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M.Sc. Neotropical Environment - Thesis

Thesis Option (46 credits)

A Neotropical Environment Option (NEO) is offered within the Ph.D., M.Sc., and M.Sc. Applied programs in Bioresource Engineering (also in Biology, Geography, Natural Resource Science, Plant Science, Political Science, and Sociology). This is a joint offering between McGill University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. This interdisciplinary option encourages and promotes ethically sound, and socially significant, scholarship valuable in the global context of environmental problems.

Requirements

  • A thesis - completion and final acceptance of a supervised research thesis according to the regulations of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office.
  • 46 credits.
  • Participation in the MSE-Panama Symposium presentation in Montreal.

Required Courses

  1. 32 credits of thesis work: M.Sc. Thesis 1 through 8,
    BREE 691 M.Sc. Thesis 1 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    to
    BREE 698 M.Sc. Thesis 8 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    which are equivalent to four credits each.
  2. 11 credits of required courses:
    ENVR 610 Foundations of Environ Policy 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    BIOL 640 Tropical Biol and Conservation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    BREE 651 Departmental Seminar M.Sc. 1 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    BREE 652 Departmental Seminar M.Sc. 2 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    and
    BREE 699 Scientific Publication 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  3. 3 credits chosen from:
    POLI 644 Course not available
    SOCI 565 Social Change in Panama 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    ENVR 611 Course not available
    ENVR 612 Course not available
    ENVR 680 Topics in Environment 4 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    BIOL 553 Neotropical Environments 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    BIOL 641 Course not available
    GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Envirnmnts 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    and
    AGRI 550 Sustained Tropical Agriculture 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

* "Course not available" : Courses are not provided in the present academic year.