Schedule

Orientation Assignment (Oct. 15 – Oct. 17)

  • Welcome to the Course
  • Syllabus Review
  • Introduction Assignment

Week 1 (Oct. 15 – Oct. 21)

Introduction and Ungulate Domestication

  • Overview of course project: students will research either a historical figure or interview a community member with domesticated ungulate experience
  • Global ungulate domestication
  • Current global distribution of domestic ungulates
  • Discussion

Week 2 (Oct. 22 – Oct. 28)

History of Rangeland and Domestic Ungulates

  • Humans and rangeland
  • History of Livestock Grazing in the US (1860s-present)
  • Government Land Policies
  • History of Livestock Grazing in Alaska (1890s-1930)
  • Historical overview and ownership policy for Bison, Muskoxen and Elk
  • Discussion
  • Cognitive Tutorial
  • Blackboard Quiz

Week 3 (Oct. 29 – Nov. 4)

The History of Reindeer in Alaska

  • 1890s-1930
  • 1930s to present
  • Discussion

Week 4 (Nov. 5 – Nov. 11)

Reindeer Journeys

  • Yukon relief expedition
  • Arctic exodus from western Alaska to the Mackenzie River Delta
  • Discussion
  • Cognitive Tutorial
  • Blackboard Quiz

Week 5 (Nov. 12 – Nov. 18)

Many Adventures!

  • Cattle on Kodiak and the Aleutians
  • Bison, Muskoxen, Elk and Yak
  • Discussion

Week 6 (Nov. 19 – Nov. 25)

Recent History: Cattle, Elk, Musk Ox, Yak

  • Federal and state policies
  • Current slaughtering regulations
  • Current industry challenges
  • Discussion
  • Cognitive Tutorial
  • Blackboard Quiz

Week 7 (Nov. 26 – Dec. 4)

Presentation of Research Project

  • Create final research project presentations
  • Present research project
  • Reflect on research project (process, findings, conclusions)

Week 8 (Dec. 5 – Dec. 9)

Final discussion and reflection

  • Discussion of research projects
  • Discussion of course retrospective
  • Course evaluations