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The broad perspective of the discipline of geography requires that our courses be taught in a variety of ways, ranging from large lecture halls to small seminars, from physical labs to computer labs, and from local, short field courses to condensed courses taught in the Arctic or Barbados, through to full terms field study semesters in Panama and Africa. Please select a link to see the course website. Course availability for a particular term can be found on Minerva

Introductory: 200-level

GEOG 200 Geo Persp:World Env Problems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline Reading List [Fall 2014]


GEOG 201 Intro Geo-Information Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 202 Statistics & Spatial Analysis 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 203 Environmental Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 205 Global Chg:Past, Pres & Future 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 210 Global Places and Peoples 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 216 Geography of the World Economy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2013]


GEOG 217 Cities in the Modern World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2013]


GEOG 272 Earth's Changing Surface 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 290 Local Geographical Excursion 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2013]


GEOG 291 Independent Short Proj in Geog 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2013]

Intermediate: 300-level

GEOG 300 Human Ecology in Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 301 Geography of Nunavut 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2013]


GEOG 303 Health Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 305 Soils and Environment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 306 Raster Geo-Information Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 307 Socioecon Applications of GIS 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 308 Principles of Remote Sensing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 309 Geography of Canada 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 310 Development and Livelihoods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 311 Economic Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 315 Urban Transportation Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 316 Political Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 321 Climatic Environments 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 322 Environmental Hydrology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 325 New Master-Planned Cities 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 331 Urban Social Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 351 Quantitative Methods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 360 Analyzing Sustainability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 370 Protected Areas 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 372 Running Water Environments 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 381 Geographic Thought & Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 382 Principles Earth Citizenship 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Intermediate: 400-level

GEOG 403 Global Health & Envir. Change 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014] 


GEOG 406 Human Dimensions Clim. Change 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014] 


GEOG 407 Issues in Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014] 


GEOG 408 Geography of Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 409 Geographies of Developing Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2013]


GEOG 410 Geog of Underdvlpmnt:Cur Probs 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 420 Memory, Place, and Power 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 460 Research in Sustainability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2013]


GEOG 470 Wetlands 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 489 Independent Research in Geog 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Student/SupervisorAgreement [Fall 2014]
GEOG 490 Independent Readings in Geog 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Student/SupervisorAgreement [Fall 2014]

GEOG 491D1 Honours Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [2013-2014]


GEOG 492D2 Joint Honours Research 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [2013-2014]

Field Courses

The department offers field courses focusing on the urban geography of Montreal (GEOG 494), the physical geography of Montérégie region of southern Quebec (GEOG 495), the physical geography of the Schefferville area in far northern Quebec (GEOG 499), and environmental management in Barbados (GEOG 496). GEOG 494 is offered during fall and/or May semester, while the others are offered over 8-14 day periods during winter break or the summer.

In addition, Geography offers courses as part of the Panama Field Study Semester (PFSS) and the African Field Study Semester (AFSS)

Local Field Courses

GEOG 494 Urban Field Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 Outline [Fall 2013]

GEOG 495 Field Studies-Physical Geog 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 Outline , Application , Poster [2014]


 

Barbadoes Field Course

GEOG 496 Geographical Excursion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 Outline [Winter 2014]


 

Subarctic Field Course

GEOG 499 Subarctic Field Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 Outline , Application , Poster [2014]


 

Panama Field Semester

This is a 15-credit program offered in the Winter term (January to April) that addresses the Latin America tropical environment.

GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Envirnmnts 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


 

Africa Field Semester

This is a 15-credit program offered in the Winter term (January to April) that provides an multidisciplinary semester based in East Africa.

GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GEOG 416 Africa South of the Sahara 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GEOG 423 Dilemmas of Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GEOG 493 Health & Environment in Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Advanced & Graduate: 500 & 600-level

500-level classes are open to graduate students, and with permission of the instructor, advanced undergraduates (typically U3).

GEOG 501 Modellin Environmental Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline and  Schedule [Fall 2014]


GEOG 502 Geography of Northern Dev 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 503 Advanced Topics in Health Geog 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 504 Ind Restruct-Geog Implications 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 505 Global Biogeochemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 506 Adv Geographic Information Sci 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 507 Advanced Social Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 509 Qualitative Methods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 510 Humid Tropical Environments 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 511 Advanced Political Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 512 Adv quant meth in soc fld rsch 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 514 Clim Change Vulnblty & Adapt 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 515 Contemporary Dilemmas of Devlp 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2014]

 


GEOG 523 Global Ecosystems and Climate 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 525 Asian Cities in the 21st C 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 530 Global Land & Water Resources 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 535 Remote Sensing&Interpretation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Winter 2014]


GEOG 536 Geocryology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 537 Advanced Fluvial Geomorphology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 540 Topics in Geography 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2013]


GEOG 541 Topics in Geography 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 542 Adv Studies in Geography 1 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 543 Adv Studies in Geography 2 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 550 Historical Ecology Techniques 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 555 Ecological Restoration 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 631 Meth of Geographical Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2013]

Summer Courses

These Summer Courses will be offered in 2014. Please check with the undergrad [dot] geog [at] mcgill [dot] ca (undergraduate coordinator) for further details.

GEOG 495 Field Studies-Physical Geog 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Summer 2014]