Field Courses

Field Courses

The department offers field courses focusing on the urban geography of Montreal (GEOG 494), the urban geography of new Master-Planned cities in Singapore and Malaysia (GEOG 425), the physical geography of Montérégie region of southern Quebec (GEOG 495), the physical geography of the Schefferville area in far northern Quebec (GEOG 499), and environmental management in Barbados (GEOG 496). GEOG 494 is offered during fall and/or May semester, while the others are offered over 8-14 day periods during winter break or the summer.

In addition, Geography offers courses as part of the Panama Field Study Semester (PFSS) and the African Field Study Semester (AFSS)

Local Field Courses

GEOG 398 Field St in Human Geography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Application form [Fall 2022]

GEOG 494 Urban Field Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outline [Fall 2020]

GEOG 495 Field Studies-Physical Geog 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Microsoft Office document iconOutline [May 2022]


Barbados Field Course

GEOG 496 Geographical Excursion (3 Credits) Application instructions [Winter 2023]

Geography: Lecture course on the geography of a region and excursion through the selected country or region including landscape interpretation and field study projects.

Offered by: Geography

  • Winter
  • Prerequisites: GEOG 290 and permission of instructor
  • Instructor's approval required.
  • A fee of $2,650.25 in Winter is charged to all students registered in GEOG 496 Geographical Excursion. The course is held in Barbados, West Indies and is given during the last week of February (Study Break). The fee is used to support the cost of transportation, accommodations, local fees and some meals for ten days. Note that the trip to Barbados is compulsory if you enroll for GEOG 496
  • Terms
    • Winter 2023
  • Instructors
    • Thomas C Meredith

Southeast Asian Urban Field Studies

GEOG 425 SE Asia Urban Field Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


    Panama Field Semester

    This is a 15-credit program offered in the Winter term (January to April) that addresses the Latin America tropical environment.

    GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Envirnmnts 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    Africa Field Semester

    This is a 15-credit program offered in the Winter term (January to April) that provides an multidisciplinary semester based in East Africa.

    GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    GEOG 416 Africa South of the Sahara 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    GEOG 423 Dilemmas of Development 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    GEOG 451 Res in Society & Dev in Africa 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    GEOG 493 Health & Environment in Africa 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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