Arctic, Polar & Related Courses

Dartmouth offers many undergraduate and graduate courses on the environment, polar science, and the consequences of rapid environmental change. Courses in anthropology, engineering, Native American studies, earth sciences, environmental studies, ecology and evolutionary biology, and Russian provide indepth courses on the scientific, political, social and cultural challenges emerging from climate change. The Dickey Center supports three courses taught by faculty and fellows of the Institute of Arctic Studies.

The Practice of Science Policy & Diplomacy

ENVS 80.08 introduces students to the global landscape, emerging ideas, and the art and practice of science policy and diplomacy in the U.S. and internationally. Professor Melody Brown Burkins, Spring 2021.

From Pole to Pole: Environmental Issues of the Earth’s Cold Regions

ENVS 15 examines the major physical, ecological and human systems of high latitudes including the Northern Arctic regions and Antarctica. Professor Ross Virginia, Spring 2021.

circumpolar north map

Arctic Environmental Change

ENVS 80.01 examines the connections between science and the human dimensions of rapid environmental change. The course emphasizes the importance of science communication in the policy process and will culminate with a collaborative case study that integrates climate change, resource development, and social issues. Professor Lauren Culler, Winter 2021.

The John Sloan Dickey Center