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Department of Geography & Environmental Management

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

Specializations
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Students majoring in Honours Geography and Environmental Management, Geography and Aviation, and Geomatics may choose to graduate with one specialization. At least 4.0 units must be completed within the specialization, including the identified required courses. Upper year courses may not be taken without the appropriate prerequisites. Upon completion of the requirements of both the Honours academic plan and the specialization, students must indicate their area of specialization on their Intent to Graduate form.

Courses Offered by Specialization:

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*Students taking GEOG 490A must also complete GEOG 490B. Topic must be approved by the Geography and Environmental Management Undergraduate Officer.


Climate Change

Required Courses:

GEOG 207 Climate Change Fundamentals
GEOG 209 Hydroclimatology
GEOG 307 Societal Adaptation to Climate Change
GEOG 309 Physical Climatology
GEOG 459 Energy and Sustainability (1.0 unit)

Elective Courses:

Two courses (1.0 unit) of which at least one course (.50 unit) must be at the 400- level (courses may be taken from both themes):

Physical Geography:

GEOG 408 Earth's Future Climates (1.0 unit)
GEOG 409
Energy Balance Climatology (1.0 unit)
GEOG 418
Cold Region Climates
GEOG 419
The Cryosphere (1.0 unit)
GEOG 490A* Honours Thesis Preparation
GEOG 490B Honours Thesis Completion (1.0 unit)

Human Geography:

GEOG 203 Environment and Development in a Global Perspective
GEOG 306
Human Dimensions of Natural Hazards
GEOG 356
Resources Management
GEOG 453
Urban Stormwater Management
GEOG 490A* Honours Thesis Preparation
GEOG 490B Honours Thesis Completion (1.0 unit)


Earth Systems Science

Required courses:

GEOG 201 Fluvial Geomorphology
GEOG 209 Hydroclimatology
ENVS 200
Field Ecology

Elective courses:

Five courses (2.5 units) of which three courses (1.5 units) must be at the 400- level:

GEOG 207 Climate Change Fundamentals
GEOG 300 Geomorphology and the Southern Ontario Environment
GEOG 303 Physical Hydrology
GEOG 309 Physical Climatology
GEOG 368 Conservation/Resource Management of the Built Environment
GEOG 404 Soil Ecosystem Dynamics
GEOG 405 Wetlands (1.0 unit)
GEOG 407 Environmental Hydrology (1.0 unit)
GEOG 408 Earth's Future Climates (1.0 unit)
GEOG 409 Energy Balance Climatology (1.0 unit)
GEOG 418 Cold Region Climates
GEOG 419 The Cryosphere (1.0 unit)
GEOG 453 Urban Stormwater Management
GEOG 490A* Honours Thesis Preparation
GEOG 490B Honours Thesis Completion (1.0 unit)

Geomatics

The Geomatics Specialization is not available to Honours Geomatics students.

Required courses:

GEOG 271 Earth from Space Using Remote Sensing
GEOG 281 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Elective courses:

Six courses (3.0 units) of which two courses (1.0 unit) must be at the 400- level:

GEOG 310 Geodesy and Surveying
GEOG 316 Multivariate Statistics
GEOG 318 Spatial Analysis 
GEOG 371 Advanced Remote Sensing Techniques 
GEOG 381 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 387 Spatial Databases
GEOG 410 Global Navigation Satellite Systems
GEOG 471 Remote Sensing Project (1.0 unit)
GEOG 481 Geographic Information Systems Project (1.0 unit)
GEOG 483 Geoweb and Location-Based Services
GEOG 487 Management Issues in Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 490A* Honours Thesis Preparation
GEOG 490B Honours Thesis Completion (1.0 unit)

Development and Environment

Required Courses:

One of:
GEOG 202 Geography of the Global Economy
GEOG 203
Environment and Development in a Global Perspective

One of:
GEOG 207 Climate change Fundamentals
GEOG 306 Human Dimensions of Natural Hazards

Elective Courses:

Six courses (3.0 units) of which two courses (1.0 unit) must be at the 400- level (courses may be taken from both themes)

Economies and Development
GEOG 215 China: Diverse and Dynamic
GEOG 222 Geographical Study of Canada
GEOG 233 Geography of Tourism
GEOG 307 Societal Adaption to Climate Change
GEOG 311 Local Development in a Global Context
GEOG 319 Economic Analyses for Regional Planning
GEOG 323 Perspectives on International Tourism
GEOG 325 Geographies of Health
GEOG 333 Recreation Geography
GEOG 340 Settlements of Rural Canada
GEOG 349 Urban Form and Internal Spatial Structure
GEOG 351 Geography of Transportation
GEOG 411 Global and Local Dimensions of Industrial Restructuring
GEOG 423 Tourism Lecture Series
GEOG 426 Geographies of Development
GEOG 430A Field Research in Regional Geography
GEOG 430B Field Research in Regional Geography (1.0 unit)
GEOG 430C Field Research in Regional Geography (1.5 unit)
GEOG 450 Changing Form and Structure of Metropolitan Canada
GEOG 454 Retail Landscapes 
GEOG 461 Food Systems and Sustainability
GEOG 462 Global Food and Agricultural Politics
Environmental Management
GEOG 356 Resources Management
GEOG 368 Conservation/Resource Management of the Built Environment
GEOG 432 Health, Environment, and Planning
GEOG 452 Resource Management Project (1.0 unit)
GEOG 453 Urban Stormwater Management
GEOG 459 Energy and Sustainability (1.0 unit)
GEOG 490A* Honours Thesis Preparation
GEOG 490B Honours Thesis Completion (1.0 unit)
ENVS 200 Field Ecology
ENVS 220 Ecological Economics


 


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