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NOST 229 - Special Topics in Northern Studies
These Fall 2021 offerings are UArctic-network courses taught by Trent University using Trent University Blackboard learning platform.
NOST 229-001 CRN 10039
The Contemporary Canadian North in a Circumpolar Context
Explores issues in the contemporary Canadian North with a focus on social, political, economic, and environmental issues. Students are encouraged to critically examine Canada’s Northern strategies and compare these to the social and economic priorities of Arctic leaders and Indigenous peoples living in remote Northern communities.
Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and NOST 101
NOST 229-002 CRN 10238
Canada’s People and Places
Explores the geography of Canada and its peoples and places. Examines the development of Canada’s cultural landscapes and regions, and the social, economic, and political development of the Canadian nation-state. Canada’s geography is explored as an east-west nation under increasing pressure from globalization and new national agendas.
Prerequisite: ENGL 100
NOST 229-003 CRN 10241
Histories of the Canadian North
Introduces students to major themes in the Canadian Northern history, from pre-contact to the creation of the territory of Nunavut in 1999. The major themes focus on evolving cultural, political, socio-economic, and environmental histories.
Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and one of HIST 140 or NOST 101
Note: Students registering in any of these courses will be required to fill out an additional registration form.