Native Cultures of Alaska

The traditional Aleut, Eskimo and Indian (Athabascan and Tlingit) cultures of Alaska. Eskimo and Indian cultures in Canada. Linguistic and cultural groupings, population changes, subsistence patterns, social organization and religion in terms of local ecology. Pre-contact interaction between groups.

The BA in Northern Studies offers students an opportunity to learn about various aspects of and perspectives on the north, focusing on the social sciences and humanities.

Its mission is to prepare students for living and working in the north. The program offers students broad flexibility so they can choose a course of study that corresponds to their needs and interests.

Common academic interests of Northern Studies students include northern histories, various political challenges in the north, environmental concerns, natural resource management, indigenous cultures and indigenous peoples’ concerns, northern literature and other arts and humanities.

UAF B.A. in Alaska Native Studies description, and the department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development.


UAF Course Code:  ACNS F242 / ANTH F242


*Note on UAF Course Coding*

ABCD - Departments/Schools/Colleges are indicated by the first 3-4 letters of the code
F - Fairbanks Campus
123 - Academic level is indicated by the number following the letters.

Undergraduate Level: 100 - 400
Graduate Level : 500 - 600

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Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
CountryUnited States
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits3.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeFairbanks, Alaska or via Independent Learning
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