Fall 2021 course: ARCTIC 200

UW students, register for ARCTIC 200 this fall 2021! Learn about the increasing importance of the Arctic region in international relations and geopolitics, with a focus on Indigneous perspectives. Details below.

ARCTIC 200: Indigenous Diplomacies and International Relations in the Arctic 

Credits: 3 cr.

Gen Ed requirements: I&S

Date and time: Tuesdays, 2:30-5:20 p.m.

Location: LOW 219

Professor: Jason Young, Senior Research Scientist, UW Information School

About: This course introduces students to international relations in the Arctic, with an emphasis on understanding IR from the perspective of the region’s Indigenous peoples. 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; and challenge themselves to understand international frameworks through the lens of Indigenous knowledge systems. Counts towards the interdisciplinary Arctic Studies minor.