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Studies in the Far North: Culture and Science in Alaska

EDUC 333/555

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Instructor: Dr. Stacey Britton, Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
  • Dates: May 14-23, 2014
  • Cost: $1,125 plus tuition

Itinerary subject to change. Students should wait to make travel arrangements after confirming dates and times with instructor.

Students will:

  • Explore Anchorage for an introduction to Alaskan culture and indigenous groups
  • Experience ecotourism through an extended visit within Denali National Park
  • Tour coastal Seward which highlights the value of conservations, ecotourism, and the fishing industry
  • Visit museums and heritage centers to learn more about Alaskan cultures
  • Nature experiences will be included with discussions about Alaskan biodiversity and subsistence lifestyles


Students will travel to Alaska and visit Anchorage, Seward, and Denali learning about Alaskan culture.

Who should go?

This course is appropriate for history, education, science, anthropology, environmental studies, business, recreation, hospitality management, social work, and sociology students.


Students will arrive in Anchorage, Alaska on May 14. They will visit Denali and Seward and will depart May 23.


Students will make their own travel arrangements to and from Anchorage and will travel via van to the various sites. Shared accommodations will be provided.


Program cost is $1,125 plus tuition. Included in the cost are accommodations, ground transportation, and select dinners. Study USA application fee, tuition, textbooks, meals, airfare, and personal spending money are excluded from the course fee.


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