Northern Outdoor and Environmental Studies is a multidisciplinary exploration of contemporary environmental issues and human-environment relationships, with particular emphasis on northern systems.
Drawing upon the natural and social sciences, humanities and the arts, and integrating experiential learning opportunities to bridge classroom, community and Yukon wilderness, the program critically examines a variety of environmental issues, including:
- land use and interpretation
- resource depletion and stewardship
- wilderness protection and fragmentation
- pollution and contaminants
- climate change
The complex nature of environmental subject matter is addressed through ecological, socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical inquiry. Courses include: – The Natural History of the North – Environmental Ethics – Northern Outdoor Pursuits and Leadership – The Circumpolar World.
The program is sufficiently broad to be of interest to students seeking vocational opportunities after completing their studies at Yukon University or preparing for transfer to a university degree program.
It also presents an exciting continuing education opportunity for individuals currently employed in or interested in fields such as education, environmental policy or management, recreation and tourism.
|Language of instruction||English>|
|Fields of study||Philosophy and ethicsHumanities (others)Travel, tourism and leisureNatural environments and wildlife|