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Suggested Courses for the Minor and Diploma
(Updated July  2013)

The List is divided into two Thematic Categories. They are Social Sciences and Policy, and Natural Sciences and Technology.

1) Most courses listed at the 300 level and higher have prerequisites. Although instructors may waive prerequisite(s) in some cases, students are urged to prepare their program of study well before their final year.

2) This list is not meant to be exclusive. Courses not on the list may be included in the Minor or Diploma with the permission of kathryn [dot] roulet [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Kathy Roulet), the Program Advisor.

3) Not all courses are available in any given year. Check the departmental listings in the "Undergraduate Programs Calendar" for full course descriptions and prerequisites, and check Minerva for current scheduling.

Courses marked (M) are offered on the Macdonald campus.

Courses marked (RC) are restricted courses and students in the Faculty of Science may not receive credit for them. Check with the Program Adviser before taking them.

Social Sciences and Policy


Agricultural Economics (M)

AGEC 231 - Econ Systems of Agriculture (M) (RC)
AGEC 333 - Resource Economics (M) (RC)
AGEC 430 - Agric, Food & Resource Policy (M) (RC)
AGEC 442 - Econ of Int'l Agric Dvlpmnt (M)

Agriculture (M)

AGRI 210 - Agro-Ecological History (M)
AGRI 411 - Global Issues on Dev, Food&Agr (M)

Anthropology

ANTH 206 - Environment and Culture
ANTH 212 - Anthropology of Development
ANTH 339 - Ecological Anthropology
ANTH 512 - Political Ecology

Bioresource Engineering (M)

BREE 503 - Water: Society, Law and Policy (M) (RC)

Economics

ECON 205 - An Intro to Political Economy
ECON 225 - Economics of the Environment
ECON 326 - Ecological Economics
ECON 347 - Economics of Climate Change
ECON 405 - Natural Resource Economics

Engineering

CIVE 433 - Urban Planning (RC)

Environment

ENVR 201 - Society,Environ&Sustainability
ENVR 203 - Knowledge, Ethics&Environment
ENVR 400 - Environmental Thought

Geography

GEOG 200 - Geo Persp:World Env Problems
GEOG 210 - Global Places and Peoples
GEOG 216 - Geography of the World Economy
GEOG 221 - Environment and Health
GEOG 300 - Human Ecology in Geography
GEOG 301 - Geography of Nunavut
GEOG 302 - Environmental Management 1
GEOG 303 - Health Geography
GEOG 370 - Protected Areas
GEOG 382 - Principles Earth Citizenship
GEOG 403 - Global Health & Envir. Change
GEOG 408 - Geography of Development
GEOG 410 - Geog of Underdvlpmnt:Cur Probs
GEOG 530 - Global Land & Water Resources
GEOG 551 - Environmental Decisions

Management

MGPO 440 - Strategies for Sustainability

Natural Resource Sciences (M)

NRSC 221 - Environment and Health (M) 
ENVB 437 - Assessing Environmental Impact (M) (RC)
NRSC 540 - Socio-Cultural Issues in Water (M) (RC)
WILD 415 - Conservation Law (M)
(Note: If WILD 415 is taken, 1 additional credit of complementary courses must be taken.)

Philosophy

PHIL 230 - Intro to Moral Philosophy 1
PHIL 237 - Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 334 - Ethical Theory
PHIL 343 - Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 348 - Philosophy of Law 1

Political Science

POLI 211 - Comp Government&Politics
POLI 212 - Gov't&Politics-Developed World
POLI 227 - Developing Areas/Introduction
POLI 345 - International Organizations
POLI 445 - IPE: Monetary Relations

Psychology

PSYC 215 - Social Psychology

Religious Studies

RELG 270 - Religious Ethics & the Environ (Offered on both campuses)
RELG 340 - Religion & the Sciences
RELG 370 - Religion and Human Rights
RELG 376 - Religious Ethics

Sociology

SOCI 222 - Urban Sociology
SOCI 234 - Population & Society
SOCI 235 - Technology and Society
SOCI 254 - Development&Underdevelopment
SOCI 386 - Contemporary Social Movements

Urban Planning

URBP 201 - Planning the 21st Century City
URBP 506 - Envrnmntl Policy and Planning
URBP 530 - Urban Environmental Planning (RC)

Natural Sciences and Technology


** Note: You may take MIMM 211 or LSCI 230, but not both; you may take ENVB 315 or BIOL 432, but not both; you may take ENVB 305 or BIOL 308, but not both; you may take GEOG 322 or BREE 217, but not both; you may take GEOG 201 or ENVB 430, but not both; you may take BIOL 465 or WILD 421, but not both.


Agriculture (M)

AGRI 340 - Princ of Ecological Agricult (M)
AGRI 435 - Soil & Water Quality Mgmt (M)

Animal Science (M)

ANSC 326 - Fundamentals of Pop'n Genetics (M) (RC)

Anthropology

ANTH 311 - Primate Behaviour and Ecology

Architecture

ARCH 375 - Landscape (RC)
(Note: If ARCH 375 is taken, 1 additional credit of complementary courses must be taken.)
ARCH 377 - Energy, Environment&Buildings
ARCH 378 - Site Usage (RC)

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

ATOC 215 - Oceans, Weather and Climate

Biology

BIOL 240 - Monteregian Flora
BIOL 305 - Animal Diversity
** BIOL 308 - Ecological Dynamics
BIOL 310 - Biodiversity and Ecosystems
BIOL 342 - Marine Biology
BIOL 418 - Freshwater Invertebrate Ecol
** BIOL 432 - Limnology
BIOL 436 - Evolution and Society
** BIOL 465 - Conservation Biology

Bioresource Engineering (M)

** BREE 217 - Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
BREE 322 - Organic Waste Management (M) (RC)
BREE 518 - Bio-Treatment of Wastes (M) (RC)
BTEC 502 - Biotechnology Ethics & Society (M) (RC)

Chemistry

CHEM 212 - Intro Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 281 - Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 462 - Green Chemistry

Earth and Planetary Sciences

EPSC 201 - Understanding Planet Earth
EPSC 233 - Earth and Life History
EPSC 425 - Sediments to Sequences
EPSC 549 - Hydrogeology

Earth System Science

ESYS 301 - Earth System Modelling

Engineering

CHEE 230 - Envrnmntl Aspects of Technol
CIVE 225 - Environmental Engineering (RC)
CIVE 323 - Hydrology and Water Resources
CIVE 550 - Water Resources Management
MIME 308 - Social Impact of Technology
MIME 320 - Extraction of Energy Resources

Environment

ENVR 200 - The Global Environment
ENVR 202 - The Evolving Earth

Geography

GEOG 200 - Geo Persp:World Env Problems (no science prerequisites)
** GEOG 201 - Intro Geo-Information Science
GEOG 205 - Global Chg:Past, Pres & Future
GEOG 272 - Earth's Changing Surface
GEOG 308 - Principles of Remote Sensing
GEOG 321 - Climatic Environments
** GEOG 322 - Environmental Hydrology
GEOG 372 - Running Water Environments
GEOG 470 - Wetlands

Microbiology and Immunology

** MIMM 211 - Introductory Microbiology
MIMM 214 - Intro Immun: Elem of Immunity  
MIMM 323 - Microbial Physiology
MIMM 324 - Fundamental Virology

Natural Resource Sciences (M)

ENVB 210 - The Biophysical Environment (M) (RC)
ENVB 301 - Meteorology (M) (RC)
** ENVB 305 - Population & Community Ecology (M)
** ENVB 315 - Science of Inland Waters (M) (RC)
ENVB 410 - Ecosystem Ecology (M)
ENVB 415 - Ecosystem Management (M) (RC)
** ENVB 430 - GIS for Natural Resource Mgmt (M) (RC)
ENTO 340 - Field Entomology (M) (RC)
** LSCI 230 - Introductory Microbiology (M) (RC)
MICR 331 - Microbial Ecology (M) (RC)
NRSC 333 - Pollution and Bioremediation (M)
NRSC 340 - Global Perspectives on Food (M)
NRSC 510 - Agricultural Micrometeorology (M) (RC)
NRSC 514 - Freshwater Ecosystems (M) (RC)
** WILD 421 - Wildlife Conservation (M)

Parasitology (M)

PARA 410 - Environment and Infection (M)
PARA 515 - Water, Health and Sanitation (M) (RC)

Plant Science (M)

PLNT 304 - Biology of Fungi (M)
PLNT 305 - Plant Pathology (M)
PLNT 358 - Flowering Plant Diversity (M)
PLNT 426 - Plant Ecophysiology (M) (RC)
PLNT 460 - Plant Ecology (M)

Soil Science (M)

SOIL 300 - Geosystems (M) (RC)

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