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Northern Studies (NRTH) Courses

NRTH 5000 [1.0 credit]
Core Seminar: Northern Environments, Northern Societies, Northern Policy

Disciplinary perspectives on the biophysical, social, and policy environments of northern Canada. Resource development, devolution, local governance and sovereignty in a time of rapid environmental change.
Prerequisite(s): NRTH 5008 or permission of the Northern Studies program supervisor.

NRTH 5001 [1.0 credit]
Core Seminar: Northern and Arctic Issues

Research and evaluation using interdisciplinary perspectives on biophysical and social issues faced by northern Canadians. Topics will vary from year to year. Research activities may be in collaboration with northern agencies.
Prerequisite(s): NRTH 5000 (may be taken concurrently).

NRTH 5008 [0.0 credit]
Introductory Northern Field Course

Overland field excursion to a northern community in the first week of the fall term or the week before the fall term. The course may last six days. Graded SAT/UNS.
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the first year of a Northern Studies program.

NRTH 5009 [0.5 credit]
Field Course in Canada’s North

Field observation and methods in a selected region of northern Canada on a group basis. A supplementary fee will apply.
Prerequisite(s): NRTH 5000, NRTH 5001, NRTH 5008, NRTH 5905 (NRTH 5905 may be taken concurrently), and permission of the Northern Studies Supervisor.
Field course to take place for two or three weeks in the summer.

NRTH 5901 [0.5 credit]
Practicum in Northern Studies

Research activity under the supervision of professionals in museums, government departments, nongovernmental organizations, embassies, or another professional research setting. The research must be in Northern Studies. Graded Sat/Uns.
Prerequisite(s): NRTH 5000 (may be taken concurrently) and permission of the Northern Studies supervisor.

NRTH 5905 [0.5 credit]
Comprehensive Examination

This examination focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to resolution of biophysical, social, or policy problems with respect to northern Canada. A specific theme will be identified for each candidate. The exam will comprise a research paper, common language summary, interview, and oral presentation.
Prerequisite(s): NRTH 5000, NRTH 5001, or permission of the Northern Studies supervisor.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at

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