The Future of Ice: Lessons about the changing Arctic through art, science, politics, and activism [C ENV 490/ARCTIC 498]

C ENV 490 / ARCTIC 498

2 credits (CR/NC grading) credits



Location: TBD

Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

Alternative Schedule: Students must attend 6 Future of Ice Evening Lectures

Department: CENV/ARCTIC

Quarter: Winter

n Winter quarter, six experts on the Earth’s polar regions will present public lectures on the multifaceted ways in which those regions are changing. The speakers include Arctic biologists Jody Deming and Dee Boersma, acclaimed photographers James Balog and Paul Nicklen, Inuit leader Sheila Watt-Cloutier, and former premier of the Yukon Tony Penikett. Each speaker will give an give a public evening lecture as part of the Walker-Ames/Danz lecture series. This class provides an opportunity to meet with the speakers, engage with the material they have presented, and have a conversation about their work. We will meet twice per week during the time of the speakers’ visits, once to read materials prior to the evening lecture, Instructor

Eric Steig, Professor, Earth and Space Sciences; Director, Quaternary Research Center

Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, Canadian Studies Center

Students will be expected to attend all evening lectures and classes, and to submit an essay at the end of the class that brings together the diverse material.