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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Geography (Thesis) — Neotropical Environment (45 credits)

Offered by: Geography     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Participation in the MSE-Panama Symposium presentation in Montreal is also required.

Thesis Courses (30 credits)

  • GEOG 698 Thesis Proposal (6 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Geography : Preparation and evaluation of thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • GEOG 699 Thesis Research (24 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Geography : Independent research under the supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • BIOL 640 Tropical Biology and Conservation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Long-term research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute will be organized and synthesized to examine historical assembly and ecological maintenance of tropical communities. This synthesis will draw on phylogenetic concepts for historical insight and will examine the probable resilience of these communities to global change, pollution and biodiversity loss.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Edward Herre (Winter)

    • Restriction: students enrolled in Neotropical Environment Option (NEO) or permission of the instructor
  • ENVR 610 Foundations of Environmental Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Environment : Analysis of current environmental policies to reveal implicit and explicit assumptions regarding scientific methods, hypothesis testing, subject/object, causality, certainty, deities, health, development, North-South concerns for resources, commons, national sovereignty, equity. Discussion of implications of such assumptions for building future environmental policies.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Peter Gilbert Brown, Robin Thomas Naylor, Mark Goldberg (Fall)

    • Restriction: Enrolment in the Graduate Environment Option or enrolment in the Neotropical Environment Option (NEO) or permission of the instructor.
  • GEOG 631 Methods of Geographical Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Geography : General research seminar in human and physical geography.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Oliver T Coomes (Fall) Michel F Lapointe, Oliver T Coomes (Winter)

Complementary Course (3 credits)

3 credits, one Geography graduate course. GEOG 696 can count among these complementary credits for students with an appropriate background.

Elective Course (3 credits)

3 credits, at the 500 level or higher, on environmental issues to be chosen in consultation with and approval by the student’s supervisor AND the Neotropical Environment Options Director.

Faculty of Science—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)