This second-year-level, multidisciplinary course presents an overview of the historical and scientific context of the fourth International Polar Year 2007-2008 and offers an examination of its development, planning, and execution. The overall orientation of the course is historical and descriptive rather than analytical or theoretical.
The course will be of particular interest to individuals working in government, media, or business who seek a greater understanding of this international enterprise, as well as students of history, science, and contemporary issues of the North.

The course is offered asynchronously online, which means there are no set meeting times. Students will visit the website each week to access course materials, including reading assignments, discussion boards, and an online resource library.

The course runs from 4 February to 5 May 2007 (late registrations will be accepted until 15 February).
Tuition for the course is $150 CDN.Yukon College expects to offer the course again in September 2007 and January 2008.
Course facilitators welcome input from IPY researchers on the planning, organizing, and execution of IPY.

For further information, please contact:
Amanda Graham
Yukon College
E-mail: or go to