This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2018 to April 2019.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2018-2019, please consult the class search website.

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As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


GEOG 120.3 — 1/2(3L-2P)
Introduction to Global Environmental Systems

An introduction to the principles, processes and interactions in the earth's physical environment with a particular emphasis on the flow of energy and matter within global environmental systems. Topics include global radiation and energy balances, atmospheric and oceanic processes, the hydrological cycle, earth surface processes and biogeochemical cycling. Case studies are introduced to illustrate the interaction between human activity and the natural environment.

Note: A background in high school sciences at the 30-level is recommended. GEOG 120 is acceptable under requirement one of program type C.

GEOG 125.3 — 1/2(3L)
Environmental Science and Society

Studies the Earth's life-support systems and explores the consequences of human activity. Key themes include examining global ecosystem processes, human interconnections, as well as applications of information from the Earth Sciences.

Note:A background in high school sciences at the 30-level is recommended. GEOG 125 is a required cognate course in the B.A.& Sc. program in Environment & Society. GEOG 125 may be used to satisfy the science requirement in program types A, B, and D.

GEOG 130.3 — 1/2(3L)
Space Place and Society An Introduction to Human Geography

Exposes students to human geography using a thematic approach. It is designed to stimulate a geographical imagination among students who are interested in understanding "how the world turns" by focusing on how nature, culture, and human actions shape places, regions, and the relationships and interactions among them.

Note: Students with credit for GEOG 113 or 114 may not take this course for credit.

GEOG 150.3 — 1/2(3L)
Introduction to the Circumpolar World

Introduces students to the landscape, peoples and issues of the circumpolar region. Beginning with an examination of the geography, and the biological and physical systems of the Subarctic and Arctic, it then turns to the aboriginal and contemporary peoples of the region. The history of the Circumpolar World is treated in a broad fashion, to provide a grounding in the events and developments that have created the region's contemporary qualities. The second part of the course surveys some of the particular issues facing the region, including climate change, economic, political and social development. This course is ultimately intended to stimulate interest in the circumpolar world.

Note: Students with credit for NRTH 101 will not receive credit for this course.