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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Renewable Resources (Non-Thesis) — Environmental Assessment (45 credits)

Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The non-thesis master’s in Renewable Resources: Environmental Assessment option is normally taken over a one year cycle beginning in the Winter term and concluding in the Fall term. It is comprised of three interrelated elements: graduate-level courses, primarily given in the Winter term, a Summer term internship, and a project-related research paper, which is completed in the Fall term. The program is aimed at environmental assessment professionals and advanced environmental science scholars planning for careers in the public and private sector agencies, which guide environmental impact assessment, integrated assessment, and sustainable development in Canada and internationally. McGill's non-thesis master’s in Environmental Assessment is offered in conjunction with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP - 2003), which designates the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a UNEP Collaborating Centre on Environmental Assessment. An important component of the MOU is that the Faculty advance teaching and training through the development of course offerings that enable students to prepare for contributing to sustainable development by utilizing the excellent materials provided by UNEP and other national and international agencies.

Research Project (9 credits)

  • NRSC 616 Environmental Assessment Project Paper (9 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Written report describing the approach to and resolution of the environmental assessment issue addressed during the internship in Environmental Assessment.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Limited to students enrolled in the Non-Thesis Master's in Environmental Assessment Program.

Required Internship (15 credits)

  • NRSC 615 Environmental Assessment Internship (15 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Placement in a government, academic or private sector agency for 15 weeks of full time work on an EA project (35 hours per week).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Limited to students enrolled in the Non-Thesis Master's in Environmental Assessment Program.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • NRSC 610 Advanced Environmental Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : A detailed account of the evolution of environmental assessment related concepts, processes, procedures and best practices in Canada and internationally.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Limited to students enrolled in the Non-Thesis Master's in Environmental Assessment Program, or by permission of program coordinator.
  • NRSC 611 Environmental Assessment Knowledge Base (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : A thorough explanation of the fundamental knowledge bases for accountability and best practice in environmental and integrated assessment.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Limited to students enrolled in the Non-Thesis Master's in Environmental Assessment Program, or by permission of program coordinator.
  • NRSC 612 Environmental Assessment and Sustainable Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : A detailed consideration of environmental assessment as a tool for sustainable development.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Limited to students enrolled in the Non-Thesis Master's in Environmental Assessment Program, or by permission of program coordinator.
  • NRSC 613 Strategic and Sectoral Environmental Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : A detailed account of strategic environmental assessment and sector-specific environmental assessment with special focus on key economic sectors.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Limited to students enrolled in the Non-Thesis Master's in Environmental Assessment Program, or by permission of program coordinator.
  • NRSC 614 Meeting Environmental Assessment Regulations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Meeting environmental assessment regulatory requirements through advanced planning and efficient management of the assessment and follow-up phases of the EA process.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Limited to students enrolled in the Non-Thesis Master's in Environmental Assessment Program, or by permission of program coordinator.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

500- or 600-level relevant courses to be chosen in consultation with the Supervisor and Program Director.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)