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SPRI Review 2004: University Teaching

University Teaching

Academic members of the Institute's staff coordinate and participate regularly in undergraduate lecture courses in the departments of Geography, Physics and Social Anthropology. This year a new third year course, 'The Human Geography of Arctic Regions' has been taught for the first time by Michael Bravo and Piers Vitebsky. Undergraduate supervisions are provided to students in many colleges. Members of our staff are Fellows of Christ's, Churchill, Darwin, Downing, Jesus, St. Catherine's, St. John's and Wolfson colleges. Our M.Phil. course in Polar Studies has academic strands in Physical Sciences and in Social Science and Humanities, and staff also contribute to other M.Phil. programmes taught in the Department of Geography. We have twenty or so doctoral students, registered to study topics which range from glacial processes and environmental change to the economic development of the Canadian North and the reindeer herding peoples of Siberia. Each student is nested within one of our research groups, providing a strong and integrated research culture.

Julian Dowdeswell