Code
Course Credits
GEOG 111 GEOG 111 - Human Geography & Global Change

An introduction to human geography and the notion of globalization by exploring some of the major economic, political, social, cultural, environmental, and technological changes that have recently occurred at the global level and are shaping local places. The course is designed to provide students with better understanding of the variation, interaction, and interdependence of places, regions, people and their environments in a globalizing world; and to demonstrate how human geographers might consider and examine the concepts, forces, processes, issues, and ideas that are associated with global transformation.NB: Fulfils academic core society and culture requirement but not for natural science (lab or non-lab) core requirement.Cross-listed: ENVS 111Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
GEOG 121 GEOG 121 - Earth & Atmospheric Science

An introduction to the fundamental concepts and systems of Earth and atmospheric science from a geographic perspective. Emphasis is placed on the origins and development of Earth's surface features; the characteristics and circulations of the atmosphere, including weather and global climates; and the biophysical principles governing vegetation on Earth.NB: Fulfils academic core laboratory science requirements.Cross-listed: ENVS 121Prerequisite(s): None. (3-3; 3-3)

3.00
GEOG 131 GEOG 131 - Global Environmental Issues

An investigation of the scientific principles behind global environmental issues. The course focuses on key ecological concepts and the changing relationship of humans with the natural world including the different approaches to understanding and solving environmental problems, from local to global scales. It investigates such issues as human populations and environmental impact; loss of species biodiversity; air, water, and soil pollution; energy use; climate change; and waste management.NB: Fulfils academic core natural science requirements.Cross-listed: ENVS 131.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 3-0

3.00
GEOG 212 GEOG 212 - Urbanization Iss. of Dev. Countries

This course explores urbanization processes in developing countries, particularly in urban settings across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It provides a geographic perspective on the socio-economic, political, cultural, and environmental conditions under which cities of the Third World are rapidly growing and their relation to globalization issues. Case studies from selected areas examine such problems as unemployment, inadequate health services, housing shortages, and inadequate urban infrastructure.NB: Fulfils academic core society and culture requirement.Prerequisite(s): None. (0-0; 3-0)

3.00
GEOG 220 GEOG 220 - Geology of the Vancouver Region

An overview of the fundamental earth science processes responsible for the creation, transformation, and ongoing physical development of the Pacific Northwest. These processes are studied in the context of the building of the North American continent through tectonic forces and surface dynamics. Topics include geologic time, tectonics, vulcanology, seismology, stratigraphy, glaciation, erosion, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and environmental issues. Field trips and field studies are included.NB: Fulfils academic core natural science requirements.Cross-listed: GEOL 220.Prerequisite(s): None. (0-0; 3-0)

3.00
GEOG 230 GEOG 230 - The Geography of Canada

This course describes and explores Canada's physical and human geography focusing on the regional distribution of natural features and resources, population and settlements, economic activities and development, and cultural change. It emphasizes the diversity and interrelationships between the physical and human landscapes which have evolved over time, creating the identifiable regions and sub-regions within the country.NB: Fulfils academic core society and culture requirement.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
GEOG 282 GEOG 282 - Geographic Information Systems

This course introduces the basic principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It focuses on the theory and practice of GIS including how to store, analyze, and display geographic information; how to use GIS as tool in the social and environmental sciences; and the development of skills in the operation of GIS software.Cross-listed: ENVS 282, ISYS 390.Prerequisite(s): None. (0-0; 3-2)

3.00
GEOG 320 GEOG 320 - Geomorpology

A scientific examination of the physical processes which shape landform development, structure, and dynamics. Topics include weathering, slope systems, fluvial and coastal environments, and glacial and periglacial systems. Special emphasis is placed on deciphering past events from current landscape structures. Field trips and field studies are required.NB: Offered every other year. Fulfils academic core natural science requirements.Cross-listed: ENVS 320, GEOL 320.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Geography including one of GEOG 121, 131; 220; or GEOL 109; or instructor's consent. (3-2; 0-0)

3.00
GEOG 344 GEOG 344 - Geography of Africa

This course examines the human and physical geography of Africa. Attention is given to the regional distribution of natural features and resources, population and settlements, economic activities and development, and globalization and its impact on this vast continent. Because Africa is a geographic realm that has changed dramatically since the middle of the 20th century, this course explores the dynamic issues, problems, and challenges facing contemporary African societies, how the issues are being addressed, and the future prospects for the people and countries within this geographic region.NB: Offered every other year. Fulfils area studies requirements for International Studies major/honours.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Geography including one of GEOG 111, 131; 212, or 230; or instructor's consent. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
GEOG 373 GEOG 373 - Geography Internship

This internship course gives students an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to a real world work environment. The course is an efficient way to hone students' practical skills in spatial information science (SIS) and analysis within the realms of geography, environmental science, and/or geographic information systems (GIS) helping them gain valuable work experience by learning new skills, gaining new perspectives in integrating SIS, exploring the SIS work environment, and networking with the experts in this field. This practicum is offered as a tripartite arrangement that includes the student, the University's course instructor/program coordinator, and the approved practicum supervisor in a reputable government department, business, or non-profit/non-governmental organization.NB: Pass/Fail course. See Geography Coordinator/Department Chair.Prerequisite(s): Third year standing with a minimum of 9 sem. hrs. of Geography including two of GEOG 111, 121, 131, 212, 282 or instructor's consent.

3.00
GEOG 382 GEOG 382 - Applied Geopgraphic Info Systems

This course focuses on the utility of Geographic Information Systems in problem solving and decision-making in real world settings. Students are expected to complete a major term project in consultation with the instructor.NB: Offered every other year.Cross-listed: ENVS 382.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Geography including GEOG 282, or instructor's consent. (0-0; 3-2)

3.00
GEOG 383 GEOG 383 - Geographic Data Analysis

This course focuses on the use of quantitative methods as an aid to problem-solving in the geographical and environmental sciences. Topics include sampling and data collection; methods of statistical description; and methods of statistical inference and hypothesis testing.NB: Offered every other year.Cross-listed: ENVS 383.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Geography. (0-0; 3-2)

3.00
GEOG 411 GEOG 411 - Geography of Rural Development

The course is designed to introduce students to the broad concept of rural development, to the relationship between rural communities and their environments, and to the critical issues of rural restructuring and sustainability. This course examines the theoretical underpinnings, principles, and practices of rural development as well as the problems and challenges facing rural communities in both developed and developing countries. It is expected that, by the end of the course, students gain and/or broaden their knowledge of contemporary domestic and international rural development processes, practices, and issues.NB: Offered every other year.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Geography, third or fourth year standing, or instructor's consent. (0-0;3-0)

3.00