The course will provide students with a greater understanding of the complexity of important concepts and issues related to the land and environment of the North. The course deals with the impacts of natural and physic al change on the peoples and conditions of the Circumpolar North. The course concentrates on three major fields of scientific study: climate change, natural resources, and health and environment. Emphasis is given to the challenges of sustainability in the North, and
to the need for proper long-term stewardship.

The course is suitable not only for UAF and UArctic students, for also for anyone interested in the topic. The course could potentially fill electives in anthropology, biochemistry, biology, cross-cultural studies, and rural development. To register for the course, please go to:

Fall semester begins: Thursday, 1 September 2011.
Registration deadline: Friday, 9 September 2011.