The courses are delivered online and each course is worth 6 ECTS, or 3 credit units at most North American institutions. The language of instruction is English, except for the Advanced Inuktitut Inuit Language Course. Where applicable, tuition and other fees are charged only by a student’s home institution. Credit will be recorded at the offering institution and may be transferred to a student’s home institution after completion of the course.
Summer courses offered are:
- CS 100 Introduction to the Circumpolar World: June 19-July 28, 2023: Introduces students to the lands, people and issues of the international circumpolar region. Hosted by Trent University.
- GEOG 2811H International North & Arctic Council: May 3-June 17, 2023: Introduces students to the international politics of the circumpolar region and concludes with a unique simulation of the Arctic Council at which students are challenged to develop real-life scenarios and to play the role of diplomatic and reach consensus on difficult areas of Arctic public policy. Hosted by Trent University.
Fall courses offered are:
- CS 100: Introduction to the Circumpolar World: This course is a required prerequisite for other CS courses.
- CS 311: Land and Environment of the Circumpolar World I: This course is a required prerequisite for CS 312.
- CS 321: Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar World I
- CS 331: Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World I
To register, students must submit the attached forms to their home institution. Home institutions will approve students for registration if they are in good standing with the university, are eligible to enroll in the selected courses, and if the course credit will transfer.
More information on the Circumpolar Studies program can be found here.