Human Geography

The Human Geography programs provide the opportunity to learn about the relations between landscapes, places, people and nature, and the spatial organization of human activities. While students are encouraged to explore the breadth of the discipline, we also identify courses by theme for students who wish to develop expertise in one or two subfields (e.g., urban geography, cultural and historical geography).  The Human Geography programs appeal to students who wish to develop an integrative understanding of the cultural, economic, political and social forces that shape how people use and experience the environments they live in. These programs offer training in quantitative and qualitative research methods, including GIS and Remote Sensing.

Program Requirements:  For the full list of course descriptions, please see the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar.

Specialist Entry Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students.  Admission will be determined by one of the following:

0.5 GGR FCE’s at the 100 or 200 level with a final mark of 77% or 1.0 GGR FCEs at the 100 and/or 200 level with a final mark of 70% in each course.   Achieving that mark does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year.

Jointly offered GGR courses will also be considered (e.g. JEG, JGI, JGE)

Number of courses Courses FCEs
First Year Geography Courses: Any 2 GGR100H1, GGR101H1, GGR107H1, GGR112H1, GGR124H1 (or 1.0 other GGR courses with permission of Department) 1.0
Physical and Environmental Geography Course: Any 1 not used to satisfy First Year Requirement (GGR100H1 or JEG100H1), GGR101H1, GGR201H1, GGR203H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1, GGR223H1 0.5
Methods Courses: All 3 GGR270H1, GGR271H1, GGR272H1 1.5
Regional Geography Course: Any 1 GGR240H1, GGR246H1, GGR254H1, GGR341H1, GGR342H1, GGR343H1 0.5
Fourth Year Courses: Any 2 Any two 400 series GGR courses, at least one of which must be from Group E (below). Up to 0.5 FCE can be used from GGR493Y1 based on internship. 1.0
Applications: Any 11 half courses or equivalent Up to 5.5 FCE’s from Group E (below); Up to 1.5 FCE’s can be from Group F 5.5
Note:
At least 4.0 FCEs must be 300/400 series courses. Of these, at least 1.0 FCE must be 400 series.
Total   10.0

 

Major Entry Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students.  Admission will be determined by one of the following:

0.5 GGR FCE’s at the 100 or 200 level with a final mark of 73% or 1.0 GGR FCEs at the 100 and/or 200 level with a final mark of 67% in each course.   Achieving that mark does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year.

Jointly offered GGR courses will also be considered (e.g. JEG, JGI, JGE)

Number of courses Courses FCEs
First Year Geography Courses: Any 2 (GGR100H1 or JEG100H1), GGR101H1, GGR107H1, GGR112H1, GGR124H1 (or 1.0 other GGR courses with permission of Department) 1.0
Physical and Environmental Geography Course: Any 1 not used to satisfy First Year Courses (GGR100H1 or JEG100H1), GGR101H1, GGR201H1, GGR203H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1, GGR223H1 0.5
Methods Courses: All GGR270H1, GGR271H1 1.0
Regional Geography Course: Any 1 GGR240H1, GGR246H1, GGR254H1, GGR341H1, GGR342H1, GGR343H1 0.5
Fourth Year Course: Any 1 Any 400 series course from Group E (below) 0.5
Applications: Any 7 half courses or equivalent Up to 3.5 FCE’s from Group E (below); Up to 1.0 FCE’s can be from Group F 3.5
Note:
At least 2.0 FCEs must be 300/400 series courses.  Of these, at least 0.5 must be 400 series.
Total   7.0

 

Minor Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this program.

Number of courses Courses FCEs
First Year Geography Courses: Any 2 (GGR100H1 or JEG100H1), GGR101H1, GGR107H1, GGR112H1, GGR124H1 (or 1.0 other GGR courses with permission of Department) 1.0
Applications: Any 6 half courses or equivalent Three other higher level GGR/JFG/JGE/JGI/JUG social science or humanities FCE’s, including at least 1.0 FCE of 300/400-series courses
Up to 0.5 FCE can be from Group F
3.0
Total   4.0

 

Human Geography Groups

Group E Optional courses for Human Geography:
GGR216H1, GGR217H1, GGR220H1, GGR221H1GGR223H1GGR225H1, GGR240H1, GGR241H1, GGR246H1, GGR251H1, GGR252H1, GGR254H1, GGR272H1, GGR273H1, GGR299Y1, GGR300H1, GGR314H1, GGR320H1, GGR321H1, GGR323H1, GGR326H1, GGR327H1, GGR328H1, GGR329H1, GGR334H1, GGR336H1, GGR338H1, GGR339H1, GGR340H1GGR341H1, GGR342H1, GGR343H1, GGR352H1, GGR356H1, GGR357H1, GGR359H1, GGR360H1, GGR361H1, GGR363H1GGR372H1, GGR373H1, GGR374H1, GGR381H1, GGR382H1, GGR400H1GGR416H1GGR418H1, GGR419H1, GGR420H1, GGR421H1, GGR424H1, GGR430H1, GGR431H1, GGR433H1, GGR434H1, GGR438H1, GGR439H1, GGR452H1, GGR457H1, GGR458H1, GGR462H1, GGR473H1, GGR482H1, GGR491Y1, GGR492H1, GGR492Y1, GGR493Y1 (depending on internship), GGR497H1GGR499H1; JGE321H1, JGE331H1; JUG320H1; JGI216H1, JGI346H1, JGI454H1; JFG470H1, JFG475H1

Group F (Optional science courses)
GGR201H1, GGR203H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1, GGR301H1, GGR305H1, GGR308H1, GGR310H1/FOR310H1, GGR337H1, GGR347H1, GGR348H1, GGR405H1, GGR413H1, GGR498H1

Course Clusters

Students may wish to choose courses from among one or more of the following clusters if they want to concentrate in a particular area within Human Geography, while fulfilling the overall requirements given above. These are not POSt requirements, but rather suggestions for students seeking guidance on how to navigate our course offerings.

(Last Updated: April 20, 2016)