Courses

In addition to the SSS course requirements below, note the follow are also required for an Interfaculty BASc degree (see the Course planning tab on the left):

  • required course: BASC 201 (as 3 elective credits)
  • 30 credits toward freshman requirements
  • 18-24 credits toward a minor
  • 12-18 credits toward electives

For questions related to any of these four points above, please see your Faculty Advisor in SOUSA.

For questions related to the SSS program (any of the content below), please see the SSS program advisor.


 

Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A. & Sc.) - Interfaculty Program in Sustainability, Science and Society(54 Credits)

    Offered by:Geography
    Degree:Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirement:

The grand challenge of the 21st century is sustainable well-being; that is, to improve human well-being while maintaining the Earth's life-support systems. This B.A. & Sc. program provides the interdisciplinary and integrative knowledge and skills required to effectively understand and address this challenge in its multiple dimensions-scientific-technological, socio-economic, political-institutional, ethical, and human behavioural-and to chart a transition to sustainability. It is built upon three pillars: 1) Science and Technology, to provide an in-depth understanding of the underpinnings of the problems of concern along these dimensions; 2) Economics, Policy, and Governance, to understand how we can make the sustainability transition; and 3) Ethics, Equity, and Justice, to discuss why we need change, and the issues of equity and justice associated with taking action. This program is a partnership between Geography and the MSE and will be administered through Geography.

Required Courses (27 credits)

27 credits selected as follows:



    Foundations of Sustainability

    9 credits selected from Foundations of Sustainability as follows:


    • ENVR 201 Society,Environ&Sustainability 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • GEOG 360 Analyzing Sustainability 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • GEOG 460 Research in Sustainability 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Biophysical, Societal, Cultural, Institutional, and Ethical

    18 credits from introduction to biophysical, societal, cultural, institutional, and ethical dimensions of sustainability.


    • ENVR 200 The Global Environment 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • ENVR 202 The Evolving Earth 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics&Environment 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • GEOG 203 Environmental Systems 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • GEOG 310 Development and Livelihoods 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MGPO 440 Strategies for Sustainability 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Complementary Courses (27 credits)

    27 credits selected as follows:

    3 credits of Statistics
    3 credits of System Modelling tools
    3 credits of Economics
    18 credits selected from 3 areas



      Statistics

      3 credits of Statistics from the following:


      • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • BIOL 373 Biometry 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • GEOG 202 Statistics & Spatial Analysis 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • PSYC 204 Intro to Psychological Stats 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      System Modelling

      3 credits of System Modelling tools from the following:


      • ESYS 301 Earth System Modelling 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • GEOG 501 Modellin Environmental Systems 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Economics

      3 credits of Economics from the following:


      • AGEC 333 Resource Economics 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ECON 225 Economics of the Environment 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ECON 326 Ecological Economics 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      18 additional credits of complementary courses chosen from three areas listed below:

      Students must choose at least two courses from each area, and in total complete at least 9 credits at the 300 level or higher.



        AREA 1: Methods: Observation, Analysis, Modelling, and Management


        • AGRI 435 Soil & Water Quality Mgmt 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENVB 437 Assessing Environmental Impact 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENVR 544 Env. Measurement & Modelling 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ESYS 500 Earth System Applications 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 201 Intro Geo-Information Science 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 306 Raster Geo-Information Science 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 308 Principles of Remote Sensing 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 351 Quantitative Methods 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

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

        • GEOG 509 Qualitative Methods 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 512 Adv quant meth in soc fld rsch 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 523 Global Ecosystems and Climate 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • URBP 506 Envrnmntl Policy and Planning 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        AREA 2: Society, Economics, Policy, Ethics, and Equity

        Take at least one course from each subsection (2A and 2B) below:



          2A: Society, Economics, and Policy

          Note:
          * Students select either AGEC 200 or ECON 208, but not both.
          ** Students may select either AGEC 201 or ECON 209, but not both.


          • AGEC 200 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • AGEC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years**
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • AGEC 430 Agric, Food & Resource Policy 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • AGEC 442 Econ of Int'l Agric Dvlpmnt 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ANTH 206 Environment and Culture 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ANTH 339 Ecological Anthropology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ECON 208 Microeconomic Analysis&Applic 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ECON 209 Macroeconomic Analysis&Applic 3 Credits**
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ECON 230 Microeconomic Theory 6 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ECON 347 Economics of Climate Change 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ECON 405 Natural Resource Economics 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVR 519 Global Environmental Politics 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 210 Global Places and Peoples 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 216 Geography of the World Economy 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 303 Health Geography 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 316 Political Geography 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 408 Geography of Development 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 410 Geog of Underdvlpmnt:Cur Probs 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 514 Clim Change Vulnblty & Adapt 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 520 Agric., Envir.,& Food Security 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • HIST 292 History and the Environment 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MGCR 360 Social Context of Business 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MGPO 475 Strategies for Devel Countries 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MGPO 567 Business in Society 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NRSC 540 Socio-Cultural Issues in Water 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • URBP 530 Urb Infrastr&Serv in Intl Cont 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          2B: Ethics and Equity


          • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 382 Principles Earth Citizenship 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MGPO 450 Ethics in Management 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • RELG 270 Religious Ethics & the Environ 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          AREA 3: Sustainability and Biophysical Processes

          Note:
          * Students select either BREE 217 or GEOG 322, but not both.
          ** Students select either BIOL 540 or ENVR 540, but not both.


          • ATOC 214 Intro:Physics of the Atmosph 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ATOC 215 Oceans, Weather and Climate 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 308 Ecological Dynamics 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 310 Biodiversity and Ecosystems 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 540 Ecology of Species Invasions 3 Credits**
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVB 410 Ecosystem Ecology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVR 540 Ecology of Species Invasions 3 Credits**
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ESYS 200 Earth System Processes 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ESYS 300 Investigating the Earth System 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 305 Soils and Environment 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 322 Environmental Hydrology 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 372 Running Water Environments 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 403 Global Health & Envir. Change 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 470 Wetlands 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 530 Global Land & Water Resources 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 555 Ecological Restoration 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NRSC 333 Pollution and Bioremediation 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          Students who wish to explore the following topics in more depth may select the courses listed below:

          1) Climate Change: ESYS 200, ESYS 300, ESYS 500, GEOG 523, ATOC 214, ATOC 215
          2) Land Resources, Food, Forests: AGEC 430, AGEC 442, AGRI 435, BIOL 308, BIOL 310, ENVB 410, GEOG 523, GEOG 530
          3) Water Resources: AGRI 435, NRSC 540, BREE 217, GEOG 322, GEOG 372, GEOG 470, GEOG 530
          4) Biodiversity: BIOL 308, BIOL 310, BIOL 540, ENVB 410, ENVR 540, GEOG 555
          5) Human Health: GEOG 221, GEOG 303, GEOG 403
          6) Development: GEOG 408, GEOG 410, ANTH 212