NEW start for MOOC: Northern Quebec: issues, spaces and cultures
September 30th, 2018
MOOC : Massive Open Online Course
This MOOC offers an introduction to social and political issues of northern Quebec, a territory that is also the traditional home of Inuit, Cree and Innus. The course will provide participants a better understanding of the cultures of northern populations, the place the North occupies in the collective imagination, and its sociopolitical development. It also explores the conflicting visions for development of the territory and give a voice to northerners and academics who work in the North.
This MOOC is aimed at anyone interested in Northern Quebec and in learning more about its territory, cultures, history, societies, and issues.
This MOOC is an initiative of the Institut nordique du Québec (INQ), founded by three universities: l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Laval University, and McGill University. It is under the direction of Professor Thierry Rodon, Department of Political Science, Laval University who also heads the Research Chair on Northern Sustainable Development.
Course from October 9 to December 3, 2018
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Module 1: Defining the North: Between Art and Science
Module 2: Territory and Human Occupation
Module 3: Indigenous Peoples of the North: From Alliances to Subordination
Module 4: Ancestral Lands and Resource Regions
Module 5: Constructing Identities and Regional Governance Institutions
Module 6: The Political Economy of the North
Module 7: Which Development for the North?