Circumpolar Studies Registrations CLOSED for Winter/Spring 2013.
The Office of Undergraduate Studies for the University of the Arctic invites students from all UArctic member institutions, and those who are not a member and would like to study as an Open Learner, to study northern topics in online global classrooms with students from Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States.
Courses are delivered online and are worth 6 ECTS, or 3 credit units at most North American institutions. The language of instruction is English. Where applicable, tuition and other fees are charged only by a student’s home institution. Credit will be recorded at the offering institution and may be transferred to a student’s home institution after successful completion of the course. Students must contact their BCS Site Coordinator
for official approval and for information on prerequisites and credit transfer before registering.
The following courses are open for registrations:
BCS 100: Introduction to the Circumpolar World
BCS 312: Land and Environment II
BCS 322: Peoples and Cultures II
BCS 332: Contemporary Issues II
Registration Deadline for Spring 2013 International Online Courses: January 20, 2013
The Registration Guide and Form can be found under Application and Requirements
If you are not a student at a University of the Arctic member institution, you may instead learn about the North through our international online delivery as an Open Learner. Please click here to access the Open Learner registration form.
About the Circumpolar Studies Program
The Circumpolar Studies program is an exciting way for students attending University of the Arctic member institutions to learn about the North, with courses held in the classroom, online, outdoors, and around the world.
The Circumpolar Studies program gives you the opportunity to learn about the lands, peoples, and issues of the Circumpolar North and prepares you for advanced study or professional employment in fields as diverse as sustainable resource management, self-government, Arctic engineering, and northern tourism. Special emphasis is given to matters concerning Indigenous people of the Circumpolar North. Please see our Student's Voice section to learn more about the experiences of students in the Circumpolar Studies program, and related undergraduate programming in general.
The Circumpolar Studies program consists of two required components: The BCS Core and an Advanced Emphasis.
The BCS Core Courses consists of a single lower-level introductory course and six upper-level advanced courses in three interdisciplinary fields of study. Together, the core enables students to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the lands, peoples, and critical issues of the Circumpolar North.
Advanced Emphases are programs of study, roughly equivalent to a semester of schooling, that focus on the advanced research of an area, issue, or problem of particular relevance to the North and for its people.
Every Fall and Winter the BCS Core courses and Advanced Emphases are offered online and on-site among UArctic Member Institutions.
For more information, contact the UArctic Office of Undergraduate Studies:
Office of Undergraduate Studies Email: email@example.com
University of the Arctic
c/o North-Eastern Federal University
58, Belinsky Street, Yakutsk, 677000
Download the Circumpolar Studies Brochure and Poster or contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies to have materials mailed to you.