Circumpolar Studies Courses
About the Program:
The Circumpolar Studies program is an exciting way for students attending UArctic member institutions to learn about the North, with courses held in the classroom, online, in the field, and around the world.
It 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.
Fall Term Course Offerings
GEOG 1045H (CS 100): Introduction to the Circumpolar World
Introduction to the Circumpolar World introduces students to the landscape, peoples and issues of the circumpolar region. Beginning with an examination of the geography, biological and physical systems of the Subarctic and Arctic, it then turns to the Aboriginal and contemporary peoples of the region. The history of the Circumpolar World is treated in a broad fashion, to provide grounding in the events and developments that have created the region’s contemporary qualities. The second part of the course surveys some of the particular issues facing the region, including climate change, economic, political and social development. This course ultimately is intended to stimulate interest in the Circumpolar World.
ERST/ GEOG-2812H Research in the North
Hosted by: Yukon University (Online) - Pay Trent Tuition
Explores the history of northern research, practical and ethical aspects of conducting and reporting research in the sciences and the humanities, and the state of contemporary northern research in a variety of disciplines.
INDG 3745H Peoples of the Circumpolar World
Hosted by: University of Washington (Online) - Pay Trent Tuition
This course incorporates a visual field school with an Inuit hunter in an Arctic, fly-in Hamlet. Students will observe weekly visual recordings and maintain a journal worth 25% of the overall grade. Through traditional Indigenous and Western perspectives, broad histories and experiences of the peoples of the Circumpolar North, and the development of northern cultures are explored. Similarities and differences of peoples and cultures and their adaptations to change are discussed.
INDG 3750H (Arctic 301): Advanced Inuktitut (Inuit Language)
This course will develop existing Inuktitut language, skills, and will expand students' knowledge of Inuktitut in the four areas of language and learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will engage in culture and news in Inuktitut. In Arctic 301, students continue with dialectology, finishing the tour of the Canadian dialects.
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