This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2017 to April 2018.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2017-2018, please consult the class search website.

For general registration information, please visit students.usask.ca.

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.)


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GEOG 202.3 — 1/2
Regional Geography of Canada

Presents an analysis of the evolution of Canada and describes the physical, historical, economic and cultural bases of the various regions of Canada.

Prerequisite(s): 24 credit units of university course work.
Note: This course is offered online through the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education only.


GEOG 204.3 — 1/2
Geography of the Prairie Region

Presents an analysis of the physical, historical, economic and social geography of the three Prairie Provinces. The processes of settlement, resource development, and urban growth will be examined.

Prerequisite(s): 24 credit units of university course work.
Note: This course is offered online through the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education only.


GEOG 208.3 — 1/2
World Regional Development

The regions of the world face a series of development problems. These problems are examined in terms of development theory and their spatial consequences. The implications for global, national and regional planning are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): 24 credit units of university course work.
Note: Students with credit for GEOG 281 may not take this course for credit. GEOG 281 has not been offered for more than ten years as of 2012. GEOG 208 is offered online through the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education only.


GEOG 222.3 — 1/2(3L-2P)
Introduction to Geomatics

Introduction to the skills for reading maps, air photos and satellite images is provided, along with an introduction to computer-based cartography, image analysis and enhancement, and Geographic Information Systems.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units of Science courses and 21 credit units of additional University course work.


GEOG 225.3 — 1/2(3L-2P)
Hydrology of Canada

The geographic distribution of hydrologic processes in Canada is examined. The types of processes and their rates of operation are related to regional physical environments.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units of Science courses and 21 credit units of additional University course work.
Note: GEOG 120 is recommended.


GEOG 233.3 — 1(3L)
Introduction to Weather and Climate

An examination of the elements of weather and climate including the composition and thermal structure of the atmosphere; radiation and energy balances; global circulation; air masses; fronts and atmospheric disturbances; and climates of the world.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units of Science courses and 21 credit units of additional University course work.
Note: GEOG 120 is recommended.


GEOG 235.3 — 1(3L-2P)
Earth Processes and Natural Hazards A Canadian Perspective

Earth Processes and Natural Hazards: A Canadian Perspective. This interdisciplinary course explores the earth and atmospheric processes that are responsible for landform development and natural hazards, the regions in Canada most susceptible to natural disasters, and current developments in hazard forecasting and monitoring techniques. Students will explore through case studies the impacts of natural disasters on Canadian landscapes and people. Lastly, the course explores ways to lessen the impacts of natural disasters through risk perception, assessment, and preparedness, and mitigation strategies.

Prerequisite(s): GEOG 120 or GEOL 121 or permission of the instructor.


GEOG 240.3 — 1/2(3L)
Sustainable Cities and Regions

Uses the pillars of sustainable development- economic, social/cultural, environmental - as an organizing framework for the study of cities and regions in which they are embedded. Historical and contemporary thought in the fields of urban/economic, social/cultural, and environmental geography form the substance of this course.

Prerequisite(s): 24 credit units of university course work.
Note: GEOG 130 is recommended. Students with credit for GEOG 249 may not take this course for credit.


GEOG 271.3 — 1/2(3L)
Regional Biogeography

A regional treatment of world plant communities emphasizing vegetation types, environmental parameters, faunal assemblages, and modification by human activities.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units of Science courses and 21 credit units of additional University course work.
Note: GEOG 120 is recommended.


GEOG 272.0
Work Experience I

A 4-month cooperative work term for students in the Cooperative Education Option in the Environment & Society program.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of minimum 54 and maximum 84 credit units of course work.
Note: See also specific eligibility criteria for the Environment & Society program in the Arts and Science Programs section of the Course and Program Catalogue.


GEOG 273.3 — 1(3L)
Principles of Biogeography

Focuses on the geography of plants including the environmental control of plant distributions; the collection, analysis and presentation of vegetation data; and the functional and historical aspects of plant communities.

Prerequisite(s): GEOG 271 or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for GEOG 270 may not take this course for credit.


GEOG 280.3 — 1/2(3L)
Environmental Geography

An introduction to the geographic perspectives on resources and the environment. This course introduces environmental geography as an integrative science to explore the relationships between human and physical systems.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units of GEOG courses and 21 credit units of additional University course work.
Note: Geography majors are encouraged to take GEOG 120 and 130 before registering in this course. GEOG 280 is a Social Science course but may be used to satisfy the Science requirement for the following Program Types in the College of Arts and Science: A (Humanities), B (Social Science), D (Fine Arts), E (B.F.A. in Studio Art), F (B.F.A. in Drama), and G (B.Mus.).


GEOG 290.3 — 1(1L-4P-1T)
Field Methods and Laboratory Analysis

An introduction to the principles and practice of navigation, topographic surveying, image analysis, and the sampling and analysis of sediments, water, and plant communities relevant to environmental science. There will be costs related to the field and laboratory exercises in addition to tuition fees for this course.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units of Science courses and 21 credit units of additional University course work.
Note: GEOG 120 is recommended.


GEOG 298.3 — 1/2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

GEOG 299.6 — 1&2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.