Indigenous Peoples of Alaska

3 credits


Native Am and Indigenous St.
College of Arts and Science

(same as GEOG 3570). This is a survey course exploring the social, cultural, and historical geographies of Indigenous homelands in Alaska. The course will prioritize Alaska Native perspectives on adaptation to social and environmental change as well as the significance of traditional and Indigenous knowledges in understanding current issues and their global relevance in the rapidly changing Arctic. Students will learn about Indigenous knowledge systems and develop an understanding of the rich cultural and geographical diversity of Alaska Native regions. Graded on A-F basis only. Recommended: GEOG 1100 or GEOG 1200 or SOCIOL 1500.