Polar & Climate Change 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 two courses taught by faculty and fellows of the Institute of Arctic Studies, and a study abroad in Antarctica in collaboration with the State University of New York in Brockport.

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. Melody Brown Burkins, Winter 2018

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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. Ross Virginia, Fall 2017.

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Antarctica Winter Program

Offered in collaboration with the SUNY Brockport, the course includes online study during the Fall term, followed by a 2-week field study in Antarctica in December. Dartmouth transfer credit is available through Environmental Studies. Next opening Fall 2018.

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