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.

Registration : Until November 5, 2018

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?


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