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Winter quarter featured course: ARCTIC 200

November 7, 2018


MW 9:30-11:20am | View in Time Schedule

This course introduces students to international relations in the Arctic, with an emphasis on understanding them from the perspective of the region’s indigenous peoples.

In this course, students will:

  • Study dramatic environmental, economic, and social transformations in the Arctic
  • Learn about emerging geopolitical issues
  • Explore indigenous perspectives on international relations in the Arctic
  • Challenge themselves to understand international frameworks through the lens of indigenous knowledge systems

Instructor Jason Young studies the political implications of the use of digital technologies by Inuit, Canadian citizens, scientists, and policymakers to discuss and implement environmental management strategies in response to climate change in the Arctic. He has also spent time studying Inuktitut in Igloolik, Canada.

This course counts towards the Arctic Studies minor.

For more course information, contact Jason Young at:

Canadian Studies Center

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle WA, 98195-3650