Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Environmental Geology – Specialization (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

EGEO-P-BSH
Subject:  Administered by the School of Environmental Studies in partnership with the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.
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. Complete the following:
CHEM 112General Chemistry6.00
C. Complete the following:
GPHY 101
GPHY 102
Human Geography
and Physical Geography and Natural Resources
6.00
D. Complete the following:
GEOL 104
GEOL 107
The Dynamic Earth
and History of Life
6.00
E. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus I
and Differential and Integral Calculus II
Geology Core:
F. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Fundamental Physics
General Physics
Introductory Physics
Basic Physics
G. Complete the following:
GEOL 200Oceanography3.00
GEOL 221Geological Field Methods3.00
GEOL 232Mineralogy3.00
GEOL 235Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology3.00
GEOL 238Surficial Processes, Sedimentation and Stratigraphy3.00
GEOL 249Geophysical Characterization of the Earth3.00
H. Select 9.00 units from the following:9.00
Geological Field School
Analysis of Rock Structures
Paleontology
Geochemical Characterization of Earth Processes
I. GEOL at the 300 level or above9.00
Core Social Sciences and Humanities:
J. Complete the following:
ENSC 103Environment and Sustainability3.00
K. Complete the following:
ENSC 390Sustainability3.00
L. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Honours Projects in Environmental Sustainability
Independent Environmental Study
2. Option
A. ENSC_Specialization_Options_A3.00
B. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Diversity Of Life
Scientific Methods in Biology
ENSC_Specialization_Options_B
C. ENSC_Interdisciplinary_SocSci/Huma3.00
D. ENSC_Interdisciplinary_Humanties3.00
E. Select 6.00 units from the following6.00
Elements of Computing Science
Introduction to Computing Science I
Introduction to Computing Science II
Fundamentals of Effective Writing
Fundamentals of Academic Essay writing
BIOL at the 200 level
CHEM at the 200 level
CISC at the 200 level
MATH at the 200 level
PHYS at the 200 level
STAT at the 200 level
GPHY_Physicalat the 200 level
GPHY_Tech/Methods at the 200 level
Electives
Elective Courses21.00
Total Units120.00

3. Substitutions

A. Up to 3.0 units of Geology may be substituted for 3.0 units of the courses listed in item 2.E above.

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

4. Note 

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. 

Environmental Geology Course List

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.

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

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_Specialization_Options_B

Options in the Environmental Science Specialization Plans, List B
BIOL 335Limnology and Aquatic Ecology3.00
ENSC 307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
ENSC 201Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
ENSC 407Global Water Issues3.00
ENSC 425Ecotoxicology3.00
ENSC 471Environmental Analysis Methods3.00
ENSC 480Special Topics in Environmental Science3.00
GEOL 106Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards3.00
GEOL 107History of Life3.00
GEOL 200Oceanography3.00
GPHY 207Principles Of Biogeography3.00
GPHY 209Weather and Climate3.00
GPHY 304Northern and Arctic Environments3.00
GPHY 306Natural Environmental Change3.00
GPHY 312Watershed Hydrology3.00
GPHY 314Climate Change3.00
GPHY 317Soil, Environment and Society3.00
GPHY 318Advanced Biogeography3.00
GPHY 319Contemporary Energy Resources3.00

GPHY_Physical

Physical Geography
GPHY 102Physical Geography and Natural Resources3.00
GPHY 203Water Resources and Management3.00
GPHY 204Forests as a Global Resource3.00
GPHY 207Principles Of Biogeography3.00
GPHY 208Surface Processes, Landforms and Soils3.00
GPHY 209Weather and Climate3.00
GPHY 304Northern and Arctic Environments3.00
GPHY 306Natural Environmental Change3.00
GPHY 309Field School in Geography3.00
GPHY 311Biogeochemical Processes3.00
GPHY 312Watershed Hydrology3.00
GPHY 314Climate Change3.00
GPHY 315Advanced Field Measurements and their Analysis3.00
GPHY 317Soil, Environment and Society3.00
GPHY 318Advanced Biogeography3.00
GPHY 319Contemporary Energy Resources3.00
GPHY 371Special Topics in Earth System Science3.00
GPHY 413Water, Energy and Carbon Cycling in the Biosphere3.00
GPHY 415Advanced Analysis of Earth Surface Processes3.00
GPHY 417Land-Use Change in the Earth System3.00
GPHY 501Special Studies in Geography3.00
GPHY 502Research and Thesis in Geography I3.00
GPHY 503Research and Thesis Geography II3.00

GPHY_Tech/Methods

Techniques, Research Methods and Geographic Information Science
GPHY 105The Digital Earth: Geospatial Data and Earth Observation3.00
GPHY 240Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Geography3.00
GPHY 242Remote Sensing I: Remote Sensing of the Environment3.00
GPHY 243Geographic Information Science3.00
GPHY 247Introduction to Statistics3.00
GPHY 315Advanced Field Measurements and their Analysis3.00
GPHY 341Photogrammetry3.00
GPHY 342Remote Sensing II: Digital Image Processing3.00
GPHY 343Applications for Geospatial Technology for Business3.00
GPHY 344Cartography and Computer Aided Design3.00
GPHY 345Spatial Analysis3.00
GPHY 346GIS and Modelling for Environmental Applications3.00
GPHY 347Multivariate and Spatial Statistics3.00
GPHY 348Application Design and Customization in GIS3.00
GPHY 349GIScience and Public Health3.00
GPHY 372Special Topics Geographic Information Science3.00
GPHY 501Special Studies in Geography3.00
GPHY 502Research and Thesis in Geography I3.00
GPHY 503Research and Thesis Geography II6.00