2019 Winter Undergraduate Timetable

Important Dates:
        • S section courses run from Jan 7th to Apr 5th 2019
        • Last day to add or change S meeting section: Jan 20th, 2019
        • Last day to cancel S section code courses without academic penalty: Mar 17th, 2019
Examination Periods:
        • Apr 6-30: Final examinations in courses with an S section code

Last updated August 15, 2018

Course Instructor Day & Time
JEG100H1S   Introduction to Physical Geography and Earth Science S. Finkelstein LEC0101: TU1-2
TH1-2
(+Practicals)
Course Description: This introduction to Physical Geography and Earth Sciences examines the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and biosphere, emphasizing processes, flows of energy and materials, and the interconnectedness of these Earth systems. Specific topics include weather and climate, earth materials, geological and geomorphic processes involved in the genesis of landforms, river systems, glaciers, soils, and biomes. Six laboratory meetings during the term.
-Exclusion: GGR100H1, ESS102H1, ESS262H1
-Distribution Requirement:  This is a Science course
-Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
-Course Syllabus JEG100
GGR101H1S – Ancient Civilizations and their Environments L0101: TH10-12
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)
– Course Syllabus GGR124
GGR201H1S – Geomorphology R. Phillips L5101: TU6-8
(+practicals)
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)
– Course Syllabus GGR201
JGI216H1S- Globalization and Urban Change T. Ross 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. Gregg 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)
– Course Syllabus GGR217
GGR221H1S – New Economic Spaces A. Zendel 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)
– 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)
Course Outline GGR223
GGR225H1S – Power of Maps and Geographic Information M. Fortin L0101: WE10-12
Examines the changing role of geographic information in society. Considers how spatial information is produced, organized, controlled, 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
GGR241H1S – Geographies of Urban Social Exclusion N. Lombardo L0101: MO3-5
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
GGR251H1-S – Geography of Innovation J. Zhang L0101: TU1-3
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: This is a Social Science course
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
– Course Syllabus GGR251
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)
– Course Syllabus GGR252
GGR271H1S-Social Research Methods N. Adiv 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
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
GGR310H1-S – Bioenergy from Sustainable Forest Management T. Smith L5101: TU5-7
(+practicals)
Socio-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. Field trip cost: $20.
Exclusion: FOR310H1
Distribution Requirement:  This is a Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
– Course Syllabus GGR310
GGR314H1S – Global Warming D. Harvey L5101: MO5-7
MO7-9
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 C. Abizaid 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 M. Sommerville L0101: FR10-12
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
GGR339H1S – Urban Geography, Planning and Political Processes J. Spicer 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 S. Wakefield L0101: TU2-4
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: M12-1
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: GGR330H1, GGR450H1, GGR451H1
-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 GGR341
GGR359H1S – Comparative Urban Policy J. Mah L0101: WE2-4
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
GGR372H1-S –  GIS for Public Health K. Larsen L0101:WE2-4
(+Practicals)
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)
– Course Syllabus GGR372
GGR389H1-S –  Special Topics in Human Geography N. Adiv L0101:TH9-11
Public Space and Planning
An introduction to the study of public spaces in North American cities. Key readings include history and theory of public space, as well as contemporary case studies and field assignments to understand the production and maintenance of public spaces in and around Toronto. In this course, we will explore what it means for spaces to be designated as public: these include the public spaces of gathering, encounter and protest such as parks and plazas, but also our streets and sidewalks, schools and airports, and other places that are funded with ‘public’ monies and invite ‘public’ use in various capacities. We will examine the contemporary literature in urban planning as well as other social science disciplines in order to become more articulate in our descriptions of ‘public space.’ And we will gain empirical knowledge by exploring the city by transit and on foot, honing our powers of observation to see how the design and character of places operate as ‘public’.
-Distribution Requirement: Social Science
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
– Course Syllabus GGR389
GGR405H1S – Sustainable Systems for Natural Resources Management T. Smith L0101:MO3-5
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
-Exclusion: GGR401H1 (2012-13)
-Recommended Preparation: 2.0 FCE’s (science) in any of GGR/BIO/CHM/EEB/ESS/FOR
-Distribution Requirement: Science
-Breadth Requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
– Course Syllabus GGR405
GGR414H1S – Advanced Remote Sensing J. Chen L0101: TH10-12
(+Practicals)
Building on GGR337H1 Environmental Remote Sensing with advanced theories and techniques for land cover mapping, vegetation biophysical and biochemical parameter retrievals, optical and thermal remote sensing of urban environment, and application of satellite remote sensing to terrestrial water and carbon cycle estimation. Basic radiative transfer theories as applied to vegetation will be given in some detail as the basis for various remote sensing applications. Optical instruments for measuring vegetation structural parameters will be demonstrated in the field.
Prerequisite: 10 FCEs including GGR337H1
Recommended Preparation: GGR272H1, GGR273H1, GGR373H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
– Course Syllabus GGR414
GGR424H1S – Transportation Geography and Planning (formerly GGR324H1) A. Kramer L0101: WE9-11
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
GGR438H1-S – Environment and Development Z. Anderson L0101: MO2-4
Examines the implications of development – as an economic and social project – for how the environment is used, by whom, and to what ends. Draws on literatures in political ecology and critical development geography. Topics include: interpretations of scarcity and degradation, questions of consumption, and the greening of development. Examines expansion of and struggles over new forms of green infrastructure in urban and rural settings.
– Prerequisite: 10 FCE’s
– Recommended Preparation: 1.0 FCE in Geography (SOC SCI/BR=3)
– Distribution Requirement: Social Science
– Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
– Course Syllabus GGR438
GGR460H1-S – Global Cities, Urban Planning, Critical Theory K. Goonewardena L0101: TU1-3
This seminar addresses the relationship between urbanization and global economic, political, cultural, social, demographic, technological and ecological dynamics. It does so with an emphasis on the contested legacies of city planning, urban design, architecture and urban political activism, by drawing on historical studies of global cities as well as critical-theoretical perspectives on the ‘production of space’. While broaching the question what’s ‘production of space’ got to do with social justice, we 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
-Exclusion: GGR400H1 (Topics: Planning and Global Cities), offered in Winter 2018
-Distribution Requirement: Social Science
-Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
– Course Syllabus GGR460
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
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 Geographic Information Systems. 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 the GIS program sponsored by the Department of Geography. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
-Prerequisite: 10.0 FCE’s
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