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GEOG 3500: Glacial Landscapes of Norway

Norway: Glacial Landscapes and Climate Change

GEOG 3550 - 4 credits

Travel Dates: Arrive Longyearbyen, Norway, by August 12th
Depart from Oslo, Norway on August 25 or later
Course Dates: August 13 - August 25
Location: Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Jotunheimen, and Svalbard, Norway
Instructors: Russell Fielding
Application Deadline: May 31 or when course is full (SPACE IS LIMITED)

Description:  Visit glacier-capped islands high above the Arctic Circle, kayak among icebergs, hike to the top of glacier-carved cliffs on the edges of Norway's famous fjords. Sail along one of Europe's most scenic coastlines, and stay on a working Norwegian sheep farm in a formerly-glaciated mountain valley. Learn about glaciers, one of the most powerful physical forces on Earth. Experience the planet's climatic history and witness its effects on human migration, and see what future climate changes may have in store for us. 

This course is designed to give students an introduction to the landscapes of past and present glaciations. While traveling throughout Norway students will explore the glaciers, mountains, fjords and cultural landscapes of the northernmost country in Europe. In addition to a reading of the present landscapes, students will investigate evidence of climate change and will consider the implications of these changes on the landscape as well as the likely effects on the local cultures and economies. 

Prerequisites: Graduate or upper level undergraduate. 

Approximate Travel Costs*:

Airfare: $1,400 (Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements.This is an estimate and subject to change.)
Program Fee: $2,400 (Includes lodging, fees, some meals, ground transportation, and all course activities.)
Cancellation Fee: $2,400 (Billed to student account in the event the student drops the course after the deadline.)

*These expenses are estimates subject to change.  Cost of tuition is additional.

For more information, contact Russell Fielding at

SPACE IS LIMITED! Applications are being accepted  until May 31, 2013 OR until the course is full. 

Application forms available online at