Challenge yourself to think beyond the “remote” and “cold” stereotypes of the Arctic and its communities. This one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary program will teach you about Northern peoples and landscapes, geographical and historical contexts, and issues of security in a changing political and environmental climate. You’ll explore the rich diversity of the region, discuss everything from Indigenous issues to sustainable development and physical geography, and learn about how the North is fundamental to the global environment and economy. Developed by UArctic in partnership with Trent School of the Environment, Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, and School for the Study of Canada, this flexible learning opportunity will prepare you for a future focused on the Canadian North and beyond.
Be a groundbreaker as you study in the first fully online Circumpolar Studies diploma offered at a Canadian university, or add to your degree by completing the option in Circumpolar Studies. Connect with classmates from all over Canada and across oceans while you deepen your understanding of Northern perspectives. Together, you’ll explore the rich diversity of the region and discuss everything from Indigenous issues to sustainable development and physical geography. The Circumpolar Studies program gives students the opportunity to learn about the lands, peoples, and issues of the Circumpolar North and prepares them for advanced study or professional employment in fields as diverse as sustainable resource management, self-government, Arctic engineering, and northern tourism. Special emphasis is given to matters concerning Indigenous peoples of the Circumpolar North.
Introductory courses begin with the examination of the geography, history, and biophysical and physical systems of the Sub-Arctic and Arctic regions. The curriculum then turns to the Indigenous and contemporary peoples of the region, traditional economies and knowledge, governance systems, human security issues, and overall questions of economic development, cultural resilience, and environmental sustainability.
The UArctic Læra Institute for Circumpolar Education was established in 2020 to support and strengthen UArctic member capacity to deliver locally appropriate and pedagogically high-quality Circumpolar Studies programmes, without compromising their own academic flexibility.
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Course Code: GEOG-ERSC-WASC-3860H
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