2019 Fall Undergraduate Timetable

2019 Fall Undergraduate Timetable

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Important Dates:
  • F section courses run from September 5th to December 5th
  • Last day to add or change F meeting section: September 18th
  • Last day to cancel F section code courses without academic penalty: November 4th
  • Y section courses run from September 5th to April 3rd
  • Last day to add or change Y meeting section: September 18th
  • Last day to cancel Y section code courses without academic penalty: February 17th
Examination Periods:
    • December 17th – 20th: Final examinations in courses with an F section code (term tests in Y section code courses)
    • April 6th – 25th: Final examinations in courses with an Y section code
Timetable:

Last updated April 30th, 2019

– Please click on course code to see description and syllabus-
COURSE TITLEINSTRUCTOR DAY/TIMEROOM
GGR107H1FEnvironment, Food, and PeopleS. Wakefield Monday 12pm - 2pmSS2118
GGR112H1FGeographies of Globalization, Development, and InequalityL. FrederiksenWednesday 10am - 12pmLM159
GGR124H1FCities and Urban LifeD. DupuyWednesday 8pm - 10pmMY150
GGR196H1FTracking Insect Life: The Political Ecology of "Bugs"C. GonzalezTuesday 1pm - 3pmSS1078
GGR197H1FNature, Conservation and JusticeN. SinghThursday 3pm - 5pmSK348
GGR198H1FPolitical SpacesR. SilveyTuesday 2pm - 4pmIN222
GGR205H1FIntroduction to Soil ScienceS. PeirceTuesday 6pm - 8pmSS2127
GGR206H1FIntroduction to HydrologyJ. ChenTuesday 12pm - 2pmLM161
GGR217H1FUrban Landscapes and PlanningK. RankinMonday 1pm - 3pmSS1083
GGR241H1FGeographies of Urban Social ExclusionS. Thapa BhattaraiMonday 3pm - 5pmUC140
GGR254H1FGeography USAR. LewisTuesday 12pm - 2pmSS1069
GGR270H1FIntroductory Analytical MethodsM. WidenerWednesday 2pm - 4pmHS610
GGR272H1FGeographic Information and Mapping ID. BoyesTuesday 10am - 12pmSS2135
GGR301H1FFluvial GeomorphologyS. PeirceThursday 1pm - 3pmSS1088
GGR308H1FCanadian Arctic and Subarctic Environments S. PeirceTuesday 10am - 12pmSS1074
GGR320H1FGeographies of Transnationalism, Migration, and Gender A. KhanThursday 10am - 12pmSS2125
GGR326H1FRemaking the Global EconomyJ. ZhangWednesday 4pm - 6pmSS2125
JGE331H1FResource and Environmental TheoryR. VermaThursday 12pm - 2pmSS1083
GGR334H1FWater Resource ManagementR. VermaWednesday 12pm - 2pmSS1083
GGR336H1FUrban Historical Geography of North AmericaN. LombardoThursday 2pm - 4pmSS1083
GGR337H1FEnvironmental Remote SensingJ. LiuMonday 10am - 12pmSS1072
JGI346H1FThe Urban Planning ProcessN. AdivWednesdays 10am - 1pmSS2127
GGR348H1FCarbon-Free EnergyL. HarveyWednesday 5pm - 8pmSS1072
GGR360H1FCulture, History, and LandscapeM. FarishMonday 10am - 12pmSS1087
GGR373H1FAdvanced Geographic Information SystemsD. BoyesTuesday 1pm - 3pmSS1084
GGR382H0FField Course in Human Geography: New York CityP. Hess, R. LewisThursday 5pm - 8pmBL312
GGR386H1FSpecial Topics in Geographic Information SystemsK. LarsenThursday 1pm - 4pmSS561
GGR390H1FField MethodsJ. Chen, A. SoleskiTuesday 3pm - 6pmBA B025
GGR400H1FSpecial Topics in Geography I: Indigenous GeographiesM. Daigle Wednesday 2pm - 4pmBA2145
GGR414H1FAdvanced Remote SensingJ. LiuThursday 10am - 12pmSS1088
GGR416H1FEnvironmental Impact AssessmentE. LambertMonday 5pm - 8pmWW119
GGR419H1FEnvironmental JusticeN. SinghWednesday 6pm - 8pmMP118
GGR430H1FGeographies of MarketsJ. ZhangTuesday 12pm - 3pm. MY 480
GGR438H1FEnvironment and DevelopmentE. LewisonMonday 2pm - 5pmSS2125
GGR456H1FEntanglements of Power: Race, Sexuality and the City D. CowenTuesday 5pm - 8pmAP120
GGR458H1FSelected Topics in Urban GeographyJ. HackworthWednesday 2pm - 4pmBF323
GGR481H1FField Course in Environmental GeographyS. PrudhamFriday 12pm - 2pmSS1088
GGR491Y1YResearch Project
GGR492H1FSenior Practicum
GGR492H1YSenior Practicum
GGR492Y1YSenior Practicum
GGR493Y1YGeography Professional ExperienceR. DiFrancescoMonday 11am - 1pmSS1088
GGR496H1FIndependent Research
GGR497H1FIndependent Research
GGR498H1FIndependent Research
GGR499H1FIndependent Research

 

GGR107H1F: Environment Food and People
Examines the relations between food, nature, and society. Food is fundamental to human existence, and central to most cultures; it also has significant and widespread effects on the physical and social environments. Food is used as a lens to explore human-environment interactions locally and globally. Serves as an introduction to environmental and human geography. GGR107 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR112H1F: Geographies of Globalization, Development and Inequality
Economic development and underdevelopment are taking shape in an increasingly interconnected global context. This course examines geographic approaches to “Third World” development, economic globalization, poverty, and inequality. It pays particular attention to the roles of rural-urban and international migration in shaping specific landscapes of development.

GGR124H1F: Cities and Urban Life
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. GGR124 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR196H1F: Tracking Insect Life: The Political Ecology of “Bugs”
Have you wondered why we find a ladybug ‘picturesque’ but a cockroach ‘disgusting’? Have you thought of butterflies as feminine and sublime, and bees as an army? Have you ever received advice in your workplace or school to avoid behaving like a ‘mosquito,’ meaning to resist engaging in micro-aggressive conducts? Have you been curious about why the film industry created an enlarged half human/half ant ‘alien’ creature to feed our worst fears? This course engages with these and other contradictory and complex renderings of insects in Western culture and around the world to investigate how we define the limits of social belonging in relation to space and place. The course explores how the anxieties and wonders around insects’ behaviour are related to aspects of the human/nature relationship. By tracking the political ecology of insects, the course provides a first approximation to arguments about the connection between nature and culture and “lived-in” environments; also exploring themes of class, gender, race and settler colonialism. Because this is a first-year seminar, reading and engaging actively with the course material is important for this course.

The course also serves as an introduction to other subjects that are relevant to navigating post-secondary life, such as: critical reading; conducting university-level research; presenting and communicating ideas in the classroom; teamwork; and how to benefit from it; and developing social networks.

Restricted to newly admitted first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. GGR196 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR197H1F: Nature, Conservation and Justice
Every day we read about climate change, species extinction, environmental degradation and the need for nature conservation. It is increasingly becoming apparent that the environmental problems that we face today arise from a deeper crisis relating to human ways of viewing and connecting to nature. This course asks how we can rework human ways of relating to nature, while querying the idea of “nature” and questioning the dominant approaches to nature conservation. It asks how can concerns for nature and for other species be balanced with that for human livelihoods and well-being? How can inequalities with regards to the distribution of environmental goods and bads be reduced? How are citizens and communities in the different parts of the world struggling against environmental injustice and to protect their local environments? How do these place-based movement demand justice and what visions do they articulate for a more just and sustainable world? How do indigenous worldviews offer conceptual resources for rethinking nature and our ways of relating to nature? The course will explore these questions using lectures, class discussion, videos and student presentations. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. GGR197 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR198H1F: Political Spaces
Is space political? In what ways? What are the implications of thinking about politics geographically? How do political conflicts both invoke and transform space and place? What kinds of alternative political relationships to space and alternative mappings can we imagine? This course will attempt to answer those questions while exploring a wide range of possible contexts in which political spaces are evident. These may include: conflicts over the intimate spaces of the body, identity, and the home; the racialization and gendering of space; the politics of cities and urbanization; the boundaries of public and private space; struggles over land, property, resources and ‘nature’; the political geographies of labour, citizenship and migration; globalization of economic markets and alternative economic political and social cartographies; borders, geopolitics, and the territorial politics of empire; and the geographic projects of colonialism, post-coloniality, modernity, and modernization. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. GGR198 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR205H1F: Introduction to Soil Science
Introduction to soil science dealing with the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soils; soil formation and development; the classification of soils, and the application of soil science to environmental, agricultural and forestry issues. Field trip cost: $20. GGR205 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR206H1F: Introduction to Hydrology
Introduction to the hydrologic cycle with emphasis on the physical processes, including precipitation, interception, evaporation, runoff, ground water and soil water. Basic hydrological models will be practiced. Field trip cost: $20. GGR206 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR217H1F: Urban Landscapes and Planning
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. GGR217 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR241H1F: Geographies of Urban Social Exclusion
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. GGR241 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR254H1F: Geography USA
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. GGR254 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR270H1F: Introductory Analytical Methods
Theory and practical application of elementary quantitative techniques in geography emphasizing descriptive, inferential and spatial statistical analysis, probability, and sampling. GGR270 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR272H1F: Geographic Information and Mapping I
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. GGR272 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR301H1F: Fluvial Geomorphology
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. Field trip cost: $20. GGR301 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR308H1F: Canadian Arctic and Subarctic Environments
We will explore the climate geomorphology, soils, hydrology, biogeochemical cycling, limnology and food web structures of the Arctic and Subarctic. Current stresses of climate change and pollution are discussed along with scientific and political solutions. GGR308 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR320H1F: Geographies of Transnationalism, Migration, and Gender
This course examines recent changes in global migration processes. Specifically, the course addresses the transnationalization and feminization of migrant populations and various segments of the global labor force. The coursework focuses on analyzing classical paradigms in migration studies, as well as emerging theoretical approaches to gender and migration. In addition, it traces the shifting empirical trends in gendered employment and mobility patterns. It uses in-depth case study material to query the frameworks employed in migration studies and to understand the grounded implications of gendered migration. It pays particular attention to the interventions made by feminist geographers in debates about work, migration, place, and space. GGR320 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR326H1F: Remaking the Global Economy
Examines links between global economic integration and geographically uneven economic development. Focuses on debates and empirical studies on global production networks (GPNs), and associated issues such as offshoring, outsourcing, and upgrading. Blends analysis of both theory and practice of business firms and regional development. Seeks to develop an in-depth understanding of the key actors driving contemporary global economic transformation, within the ‘transnational space’ constituted and structured by transnational firns, state institutions, and ideologies. GGR326 Syllabus Fall 2019

JGE331H1F: Resource and Environmental Theory
Introduction to and critical evaluation of major ideas and conceptual traditions underpinning environmental and natural resource politics and regulation. Topics include: parks and protected areas, market-based environmental regulation, property rights and conservation, Malthusianism, and biodiversity conservation. Emphasis is placed on critical reading of primary texts. JGE331 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR334H1F: Water Resource Management
Managing demand and supply; linkages between water quality and human health. Case studies from the industrial world and from developing countries, rural and urban. Implications of population growth and climate change for water resource management. GGR334 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR336H1F: Urban Historical Geography of North America
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. GGR336 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR337H1F: Environmental Remote Sensing
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 applications. GGR337 Syllabus Fall 2019

JGI346H1F: The Urban Planning Process
Overview of how planning tools and practice shape the built form of cities. This course introduces twentieth century physical planning within its historical, social, legal, and political contexts. Community and urban design issues are addressed at local and regional scales and in both central cities and suburbs. The focus is on Toronto and the Canadian experience, with comparative examples from other countries, primarily the United States. Transportation costs: $20. GGR346 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR348H1F: Carbon-Free Energy
Examines the options available for providing energy from carbon-free energy sources: solar, wind, biomass, nuclear, and fossil fuels with capture and sequestration of CO2. The hydrogen economy is also discussed. Offered alternate years from GGR347H1. GGR348 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR360H1F: Culture, History, and Landscape
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. GGR360 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR373H1F: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Advanced theory, techniques, and applications in geographic information systems (GIS), including interpolation, geostatistics, modeling, and raster and vector analysis. GIS project design and implementation. GGR373 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR382H0F: Field Course in Human Geography: New York City
GGR382 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR386H1F: Special Topics in Geographic Information Systems
Content in any given year varies by instructor. Students must meet the prerequisites set by the department (see the Geography website for details in May). Can be used towards GIS, Human Geography, and Environmental Geography programs. GGR386 Course Syllabus

GGR390H1F: Field Methods
Introduction to field methods in geomorphology, vegetation mapping/analysis, soils, hydrology, and climatology. The course includes exercises and a group 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. Each student is required to pay the costs of their transportation and accommodation (field trip costs: $300). This course meets the field requirement for Physical & Environmental Geography programs. The field camp normally runs for one week at the end of August. Students must register with the Department by April. Consult with the department in case of conflict or concerns. Course may be limited by size. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

GGR400H1F: Special Topics in Geography I: Indigenous Geographies
Content in any given year depends on instructor. The program in which this course can be used depends on its context. Consult Departmental Office in April. GGR400 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR414H1F: Advanced Remote Sensing
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. GGR414 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR416H1F: Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) as a mechanism for avoiding or mediating the potential costs of development. The course focuses on the theory and practice of EIA in Canada in general and Ontario in particular. Using a broad definition of environment, various components of EIA are addressed, with an emphasis on principles, legal and institutional frameworks, stages in the process, and specific analytical techniques. GGR416 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR419H1F: Environmental Justice
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. GGR419 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR430H1F: Geographies of Markets
Focuses on actually-existing markets and their geographically-mediated formation and assemblage. Explores how markets are produced, stabilized, reshaped and fall apart at multiple geographic scales. We examine issues such as the debates on states versus markets, embeddedness of markets, neoliberalism and moral justification of markets, varieties of capitalism, regionally variegated capitalism, post-socialist market transitions, and the dynamic evolution of market institutions and economic landscapes. GGR430 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR438H1F: Environment and Development
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. GGR438 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR456H1F: Entanglements of Power: Race, Sexuality and the City
This course investigates the city as a space sculpted by particular configurations and relations of power, and productive of those forms. It considers shifting urban geographies of identity, economy and desire with a focus on race and racism, settler colonialism, empire, the laboring body, sexuality, and sexual identity. Course participants will engage a series of case studies of particular urban spaces and struggles, drawing on conceptual support from scholarship in urban geography, anti-colonial thought, political economy, black studies, feminist and queer theory, Indigenous and settler colonial studies, as well as literature and other artistic work.

GGR458H1F: Selected Topics in Urban Geography
This course focuses on a special topic in urban geography and covers it with more depth than would otherwise be the case in a survey-oriented class. The aim is to utilize this single topic as a vehicle to understanding how urban geographical ideas are produced more widely. Check the department website for the theme (updated each year). GGR458 Syllabus Fall 2019

GGR481H1F: Field Course in Environmental Geography
Introduction to field studies in environmental geography. The course may include individual assignments and group work. Field trips are concentrated during a one-week period in late August or early September. Some preparation during the preceding summer may be required. Periodic course meetings and shorter field trips continue, along with course work, during the Fall Term. Each student is required to pay the costs of their transportation and accommodation (field trip costs: $100). Students must register with the Department by April. Course may be limited by size. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

GGR491Y1Y: Research Project
Specially designed for students wishing to gain experience in conducting research in their area of specialization. Of particular value for geographers interested in graduate study, or positions in government, planning and consulting firms where research skills may be an asset. Students select a research problem and complete a project under the supervision of a faculty member. Enrolment requires written permission from a faculty supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate; early discussion with a likely supervisor is encouraged. Enrolment may be completed at any time up to September; open to students in a Specialist or Major Program sponsored by the Department of Geography. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

GGR492H1F: Senior Practicum
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.

GGR492H1Y: Senior Practicum
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.

GGR492Y1Y: Senior Practicum
Students design and implement an independent applied geography/planning/GIS project in consultation with an employer (paid or volunteer), who will act as their “client”. Enrolment required written permission from a staff supervisor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate. Only open to students who have completed 10 FCEs and who are enrolled in a Specialist, Major or GIS minor program sponsored by the Department of Geography. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

GGR493Y1Y: Geography Professional Experience
Undertake professional placement matching 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. Satisfies program requirements based on internship. Space limited. Applications are reviewed in early spring. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

GGR496H1F: Independent Research
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.

GGR497H1F: Independent Research
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.

GGR498H1F: Independent Research
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.

GGR499H1F: Independent Research
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.