This was a specialist graduate level elective course that I designed and taught. It provided regionally focused knowledge about the Arctic region and the security concerns and needs of the region. This course situated discussions about the Arctic region within broader themes within international relations studies such as questions about legitimacy, national identity, the role of diplomacy and diplomats and practices of global governance. The course aimed to enable the student to gain a general awareness of Arctic security issues, which is important in relation to topics like the intertwined nature of national and international politics. This course built on the general knowledge gained at introduction to political science and international relations level, as it provides students with practical application of their general knowledge in a regionally focused and contemporary context.