2018 Winter Undergraduate Timetable

Important Dates:
        • S section courses run from Jan 4th to Apr 4th 2018
        • Last day to add or change S meeting section: Jan 17th, 2018
        • Last day to cancel S section code courses without academic penalty: Mar 14th, 2018
Examination Periods:
        • Apr 9-30: Final examinations in courses with an S section code

Last updated August 23, 2017

Course Instructor Day & Time
GGR101H1S – Ancient Civilizations and their Environments P. Bikoulis L0101: TH2-4
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 –  Cities and Urban Life D. Cowen L0101: TH2-4
L5101: WE6-8
(+ tutorials)
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 –
TUT0201 W11-12 –
TUT0301 W12-1 –
TUT0401 W1-2  –
TUT0402 W1-2  –
TUT0501 W3-4  –
TUT0502 W3-4 –
TUT0601 W4-5 –
TUT0701 TH10-11  –
TUT0801 TH11-12 –
TUT0901 TH12-1 –
TUT1001 TH1-2 –
TUT1002 TH1-2 –
TUT1003 TH1-2 –
TUT1101TH3-4 –
TUT1201 TH4-5  –
TUT1202 TH4-5 –
TUT1203 TH4-5 –
TUT5101 WE5-6 –
TUT5102 WE5-6 –
TUT5201 WE8-9 –
TUT5202 WE8-9 –
TUT5301 TH5-6 –
TUT5401 TH6-7-
– Course Syllabus GGR124
GGR201H1S – Geomorphology R. Phillips L5101: TU6-8
(+ labs)
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: JEG100H1/GGR100H1
-Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
-Labs:
PRA201 WE10-11 –
PRA301 WE2-3 –
PRA5101 TU8-9 –
PRA5201 WE5-6 –
– Course Syllabus GGR201
JGI216H1S- Globalization and Urban Change M. Bachour L0101: TH4-6
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
GGR217H1S – Urban Landscapes and Planning K. Rankin L0101: MO1-3 (+tutorials)
 Considers the role of planning in shaping the urban landscape through historical and contemporary examples that illustrate the interplay of modernist and post-modernist approaches to city building. Traces the origins, competing rationalities and lingering effects of planning in the production of urban space.  Broaches possibilities for engaging planning critically to address challenges of social and environmental justice in cities today.
Exclusion: GGR361H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Tutorials:
T0101 M3-4 –
T0201 M4-5 –
T0301 TU12-1 –
T0401 TU1-2 –
– Course Syllabus GGR217
GGR221H1S – New Economic Spaces L. Frederiksen L0101: WE4-6
(+ tutorials)
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 TH3-4 –
TUT0201 WE6-7 –
– Course Syllabus – GGR221
GGR223H1S – Environment, Society and Resources A. Boland L0101: WE2-4
(+ tutorials)
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 WE4-5 –
T0102 WE4-5 –
T0201 TH11-12 –
T0301 TH12-1 –
T0302 TH12-1 –
T0401 TH2-3 –
T0501 TH4-5 –
T5101 WE5-6 –
T5102 WE5-6 –
Course Syllabus GGR223
GGR240H1S – Geographies of Colonialism in North America M. Farish L0101: WE2-4
(+ tutorials)
 An introduction to the historical geography of North America through the lens of colonialism. Focused on the period from the late 15th century to the turn of the 20th, but with an eye to our colonial present, the course uses cultural texts and place-based cases to ground broad themes and processes such as environmental change, (re)settlement campaigns, slavery and industrialization, railroading and resource extraction, American empire-building, and enduring struggles over land and identity
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Tutorials:
T0101 WE4-5 –
T0201 TH10-11 –
T0301 TH11-12 –
T0401 TH2-3-
T0501TH3-4 –
T05101 WE5-6 –
– Course Syllabus GGR240
GGR241H1S – Geographies of Urban Social Exclusion G. McGregor L0101: MO1-3
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
GGR252H1S – Marketing Geography S. Swales L2501: TU5-7 L5101: TU5-7
(+ tutorials)
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 MO4-5
T0201 TU2-3
T0301 TU4-5
T0302 TU4-5
T0401 WE12-1
T0501 WE1-2
T0601 WE4-5
T5101 MO5-6
T5201 TU7-8
T5202 TU7-8-
T5301 WE5-6
– Course Syllabus GGR252
GGR271H1S-Social Research Methods M. Siemiatycki L0101: MO11-1
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
GGR272H1S – Geographic Information and Mapping I D. Boyes  Online
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: TU10-12
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
GGR300H1-S – Special Topics in Geography I – Programming in GIS K. Larsen L5101: MO5-8
Programming in GIS. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of programming, followed by an applied focus on using these skills in geographic information systems. Students will learn how to programmatically edit spatial data, automate common processes, and conduct complex spatial analyses.
Prerequisites: GGR272, GGR273
Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCEs including GGR373This course can be used towards the following Geography programs: Environmental Geography, and Human Geography, GIS minor
GGR302H1S – Special Topics in Geography I – Soil and Water: Landscape Processes (new course code – July 17) R. Phillips L0101: TH10-1
An introduction to physical and chemical processes operating at micro- to landscape scales and their effects on soil and water quality. Discussion of anthropogenic impacts and management and conservation issues. Local and international case studies.
Note: This is a science course. It can be used towards the Physical & Environmental Geography program, Environmental Geography program, and Group F of the Human Geography program.
Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE’s including GGR205H1 and GGR206H1
This course can be used towards the following Geography programs: Physical & Environmental Geography, Environmental Geography, Human Geography (Group F).
– Course Syllabus GGR300
GGR305H1S – Biogeography J. Thienpont L5101: TH6-8
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 L. Harvey L5101: MO5-8
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; options and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
-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 J. Nugent L0101: TH10-12
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: FR11-1
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 S. Prudham L0101: WE2-4
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
GGR339H1S – Urban Geography, Planning and Political Processes J. Nugent L5101: MO6-8
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 TBD L0101: MO3-5
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
GGR343H1S – The Changing Geography of China A. Boland L0101: TH4-7
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
GGR357H1S – Housing and Community Development J. Hulchanski L0101: MO3-5
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: WE12-2
This course considers urban public policy. Urban policy is not natural or inevitable response to urban problems. It is actively produced (and contested) by an array of voices, institutions, and social forces. Actualized urban policies are thus best understood and evaluated as products of these influences. The first half of the course will cover broad theoretical matters pertaining to the production of urban policy. The second half of the course will focus more intensively on one problem – urban decline – and explore the actualized approaches that have been brought to bear to manage it.
-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
GGR360H1S – Culture, History, and Landscape M. Farish L0101: TH12-2
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
GGR400H1S – Special Topics in Geography I – Planning and Global Cities K. Goonewardena L0101: TU10-1
This seminar addresses the relationship between urbanization and political, economic, social, cultural, demographic, technological, ecological and other global processes. It does so with a special emphasis on the contested legacies of city planning, urban design, architecture and urban political activism, by drawing on a few historical studies of global cities as well as critical-theoretical perspectives on the ‘production of space’. In bringing together critical historical and theoretical perspectives on some exemplary global cities, this seminar broaches the question: what does the ‘production of space’ have to do with social justice? In so doing, we will explore—with reference to pioneering thinkers in the fields of planning, architecture and critical theory—such concepts as radical planning, the urban revolution and the right to the city.
Prerequisite: 10.0 FCEs
Recommended Preparation: 1.0 FCE in Geography (SOC SCI/BR=3)This course can be used towards the following Geography programs: Human Geography, Focus in Planning.
GGR419H1S – Environmental Justice N.Singh L0101: WE6-8
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 A. Kramer L0101: TU11-1
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: TH12-3
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
GGR434H1S – Building Community Resilience B. Poland L0101: WE11-2
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: TU1-3
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
GGR472H1S – Developing Web Maps M. Widener L0101: TH9-11
Explores the power of web mapping and CyberGIS, with a focus on hands-on learning and open source software. Students will learn about relevant software (exploring various APIs), data structures, methods, and cartographic and visualization techniques. Finally, students will work in groups to develop and deliver their own online web maps from scratch, on a topic of their choosing.
Prerequisite: 10.0 FCEs including GGR272H1 and GGR273H1
Exclusions: GGR400H1 (2015-2016)
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (3)
– Course Syllabus GGR472
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  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 – Independent Research  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