Suggested Courses

Suggested Courses for the Diploma

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 the Program Adviser, Bieler School of Environment.

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.
 

Social Sciences and Policy

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

AGRI 411 - Global Issues on Dev, Food&Agr (M)

ANTH 206 - Environment and Culture (not offered 2024-2025)
ANTH 212 - Anthropology of Development
ANTH 339 - Ecological Anthropology
ANTH 418 - Environment and Development (not offered 2024-2025)
ANTH 512 - Political Ecology (not offered 2024-2025)

ECON 205 - An Intro to Political Economy (not offered 2024-2025)
ECON 225 - Economics of the Environment
ECON 326 - Ecological Economics
ECON 347 - Economics of Climate Change
ECON 405 - Natural Resource Economics

EDER 494 - HumanRights&Ethics in Practice (not offered 2024-2025)

ENVB 437 - Assessing Environmental Impact

ENVR 201 - Society,Environ&Sustainability
ENVR 203 - Knowledge, Ethics&Environment
ENVR 400 - Environmental Thought
ENVR 421 - Mtl:Envr Hist & Sustainability (offered alternate years, in May term)

GEOG 200 - Geo Persp:World Env Problems (not offered 2024-2025
GEOG 210 - Global Places and Peoples (not offered)
GEOG 216 - Geography of the World Economy
GEOG 221 - Environment and Health (not offered)
GEOG 300 - Human Ecology in Geography (not offered)
GEOG 301 - Geography of Nunavut (not offered)
GEOG 302 - Environmental Management 1 (not offered 2024-2025)
GEOG 303 - Health Geography
GEOG 310 - Development and Livelihoods (not offered)
GEOG 370 - Protected Areas (not offered)
GEOG 403 - Global Health & Envir. Change (not offered)
GEOG 408 - Geography of Development
GEOG 423 - Dilemmas of Development (in Africa)
GEOG 530 - Global Land & Water Resources (not offered 2024-2025)

HIST 249 - Health&the Healer in West Hist
HIST 292 - History and the Environment (not offered 2024-2025)

NRSC 221 - Environment and Health (M) (not offered)

PHIL 221 - Intro to Hist & Phil of Sci 2
PHIL 230 - Intro to Moral Philosophy 1
PHIL 237 - Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 334 - Ethical Theory
PHIL 341 - Philosophy of Science 1 (not offered 2024-2025)
PHIL 343 - Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 348 - Philosophy of Law 1

POLI 212 - Intro to ComparPol-Eur/NAmerca (not offered)
POLI 227 - Intro to Compar Pol-Global S.
POLI 345 - International Organizations
POLI 350 - Global Environmental Politics
POLI 412 - Canadian Voting/Public Opinion (not offered 2024-2025)
POLI 445 - IPE: Monetary Relations
POLI 474 - Inequality and Development (not offered)

PSYC 215 - Social Psychology

RELG 270 - Religious Ethics & the Environ (not offered 2024-2025)
RELG 370 - Religion and Human Rights


SOCI 222 - Urban Sociology
SOCI 234 - Population & Society (not offered 2024-2025)
SOCI 235 - Technology and Society
SOCI 254 - Development&Underdevelopment
SOCI 307 - Globalization
SOCI 365 - Health and Development (not offered)
SOCI 366 - Neighborhoods and Inequality (not offered 2024-2025)
SOCI 386 - Contemporary Social Movements (not offered 2024-2025)

URBP 201 - Planning the 21st Century City (not offered 2024-2025)
URBP 504 - Planning for Active Transp.
URBP 506 - Envrnmntl Policy and Planning
URBP 530 - Urb Infrastr&Serv in Intl Cont (not offered 2023-2024)
URBP 551 - Urban Design and Planning  

WCOM 314 - Communicating Science

 

Natural Sciences and Technology


** Note: You may take LSCI 230 or MIMM 211, but not both; you may take ENVB 529 or GEOG 201, but not both; you may take one of BREE 217, CIVE 323 or GEOG 322; you may take BIOL 308 or ENVB 305, but not both; you may take BIOL 465 or WILD 421, but not both; you may take COMP 202 or COMP 204, but not both; you may take EPSC 201 or EPSC 233, but not both; you may take GEOG 272 or SOIL 300, but not both. 

AGRI 340 - Princ of Ecological Agricult (M)

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

ANTH 311 - Primate Behaviour and Ecology (not offered)

ATOC 214 - Intro:Physics of the Atmosph
ATOC 215 - Oceans, Weather and Climate

BIOL 240 - Monteregian Flora
BIOL 305 - Animal Diversity
** BIOL 308 - Ecological Dynamics
BIOL 310 - Biodiversity and Ecosystems
BIOL 342 - Glob Chng Biol of Aquat Ecosys  
BIOL 418 - Freshwater Invertebrate Ecol  
BIOL 432 - Limnology
BIOL 436 - Evolution and Society (not offered 2024-2025)
** BIOL 465 - Conservation Biology

** BREE 217 - Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
BREE 322 - Organic Waste Management (M)
BREE 327 - Bio-Environmental Engineering (M)
BREE 518 - Ecological Engineering (M)

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

CIVE 225 - Environmental Engineering
** CIVE 323 - Hydrology and Water Resources
CIVE 550 - Water Resources Management

** COMP 202 - Foundations of Programming
** COMP 204 - Comp. Programming for Life Sci

ENVB 210 - The Biophysical Environment (M)
ENVB 301 - Meteorology (M) (not offered)
** ENVB 305 - Population & Community Ecology (M)
ENVB 410 - Ecosystem Ecology (M)
ENVB 415 - Ecosystem Management (M) (not offered)
** ENVB 529 - GIS for Natural Resource Mgmt (M)

ENVR 200 - The Global Environment
ENVR 202 - The Evolving Earth
ENVR 422 - Mtl Urban Sustainability Anal (offered alternate years, in May term)

** EPSC 201 - Understanding Planet Earth
** EPSC 233 - Earth and Life History
EPSC 549 - Hydrogeology

ESYS 301 - Earth System Modelling

GEOG 200 - Geo Persp:World Env Problems (not offered 2024-2025)
** GEOG 201 - Intro Geo-Information Science
GEOG 205 - Global Chg:Past, Pres & Future
** GEOG 272 - Earth's Changing Surface
GEOG 308 - Rem Sens for Earth Observation
GEOG 321 - Climatic Environments
** GEOG 322 - Environmental Hydrology
GEOG 372 - Running Water Environments (not offered)
GEOG 470 - Wetlands
GEOG 550 - Historical Ecology Techniques (not offered)

** LSCI 230 - Introductory Microbiology (M)

MICR 331 - Microbial Ecology (M)

MIME 320 - Extraction of Energy Resources

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

NRSC 333 - Pollution and Bioremediation (M)

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

PHYS 228 - Energy and the Environment

PLNT 304 - Biology of Fungi (M) (not offered 2024-2025)
PLNT 305 - Plant Pathology (M)
PLNT 358 - Flowering Plant Diversity (M)
PLNT 460 - Plant Ecology (M)

** SOIL 300 - Geosystems (M) (not offered)

WILD 302 - Fish Ecology
WILD 421 - Wildlife Conservation

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