Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
The Minor Geography is expandable into the B.Sc. Major Geography.
The Minor Geography is designed to provide students in the Faculty of Science with an overview of basic elements of geography at the introductory and advanced level.
This Minor permits no overlap with any other programs.
Geography : An introduction to system-level interactions among climate, hydrology, soils and vegetation at the scale of drainage basins, including the study of the global geographical variability in these land-surface systems. The knowledge acquired is used to study the impact on the environment of various human activities such as deforestation and urbanisation.
Terms: Fall 2012
Instructors: Timothy R Moore, Gail L Chmura (Fall)
Geography : The course introduces the geography of the world economic system. It describes the spatial distribution of economic activities and examines the factors which influence their changing location. Case studies from both "developed" and "developing" countries will test the different geographical theories presented in lectures.
Terms: Fall 2012
Instructors: Geraldine Akman, James Freeman (Fall)
Geography : An introduction to urban geography. Uses a spatial/geographic perspective to understand cities and their social and cultural processes. Addresses two major areas. The development and social dynamics in North American and European cities. The urban transformations in Asian, African, and Latin American societies that were recently predominantly rural and agrarian.
Terms: Winter 2013
Instructors: Benjamin Forest, James Freeman (Winter)
Geography : An ecological analysis of the physical and biotic components of natural resource systems. Emphasis on scientific, technological and institutional aspects of environmental management. Study of the use of biological resources and of the impact of individual processes.
Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013
Instructors: Thomas C Meredith (Fall) Geraldine Akman (Summer)
6 credits of Geography courses at the 300 and 400 level.