Introduction to the Arctic

The aim of this introductory course is to establish a common ground for further Arctic studies. The course contains the following themes: 1) Introduction to the circumpolar Arctic and its complexities in the fields of natural sciences, law and politics, peoples, cultures and identities, as well as society and economy 2) Introduction to the physical geography of Polar Regions, with emphasis on the Arctic 3) Excursion to Pyhätunturi area in Finnish Lapland, to gain practical insight into the themes discussed during the lectures 4) Instructions to write an academic essay

No previous studies required.

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Lapland
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Registration deadline-
ECTS credits5.0
Field schoolNo
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Teaching termAutumn semester
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