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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Renewable Resources: Environment

Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

The Ph.D. in Renewable Resources Environment is a research program offered in collaboration with the Bieler School of Environment. As a complement to the unit's expertise, the program considers how various dimensions (scientific, social, legal, ethical) interact to define environment and sustainability issues.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (3 credits)

  • ENVR 615 Interdisciplinary Approach Environment and Sustainability (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Environment : Through a series of modules on current environmental and sustainability issues, this course emphasizes the value and challenges of an interdisciplinary approach by examining how different fields can work together to address these issues.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students enrolled in the Environment Option or permission of instructors

  • NRSC 701 Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • NRSC 754 Graduate Seminar 7

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Presentation on a selected topic, research proposal or research results based on progress in the Ph.D. degree.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Driscoll, Brian T (Fall) Driscoll, Brian T (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to students in the Ph.D. Program

    • Section 001 Micrometeorology, Forest Science and Soil Science students

    • Section 002 Entomology and Wildlife Biology students

    • Section 003 Microbiology students

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3-6 credits from:

  • ENVR 610 Foundations of Environmental Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bieler 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restriction: Enrolment in the Graduate Environment Option or enrolment in the Neotropical Environment Option (NEO) or permission of the instructor.

  • ENVR 614 Mobilizing Research for Sustainability (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Environment : Through workshops and practice, students will develop communication strategies and acquire collaboration and leadership skills to foster innovation and help translate knowledge into action to address complex environmental and sustainability issues. Students will learn methods, build skills, and develop mindsets that can enable their research to have an impact on the most pressing issues in sustainability.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students enrolled in the Environment Option or permission of instructor

0-3 credits from:

  • ENVR 585 Readings in Environment 2 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : Interdisciplinary literature project/essays related to environment, enabling advanced-level study under guidance of qualified MSE staff in areas outside the scope of individual departments. Proposed topic and method of evaluation must be approved by the Associate Director one month before the beginning of term. Contact the Program Advisor for information.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • ENVR 630 Civilization and Environment (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Environment : Considers ways to reduce the human impact on Earth's life support systems through variables such as population size, wealth, technology, and conduct. Critically describes ethical frameworks for judging personal and policy choices, including post-collapse scenarios.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

  • ENVR 680 Topics in Environment 4 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Environment : Seminars and discussion of advanced, interdisciplinary aspects of current problems in environment led by staff and/or special guests.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restriction: students taking the Neotropical Environment Option.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

or 3 credits at the 500 level or higher recommended by the Advisory Committee and approved by the Environment Option Committee.

Additional course requirements may be specified by the staff in the discipline but are flexible and depend largely on the student's background, immediate interests, and ultimate objectives.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2021-2022 (last updated Apr. 7, 2021) (disclaimer)
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