2017 Winter Undergraduate Timetable

Important Dates:
        • S section courses run from Jan 5th to Apr 5th 2017
        • Last day to add or change S meeting section: Jan 18th, 2017
        • Last day to cancel S section code courses without academic penalty: Mar 13th, 2017
Examination Periods:
        • Apr 10-28: Final examinations in courses with an S section code

Last updated July 13, 2016

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:
TUT0101 W10-11 – UC 177
TUT0201 W11-12 – SK 218
TUT0301 W12-13 – UC 67
TUT0401 W1-2  – UC 67
TUT0402 W1-2  – OI 5230
TUT0501 W3-4  – UC 256
TUT0502 W3-4 – SK 720
TUT0601 W4-5 – SK 720
TUT0701 R10-11  – SS 1078
TUT0801 R11-12 – UC 256
TUT0901 R12-1 – UC 67
TUT1001 R1-2 – UC 67
TUT1002 R1-2 – UC 65
TUT1003 R1-2 – UC 256
TUT1101 R3-4 – SS 1078
TUT1201 R4-5  – UC 65
TUT1202 R4-5 – UC67
TUT1203 R4-5 – IN 204
TUT5101 W5-6 – LM 157
TUT5102 W5-6 – SS 1078
TUT5201 W8-9 – SS 1078
TUT5202 W8-9 – BF 215
TUT5301 R5-6 – SS 2111
TUT5401 R6-7- SK 720
– Course Syllabus GGR124
GGR201H1S – Geomorphology R. Phillips L5101: T6-8
(+ labs)
 BA 1220
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)
-Labs:
PRA101 W10-11 – ES 2119
PRA201 W11-12 – ES 2119
PRA301 W4-5 – ES 2119
PRA5101 T8-9 – ES 2119
PRA5201 W5-6 – ES 2119
Course Syllabus GGR201
JGI216H1 – Globalization and Urban Change D. Roberts L0101: R4-6 IN 112
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
GGR221H1S – New Economic Spaces L. Frederiksen L0101: W4-6
(+ tutorials)
SS 2102
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:
TUT0101 W3-4 – SS2108
TUT0201 W4-5 – SS2108
Course Syllabus – GGR221
GGR223H1S – Environment, Society and Resources (formerly GGR222H1) A. Boland L0101: W2-4
(+ tutorials)
HS 610
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 W4-5 – SS 1078
T0102 W4-5 – UC 67
T0201 R11-12 – IN 312
T0202 R11-12 – SK 702
T0301 R12-1 – UC 376
T0401 R2-3 – UC 67
T0501 R4-5 – UC 376
T5101 W5-6 – UC 376
T5102 W5-6 – UC 67
Course Syllabus GGR223
GGR241H1S – Geographies of Urban Social Exclusion G. MacGregor L0101: M1-3  SS 2117
Introduction to the geographies of urban social exclusion and segregation after 1750. Using a selection of cities from around the world, the course examines the impacts and implications of urban social inequalities.
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities, Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR241
GGR251H1S – Geography of Innovation J. Zhang L0101: T1-3 RW 110
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 M4-5 – BF 323
T0201 T2-4 – RW 143
T0301 T4-5 – SS 2105
T0302 T4-5 – WI 523
T0401 W12-1 – LM 155
T0501 W1-2 – RW143
T0601 W4-5 – RW 142
T5101 M5-6 – RW143
T5201 T7-8 – SS 1084
T5202 T7-8 – SS 562
T5301 W5-6 – RW 143
Course Syllabus GGR252
GGR254H1S – Geography USA R. Lewis L0101: W12-2 SS 2106 (Feb 8 in SS 2135)
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 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
GGR272H1-S – Geographic Information and Mapping I D. Boyes  Online N/A
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)
Course Syllabus GGR272
GGR273H1S – Geographic Information and Mapping II D. Boyes L0101: T10-12  LM 158
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)
Course Syllabus GGR273
GGR301H1-S – Fluvial Geomorphology J. Desloges L0101: R1-3 LM 157
Elements of drainage basin morphology and hydrology, classification of rivers, stream patterns and hydraulic geometry. Elements of open channel flow, sediment transport and the paleohydrology of river systems. River channel adjustments to environmental change, human impact and the management/design of river habitats. Exercises include experimentation in a laboratory flume. Usually offered every other year.
Prerequisite: GGR270H1 (or equivalent)
Recommended Preparation: 10.0 FCE’s including JEG100H1/GGR100H1 or GGR201H1
Distribution Requirement: Science
Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Course Syllabus GGR301
GGR305H1S – Biogeography N. Hewitt L5101: R6-8  SS 2110
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
GGR310H1-S  – Bioenergy from Sustainable Forest Management T. Smith L5101: T 5-7
(+ tutorials)
ES 4001
fSocio-economic, technical, political and environmental issues associated with the utilization of forest biomass (e.g., harvesting residues, thinnings, salvage, short rotation woody crops) for a source of renewable energy.
Exclusion: FOR310H1
Distribution Requirement: Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
– Tutorials
-TUT0101 R3-4 – ES4001
Course Syllabus GGR310
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 2125
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 – The Global Food System B. Dale L0101: F11-1 SS 2125
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(formerly GGR331H1) J. Nugent L0101: W2-4 SS 2110
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
GGR336H1-S – Urban Historical Geography of North America R. Lewis L0101: R10-12 SS 2110
This course explores the emergence and reproduction of class and racial social spaces, the development of new economic spaces, and the growing importance of the reform and planning movements. Emphasis is on metropolitan development between 1850 and 1950.
Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including one of GGR124H1, GGR241H1, GGR254H1
Distribution Requirement: Humanities, Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR336
GGR337H1S – Environmental Remote Sensing J. Chen L0101: M10-12
(+ labs)
 UC 161
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:
PRA0101 W2-4 – SS 620
PRA5101 T5-7 – SS 620
– Course Syllabus GGR337
GGR339H1S – Urban Geography, Planning and Political Processes J. Nugent L5101: M6-8  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 SS 2125
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 1071
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
GGR343H1-S – The Changing Geography of China A. Boland L0101: R4-7 SS2125
The evolving social, political and economic landscape of China. Focus on development strategies and their effects on agriculture, industry, urbanization, city planning and the environment since 1949. Special attention paid to the interconnected development trajectories shaping urban and rural areas, together with the complex interactions between the built and social environments.
Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including 1.0 FCE in Geography (SOC SCI/BR=3)
Distribution Requirement: Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
– Course Syllabus GGR343 http://faculty.geog.utoronto.ca/boland/GGR343/GGR343outline.htm
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 1070
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
GGR360H1-S – Culture, History, and Landscape M. Farish L0101: R12-2 SS 2125
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 and lived 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: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Course Syllabus GGR360
GGR363H1S – Critical Geographies: An Introduction to Radical Ideas on Space, Society and Culture K. Goonewardena L0101: T10-1  SS 2125
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
GGR372H1S – GIS for Public Health M. Widener L0101: W10-12
(+labs)
SS 2125
The goal of this course is to leave students with appreciation of the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to explore and analyze spatial health and medical data. The course will focus on organizing health data in a GIS, clustering detection methods, and basic spatial statistics. Other topics like agent-based models and visualization techniques will be touched upon. Lab work will provide hands on experience with example data, leaving students with a firm grasp of contemporary health and medical problems and a skill set of spatial analytical methods that can be used to solve them.
Prerequisite: 8.0 FCEs
Exclusion: GGR300H1(2015-2016), GGR335H5
Recommended Preparation: GGR270H1, GGR272H1
Distribution Requirement: Science, Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
-Labs:
PRA101 W12-1 – SS 620
PRA201 W1-2 – SS 620
– Course Syllabus GGR372
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
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
Course Syllabus GGR405
GGR413H1S – Watershed Hydroecology J. Chen L0101: R10-12
(+labs)
SS 1088
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)
-Labs:
PRA101 R3-5 – SS 620
– Course Syllabus GGR413
GGR419H1 – Environmental Justice N. Singh L0101: W6-8 SS 1078
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
GGR420H1-S – Critical Development Geography R. Silvey  L0101: W2-4  TF 102
Examines the politics and processes shaping economic globalization and international development. The course will review a range of critical approaches to development, the historical geography of uneven development, and some emerging approaches to critical development studies. The course focuses on recent scholarly discussions about how to define international development and pays particular attention to the relationships between migration and development in theory and practice.  It takes seriously the politics of difference (race, ethnicity, class, gender, nationality and sexuality) and inequality in the critical study of international development research and practice.
Prerequisite: 10.0 FCEs
Recommended Preparation: GGR112H1 or GGR124H1; GGR320H1
Distribution Requirement: Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR420
GGR421H1-S  – History & Philosophy of Geography M. Farish  L0101: M1-3  SS 1078
 The history of geography as an intellectual subject, focusing primarily on the modern period, and on the genealogies of central concepts. 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: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR421
GGR424H1S – Transportation Geography and Planning (formerly GGR324H1) A. Kramer L0101: T11-1 SS 5017A
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
GGR433H1S – Built Environment & Health P. Kaufman L0101: R12-3 OI 3311
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
GGR434H1-S – Building Community Resilience B. Poland L0101: W11-2 SK 702
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. Includes explicit attention to equity and public health, and explores issues such as: participatory governance of social-ecological systems, the nature of social change, complexity science, the role of social movements, indigenous and political ecology perspectives.
Prerequisite: 10 FCEs
Exclusion: GGR400H1 (2011-12)
Recommended Preparation: 1.0 FCEs in Geography
Distribution Requirement: Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Course Syllabus GGR434
GGR462H1S – GIS Research Project D. Boyes L0101: T1-3 SS 2125
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  Staff
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  Staff
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  Staff
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  Staff
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