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Anyone with an interest in the history of the Arctic, northern economies or communities. 

Approx. 6 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Understand the economic past, present and future of the circumpolar arctic.

  • Recognize the opportunities and challenges of economic development in the arctic including local and global drivers.

  • Understand the social, cultural, and political context of local, national and circumpolar arctic economies.

Skills you will gain

EconomicsArctic historyHistorySocio-economicsIndigenous history
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Beginner Level

Anyone with an interest in the history of the Arctic, northern economies or communities. 

Approx. 6 hours to complete
English

Offered by

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University of Alberta

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UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Module 1: Globalization and Sustainable Arctic Economies

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Globalization and Sustainable Arctic Economies II11m
Globalization and Sustainable Arctic Economies III14m
Globalization and Sustainable Arctic Economies IV13m
Globalization and Sustainable Arctic Economies V8m
Globalization and Sustainable Arctic Economies VI13m
2 readings
Practice Quiz Intro1m
Swimming Away: Arctic Fisheries and International Cooperation10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz15m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2: Local and Regional Economies Connected with the Outside World

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Local and Regional Economies II18m
Local and Regional Economies III17m
Local and Regional Economies IV14m
1 reading
The Weight of History in the Arctic10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Module 3: History of Globalization in the Arctic

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
History of Globalization in the Arctic II9m
History of Globalization in the Arctic III12m
History of Globalization in the Arctic IV10m
1 reading
Busting the Myth of Arctic Oil10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

11 minutes to complete

Module 4: Final Thoughts

11 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 6 min)
1 practice exercise
Outro Quiz5m

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