Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Earth System Science – Specialization (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

EGPY-P-BSH
Subject:  Administered by the School of Environmental Studies in partnership with the Department of Geography.
Plan:  Consists of 99.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
Core Science:
A. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Ecology and the Environment
Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems
B. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Human Geography
Thinking Locally
Physical Geography and Natural Resources
C. Complete the following:
GEOL 200Oceanography3.00
Earth System Science Core:
D. Complete the following:
GPHY 207Principles Of Biogeography3.00
GPHY 208Surface Processes, Landforms and Soils3.00
GPHY 209Weather and Climate3.00
GPHY 247Introduction to Statistics3.00
E. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Cities: Geography, Planning and Urban Life
Geographies of the Global Political Economy
Place, Space, Culture and Social Life
F. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Remote Sensing I: Remote Sensing of the Environment
Geographic Information Science
Remote Sensing II: Digital Image Processing
G. Complete the following:
GPHY 415Advanced Analysis of Earth Surface Processes6.00
Core Social Science and Humanities:
H. Complete the following:
ENSC 103Environment and Sustainability3.00
I. Complete the following:
ENSC 390Sustainability3.00
J. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Honours Projects in Environmental Sustainability
Independent Environmental Study
2. Option
A. GEOL3.00
B. ENSC_Specialization_Options_A6.00
C. ENSC_Interdisciplinary_SocSci/Huma6.00
D. ENSC_Interdisciplinary_Humanities3.00
E. EGPY_Options_A15.00
F. EGPY_Options_B6.00
3. Supporting
A. CHEM or PHYS at the 100 level or above6.00
B. MATH or STAT at the 100 level or above6.00
Electives
Elective Courses21.00
Total Units120.00

4. Substitutions

A. ENSC 502 Research Project Sustainability may be substituted for requirement 1.J. and a further 6.0 units in electives and/or Plan requirements as approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.

B. Courses as approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies may be substituted for those in Option 2.E., above.

5. Note 

A. A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Earth System Science Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.

EGPY_Options_A

Options in the Earth System Science Plan, List A
GPHY 304Northern and Arctic Environments3.00
GPHY 305Applied Cold Regions Science3.00
GPHY 306Natural Environmental Change3.00
GPHY 311Biogeochemical Processes3.00
GPHY 312Watershed Hydrology3.00
GPHY 313Glacier Processes and Dynamics3.00
GPHY 314Climate Change3.00
GPHY 315Advanced Field Measurements and their Analysis3.00
GPHY 317Soil, Environment and Society3.00
GPHY 318Advanced Biogeography3.00
GPHY 413Water, Energy and Carbon Cycling in the Biosphere3.00
GPHY 417Land-Use Change in the Earth System3.00

EGPY_Options_B

Options in the Earth Systems Science Plan, List B
BIOL 300Ecology3.00
BIOL 335Limnology and Aquatic Ecology3.00
CIVL 282Environmental Engineering4.50
CIVL 283Env. Applic. In Civil Eng.3.50
CHEM 211Main Group Chemistry3.00
CHEM 212Principles of Chemical Reactivity3.00
CHEM 213Introduction to Chemical Analysis3.00
CHEM 221Material, Solutions, Interfaces3.00
CHEM 223Organic Reactions3.00
CHEM 281General Organic Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory)3.00
CHEM 282General Organic Chemistry II3.00
CHEM 326Environmental and Green Chemistry3.00
GEOL 232Mineralogy3.00
GEOL 238Surficial Processes, Sedimentation and Stratigraphy3.00
GEOL 333Terrain Evaluation3.00
GEOL 343Hydrogeology3.00
GEOL 365Geochemical Characterization of Earth Processes3.00
GEOL 475Exploration and Environmental Geochemistry3.00
MICR 221Basic Microbiology3.00

ENSC_Specialization_Options_A

Options in the Environmental Science Specialization Plans, List A
BIOL 102Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology3.00
BIOL 103Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems3.00
BIOL 335Limnology and Aquatic Ecology3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
GPHY 318Advanced Biogeography3.00

ENSC_Interdisciplinary_Humanities

Environmental Science/Studies Interdisciplinary Humanities Options
CLST 214Ancient Science3.00
DEVS 220Introduction to Indigenous Studies3.00
DEVS 221Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology3.00
PHIL 203Science and Society3.00
PHIL 293Humans and the Natural World3.00
PHIL 310Development Ethics3.00
PHIL 493Ethics and the Environment3.00
RELS 235Religion and Environment3.00

ENSC_Interdisciplinary_SocSci/Huma

Environmental Science/Studies Interdisciplinary and Social Science and Humanities Options
CHEE 342Environmental Biotechnology3.50
CLST 214Ancient Science3.00
DEVS 220Introduction to Indigenous Studies3.00
DEVS 221Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology3.00
DEVS 250Environmental Transformations3.00
ECON 290Environmental Economics and Assessment3.00
ENSC 200Environmental History3.00
ENSC 290Introduction to Ecological Economics3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 305Social Environments3.00
ENSC 307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
ENSC 310Environmental Policy3.00
ENSC 311Applied Environmental Policy3.00
ENSC 315Global Food Security, Agriculture, and Environment3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
ENSC 321Environmental Justice in Global Context3.00
ENSC 391Practical Applications in Sustainability3.00
ENSC 407Global Water Issues3.00
ENSC 420Gender and Environments3.00
ENSC 482Special Topics in Environmental Studies3.00
ENSC 483Special Topics in Environmental Studies II3.00
GPHY 336Geography, the Environment and Human Health3.00
GPHY 339Medical Geography3.00
PHIL 203Science and Society3.00
PHIL 293Humans and the Natural World3.00
PHIL 310Development Ethics3.00
PHIL 493Ethics and the Environment3.00
RELS 235Religion and Environment3.00