Experiential Learning – Field & Internship Courses
Environmental Field Course – GGR381H1F
This course explores dimensions of human environment interactions in and around Toronto, focusing on the broad theme of “urban metabolism”. We examine ways in which provisioning of material and energy inputs (e.g., water, food, fuels) connect the “country” and the “city”. We will also investigate challenges to current patterns of urban provisioning, including those posed by climate change, resource depletion, and environmental degradation.
New York Field Course – GGR382H1F
The course will explore present day New York in order to investigate how the city’s physical, social and political landscapes were produced over time.
Physical Geography Field Methods – GGR390H1F
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, a little preparation during the preceding summer, and complementary practical work and/or seminars during the Fall Term.
[GGR390-2016-Flyer] [GGR390-2016-Info] [GGR390-Application-2016]
With special funding from the Dean’s International Initiative Fund, this course offers a limited number of students an opportunity to travel to Nepal to be part of a ‘graphic’ ethnography project. Students will collaborate with Nepal-based researchers engaged in a multi-sited, on-going research project on infrastructure and development, to contribute to the development of graphic format representations of research findings.
Deadline for application is 5pm Friday February 3rd
Toronto Field Course – GGR482H1F – Not offered in 2016-2017
This course explores elements of Toronto’s social, political and economic landscapes.Using historical perspectives on the changing character of selected areas, the course seeks to understand the development, reproduction and change of the city over time. A broad approach centered on the rise of modernist urbanism, the political economy of metropolitan development, and the processes of creative destruction will be used to examine the dynamics of urban change in postwar Toronto.
Geography Internship Course – GGR493Y1Y
Undertake a professional placement matching your academic interests and career goals. Students meet regularly during the year in class to cover topics such as: reflective writing, project management, career planning, and the application of academic skills in professional contexts. Research project required that connects a topic related to placement with academic literatures. Normally, one day per week spent at placement site. For students in their final year of a Geography major or specialist program of study, or the GIS Minor. Space limited. Applications are reviewed in early spring. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
Prerequisite: 14.5 FCEs; must be enrolled in a GGR Major or Specialist, or GIS Minor; permission of instructor.
Breadth Requirement: None
[Internship Course Description-2016-2017]
[GGR Internship Course Application-2016]