ARCTIC 200: Introduction to the Arctic Studies
T & Th 2:30-4:20 | MEB 248 | 3 credits (I&S) | SNL 10442 | *Core course for Arctic Studies Minor
Interested in learning about the Arctic and rising issues in the region? Enroll in ARCTIC 200: Introduction to the Arctic Studies!
The Arctic is one of the most dynamic and interesting regions of the world to study today! It is the world’s air conditioner, yet it is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the planet. Many Arctic indigenous peoples have gone from being nomadic hunters to internet users in just one generation. Meanwhile, geopolitics in the Arctic intensifies. Russia has planted a flag at the North Pole. China, with a fifth of the world’s population, demands rights to Arctic energy. This course will introduce you to the history of the Arctic, Indigenous political mobilization, international relations, and climate change issues occurring in the Arctic today.