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SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT

PROGRAMS
Honours Environmental Science without Thesis
Honours Environmental Science with Thesis
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies
Major and Minor Concentrations - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science (IAS) - School of the Environment
Minor in Earth Science
Minor in Environmental Science
Minor in Geography

CERTIFICATE
Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GISc)

Additional Information: GENERAL UNDERGRADUATE REGULATIONS

COURSES
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (ESCI) and ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (ESTU)


BSc Honours Environmental Science (without thesis)

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty

(a) BIOL-2101, ESCI-1100, ESCI-1151, ESCI-2131, ESCI-2141, ESCI-2210, ESCI-2421, and ESCI-3735 or ESCI-3755.
(b) twelve courses from: BIOL-2111, BIOL-3250, BIOL-3281, BIOL-4232, BIOL-4241, BIOL-4270, BIOL-4280, BIOL-4864, ESCI-1141, ESCI-2101, ESCI-2721, ESCI-2400, ESCI-2705, ESCI-3301, ESCI-3310, ESCI-3400, ESCI-3610, ESCI-3701, ESCI-3711, ESCI-3721, ESCI-3751, ESCI-4301, ESCI-4500, ESCI-4600, ESCI-4710, ESCI-4721.
(c) BIOL-1111, BIOL-1101, CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760), STAT-2910, ESCI-1111, ESCI-3801.
(d) Twelve additional courses. Minimum of four courses from the Faculty of Science and a minimum of two courses from any area of study other than Science.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Year: ten courses, including BIOL-1111, BIOL-1101, CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760), STAT-2910, ESCI-1111, ESCI-1100
Second Year: ten courses, including BIOL-2101, ESCI-1151, ESCI-2210, ESCI-2131, ESCI-2141, ESCI-2421
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including ESCI-3801, ESCI-3735 or ESCI-3755, and eleven additional courses from BIOL-2111, BIOL-3250, BIOL-3281, BIOL-4232, BIOL-4241, BIOL-4270, BIOL-4280, BIOL-4864, ESCI-1141, ESCI-2101, ESCI-2721, ESCI-2400, ESCI-2705, ESCI-3301, ESCI-3310, ESCI-3400, ESCI-3610, ESCI-3701, ESCI-3711, ESCI-3721, ESCI-3751, ESCI-4301, ESCI-4500, ESCI-4600, ESCI-4710, and ESCI-4721.

BSc Honours Environmental Science (with Thesis)

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty

a) BIOL-2101, ESCI-1100, ESCI-1151, ESCI-2131, ESCI-2141, ESCI-2210, ESCI-2421, ESCI-3735 or ESCI-3755, and ESCI-4900.
(b) ten courses from: BIOL-2111, BIOL-3250, BIOL-3281, BIOL-4232, BIOL-4241, BIOL-4270, BIOL-4280, BIOL-4864, ESCI-1141, ESCI-2101, ESCI-2721, ESCI-2400, ESCI-2705, ESCI-3301, ESCI-3310, ESCI-3400, ESCI-3610, ESCI-3701, ESCI-3711, ESCI-3721, ESCI-3751, ESCI-4301, ESCI-4500, ESCI-4600, ESCI-4710, ESCI-4721.
(c) BIOL-1111, BIOL-1101, CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760), STAT-2910, ESCI-1111, ESCI-3801.
(d)Twelve additional courses. Minimum of four courses from the Faculty of Science and a minimum of two courses from any area of study other than Science.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Year: ten courses, including BIOL-1111, BIOL-1101, CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760), STAT-2910, ESCI-1111, ESCI-1100
Second Year: ten courses, including BIOL-2101, ESCI-1151, ESCI-2210, ESCI-2131, ESCI-2141, ESCI-2421
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including ESCI-3801, ESCI-3735 or ESCI-3755, ESCI-4900 and nine additional courses from BIOL-2111, BIOL-3250, BIOL-3281, BIOL-4232, BIOL-4241, BIOL-4270, BIOL-4280, BIOL-4864, ESCI-1141, ESCI-2101, ESCI-2721, ESCI-2400, ESCI-2705, ESCI-3301, ESCI-3310, ESCI-3400, ESCI-3610, ESCI-3701, ESCI-3711, ESCI-3721, ESCI-3751, ESCI-4301, ESCI-4500, ESCI-4600, ESCI-4710, and ESCI-4721.

Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES)

This program is truly interdisciplinary in approach and will introduce students to the social, cultural, economic, political, legal, and ethical factors affecting human interaction with the environment while at the same time ensuring they acquire a basic literacy in the physical and biological sciences. Graduates will understand the human dimensions of environmental issues and will be knowledgeable, skilled individuals capable of analyzing complex human-environmental situations and formulating effective political and social strategies to address human impact.

Degree Requirements:

Total Courses: forty.

(a) PHIL-2270 or PHIL-2280, PHIL-3230 or SACR-2270, POLS-2120, SACR-3400 or POLS-2490, BIOL-1013 or BIOL-1111, ESTU-1100, ESTU-2100, ESCI-1100, ESCI-1120, ESCI-1130, ESCI-2010, ESCI-1141, ESCI-1151, ESCI-2600, ESCI-2610, ESCI-3601, ESCI-3610, LAWS-2180
(b) eight courses from one of the following areas of concentration: Resource Management or Environmental Values and Policy.
(c) SOSC-2500, POLS-2300, SACR-1100, SACR-3080
(d) ten courses from any area of study, including either Area of Concentration.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

Area of Concentration: Resource Management

At least 3 of the following must be taken: ESCI-2201, ESCI-2141, ESCI-2400, ESCI-3701, ESCI-3745, ESCI-4701

BIOL-1101. Cell Biology
BIOL-2080. Plants and Society
CHEM-2003. Chemistry in the Marketplace
ESCI-1111. Introduction to Earth Science
ESCI-2000. Science, Technology and Society
ESCI-2141. Hydrology
ESCI-2201. Climatology
ESCI-2210. Introduction to Climate Change
ESCI-2300. Introduction to Oceanography
ESCI-2400. Geomorphology
ESCI-2620. Environmental Auditing in Mineral Resource Development
ESCI-2630. Geology and International Development
ESCI-3701. Environmental Modelling and Decision Analysis
ESCI-3745. Field Methods for Environmental Studies
ESCI-4701. Remote Sensing
ESTU-4808. Special Topics in Environmental Studies
ESTU-4900. Environmental Studies Research Project
ESTU-4910. Environmental Research/Leadership Experience
PHIL-3290. Animals and Ethics
PHYS-2060. Physics and Society –The Present
POLS-2490. Political Economy of Agriculture and Food
POLS-3350. Political Geography
SACR-3400. Food and Global Sustainability
STEN-1000. Introduction to Business
VSAR-3850. Green Corridor

Area of Concentration: Environmental Values and Policy

ESCI-3745. Field Methods for Environmental Studies
ESTU-4808. Special Topics in Environmental Studies
ESTU-4910. Environmental Research/Leadership Experience
ESTU-4900. Environmental Studies Research Project
PHIL-2270. Environmental Ethics
PHIL-2280. Technology, Human Values and the Environment
PHIL-3230. Human Rights and Global Justice
PHIL-3290. Animals and Ethics
PHIL-3300. Environmental Philosophy
POLS-1600. Introduction to International Relations
POLS-2130. Public Opinion, Mass Media and Canadian Democracy
POLS-2140. Legal Process in Canada
POLS-2200. Introduction to Public Administration
POLS-2210. Canadian Public Administration and Policy
POLS-2490. Political Economy of Agriculture and Food
POLS-2680. International Organization
POLS-2750. Introduction to Research Methods
POLS-3260. Local Government
POLS-3350. Political Geography
POLS-3600. International Conflict and its Resolution
POLS-3630. Principles of International Law
SACR-2270. Globalization, Development, and Social Change
SACR-3270. Social Movements
SACR-3400. Food and Global Sustainability
SACR-3520. Citizenship, Rights, and Social Justice
STEN-1000. Introduction to Business
VSAR-3850. Green Corridor
WGST-3530. Women, Power, and Environments (also offered as SACR-3530)

Students may take courses from both Areas of Concentration, but at least eight courses must be taken in one of the Areas of Concentration.

If both PHIL-2270 and PHIL-2280 are taken, one course fulfills requirement (a) and the other course contributes to the Environmental Values and Policy Area of Concentration.
If both PHIL-3230 and SACR-2270 are taken, one course fulfills requirement (a) and the other course contributes to the Environmental Values and Policy Area of Concentration.
If both POLS-2490 and SACR-3400 are taken, one course fulfills requirement (a) and the other course contributes to either the Resource Management or the Environmental Values and Policy Area of Concentration.


Major and Minor Concentrations - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science (IAS) - School of the Environment

Major Concentration: ESCI-1111, ESCI-1100, and ten additional ESCI-XXXX courses, except for ESCI-1000, ESCI-1010, ESCI-2000, ESCI-2300, or ESCI-2010. A minimum of three ESCI-2XXX, two ESCI-3XXX and one ESCI-4XXX courses is required.

Minor Concentration: ESCI-1111, ESCI-1100, and four additional ESCI-XXXX courses, except for ESCI-1000, ESCI-1010, ESCI-2000, ESCI-2300, or ESCI-2010.


Minor in Earth Science

A minor in Earth Science consists of a total of six courses as follows:
(a) ESCI-1111
(b) ESCI-1100 (if not enrolled in a program that includes ESCI-1100 as a course used to calculate the major average)
(c) courses chosen from the following list to make up a total of six courses for the minor: ESCI-1020, ESCI-1120, ESCI-2101, ESCI-1141, ESCI-1151, ESCI-2131, ESCI-2141, ESCI-2400, ESCI-2411, ESCI-2421, ESCI-3301, ESCI-3400, ESCI-3411.
A minimum average of 60% must be attained for all courses counted toward the minor.


Minor in Environmental Science

A minor in Environmental Science consists of a total of six courses as follows:
(a) ESCI-1100
(b) BIOL-1111 (if not enrolled in a program that includes BIOL-1111 as a course used to calculate the major average);
(c) courses chosen from the following list to make up a total of six courses for the minor: ESCI-1120, ESCI-1130, ESCI-2101, ESCI-1151, ESCI-2131, ESCI-2141, ESCI-2210, ESCI-2300, ESCI-2400, ESCI-2421, ESCI-3301, ESCI-3400, ESCI-3701, ESCI-3711, ESCI-3721, ESCI-3735, ESCI-3751, ESCI-4301, ESCI-4500, ESCI-4600, ESCI-4701, ESCI-4710, ESCI-4721.
A minimum average of 60% must be attained for all courses counted toward the minor.

Minor in Geography
(Administered by the School of the Environment)

A minor in Geography consists of six courses selected from the following list: (a) POLS-2300, POLS-2490, POLS-3350, POLS-4400, ESTU-1000 or ESTU-1100, ESTU-2100, ESCI-1120, ESCI-1130, ESCI-1141, ESCI-1151, ESCI-2141, ESCI-2201, ESCI-2210, ESCI-2400, ESCI-2600, ESCI-3601, ESCI-3610, ESCI-3701, ESCI-3745, ESCI-4701.

Restrictions:
At least one course must be taken from POLS-2490, POLS-3350, ESTU-1000 or ESTU-1100, and ESTU-2100. Only two courses can be taken from ESCI-1130, ESCI-2201 and ESCI-2210.
A minimum average of 60% must be attained for all courses counted toward the minor.

Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GISc)

Admission Requirements:
Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program and in good academic standing in their program.

Certificate Requirements:

Total courses:Nine

ESCI-1141 Cartography and Digital Mapping
ESCI-1151 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
ESCI-2721 Introduction to Image Processing & Remote Sensing
ESCI-2701 Geospatial Data Collection & Database Design
ESCI-2711 Scripting & Programming in GIS
ESCI-3701 Spatial Modelling in GIS
ESCI-3761 Geostatistical Analysis in GIS
ESCI-3771 GeoWeb and Geoportal Development
ESCI-4911 GIS Capstone Research Project