Humanities at UAS include the disciplines of art, English (creative writing, composition and literature), languages, linguistics, outdoor studies, physical education, music, philosophy, performance, communication, and theatre. The humanities focus on the study of human actions, ideals, thoughts, traditions, and values. Students undertaking study in the humanities engage in time-tested methods of inquiry: creative endeavor, critical interpretation, dialogue, historical and logical analysis, and scholarly investigation. Students in the humanities analyze, create, evaluate, engage in group processes, interpret, investigate, and record performance events, products of human activity, culture, and imagination.
The B.L.A. degree with emphases in communication, independent design, interdisciplinary studies, and language arts prepares students for graduate school in various disciplines and employment in the public and private sector wherever a baccalaureate degree is valued and wherever strengths in critical thinking and oral, visual, and written communication are valued.
The B.A. in English is designed to serve the needs of three groups of undergraduate students. First, it is directed toward students preparing to enter the M.A.T. program in secondary education at UAS and thus reﬂects the requirements for certification in language arts. Second, it is designed to serve students seeking entry-level employment in the fields of editing, writing, public relations and government. Third, it is intended to serve students preparing for graduate study in law, public administration, technical writing, creative writing and English.
The literature and environment specialization within the English B.A. program is designed to capitalize on the unique natural setting of Southeast Alaska and to build upon existing institutional strengths in environmental literature and philosophy. Students pursuing this specialization will be prepared for careers and graduate programs in literature, teaching, environmental education and journalism.
Certificate in Outdoor Skills and Leadership (J)
Associate of Arts (J, K, S)
Bachelor of Liberal Arts (J, D1)
Alaska Native Languages and Studies
Outdoor and Adventure Studies
Bachelor of Arts (J)
- Creative Writing
- English Literature
- Northwest Coast Art
- Tlingit Language
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