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The Undergraduate Calendar
 

Faculty of Environment

Academic Plans

Minors
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The following minors are administered by the respective School/Department. For further information on these minors see the appropriate Academic Advisor.

Environment, Resources and Sustainability Minor

Geography and Environmental Management Minor

International Development Minor

Knowledge Integration Minor


Urban Studies Minor

The Urban Studies Minor is open to all University of Waterloo undergraduate degree students. This minor is structured into four theme areas: Urban Economics/Finance, Urban Activity and the Environment, Urban Societies, Emerging Global Urban Regions.

The Urban Studies Minor requires ten courses in which a minimum cumulative overall average of 65% must be obtained. There are five required courses that are common to all four themes. Additionally, each theme has one unique required course and four elective courses that are to be selected from the elective course list for each theme.

Students are allowed to request only one theme.

Required Courses for all theme areas

Five courses: ECON 101, ENVS 195 or GEOG 101, PLAN 100, PLAN 233, INDEV 262/PLAN 262

Theme 1: Urban Economics/Finance

Required course: ECON 201

Elective courses
Four of: CIVE 392 or MSCI 261, ECON 241, ECON 351, ECON 361, ECON 441, ECON 451, ENBUS 204, ENBUS 307, ERS 320, GEOG 311, MSCI 262, PLAN 103, PLAN 320, PLAN 362, PLAN 416, PLAN 450,PLAN 483

Theme 2: Urban Activity and the Environment

Required course: ENVS 200

Elective courses
Four of: BIOL 225, BIOL 350, BIOL 455, BIOL 457, EARTH 270, EARTH 281, EARTH 358, ECON 255, ENVS 469, ERS 316, GEOG 306, GEOG 349, GEOG 351, GEOG 453, PLAN 341, PLAN 416, PLAN 451, PLAN 478, PLAN 483, PLAN 484

Theme 3: Urban Societies

Required course: ERS 253

Elective courses
Four of: ANTH 272, ECON 363, GEOG 325, HIST 231R, HIST 260, HIST 374, INTEG 121, INTEG 221, PACS 313, PLAN 333, PLAN 431, PLAN 432, PLAN 433, PLAN 450, REC 422, SDS 231R, SDS 312R, SDS 322R, SOC 224R, SOC 248, SOC 369J, SOCWK 222R, WS 202, WS 209, WS 302

Theme 4: Emerging Global Urban Regions

Required course: INDEV 387

Elective courses
Four of: ANTH 382, EASIA 277R, EASIA 301R, ERS 404, GEOG 202, GEOG 203, GEOG 215, GEOG 311, GEOG 411, GEOG 426, HIST 282, INDEV 404, PLAN 440, PSCI 252, PSCI 283, PSCI 358, PSCI 359, PSCI 405, SDS 388R, SOC 451


Note

Many of the courses listed have prerequisites and/or may be cross-listed. Students are advised to check undergraduate calendar course descriptions for details.

 


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