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Interfaculty Program in Environment

Interfaculty Program in Environment (54 credits)

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This program is open only to students in the BA&Sc Interfaculty Program in Environment.

For information on the BA&Sc degree requirements, see the University's "Programs, Courses, and University Regulations" e-Calendar.

The growth of technology, globalization of economies, and rapid increases in population and per capita consumption have all had dramatic environmental impacts. The Interfaculty Program in Environment for the Bachelor of Arts and Science is designed to provide students with a broad "Liberal Arts/Science" training. In combination with careful mentoring, this program offers a great degree of flexibility, allowing students to develop the skills and knowledge base required to face the myriad of environmental problems that currently need to be addressed.

  1. Students are required to take a maximum of 21 credits at the 200-level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400-level or higher in this program. This includes Required courses.
  2. Students must complete at least 21 credits in the Faculty of Arts and at least 21 in the Faculty of Science as part of their Interfaculty program and their minor or minor concentration. ENVR courses are considered courses in both Arts and Science, and so the credits are split between the two faculties for the purpose of this regulation.

See also Student Resources for information for New Students, including:

  • Suggested First Year Courses
  • Taking courses on both campuses
  • ENVR course sections - beware!

The program requirements for the Interfaculty Program in Environment are listed below. For further information and academic advising for this program, contact Kathy Roulet, the MSE Program Advisor.

 

Core: Required Courses (18 credits)

ENVR 200 - The Global Environment
ENVR 201 - Society,Environ&Sustainability
ENVR 202 - The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203 - Knowledge, Ethics&Environment
ENVR 301 - Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400 - Environmental Thought

Core: Complementary Course — Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)

AGRI 519 - Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401 - Environmental Research
ENVR 451 - Research in Panama (in Panama)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
3 credits of statistics
AEMA 310 - Statistical Methods 1 (M)
BIOL 373 - Biometry
GEOG 202 - Statistics & Spatial Analysis
MATH 203 - Principles of Statistics 1
PSYC 204 - Intro to Psychological Stats

Complementary Courses: Special Areas (30 credits)

Students must take courses from at least three areas. Areas and courses should be chosen to build a coherent, upper-level body of knowledge relevant to some aspects of environment. At least 6 credits must be at the 400-level or higher, selected either from these lists or in consultation with the program advisor.

Area 1: Population, Community and Ecosystem Ecology
BIOL 308 - Ecological Dynamics
BIOL 432 - Limnology
BIOL 441 - Biological Oceanography
ENVB 305 - Population & Community Ecology (M)
ENVB 410 - Ecosystem Ecology (M)
ENVR 540 - Ecology of Species Invasions
or BIOL 540 - Ecology of Species Invasions
GEOG 350 - Ecological Biogeography
PLNT 460 - Plant Ecology (M)
Area 2: Biodiversity and Conservation
BIOL 305 - Animal Diversity
BIOL 355 - Trees: Ecology & Evolution
BIOL 427 - Herpetology
BIOL 465 - Conservation Biology
ENTO 440 - Insect Diversity (M)
MICR 331 - Microbial Ecology (M)
PLNT 358 - Flowering Plant Diversity (M)
WILD 307 - Natural History of Vertebrates (M)
WILD 350 - Mammalogy (M)
WILD 420 - Ornithology (M)
Area 3: Field studies in ecology and conservation
BIOL 240 - Monteregian Flora (at Mont St. Hilaire)
BIOL 331 - Ecology/Behaviour Field Course (at Mont St. Hilaire)
BIOL 334 - Applied Tropical Ecology (in Barbados)
BIOL 553 - Neotropical Environments (in Panama)
GEOG 495 - Field Studies-Physical Geog (in southern Quebec)
GEOG 499 - Subarctic Field Studies (in Schefferville)
WILD 475 - Desert Ecology (in Arizona)
Area 4: Hydrology and water resources
GEOG 322 - Environmental Hydrology
or BREE 217 - Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
or CIVE 323 - Hydrology and Water Resources (Engineering)
EPSC 549 - Hydrogeology
GEOG 372 - Running Water Environments
GEOG 537 - Advanced Fluvial Geomorphology
NRSC 540 - Socio-Cultural Issues in Water (M)
Area 5: Human Health
ANSC 330 - Fundamentals of Nutrition (M)
or NUTR 307 - Human Nutrition (M)
PARA 410 - Environment and Infection (M)
PATH 300 - Human Disease
PHAR 303 - Principles of Toxicology
Area 6: Earth and soil sciences
ATOC 215 - Oceans, Weather and Climate
EPSC 201 - Understanding Planet Earth
GEOG 272 - Earth's Changing Surface
GEOG 305 - Soils and Environment
GEOG 321 - Climatic Environments
SOIL 326 - Soils in a Changing Environ (M)
Area 7: Economics
AGEC 333 - Resource Economics (M)
ECON 208 - Microeconomic Analysis&Applic
or AGEC 200 - Principles of Microeconomics (M)
ECON 326 - Ecological Economics
ECON 347 - Economics of Climate Change
ECON 405 - Natural Resource Economics
GEOG 216 - Geography of the World Economy
Area 8: Development and Underdevelopment
ANTH 212 - Anthropology of Development  
ECON 313 - Economic Development 1
ECON 314 - Economic Development 2
GEOG 408 - Geography of Development
GEOG 410 - Geog of Underdvlpmnt:Cur Probs
POLI 227 - Developing Areas/Introduction
POLI 445 - IPE: Monetary Relations  
Area 9: Cultures and peoples
ANTH 206 - Environment and Culture
ANTH 339 - Ecological Anthropology
GEOG 210 - Global Places and Peoples
Area 10: Human Ecology and Health
ANTH 227 - Medical Anthropology
GEOG 300 - Human Ecology in Geography
GEOG 303 - Health Geography
PHIL 343 - Biomedical Ethics
SOCI 225 - Medicine&Health in Mod Society
SOCI 309 - Health and Illness
Area 11: Spirituality, Philosophy and Thought
EDER 461 - Society and Change (Fac. of Education) 
PHIL 221 - Intro to Hist & Phil of Sci 2
PHIL 237 - Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 341 - Philosophy of Science 1
PHIL 348 - Philosophy of Law 1
RELG 270 - Religious Ethics & the Environ
RELG 340 - Religion & the Sciences
RELG 370 - Religion and Human Rights
Area 12: Environmental management
AGRI 210 - Agro-Ecological History (M)
AGRI 435 - Soil & Water Quality Mgmt (M)
AGRI 452 - Water Resources in Barbados (in Barbados)
ENVB 437 - Assessing Environmental Impact (M)
GEOG 302 - Environmental Management 1
GEOG 404 - Environmental Management 2 (in Panama or Africa)
NRSC 333 - Pollution and Bioremediation (M)
WILD 401 - Fisheries&Wildlife Management (M)
WILD 415 - Conservation Law (M)
(if this 2 credit course is taken, 1 additional credit of complementary courses must be taken)
WOOD 441 - Integrated Forest Management