The course deals with the impacts of natural and physical change on the peoples and conditions of the Circumpolar North. The course concentrates on three major fields for scientific study: (1) climate change, (2) natural resources, and (3) health and environment. Emphasis is given to the challenges of sustainability in the North, and to the need for long-term proper stewardship.

Upon successful completion of Land and Environment II, students will have:
  • Foundations for critical inquiry and appreciation of how diverse conventional and traditional methods contribute to understanding land and environment in the Circumpolar North.
  • Insight into the challenges presented by the physical and natural universe, and the impact on Northern peoples.
  • Awareness of the relationship between science and policy, and its significance for the future of the Circumpolar North.

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