2013-2014 Fall-Winter Undergraduate Timetable

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Fall 2013 Courses Offered

Course Instructor Day & Time Location
GGR100H1F- Introduction to Physical Geography S. Finkelstein L0101: TR2
(+ labs)
MC 102
Introduction to Physical Geography using an Earth systems approach. We examine the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and biosphere, emphasizing processes, energy flows, cycles and scale. Specific topics include weather and climate, geomorphic processes and the genesis of landforms, river systems, glaciers, soils, and biomes. Laboratory sessions and a field trip provide practical experience with the lecture topics.
-Exclusion: GGR100Y1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
-Tutorials: All Tutorials are in PGB 101
P0101   M11
P0201   M12
P0301   M1
P0401   M2
P0601   M4
P0701   W12
P0801   W1
P0901   W2
P1101   R11
P1201   R12
Course Syllabus GGR100
GGR107H1F- Environment, Food and People S. Wakefield L0101: F10-12
(+ tutorials)
ES 1050
Examines the relations between food, nature, and society. Food is fundamental to human existence, and central to most cultures; it also has significant and widespread effects on the physical environment. This course uses food as a lens to explore human-environment interactions locally and globally. It serves as an introduction to environmental geography.
-Exclusion: GGR107Y1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorials:
T0101   T10-12  (LM 155)
T0102   T10-12   (MP 118)
T0201   W10-12   (RW 142)
T0202   W10-12   (BA 2139)
T0301   W2-4  (SS 2128)
T0302   W2-4  (BF 323)
T0401   R10-12  (RW 143)
T0402   R10-12  (RW 229)
T0501   R2-4  (MP 118)
T0502   R2-4  (RW 142)
T0601   F12-2  (SS 2128)
T0602   F12-2  (LM 155)
Course Syllabus GGR107
GGR124H1F- Urbanization, Contemporary Cities and Urban Life S. D’Addario L0101: T11-1
(+ tutorials)
ES 1050
Introduction to the urban process. From the origin of cities to global urbanization; the evolution of systems of cities; uneven growth and the functional specialization of cities; globalization and economic restructuring, migration, public policies. World cities. Dynamics of urban property markets, population and demography, job location, housing, mobility and neighbourhood change, social structure and spatial inequalities. Planning, politics and policy issues in U.S. and Canadian cities.
-Exclusion: GGR124Y1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorials:
T0101   T10  (BF 323)
T0201   T1  (MP 118)
T0301   W12  (LM 155)
T0401   W3  (MP 118)
T0501   R10  (RW 142)
T0601   R12  (LM 155)
T0701   T2  (MP 118)
T0801   W11  (SS 2128)
T0901   W4  (LM 155)
T1001   R11  (LM 155)
T1101   R1  (SS 1084)
T1201   R2  (SS 2128)
Course Syllabus GGR124
GGR124H1F- Urbanization, Contemporary Cities and Urban Life S. D’Addario L5101: R6-8
L2001: R6-8
(+ tutorials)
ES 1050
Introduction to the urban process. From the origin of cities to global urbanization; the evolution of systems of cities; uneven growth and the functional specialization of cities; globalization and economic restructuring, migration, public policies. World cities. Dynamics of urban property markets, population and demography, job location, housing, mobility and neighbourhood change, social structure and spatial inequalities. Planning, politics and policy issues in U.S. and Canadian cities.
-Exclusion: GGR124Y1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorials:
T1301   T11  (UC 85)
T1401   T12  (UC 67)
T5101   T5  (UC 65)
T5201   T6  (UC 256)
T5301   R8  (UC 65)
T5302   R8  (UC 67)
Course Syllabus GGR124
GGR203H1F- Introduction to Climatology L. Harvey L0101: MWF10 SS 2127
Introduction to the large scale processes responsible for determining global and regional climate and atmospheric circulation patterns, as well as the small scale processes responsible for determining the microclimates of specific environments.
-Prerequisite: Physics SPH3U
-Recommended Preparation: GGR100H1; MAT123H1/125H1, 124H1/126H1, 133Y1/135Y1/137Y1/157Y1; PHY131H1/151H1, 132H1/152H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Course Syllabus GGR203
GGR205H1F- Introduction to Soil Science T. Smith L5101: T5-7 SS 2106
Introduction to soil science dealing with the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soils; soil formation and development; the classification of soils, and the application of soil science to environmental, agricultural and forestry issues.
-Recommended Preparation: CHM137Y1/(138H1, 139H1); GGR100H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Course Syllabus GGR205H1F
GGR206H1F- Introduction to Hydrology R. Verma L0101: M1-3
(+ tutorials)
SS 1073
Introduction to the hydrologic cycle with emphasis on the physical processes, including precipitation, interception, evaporation, runoff, ground water and soil water. Basic hydrological models will be practiced.
-Recommended Preparation: GGR100H1; MAT135H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5))
-Tutorials:
T0101   M3  (SS 620)
T0201   T2  (SS 620)
T5101   T5  (SS 620)
Course Syllabus GGR206H1F
GGR240H1F- Historical Geography of North America M. Farish L0101: T1-3
(+ tutorials)
LM 162
Introduction to the historical geography of North America from the pre-Columbian period to the 20th century. Topics include European imperialism, staple economies, colonial settlement, railroads and the West, industrialization and urbanization, environmental and agricultural change, modernism and militarism, and struggles over land.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorials:
T0101   M12  (SS 1080)
T0201   M1  (BF 323)
T0301   M3  (MP 118)
T0401   T10  (SS 1080)
T0501   T12  (WE 75)
T0601   T3  (WE 74)
Course Syllabus GGR240
GGR246H1F- Geography of Canada J.P Catungal L0101: R10-12 ES 1050
Social and economic differences have been, and continue to be, a prominent feature of Canada’s geography. In this course these differences are examined at a regional and local scale. The course adopts a thematic approach and considers issues such as historical development, urbanization, industrialization, immigration and population change, Canada’s cultural mosaic and native issues. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of social and economic policies and Canada’s incorporation into a global economy.
-Recommended Preparation: GGR107H1, GGR124H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR246
GGR254H1F- Geography USA P. Vitale L5101: M6-8 BA 1160
After a short historical overview of the making of America, this course focuses on contemporary issues in American society, economy, politics, race, regional distinctions and disparities, urban development.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR254
GGR270H1F- Introductory Analytical Methods D. Dupuy L5101: W6-9
(+ tutorials)
HS 610
Theory and practical application of elementary quantitative techniques in geography emphasizing descriptive, inferential and spatial statistical analysis, probability, and sampling.
-Exclusion: ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/GGR270Y1/LIN305H1/PSY201H1/SOC202H1/SOC200Y1/STA220H1/POL242Y1/STA250H1/ STA248H1/STA261H1
-Recommended Preparation: 0.5 FCE in Geography
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
-Tutorials:
T0101   W12  (UC 328)
T0201   W1  (UC 152)
T0301   W3  (UC 256)
T0401   R11  (UC 152)
T0501   R12  (UC 152)
T5101   T8  (SS 1088)
Course Syllabus GGR270
GGR272H1F-Geographic Information and Mapping I D. Boyes L0101: T 10-12
(+ labs)
SS 2135
Introduction to digital mapping and spatial analysis using geographic information systems (GIS). Students learn how to use GIS software to find, edit, analyze and map geographic data to create their own maps, analyze geographic problems and use techniques that can be applied to a variety of subject areas.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
-All practicums are in SS 620
P0101   T12-2
P0201   W10-12
P0301   W3-5
P0401   R10-12
P0501   R1-3
P0601   R3-5
Course Syllabus GGR272
GGR299Y1- Research Opportunity Program R. DiFrancesco
V. MacLaren
L0101: TBA
L0201: TBA
Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. Details here.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR303H1F- Climate-Biosphere Interactions S. Cowling L0101: R10-12 WI 523
Discussion of the exchange of energy and matter (carbon, water) between the Earths biosphere (terrestrial vegetation) and atmosphere, with a focus on processes underlying key feedbacks on regional climate. Examples will be taken from research on contemporary as well as paleoclimate systems. Case studies to include how human disturbances like land-use change or future climate change may alter these processes.
-Prerequisite: 8.0 FCE`s
-Recommended Preparation: 2.0 FCE`s from PHY131H1/PHY132H1/CHM138H1/CHM139H1/MAT135H1/MAT136H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
Course Syllabus GGR303
GGR308H1F- Physical Aspects of the Canadian Arctic and Subarctic K. Stewart L0101: W11-1 SS 1069
We will explore the climate geomorphology, soils, hydrology, biogeochemical cycling, limnology and food web structures of the Arctic and Subarctic. Current stresses of climate change and pollution are discussed along with scientific and political solutions.
-Prerequisite: Equivalent of one full-year science course at the 200-level or permission from the instructor.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Course Syllabus GGR308
GGR320H1F- Geographies of Transnationalism, Migration, and Gender R. Silvey L0101: R10-12 SS 1072
This course examines recent changes in global migration processes. Specifically, the course addresses the transnationalization and feminization of migrant populations and various segments of the global labor force. The coursework focuses on analyzing classical paradigms in migration studies, as well as emerging theoretical approaches to gender and migration. In addition, it traces the shifting empirical trends in gendered employment and mobility patterns. It uses in-depth case study material to query the frameworks employed in migration studies and to understand the grounded implications of gendered migration. It pays particular attention to the interventions made by feminist geographers in debates about work, migration, place, and space.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)3For the course syllabus, please contact the instructor directly at silvey@geog.utoronto.ca, or the Geography Undergraduate Office at undergrad@geog.utoronto.ca
GGR321H1F- Aboriginal People and Environmental Issues in Canada D. McGregor L0101: M3-5 MP 134
Indigenous views of environment, resource management and governance from pre-European contact times through to the present will be explored in this course. Emphasis will be placed on the emerging role of Indigenous peoples in environmental and resource management in Canada. Topics to be covered include: history of Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relations, Aboriginal and treaty rights, Aboriginal world view and philosophy, traditional knowledge, Aboriginal environmental ethics and principles and current environmental issues confronting Indigenous peoples in Canada.
-Exclusion: JAG321H1
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including 1.0 FCE in Geography and/or Aboriginal Studies (SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR321
GGR327H1F- Geography and Gender D. Leslie L0101: M11-1 RW 229
Introduction to the work of feminist geographers. The course will explore the relationship between gender and space, emphasizing spatial cognition, architecture, and layout of the city.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including 1.0 FCE in Geography (SOC SCI)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR327
GGR329H1F- The Global Food System C. Levkoe L0101: W3-5 SS 1074
Explores the changing global geographies of food by tracing international movements of food through both mainstream and ‘alternative’ supply chains. The implications for sustainability, food security, community autonomy and health are investigated.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR329
GGR334H1F- Water Resource Management R. Verma L0101: W1-3 SS 2110
Managing demand and supply; linkages between water quality and human health. Case studies from the industrial world and from developing countries, rural and urban. Implications of population growth and climate change for water resource management.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including one of GGR100H1, GGR107H1, GGR222H1, GGR223H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR334
GGR343H1F-The Changing Geography of China A. Boland L0101: R4-7 SS 2125
The evolving physical, social, political and economic landscape of China. Focus on development strategies, industry, agriculture, urbanization and the environment since 1949. Special attention paid to the character and impact of Chinas on-going transition from a planned to market economy.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including 1.0 FCE in Geography (SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR343
GGR348H1F- Carbon-Free Energy (formerly JGE348H1) D. Harvey L0101: W4-6
(+tutorial)
SS 2110
Examines the options available for providing energy from carbon-free energy sources: solar, wind, biomass, nuclear, and fossil fuels with capture and sequestration of CO2. The hydrogen economy is also discussed.
-Exclusion: GGR333H1, JGE348H1
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including first year Math and/or Physics
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
-Tutorial:
W6 (2110)
Course Syllabus GGR348
GGR361H1F- Understanding the Urban Landscape J. Markovich L0101: W3-5 MP 134
Three related themes are discussed: the underlying social, cultural and economic forces that have given cities their form and image; various aesthetic and political philosophies that have been put into practice in constructing the urban landscape; and recent European and North American attempts to control the landscape of the contemporary metropolis by the application of urban policy and planning.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including GGR124H1 and one of GGR216H1, GGR240H1, or GGR246H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR361
GGR373H1F- Advanced Geographic Information Systems K. Larsen L0101: T1-3
(+ labs)
RW 142
Advanced theory, techniques, and applications in geographic information systems (GIS), including interpolation, geostatistics, modeling, and raster and vector analysis. GIS project design and implementation.
-Prerequisite: GGR273H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Practicums
P0101   T3-5  (SS 620)
P0201   W1-3  (SS 620)
Course Syllabus GGR373
GGR374H1F – Urban Dynamics R. DiFrancesco L0101: W11-1 SS 2105
Investigates the theory and methods available to help identify and measure the social and economic impacts of specific policies and/or exogenous changes at the urban and regional scales. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the potential of policy mechanisms for promoting the revitalization of urban areas through the re-use of former industrial/commercial/institutional properties.
-Prerequisite: 2.0 FCE’s in Goegraphy (SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including 2.0 FCE’s in Geography (SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR374
GGR381H1F- Field Course in Environmental Geography S. Prudham L0101: F12-2 SS 1080
Introduction to field studies in environmental geography. The course includes exercises and a project during a one-week field study in late August or early September, some preparation during the preceding summer and complementary practical work and/or seminars during the Fall Term. Each student is required to pay the costs of their transportation and accommodation. Students must register with the Department by April. Course may be limited by size.
-Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including 3.0 FCE’s in Geography (SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorial:
F2-4
Course Syllabus GGR381
GGR382H1F-  Field Course in Human Geography R. Lewis L5101: M5-7 SS 5017B
Introduction to field studies in human geography. The course includes exercises and a project during a one-week field study in late August or early September, some preparation during the preceding summer and complementary practical work and/or seminars during the Fall Term. Each student is required to pay the costs of their transportation and accommodation. Students must register with the Department by April. Course is limited by size. Preference given to Geography SPE/MAJ/MIN. Applications open to all students.
-Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR382
GGR390H1F    Field Methods J. Desloges/S. Finkelstein L5101: TBA
Introduction to field methods in vegetation mapping/analysis, soils, hydrology, climatology and geomorphology. The course includes exercises and a project during a one-week field camp just before the start of classes, a little preparation during the preceding summer, and complementary practical work and/or seminars during the Fall Term. Each student is required to pay the costs of their transportation and accommodation. Students must register with the Department by April. Course may be limited by size.
-Prerequisite: GGR100H1 and 1.0 from GGR201H1, GGR203H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1, GGR305H1
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
Course Syllabus GGR390
GGR398H0- Independent Experiential Study Project TBA
An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting. Please contact the Associate Chair, Undergraduate for more information.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science or TBA course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR399Y0-  Independent Experiential Study Project TBA
An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting. Please contact the Associate Chair, Undergraduate for more information.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR400H1F- Special Topics in Geography I: Geographies of Markets J. Zhang L0101: T11-1 SS 1078
Focuses on actually-existing markets and their geographically-mediated formation and assemblage. Explores how markets are produced, stabilized, reshaped and fall apart at multiple geographic scales. We examine issues such as the debates on states versus markets, neoliberalism and moral justification of markets, varieties of capitalism, post-socialist market transitions, global production networks, and the dynamic evolution of market institutions and economic landscapes.
-Prerequisite: 10 FCE’s, including at least 1.0 FCE GGR (BR=3) at 300-level or above.
-Recommended preparation: GGR221
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-This course can be used for:
Human Geography POSt (Group E list of courses)
Environmental Geography POSt (Group C, which are  the “any other Geography courses”)
Course Syllabus GGR400
GGR416H1F-  Environmental Impact Assessment M. Belmont L0101: T5-7
(+ labs)
PG 101
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) as a mechanism for avoiding or mediating the potential costs of development. The course focuses on the theory and practice of EIA in Canada in general and Ontario in particular. Using a broad definition of environment, various components of EIA are addressed, with an emphasis on principles, legal and institutional frameworks, stages in the process, and specific analytical techniques.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s, 2.0 FCE’s in Geography including GGR270H1, GGR271H1
-Exclusion: GGR393H1
-Recommended Preparation: One of GGR222H1/GGR223H1 or ENV236H1/JGE236H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorial:
T7 (PG 003)
Course Syllabus GGR416
GGR438H1F- Environment and Development J. Wilczak L0101: R12-2 UC 376
Examines the implications of development – as an economic and social project – for how the environment is used, by whom, and to what ends. Draws on literatures in political ecology and critical development geography. Topics include: interpretations of scarcity and degradation, questions of consumption, the greening of development, and formation of social movements and participatory initiatives at the interface of development and the environment.
-Prerequisite: 10 FCE’s
-Recommended Preparation: 1.0 FCE in Geography (SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR438
JGI454H1F- The Role of the Planner P. Bedford L0101: T9-11 PG 101
Focuses on the role of a planning practitioner in contemporary society using a wealth of examples drawn from recent issues and debates in Canadian cities and regions. The course will walk students through the demands made of planners in terms of both technical expertise as well as political necessity and ask them to think actively about how to prepare for the extraordinary growth of cities during the next century. Examples of issues that will be discussed in some detail include the myths surrounding the city vs. the suburbs, the creativity and passion involved in planning work and the need to see Toronto’s future from a regional perspective.
-Prerequisite: 14.5 FCEs, 5.0 of which must be GGR/INI Urban Studies
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus JGI454
GGR473H1F- Cartographic Design B. Moldofsky L0101: F10
(+ labs)
SS 2125
Design and production of maps using GIS cartographic and graphics software packages. Map perception and map use, principles and elements of cartographic design, data acquisition and manipulation, production and reproduction of maps and atlases. Practical exercises culminate in a major project in thematic map design.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s including GGR272H1, GGR273H1, GGR373H1
-Exclusion: GGR380H5
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
-F11-1 (SS 620)
Course Syllabus GGR473
GGR482H1F- Toronto Geography Field Course R. Lewis L0101: F1-5 SS 2129
Specially designed for students wishing to gain experience in conducting research in their area of specialization. Of particular value for geographers interested in graduate study, or positions in government, planning and consulting firms where research skills may be an asset. Students select a research problem and complete a project under the supervision of a faculty member. Enrolment requires written permission from a faculty supervisor and  Undergraduate Coordinator; early discussion with a likely supervisor is encouraged. Enrolment may be completed at any time up to September; open to students in a Specialist or Major Program sponsored by the Department of Geography.
-Prerequisite: 10 FCEs
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a TBA course
-Breadth Requirement: None
Course Syllabus GGR482
GGR491Y1- Research Project TBA
Specially designed for students wishing to gain experience in conducting research in their area of specialization. Of particular value for geographers interested in graduate study, or positions in government, planning and consulting firms where research skills may be an asset. Students select a research problem and complete a project under the supervision of a faculty member. Enrolment requires written permission from a faculty supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate; early discussion with a likely supervisor is encouraged. Enrolment may be completed at any time up to September; open to students in a Specialist or Major Program sponsored by the Department of Geography.
-Prerequisite: 10 FCEs
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a TBA course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR492H1F/H1Y- Senior Practicum TBA
Students design and implement an independent applied geography/planning project in consultation with an employer (paid or volunteer), who will act as their “client.” Enrolment requires written permission from a staff supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who are enrolled in a Specialist or Major program sponsored by the Department of Geography.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a TBA course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR492Y1Y- Senior Practicum TBA
Students design and implement an independent applied geography/planning/GIS project in consultation with an employer (paid or volunteer), who will act as their “client”. Enrolment required written permission from a staff supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who have completed 10 FCEs and who are enrolled in a Specialist, Major or GIS minor program sponsored by the Department of Geography
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a TBA course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR498H1F/H1Y- Independent Research I TBA
Independent research extension to one of the courses already completed in Physical Geography. Enrolment requires written permission from a faculty supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who have completed 10 FCEs and who are enrolled in a Specialist or Major program sponsored by the Department of Geography.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR498Y1Y- Independent Research I TBA
Independent research extension to one of the courses already completed in Physical Geography. Enrolment requires written permission from a faculty supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who have completed 10 FCEs and who are enrolled in a Specialist or Major program sponsored by the Department of Geography.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR499H1F/H1Y- Independent Research II TBA
Independent research extension to one of the courses already completed in a social science or humanities branch of Geography. Enrolment requires written permission from a faculty supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who have completed 10 FCEs and who are enrolled in a Specialist or Major program sponsored by the Department of Geography.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None

Winter 2014 Courses Offered

Course Instructor Day & Time Location
GGR101H1S- Ancient Civilizations and their Environments A. Davis L0101: R2-4 ES 1050
The course will focus on the processes that drive environmental change and how past societies have responded to the constraints that these impose. The emphasis is on the current interglacial, the Holocene, and how increasing population and technology has affected human-environment interactions.
-Exclusion: JGE236H1(taken in 2007-2008, 2008-2009)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
Course Syllabus GGR101
GGR112H1S- Geographies of Globalization & Development R. Silvey L0101: F10-12
(+ tutorials)
HS 610
Economic development and underdevelopment are taking shape in an increasingly interconnected global context. This course examines geographic approaches to “Third World” development, economic globalization, poverty, and inequality. It pays particular attention to the roles of rural-urban and international migration in shaping specific landscapes of development.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorials:
T0101   M2 (SS 1080)
T0201   M4 (LM 157)
T0301   T10 (RW 142)
T0401   T12 (SS 1080)
T0501   M10 (SS 2101)
T0601   M12 (SS 2120)
T0701   T2 (UC 376)
T0801   T4 (SS 570)For the course syllabus, please contact the instructor directly at silvey@geog.utoronto.ca, or the Geography Undergraduate Office at undergrad@geog.utoronto.ca
GGR124H1S- Urbanization, Contemporary Cities and Urban Life D. Dupuy L5101: W6-8
(+ tutorials)
ES 1050
Introduction to the urban process. From the origin of cities to global urbanization; the evolution of systems of cities; uneven growth and the functional specialization of cities; globalization and economic restructuring, migration, public policies. World cities. Dynamics of urban property markets, population and demography, job location, housing, mobility and neighbourhood change, social structure and spatial inequalities. Planning, politics and policy issues in U.S. and Canadian cities.
-Exclusion: GGR124Y1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorials:
T0101   R10 (MP 118)
T0102   R10 (UC 87)
T0201   R12 (BF 215)
T0301   R1 (BF 323)
T0302   R1 (LM 155)
T0401   R3 (RW 142)
T5101   R5 (MP 118)
T5102   R5 (RW 142)
T5201   W8 (SS 2128)
T5202   W8 (BF 323)
T5203   W8 (LM 155)
T5204   W8 (BF 215)
Course Syllabus GGR124
GGR201H1S- Geomorphology J. Desloges L5101: T6-8
(+ labs)
SS2106
Introduction to the principles of geomorphology; earth materials; major features of crustal morphology; landforming processes of water, wind, waves and ice; human impact on earth surface processes. One hour laboratory session approximately every other week; a local field trip.
-Recommended Preparation: GGR100H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
-Tutorials: All tutorials are in PGB 101
P0101   W10
P0201   W11
P0301   W4
P5101   T8
P5201   W5
Course Syllabus GGR201
JGI216H1S- Urbanization & Global Change D. Roberts L0101: R4-6 IN 112
Examines the processes of globalization, mass urbanization and economic change that are taking place in cities around the world. This includes an interdisciplinary exploration of the locational and economic shifts that have ensued as a result of globalization, as well as the social and cultural manifestations associated with the emergence of global cities.
-Recommended Preparation: GGR124H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus JGI216H1SJGI216- Assignment Guidelines
GGR221H1S- New Economic Spaces D. Leslie L0101: M1-3
(+ tutorials)
SS 2118
Provides an introduction to economic geography and economic geography theory from the 1970s on, illustrating the different ways that geographers have conceptualized the restructuring of resource industries, manufacturing and services. The crisis of Fordism and the rise of new production models will be given particular attention, along with the reorganization of finance, the rise of cultural industries and the globalization of commodity chains. New regimes of governance of the economy will also be considered.
-Exclusion: GGR220Y1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorials:
T0101   M12 (SS 2127)
T0201   M3 (SS 1083)
Course Syllabus GGR221
GGR223H1S- Environment, Society and Resources (formerly GGR222H1) A. Boland L0101: W2-4
(+ tutorials)
ES 1050
Focuses on society-environment relations and different approaches to resource governance and management. This includes exploration of the spatial, social, and political economic origins and implications of humans’ changing relations to nature. Drawing on debates from environmental governance and political ecology literatures, the course also investigates the ways that different actors and institutions have framed and sought solutions to environmental and resource challenges.
-Exclusion: GGR222H1/GGR222Y1/GGR233Y1/JGE221Y1/ENV222Y1/ENV222H1 (if ENV222H1 was taken before 2012-13)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorials:
T0101   W4  (SS 1078)
T0301   R11  (SS 1078)
T0401   R12  (LM 157)
T0501   R2  (LM 155)
T0601   R4  (UC 65)
T5101   W5 (SS 1078)
Course Syllabus GGR223
GGR225H1S- Power of Maps and Geographic Information M. Fortin L0101: R12-2 SS 1069
Examines the changing role of geographic information in society.  Considers how spatial information is produced, organized and used in different historical, cultural and political contexts.  Topics examined include: the effects of the shift from print to digital mapping; implications of mobile spatial technologies and the geoweb; open source and open access; production and control of spatial data and information; and alternative cartographies.  Introduces geospatial literacy skills.
-Exclusion: GGR375H1
-Enrolment Limits: All St. George Campus GGR subject POSts
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR225
GGR241H1S- Historical Geographies of Urban Exclusion and Segregation R. Lewis L0101: R10-12 SS 2135
Introduction to the historical geography of urban social exclusion and segregation after 1750. Using a selection of cities from around the world (such as Lagos, Pittsburgh, Hamburg, Mumbai and Nairobi), the course examines the impacts and implications of urban social inequalities.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR241
GGR252H1S- Marketing Geography S. Swales L2001: T5-7
L5101: T5-7
(+ tutorials)
MS 2158
The problem of retail location. The spatial structure of consumer demand and retail facilities. Shopping centres and retail chains. Techniques for site selection and trade area evaluation, location strategies, retail planning.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorials:
T0101  M4 (RW 143)
T0201  T2 (UC 85)
T0301  W12 (SS 1086)
T0401  W1 (SS 2105)
T0501  T4 (LM 155)
T0502  T4 (BF 323)
T0601  W4 (UC 85)
T5101  M5 (RW 143)
T5201  T7 (UC 85)
T5202  T7 (UC 87)
T5301  W5 (UC 244)
Course Syllabus GGR252; GGR252 Assignment 1
GGR271H1S-Social Research Methods M. Siemiatycki L0101: M11-1 BR 200
Practical course on field methods designed to enable students to carry out their own research projects. Behavioural observation, interviewing, questionnaire design, sampling theory, content analysis of written and graphic material, data coding and focus groups.
-Exclusion: SOC200H1/SOC204H1/WDW350H1/ENV223H1(from 2010-11)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
Course Syllabus GGR271
GGR273H1S- Geographic Information and Mapping II D. Boyes L0101: T10-12
(+ labs)
SS 1069
Builds on GGR272H1 by providing students with practical spatial analysis methods and the underlying theory needed to understand how to approach various geographic problems using geographic information system (GIS) software and a variety of data types and sources.
-Prerequisite: GGR272H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
-All practicums are in SS 620
P0101   T12-2
P0201   T2-4
P0301   W1-3
P0401   W3-5
Course Syllabus GGR273
GGR273H1S- Geographic Information and Mapping II ONLINE D. Boyes L0201: ONLINE
L2001: ONLINE
ONLINE
Builds on GGR272H1 by providing students with practical spatial analysis methods and the underlying theory needed to understand how to approach various geographic problems using geographic information system (GIS) software and a variety of data types and sources.
-Prerequisite: GGR272H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
-Labs:
P0101   T12-2 (SS620)
P0201   T2-4 (SS620)
P0301   W1-3 (SS620)
P0401   W3-5 (SS620)
Course Syllabus GGR273
GGR299Y1- Research Opportunity Program R. DiFrancesco
V. MacLaren
L0101: TBA
L0201: TBA
Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. Details here.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR300H1S- Special Topics in Geography I: Remaking the Global Economy J. Zhang L0101 W4-6 SS 2105
Examines links between global economic integration and geographically uneven economic development. Focuses on debates and empirical studies on global production networks (GPNs). Blends analysis of both theory and practice of business firms and regional development to develop an in-depth understanding of the key actors driving contemporary global economic change, within the ‘transnational space’ constituted and structured by transnational elites, state institutions, and ideologies.
-Recommended Preparations: 8.0 FCE’s, including one of GGR112, GGR220, GGR221
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-This course can be used for:
Human Geography POSt (Group E list of courses)
Environmental Geography POSt (Group C, which are  the “any other Geography courses”)
Course Syllabus GGR300
GGR305H1S-Biogeography N. Hewitt L5101: R6-8 SS 2127
Identifies patterns in and explains processes behind plant and animal distributions through space and time. Topics covered include ecological and evolutionary dynamics, disturbance, dispersal, migration, continental drift, speciation, extinction, paleoenvironments and island biogeography. We also examine terrestrial and marine biomes, the meaning of biodiversity, conservation challenges, and recent biogeographic changes associated with human impact.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including GGR100H1 or (BIO120H1, BIO130H1)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
Course Syllabus- GGR305
GGR314H1S- Global Warming D. Richardson L5101: M5-8 LM 159
A comprehensive examination of the greenhouse warming problem, beginning with economic, carbon cycle, and climate model projections; impacts on and adaptive responses of agriculture, forests, fisheries, and water resources; abatement options; technical and institutional issues.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science or Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Course Syllabus GGR314
JGE321H1S- Multicultural Perspectives on Environmental Management C. Abizaid L0101: R10-12 SS 2110
Diverse approaches to environmental issues from a variety of multicultural perspectives are introduced, compared and analyzed, using case studies. Perspectives on environmental management will be discussed as they emerge from contexts such as South America, Asia, or Africa.
-Prerequisite: ENV221H1/ENV222H1/GGR222H1/GGR223H1
-Exclusion: ENV321Y1
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus JGE321
GGR328H1S- Labour Geographies D. Leslie L0101: T11-1 SS 2105
Explores changes in the nature of work and the structure and geography of labour markets. Topics will include globalization, lean production, flexibility and risk, industrial relations, workfare, the body at work, and gender and work.
-Prerequisite: 8.0 FCE’s including 1.0 FCE in Geography (SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR328
JGE331H1S- Resource and Environmental Theory S. Prudham L0101: W2-4 WI 1017
Introduction to and critical evaluation of major social theoretical paradigms applied to environmental and natural resource politics and regulation. Topics include: neo-classical approaches, eco-Marxism, political ecology, social constructivism, production of nature, ecological modernization, tragedy of the commons, staples theory, science and administrative rationalism.
-Prerequisite: GGR100H1/GGR107H1/ENV221H1/ENV222H1/GGR222H1/GGR223H1
-Exclusion: GGR331H1
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus JGE331JGE331 Schedule 2014
GGR336H1S- Urban Historical Geography of North America R. Lewis L0101: W10-12 LM 159
Processes of urbanization; development of urban systems; changing internal patterns: central area, residential districts, housing, transportation, reform and planning movements. Emphasis on the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including one of GGR124H1/GGR241H1/GGR254H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR336
GGR337H1S- Environmental Remote Sensing J. Chen L0101: M10-12
(+ labs)
WI 524
Principles of optical, active and passive microwave remote sensing; satellite orbit and sensor characteristics; image processing and analysis techniques and software; and environmental remote sensing principles.
-Recommended Preparation: GGR100H1, GGR272H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
-Tutorial:
P0101   R3-5 (SS 620)
P5101   T5-7 (SS 620)
Course Syllabus GGR337
GGR339H1S- Urban Geography, Planning and Political Processes S. Chuang L5101: T6-8 SS 1070
The interdependence of political processes and institutions, public policy and urban geography. The political economy of federalism, urban growth, planning and public services as they shape the urban landscape. The spaces of the city as the negotiated outcomes of variously empowered people and the meanings they ascribe to localities and places. Approaches informed by post-colonial, post-modern, and feminist perspectives. Canadian, U.S. and European comparisons.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including GGR124H1, GGR246H1/GGR254H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR339
GGR340H1S- Health Geography S. Wakefield L0101: F11-1 SS 2105
An exploration of the aspects of health in which place or location matters. Particular attention will be paid to the role of environments (physical, social, etc.) in explaining differences in health between places, the structuring of health-related behaviour in place, and the development of health policy for places.
-Prerequisite: 2 of GGR270H1, GGR271H1 or GGR272H1
-Exclusion: GGR330H1, GGR450H1, GGR451H1
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including one of GGR222H1/GGR223H1 or ENV236H1/JGE236H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR340
GGR341H1S- Changing Geography of Latin America L. Sotomayor L0101: M11-1 SS 1074
Seeks to develop a general understanding of present-day Latin America by focusing on human-environment interactions, past and present. Case studies are used to understand the diversity of Latin American landscapes (physical and cultural), and how they are changing within the context of globalization.
-Exclusion: GGR249H
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including 1.0 in Geography (SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR341 v.2
JGI346H1S- The Urban Planning Process J. Markovich L5101: W6-8 SS 1072
Overview of how planning tools and practice shape the built form of cities. This course introduces twentieth century physical planning within its historical, social, legal, and political contexts. Community and urban design issues are addressed at local and regional scales and in both central cities and suburbs. The focus is on Toronto and the Canadian experience, with comparative examples form the other counties, primarily the United States.
-Recommended Preparation: GGR124H1, INI235Y1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus JGI346
GGR357H1S- Housing and Community Development J. Hulchanski L0101: M3-5 SS 2105
Focuses on the importance of adequate housing and the challenge of achieving this for all residents.  It will root theoretical explanations in realities using Canada and Toronto as examples. Topics covered include public policies relating to social housing, rental housing, homeownership, neighborhoods, and homelessness.
-Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 8 FCEs
-Recommended Preparation: GGR124H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR357
GGR360H1S- Culture, History, and Landscape D. Clark L0101: W4-6 SS 2108
The history of approaches to the idea of landscape. A consideration of the origins and uses of the term in geographical inquiry will be followed by a series of case studies, global in scope, from the Early Modern period to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the representational aspects of landscapes, as well as struggles over their definition, interpretation, and use.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including 1.0 FCE in Geography (HUM/BR=1 or SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
-Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Course Syllabus GGR360
GGR398H0- Independent Experiential Study Project
An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting. Please contact the Associate Chair, Undergraduate for more information.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science or TBA course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR399Y0-  Independent Experiential Study Project
An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting. Please contact the Associate Chair, Undergraduate for more information.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR403H1S- Global Ecology and Biogeochemical Cycles S. Cowling L0101: T10-12 ES 2100
Content in any given year depends on instructor. The program in which this course can be used depends on its context. Consult Departmental Office in April. Seminar course on biogeochemical cycling of carbon, water, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, and iron between the Earths atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. Examples and case studies will be taken from research on contemporary as well as paleoclimate systems.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Recommended Preparation: 2.0 FCE’s (science) in any of GGR/ESS/PHY/CHM/MAT/EEB
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
-Course Syllabus GGR403
GGR405H1S-Sustainable Systems for Natural Resources Management T. Smith L0101: M3-5 ES 4000
This seminar examines the scientific foundations of sustainable natural resource management. Will consider frameworks to assess management and production systems for renewable natural resource and energy development in relation to specific landscapes. Constraints and opportunities to achieving sustainability objectives in different systems will be examined through theoretical and case study evaluations drawn from research literatures.  Seminar and self-directed inquiry through individual and team projects.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Exclusion: GGR401H1 (2012-13)
-Recommended Preparation: 2.0 FCE’s (science) in any of GGR//BIO/CHM/EEB/ESS/FOR
-Enrolment Limits: All St. George Campus GGR Specialist and Major subject POSts
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
Course Syllabus GGR405Topic Outline- GGR405Topic Outline Readings GGR405Discussion overview GGR405Term Work Guidelines GGR405
GGR413H1S- Watershed Hydroecology J. Liu L0101: M1-3
(+ labs)
PG 101
Modern developments in hydrology and ecology, including form and process models, interactions of hydrology, ecology and geomorphology; the course emphasizes use of computer simulation models of drainage basin processes.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Recommended Preparation: GGR201H1, GGR206H1, GGR270H1, GGR272H1 or GGR337H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
-Tutorial:
R3-5 (PG 003)
Course Syllabus GGR413
GGR421H1S-  History & Philosophy of Geography M. Farish L5101: M6-8 SS 1078
The history of geography as an intellectual subject, focusing primarily on the modern period, and on the genealogy of central concepts such as region, landscape, and place. Disciplinary developments will be situated next to broader contexts, including imperialism and militarism, the relationship between culture and nature, and the shifting social role of the academy.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Recommended Preparation: 2.0 FCE’s in Geography (HUM/BR=1 or SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR421
GGR424H1S- Transportation Geography and Planning M. Siemiatycki L0101: T11-1 AH 206
Introductory overview of major issues in interurban and intraurban transportation at the local, national and international scale. Topics include urban transportation, land use patterns and the environment, causes of and cures for congestion, public transit, infrastructure finance, and transport planning and policy setting.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s including one of GGR124H1/GGR220H1/GGR221H1
-Exclusion: GGR324H1
-Recommended Preparation: GGR270H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR424
GGR431H1S- Regional Dynamics R. DiFrancesco L0101: W2-4 SS 2125
Theory and analysis of regional economic change with emphasis on North America and Western Europe. Export-base, neoclassical, increasing returns, and political-economic explanations of regional growth and decline, globalization, knowledge-based economy and the role of regions. Geography of technological change, labour-markets and labour relations. Objectives and approaches for local and regional development policy, including talent-based strategies for enhancing local creativity.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s including GGR220H1, GGR221H1, GGR270H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR431
GGR433H1S- Built Environment & Health P. Kaufman L0101: R12-3 SS 5017B
Linking across fields that include public health, geography and planning, this course examines the growing evidence and ways in which human health is affected by the design and development of the built environment in which we live, work and play. The course considers how various planning and development decisions impact population and individual health, particularly in relation to chronic diseases, injuries, and mental health.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Exclusion: GGR400H1 (2012-13)
-Recommended Preparation: 1.0 FCE in Geography (SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Enrolment Limits: All St. George Campus GGR Specialist and Major subject POSts
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR433
GGR434H1S- Building Community Resilience B. Poland L0101: W11-2 TC 24
Examines concepts of resilience as a way of building the capacity of communities to (a) respond to predicted disruptions/shocks associated with climate change, global pandemics, anticipated disruptions in global food supply, energy insecurity, and environmental degradation; and (b) nurture the development of alternative spaces that support the emergence of more life-sustaining structures and practices.
-Prerequisite: 10 FCEs
-Exclusion: GGR400H1 (2011-12)
-Recommended Preparation: 1.0 FCEs in Geography
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Outline GGR434
GGR462H1S- GIS Research Project D. Boyes L0101: T1-3 PG 003
Students work in groups to develop their own research project and then acquire, organize and analyze geographic data to complete it. Emphasis is placed on research design, project management and the application of GIS concepts and skills learned in previous courses to a practical problem.
-Prerequisite: GGR373H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Course Syllabus GGR462
GGR491Y1- Research Project TBA
Specially designed for students wishing to gain experience in conducting research in their area of specialization. Of particular value for geographers interested in graduate study, or positions in government, planning and consulting firms where research skills may be an asset. Students select a research problem and complete a project under the supervision of a faculty member. Enrolment requires written permission from a faculty supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate; early discussion with a likely supervisor is encouraged. Enrolment may be completed at any time up to September; open to students in a Specialist or Major Program sponsored by the Department of Geography.
-Prerequisite: 10 FCEs
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a TBA course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR492H1S/H1Y- Senior Practicum TBA
Students design and implement an independent applied geography/planning project in consultation with an employer (paid or volunteer), who will act as their “client.” Enrolment requires written permission from a staff supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who are enrolled in a Specialist or Major program sponsored by the Department of Geography.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a TBA course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR492Y1Y- Senior Practicum TBA
Students design and implement an independent applied geography/planning/GIS project in consultation with an employer (paid or volunteer), who will act as their “client”. Enrolment required written permission from a staff supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who have completed 10 FCEs and who are enrolled in a Specialist, Major or GIS minor program sponsored by the Department of Geography
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a TBA course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR498H1S/H1Y- Independent Research I TBA
Independent research extension to one of the courses already completed in Physical Geography. Enrolment requires written permission from a faculty supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who have completed 10 FCEs and who are enrolled in a Specialist or Major program sponsored by the Department of Geography.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR498Y1Y- Independent Research I TBA
Independent research extension to one of the courses already completed in Physical Geography. Enrolment requires written permission from a faculty supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who have completed 10 FCEs and who are enrolled in a Specialist or Major program sponsored by the Department of Geography.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR499H1S/H1Y- Independent Research II TBA
Independent research extension to one of the courses already completed in a social science or humanities branch of Geography. Enrolment requires written permission from a faculty supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who have completed 10 FCEs and who are enrolled in a Specialist or Major program sponsored by the Department of Geography.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None