the opportunity to explore an interdisciplinary curriculum in Alaska Native cultures, history, and perspectives. The program provides critical understanding and insights to students who anticipate professional involvement in Alaska Native rural and urban communities.

Minimum Credit Hours18

Students may only count a maximum of six credits in one topic area. Courses taken as foundations may not be counted as electives. 

Select two of the following:6
ANCSA and Tribal Governance
Alaska Native Cultures
Artistic Expressions and Oral Narratives of Alaska Natives
Alaska Native Social Change
Northwest Coast Native Art History and Culture
Select twelve credits of the following: 112
Language Skills
Haida I
Haida II
Tlingit I
Tlingit II
Beginning Tlingit I
Beginning Tlingit II
Intermediate Tlingit I
Intermediate Tlingit II
Intermediate Haida II
Intermediate Haida II
Advanced Tlingit I
Advanced Tlingit II
Advanced Haida I
Advanced Haida II
Humanities Skills
Northwest Coast Art: Selected Topics
Beginning Northwest Coast Design
Harvest and Preparation of Basket Materials
Northwest Coast Tool Making
Northwest Coast Native Art History and Culture
Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry
Northwest Coast Basket Design
Beginning Northwest Coast Carving
Beginning Northwest Coast Woolen Weaving
Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives
Geogrphay of Alaska: People/Places/Potential
History of Alaska
Social Science Skills
ANCSA and Tribal Governance
Alaska Native Cultures
Artistic Expressions and Oral Narratives of Alaska Natives
Humans and the Environment
Native North Americans
Arctic Anthropology
Alaska Native Social Change
Total Credits18
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Additional courses can be approved by the BLA Alaska Native Studies faculty advisor. These courses may be from other disciplines, but have Alaska Native themes or issues as a primary component of the class.