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The broad perspective of Geography means that we offer classes ranging from large lecture halls to small seminars, from physical labs to computer labs, and from short field courses in local areas to condensed courses taught in the Arctic or Barbados to full semesters in Panama and Africa. 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

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 202 Statistics & Spatial Analysis 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Fall 2014]


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

Outline [Fall 2015]


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

Outline [Winter 2015]


GEOG 210 Global Places and Peoples 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Winter 2014]


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


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

Outline [Winter 2015]


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

Outline [Winter 2015]


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

Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 290 Local Geographical Excursion  1 Credit


Outline [Fall]

Geography: Introduction to landscape interpretation and geographical site analysis in physical and human geography. A three-day fall excursion with preparatory and concluding seminars.

Restrictions: Open to first-year Geography Major and Honours students only.
This fee of $131.17 is charged to all students registered in GEOG 290. This course is held at Mont Sutton, in the Eastern Townships during a week-end in mid-September. The fee is used to support the cost of transportation, accommodations, local fees and all meals.

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

Outline

Intermediate: 300-level

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

Outline [Winter 2015]


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 2014]


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
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Outline [Fall 2015]


GEOG 306 Raster Geo-Information Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Outline [Winter 2015]


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
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Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 309 Geography of Canada 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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GEOG 310 Development and Livelihoods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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GEOG 311 Economic Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Winter 2015]


GEOG 315 Urban Transportation Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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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
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Outline [Winter 2015]


GEOG 322 Environmental Hydrology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Winter 2015]


GEOG 325 New Master-Planned Cities 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Winter 2015]


GEOG 331 Urban Social Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 351 Quantitative Methods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Winter 2015]


GEOG 360 Analyzing Sustainability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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GEOG 370 Protected Areas 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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GEOG 372 Running Water Environments 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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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 2015] 


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
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Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 409 Geographies of Developing Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 410 Geog of Underdvlpmnt:Cur Probs 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Winter 2015]


GEOG 420 Memory, Place, and Power 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 451 Res in Society & Dev in Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Outline [Winter 2015]


GEOG 460 Research in Sustainability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 470 Wetlands 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Fall 2015]


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

Student/SupervisorAgreement


GEOG 490 Independent Readings in Geog 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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GEOG 491D1 Honours Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Outline


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

Outline

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 [May 2015]

GEOG 495 Field Studies - Physical Geog  3 Credits
Outline    Information/Application   Poster [2015]

Geography: Field research projects in physical geography. Held locally in Monteregian or Eastern Township regions. The course is organised around field projects designed to formulate and test scientific hypotheses in a physical geography discipline. May Summer session.

    2-week field school
    Prerequisites: 6 credits from the following list of Systematic Physical Geography courses: GEOG 305, GEOG 321, GEOG 322, GEOG 350, GEOG 372
    A fee of $470.02 is charged to all students registered in GEOG 495. This course is held at the Gault Estate at Mont St.-Hilaire during May. The fee is used to support the cost of transportation, accommodations, local fees and all meals for approximately 12 nights.
Instructor's approval required (Prof. Wayne Pollard).
Additional Dept. fee $470.02 will be charged to student fee account to cover the cost of transportation, accommodations, local fees and all meals for approximately 12 nights, as the course is held at the Gault Estate at Mont St.-Hilaire during May. Application forms avail. Geog. Office or web page.
   **Since this is a field course, the Victoria Day statutory holiday will not be taken into consideration. Therefore, students are expected to attend their lecture on Monday, May, 18, 2015.

 

Barbadoes Field Course

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

 Outline [Winter 2015]


 

Subarctic Field Course

GEOG 499 Subarctic Field Studies  3 Credits
Outline    Information/Application     Poster [2015]Fall

Geography: An introduction to the geography of the subarctic with emphasis on the application of field methods in physical and/or human geography.

Prerequisite: GEOG 203 or GEOG 301
Instructor's approval required (Prof. Wayne Pollard).
    This fee of $1,904.42 is charged to all students registered in GEOG 499 Subarctic Field Studies. This course is held at Schefferville, Quebec in late August through early September. The fee is used to support the cost of transportation, accommodations, local fees and all meals.

 

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
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Outline [Fall 2014]


GEOG 504 Ind Restruct-Geog Implications 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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GEOG 505 Global Biogeochemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Winter 2015]


GEOG 506 Adv Geographic Information Sci 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Outline [Fall 2014]


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 2015]


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

Outline [Fall 2014]


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

Outline [Winter 2015]


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

Outline [Fall 2014]


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


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

Summer Courses

These Summer Courses will be offered in 2015. Please check with the undergrad [dot] geog [at] mcgill [dot] ca (undergraduate coordinator) for further details.

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


GEOG 495 Field Studies - Physical Geog (See information in Field Studies above)

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

Outline [Summer 2015]