2016 Winter Undergraduate Timetable

 


Winter 2016 Timetable

Important Dates:
        • S section courses run from Jan 11th to Apr 8th 2016
        • Last day to add or change S meeting section: Jan 17th, 2016
        • Last day to cancel S section code courses without academic penalty: Mar 13th, 2016
Examination Periods:
        • Apr 12-29: Final examinations in courses with an S section code

Last updated November11, 2015

Course Instructor Day & Time Location
GGR101H1S- Ancient Civilizations and their Environments P. Bikoulis L0101: R2-4  BA 1160
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
GGR124H1S- Urbanization, Contemporary Cities and Urban Life D. Cowen L0101: R2-4
L5101: W6-8
(+ tutorials)
 ES 1050
Offers an introduction to North American cities and urbanization in a global context. It explores social, cultural, political and economic forces, processes, and events that shape contemporary urbanism. The course adopts the lens of ‘fixity’ and ‘flow’ to examine how the movement of people, ideas, goods, and capital, as well as their containment in the infrastructure and space of the city, give rise to particular urban forms.
Exclusion: GGR124Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Tutorials:
T0101 W10 – SS 2128
T0201 W11 – IN 204
T0301 W12 – IN 204
T0302 R1 – BF 215
T0401 W1 – SS 2128
T0402 W1 – SS 2111
T0501 W3 – UC 65
T0502 R4 – UC 67
T0601 W4 – UC 67
T0602 W3 – UC 330
T0701 R10 – SS 2128
T0801 R11 – UC 261
T0901 R12 – SS 2111
T1001 R1 – SS 1088
T1002 R1 – LM 157
T1101 R3 – UC 67
T1201 R4 – IN 204
T1202 R4 – SS 1086
T5101 W5 – UC 65
T5102 W5 – UC 67
T5201 W8 – SS 2111
T5202 W8 – SS 1078
T5203 W8 – SS 2128
T5204 R6 – SS 1078
T5301 R5 – SS 1078
T5302 R5 – UC 65
T5401 R6 – UC 65
Course Syllabus – GGR124
GGR201H1S- Geomorphology R. Phillips L5101: T6-8
(+ labs)
 SS 2106
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:
P0101 W10 – SS 2106
P0201 W11 – RW 141
P0301 W4 – RW 141
P5101 T8 – RW 141
P5201 W5 – RW 141
Course Syllabus GGR201
JGI216H1- Globalization and Urban Change D. Roberts L0101: R4-6 LM 159
Focusing on the impacts that global flows of ideas, culture, people, goods, and capital have on cities throughout the globe, this course explores some of the factors that differentiate the experiences of globalization and urban change in cities at different moments in history and in various geographic locations.Recommended Preparation: GGR124H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus JGI216
GGR223H1S- Environment, Society and Resources (formerly GGR222H1) A. Boland L0101: W2-4
(+ tutorials)
MC 102
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
T0201 W4 – UC 65
T0301 R11 – MP 118
T0302 R11 – SS 1088
T0401 R12 – SS 1078
T0501 R2 – UC 244
T0601 R4 – UC 376
T0602 R4 -UC 244
T5101 W5 – BF 315
T5102 W5 – UC 376
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
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR225
GGR251H1S- Geography of Innovation J. Zhang L0101: T1-3 RW 117
Explores how new technologies and industries are generated and sustained, or failed to be. Focuses on the dynamics of leading technological sectors such as electronics, automobiles and biotechnology in their geographical and historical contexts. We critically scrutinise the iconic Silicon Valley along with other major innovative regions/nations, and investigate the key role of universities and finance in driving innovation and entrepreneurship.
-Exclusion: GGR300H1 (2014-15)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus – GGR251
GGR252H1S- Marketing Geography S. Swales 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 – UC 87
T0201 T2 – LM 155
T0301 T4 – SS 1086
T0302 T4 – UC 261
T0401 W12 – UC 85
T0501 W1 – UC 261
T0601 W4 – UC 87
T5101 M5 – SS 1088
T5201 T7 – UC 85
T5202 T7 – UC 87
T5301 W5 – SS 1084
Course Syllabus GGR252
GGR254H1S- Geography USA T. Arviv L0101: W10-12 SS 2102
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
GGR271H1S-Social Research Methods M. Siemiatycki L0101: M11-1 PB B250
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  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)
-Tutorials cancelled; Weekly help sessions will be scheduled
Course Syllabus GGR273
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. Harvey 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 1072
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
GGR329H1S- Global Food System T. Soma L0101: F11-1 RW 143
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 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 GGR329
JGE331H1S- Resource and Environmental Theory J. Nugent L0101: W2-4 SS 2108
Introduction to and critical evaluation of major ideas and conceptual traditions underpinning environmental and natural resource politics and regulation. Topics include: parks and protectred areas, market-based environmental regulation, property rights and conservation, Malthusianism, and biodiversity conservation. Emphasis is placed on critical reading of primary texts.
-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 JGE331
GGR337H1S- Environmental Remote Sensing J. Chen L0101: M10-12
(+ labs)
 SS 1072
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)
-Tutorials:
P0101 R3-5 – SS 620
P5101 T5-7 – SS 620
Course Syllabus GGR337
GGR339H1S- Urban Geography, Planning and Political Processes J. Nugent L5101: R10-12  SS 1073
Investigates North American urban political geography, exploring conflicts over immigration, environment, gentrification, homelessness, labour market restructuring, ‘race’ and racism, urban sprawl, nature and environment, gender, sexuality, security, and segregation. Explores competing visions of city life and claims on urban space. The course investigates how these struggles connect to economic, social and environmental politics at larger spatial scales, and considers different theoretical frameworks that geographers have developed to make sense of both the persistence of old problems and the emergence of new ones.
-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: M3-5 UC A101
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 C. Abizaid L0101: M11-1  SS 1070
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
GGR357H1S- Housing and Community Development J. Hulchanski L0101: M3-5  SS 2105
Focuses on the importance of adequate housing and quality neighbourhoods. It roots theoretical explanations and policy debates in realities using Canada and Toronto as examples. Topics covered include the evolution of public policies relating to social housing, rental housing, homeownership, neighborhoods, and homelessness.
-Recommended Preparation: Completion of 8.0 FCE’s including GGR124H1 and 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 GGR357
GGR359H1S- Comparative Urban Policy J. Hackworth L0101: W12-2 SS 2105
A comparative survey of urban policy approaches around the world.  Emphasizes the geographic dimensions of policy challenges in cities, which present a unique set of spatial constraints and opportunities.  Considers themes of scale, policy transfer and justifications for urban planning interventions through policy case studies and international comparisons.
-Prerequisite: 7.5 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 GGR359
GGR363H1S- Critical Geographies  K. Goonewardena L0101: T10-1  RW 143
Introduces a diversity of critical perspectives for geographers and others, including anarchism, Marxism, feminism, sexual politics, postcolonialism, anti-imperialism and anti-racism. In so doing it illustrates how such radical ideas about space, society and culture have contributed to our political thought and action.
-Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including 1.0 FCE in Geography (SOC SCI/BR=3)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR363
GGR400H1S-Special Topics I (Developing Web Maps) M. Widener L0101: W10-12 UC 85
Web maps are relatively new but ubiquitous representations of the world around us, accessible through numerous types of digital devices with internet connectivity. This class will introduce students to web mapping and its various uses, note differences from conventional desktop GIS software, explore design and cartographic considerations, and guide the development of advanced web maps using an open source platform.
Prerequisites: GGR272H1, GGR273H1
Recommended Preparation: Basic computer programming course/experience would be useful. Contact instructor if any questions.
Distribution: Science
Breadth: TBA
This course can be used for: GIS (Req C/3), Human Geography (Group E) subject POSts.
Course Syllabus GGR400
GGR405H1S-Sustainable Systems for Natural Resources Management T. Smith L0101: M3-5 UC 67
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
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
Course Syllabus GGR405
GGR413H1S Watershed Hydroecology J. Liu L0101: W11-1
L0101: M3-5
SS 2125
SS 620
Modern developments in hydrology and ecology, including form and process models, interactions of hydrology, ecology and geomorphology; the course emphasizes the 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)
Course Syllabus GGR413
GGR419H1 – Environmental Justice M. Young L0101: W6-8 BF 315
Examines how environmental problems affect people, communities and societies differentially and how marginalized communities and people often bear the brunt of environmental costs, while contributing little to their creation.  It uses readings and case studies from across the globe to address the production of environmental injustice and the struggle for environmental justice.
Prerequisite: 10.0 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 GGR419
GGR424H1S- Transportation Geography and Planning M. Siemiatycki L0101: T11-1 BF 315
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: T1-3  SS 2111
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
-Recommended Preparation: GGR221H1, GGR270H1. A statistics course (GGR270H1 or other) would be an asset.
-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 BF 315
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)
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR433
GGR462H1S- GIS Research Project Kristian Larsen L0101: T1-3 BA 3012
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 Social Science or Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Course Syllabus GGR462
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. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None
GGR497H1S- Independent Research TBA
Independent research extension to one of the courses already completed in Environmental Geography. Enrolment requires written permission from a faculty supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who have completed 10 FCE’s and who are enrolled in a Specialist or Major program sponsored by the Department of Geography. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science 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. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
-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.  Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: None