University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is home to academic innovators and adventure-seekers. Researchers worldwide know it as America’s Arctic university. Our first-class faculty integrate teaching, research and public service into all they do, creating a center for groundbreaking science, education and the arts, with an emphasis on the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples.

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Approaches to Operationalizing One Health (edX)

Learn how to put One Health into practice. While One Health is broadly accepted as an approach to understanding issues at the interface of human, animal, and environmental health, its interdisciplinary nature can make operationalizing the approach challenging. Students will learn how to use several tools in a community-based [...]

Pathways to Exploring and Understanding One Health Connections (edX)

This course will present several “Wicked Problems” and explore them from a One Health approach. This process will help students see how using a multi-disciplinary, cross cultural approach to understanding the root causes of these issues supports a construction of resilient and sustainable solutions.

Arctic Security Fundamentals (edX)

This course explores the present-day security situation of the Arctic through a focus on the key stakeholders responsible for diplomacy and defense. The Arctic: a region of frigid waters, tundra, and prolonged periods of light and darkness. While it may seem desolate, the Circumpolar North holds a wealth of [...]

Mental Health Theory and Practice (edX)

This course prepares learners to utilize a person-centered approach to mental health assessment and case management. Learners will also be introduced to community-based models of care and working with interdisciplinary teams.

Valuing Diverse Perspectives in Social Work (edX)

This course explores and critically examines diverse ways of knowing about experiences related to the concepts of trauma and wellness, both individually and collectively, and builds upon wellness strategies that focus on context, culture, and lived experience across the lifespan.

Areas of Social Work Practice (edX)

This course will orient the learner to the context for social work, including the diversity of human needs, human services, social policy, and legislation. Learners will also gain information about social services, social programs, and career opportunities within rural and urban Alaska, as well as [...]

One Health: A Ten Thousand Year-Old View into the Future (edX)

Explore the connectedness of people, animals, and the environment through this unique approach to One Health that connects traditional ways of knowing with the natural and social sciences. Combine Western and Indigenous knowledge to form a holistic understanding of the future of life in the Circumpolar [...]

Mental Health History and Treatment (edX)

This course will explore the history and treatment of individuals with mental health disorders in the United States. Learners will be introduced to diagnoses, current treatment, and social impacts to care.

Embracing the Whole Person in Social Work (edX)

This course will explore trauma and wellness from a holistic, systems approach, emphasizing connections, relationships, strengths-based, resilience, post-traumatic growth, and healing and wellness. Complex problems require complex solutions; there is no one size fits all approach.

Introduction to Social Work (edX)

This course is an introduction to the profession of social work and the human services delivery system. It examines the historical development of social work focusing on the knowledge, values, and skills that characterize the social worker. This course will orient the learner to the context for social work [...]