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 human and physical geographies of the Montérégie region of southern Quebec (GEOG 398 and GEOG 495), and environmental management in Barbados (GEOG 496). 

Local Field Courses

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

Outline [Fall 2022]

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

Outline [Fall 2022]

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

Outline | Flyer | Application form (Application deadline March 15th at 5pm) [Summer 2024]


Abroad Field Courses

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

GEOG 496 Geographical Excursion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Field Study Semesters

The McGill Field Study Semesters are managed by the Faculty of Science Field Studies and Internship Office and include courses in Geography.

Barbados Field Study Semester

McGill's Barbados Field Study Semester (BFSS) intends to introduce students to Barbados and focus on the study of Sustainability in the Caribbean. The field study term is offered in the fall semester. The Geography course that is part of this program is listed below.

GEOG 340 Sustain. in the Caribbean 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


    Panama Field Study Semester

    The Panama Field Study Semester (PFSS) is a joint venture between McGill University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). Students will be living for up to four months in Panama taking courses that specifically address Latin America social and tropical environmental issues. The field study term is offered in the winter semester. The Geography courses that are part of this program and offered on a rolling basis are listed below.

    GEOG 407 Issues in Geography 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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


    East Africa Field Semester

    The McGill East Africa Field Study Semester (MEAFSS) intends to introduce students to East Africa specifically with a view to increasing their understanding of the goals, circumstances, challenges and opportunities of people living in the areas visited. The field study term is offered in the winter semester. The Geography courses that are part of this program and offered on a rolling basis are listed below.

    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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