This course introduces the study of the human population and the spatial dimensions of environmental change. It examines how people interact with the environment and the core forces which shape these interactions, including population, culture, technology, and geography. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Social World-c) (Exclusion: GEOG 1201) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 113.
This course reviews how different disciplines are brought to bear on the study of environmental issues. Some of the topics considered in this survey include the role of environmental philosophy and activism, interactions between science and environmental politics, environmental or ecological economics, and sustainable development. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Distribution: Social World-c) (Exclusion: ENST 1001) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Avard Dixon G12.
This course introduces the central concepts in urban geography by considering the historical and contemporary role of cities in the global landscape. It also investigates the shifting attitudes towards city life and city dwellers from the Industrial Revolution to the present day with an emphasis on social issues in the post-industrial city. Throughout this examination it emphasizes the place and development of Canadian cities. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: GENV 3811) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Sir James Dunn Building 106.
This course examines current thinking on the relationship between environment and development. Topics may include: sustainable development, rural land use change, tropical deforestation and forest management, indigenous environmental knowledge, and community-based conservation. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: GEOG 3101) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Avard Dixon 112.
This course examines the ways in which environmental inequalities such as exposure to pollution, health risks, and lack of access to clean air, water, and food reflect, sustain, and reproduce gendered and racial inequalities. Focusing primarily on Canada, this course investigates the ways that Feminist, Indigenous, and Anti-racist Movements inform the concept of environmental justice and contemporary environmental movements. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusion: GENV 3991 Gender, Race, and Environmental Justice) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Avard Dixon 118.
This course studies the politics and policies of environmental problem-solving within the Canadian context. It examines key features of the Canadian political system - its parlimentary structure, robust federalism among others - in light of the nations evolving environmental policy. It pays particular attention to the role of stakeholder dynamics and alternative regulatory tools and strategies (e.g., pollution taxes, best available technology, etc.). (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: GEOG 3201) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Crabtree M2.
This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for GENV 3991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable) Monday 1:30 to 4:20PM Flemington 103.