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Type E: Indigenous Content - Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar World I

Northern Studies 3211 Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar World I
This is the first of two courses that aim to promote an integrated and multidisciplinary understanding of the circumpolar peoples and their adaptations and contributions to social, economic, political and environmental changes. The peoples and cultures of the North Circumpolar region are introduced through interdisciplinary study in the fields of anthropology, sociology, history, media and cultural studies, communications and literature. Students will be introduced to traditional cultures and contemporary peoples through indigenous and Western perspectives. Also included are an introduction to Aboriginal cultures, a discussion of the Western presence in the Circumpolar North, and an examination of contemporary northern peoples.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Northern Studies 1111
Notes: University of the Arctic CS321
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content