Enroll now, in the core requirement course for the Arctic Studies Minor, ARCTIC 400: Integrating Policy and Science in Arctic Studies. Learn about what is going on in the Arctic region including climate change and its consequences in the political and scientific level. See below for details and attached flyer.
ARCTIC 400: Integrating Policy and Science in Arctic Studies Instructor: Vincent Gallucci | 3 credits | W 1:30-‐4:20pm | MEB 237 | SNL 10443
The Arctic is examined as a geographic region containing the Arctic Ocean and eight nation states five of which are littoral (have coasts) on the Arctic Ocean. A complex web of jurisdictions affect the prospects of search and rescue, conservation and exploitation of natural resources, both renewable (e.g, fishing) and non-renewable (e.g, oil and gas). The accompanying geopolitical complexities that one would expect from having Russian, American, Canadian, and European permanent participants along with a newly admitted group of Asian nations makes for complex decision making. Specific consideration is given to the role of the indigenous people from Canada and the U.S., as well as north European. Major
consideration is given to the science of the causes of climate change and the Arctic consequences.