The primary aim of this course is to introduce the peoples and cultures of the North Circumpolar Region through interdisciplinary study in the fields of anthropology, sociology, history, media and cultural studies, communications and literature.
The course is divided into twelve modules and examines primary societies (traditional Indigenous societies up to Western contact) and secondary societies (non-Indigenous enclaves in the North) including an initial overview of primary/secondary societies, the emergence of tertiary societies, and a description of self-determination, followed by sections on identity & language, media, arts & literature, and education, recreation & family, respective to the three primary Circumpolar regions: North America & Greenland, Siberia & Northern Asia, and Northern Scandinavia & North-west Russia.
|Academic level(s)||Bachelor, Other|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Institution||UiT The Arctic University of Norway|
|Fields of study||Humanities (broad programmes)Sociology and cultural studies|
|Tags||arcticculturecircumpolar studieshistorysociologymediacircumpolar regioncultural studiesliteratureantropology|