Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World 1: Economy

This course will introduce students to the important structures and forces affecting the sustainability of circumpolar communities. Students will deal with the population trends in the circumpolar region, natural resource use and the economies of these communities, and economic ownership.


This course will provide students with an appreciation of the main challenges confronting the peoples and communities of the world's northern regions. As such it will be beneficial to students attempting to better understand the current questions facing the north as well as to those planning to pursue advanced studies about the region

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor, Other
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
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Registration deadline-
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyHumanities (broad programmes)Sociology and cultural studies
Teaching placeAlta
Teaching termAutumn
Tagsindigenouscircumpolarsustainabilitycircumpolar studiesnatural resourcesindigenous peoplepopulation trendscommunitieslocal economiesownership
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