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Targum features the Arctic Lense Byrne Seminar

Freshmen! Sign up for Åsa’s and Hal Salzman Byrne Seminar about the fast changing Arctic.

In this seminar, we will explore the physical, environmental, and social dimensions of the Arctic through feature films and documentaries.  Examining the rapidly changing Arctic – the global bellwether of climate change – we will draw on the research of both instructors who are currently conducting fieldwork in the Arctic: one is a glacial hyrodologist studying Greenland ice sheets and the other is a sociologist examining the sustainability of Arctic villages in the North Slope of Alaska and the impacts of offshore oil exploration.  We will view four 1 hour-long documentaries and two feature films and read works that provide background for our discussions.  Finally, we will enjoy a trip to see Diane Burko’s exhibition on the “Politics of Snow” and meet with her in Philadelphia.

Course Number:

01:090:101 section 56 index 15265

Arctic Lens:  A Journey to the Great North through Film

Asa Rennermalm (Geography) and Hal Salzman (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy)