Alaska Languages (AKL)

AKL S101 Haida I

1 credit (1+0)
Students learn how to pronounce each Haida alphabet sound. Students learn common greetings and basic vocabulary for the family, food, clothing, body parts, common stories, and legends. Not applicable to General Education Requirements.

AKL S102 Haida II

1 credit (1+0)
Continuation of Haida I. Not applicable to General Education Requirements.

AKL S103 Tlingit I

1 credit (1+0)
A class designed to help students speak and understand the Tlingit language. Students learn the alphabet, pronunciation of alphabet sounds, words, simple sentences, and grammar. Not applicable to General Education Requirements.

AKL S104 Tlingit II

1 credit (1+0)
Continuation of Tlingit I and advance to more complex structures through the medium of stories and legends. Not applicable to General Education Requirements.

AKL S105 Beginning Tlingit I

4 Credits (4+0)
GER. An introduction to basic Tlingit grammatical structures and vocabulary with an emphasis on the development of listening and speaking skills.

AKL S106 Beginning Tlingit II

4 Credits (4+0)
GER. A continuation of AKL S105 Elementary Tlingit I. Focuses on grammatical structures and vocabulary building with an emphasis on the development of listening and speaking skills. .
Prerequisite: AKL S105 or instructor permission.

AKL S107 Beginning Haida I

4 credits (4+0)
GER. The Haida language, Xaat Kil, is the traditional language of the Haida people of Haida Gwaii and Southeast Alaska. Students will learn to speak and understand basic Haida and focus on four basic language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Emphasis will be on mastery of everyday vocabulary, and basic grammatical patterns.

AKL S108 Beginning Haida II

4 credits (4+0)
GER. A continuation of AKL 107. Students will improve their ability to speak and understand basic Haida. We will focus on four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Emphasis will be on further mastery of everyday vocabulary and basic grammatical patterns.
Prerequisite: AKL S107 or instructor permission.

AKL S120 Introduction to Tlingit Reading and Writing

3 credits (3+0)
Designed to help students learn the Tlingit alphabet, pronunciation of alphabet sounds, words, simple sentences, and common grammatical terms. Focus is on reading written Tlingit, and writing Tlingit in the standardized coastal orthography.

AKL S205 Intermediate Tlingit I

4 credits (4+0)
An intermediate level continuation of the AKL S105/AKL S106 sequence with further emphasis on development of language skills (listening, comprehension, reading, writing, speaking) and an added focus on the orthography and tone system, as well as vocabulary building and cultural elements.
Prerequisite: AKL S106 or instructor permission.

AKL S206 Intermediate Tlingit II

4 credits (4+0)
A continuation of AKL S205 with further development of grammatical skills, vocabulary, orthography, tonality and cultural elements unique to Tlingit.
Prerequisite: AKL S205 or instructor permission.

AKL S207 Intermediate Haida II

4 credits (4+0)
An intermediate continuation of AKL S107/ AKL S108 with further emphasis on development of language skills of listening, comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking. Added focus on the orthography and tone system, as well as vocabulary building and cultural elements.
Prerequisite: AKL S108.

AKL S208 Intermediate Haida II

4 credits (4+0)
A continuation of AKL S207 with further development of grammatical skills, vocabulary, orthography, tonality and cultural elements unique to Haida.
Prerequisite: AKL S207.

AKL S241 Native Oratory

1 credit (1+0)
Students will work with a mentor in Tlingit, Haida, or Tsimshian to prepare for public speaking in a variety of settings. May be taken three times for a total of 3 credits.

AKL S305 Advanced Tlingit I

3 credits (3+0)
A continuation of AKL S206. All communication skills will be refined.
Prerequisite: AKL S206 or instructor permission.

AKL S306 Advanced Tlingit II

3 credits (3+0)
A continuation of AKL S305. All communication skills will be refined. Continuing presentation of advanced grammar; reading of Tlingit texts with glossaries; reading, analysis and discussion and texts transcribed from Tlingit oral literature.
Prerequisite: AKL S305.

AKL S307 Advanced Haida I

3 credits (3+0)
Continuing presentation of advanced grammar. All communication skills will be refined.
Prerequisite: AKL S208.

AKL S308 Advanced Haida II

3 credits (3+0)
Continuing presentation of advanced grammar. All communication skills will be refined.
Prerequisite: AKL S307.

AKL S350 Tlingit Oral Literature

3 credits (3+0)
Examines language and cultural concepts within Tlinigt oral literature. Class will be conducted primarily in Tlingit, and covers published and unpublished oratory to expose students to how the Tlingit language functions in the realms of oral history, storytelling, and ceremonial speeches.
Prerequisite: AKL S206 or instructor permission.

AKL S401 Alaska Language Apprenticeship/Mentorship

3 credits (1+0+8)
Structured study of an Alaska Native language. Student works intensively with a mentor fluent in the target language. Selection of mentor requires instructor approval. Attend weekly class with instructor and meet regularly with mentor for a minimum of 7 hours per week. Course may be repeated for a total of 12 credits.
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

AKL S410 Heritage Language Teaching Methods and Materials

3 credits (3+0)
A review of various methods of second language teaching and their applications. Students will practice teach their language of specialization, gaining hands-on experience in curriculum and materials development. Attention to the technical and ideological differences in teaching heritage languages in contrast to foreign languages. May be taken three times for a total of 9 credits.

AKL S451 Introduction to Tlingit Linguistics I

3 credits (3+0)
The linguistic structure of Tlingit, with emphasis on descriptive linguistics as a tool for understanding grammar. Covers phonology, morphology, noun phrase structure, the Tlingit verb complex and its components, morphophonemics, and syntax as studied through representative verbs. May be offered as three one-credit modules, A, B, and C.
Prerequisite: AKL S206 or instructor permission.

AKL S451A Introduction to Tlingit Linguistics I, Part A

1 credit (1+0)
One of three one-credit modules of AKL S451. Part A covers imperfect and perfect aspects, wu strings, as well as other early content from AKL S451.
Prerequisite: AKL S206 or instructor permission.

AKL S451B Introduction to Tlingit Linguistics I, Part B

1 credit (1+0)
One of three one-credit modules of AKL S451. Part B covers imperative and perfective habitual aspects, na, ga, and gha strings, as well as other middle content from AKL S451.
Prerequisite: AKL S206 and AKL S451A, or instructor permission.

AKL S451C Introduction to Tlingit Linguistics I, Part C

1 credit (1+0)
One of three one-credit modules of AKL S451. Part C covers progressive and imperfect and subordinate aspects, suffixes, conjugation prefixes, na conjugation, as well as other later content from AKL S451.
Prerequisite: AKL S206; and AKL S451A and S451B, or instructor permission.

AKL S452 Introduction to Tlingit Linguistics II

3 credits (3+0)
A continuation from AKL S451. Further study in the linguistic structure of Tlingit, with emphasis on descriptive linguistics as a tool for understanding grammar. Covers phonology, morphology, noun phrase structure, the Tlingit verb complex and its components, morphophonemic, and syntax as studied through representative verbs. May be offered as three one-credit modules, A, B, and C.
Prerequisite: AKL S451 (3 credits), or instructor permission.

AKL S452A Introduction to Tlingit Linguistics II, Part A

1 credit (1+0)
One of three one-credit modules of AKL S452, a continuation from AKL S451. Part A covers repetitive imperfective and prohibitive, suffixes, and conjugation prefix, as well as other early content from AKL S452.
Prerequisite: AKL S451 (three credits), or instructor permission.

AKL S452B Introduction to Tlingit Linguistics II, Part B

1 credit (1+0)
One of three one-credit modules of AKL S452, a continuation from AKL S451. Part B covers future and hortative, ga-u-gha string, with conjugation prefix, as well as other middle content from AKL S452.
Prerequisite: AKL S451 (three credits) and AKL S452A; or instructor permission.

AKL S452C Introduction to Tlingit Linguistics II, Part C

1 credit (1+0)
One of three one-credit modules of AKL S452, a continuation from AKL S451. Part C covers potential attributive and decessive, suffixes, and conjugation prefix with gha string, as well as other later content from AKL S452.
Prerequisite: AKL S451 (three credits) and AKL S452A and B; or instructor permission.