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GEOG 323 AX   Arctic Transformations back to previous pageBack to Results  
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EnrollmentGeneral171340
Total171340

InstructorGraybill, Jessica
MeetsMW245-400, HO 328
RestrictionsNo 2021
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaGlobal Engagements
Count TowardsENS1/Environmental Biology ENS2/Environmental Economics ENS4/Environmental Geology ENS3/Environmental Geography ENS5/Environmental Studies REST/Russian & Eurasian St

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The Arctic is one of the most rapidly changing regions of the world today, environmentally, culturally, and politically. Rapid biophysical change occurs here today due to climate change, but equally noteworthy are cultural, social, and political transformations experienced by people living and working in the Arctic. People are under increasing pressure to change along with transformation of their biophysical environments, particularly as new actors express interest in the Arctic as space opening up to global transportation, mineral exploration, and trade and ecotourism. Within geography, interest in Arctic phenomena includes grappling with complex issues related to social and biophysical changes in this region, which often originate beyond the region but have specific meaning for the region. Students investigate three vibrant areas of Arctic transformation: cultural transformation occurring among indigenous and local peoples, biological and physical transformation of the environment, and political transformation within and related to the region.


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