Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Geography – General (Science) – Bachelor of Science


Subject:  Administered by the Department of Geography and Planning.
Plan:  Consists of 48.00 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 90.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Human Geography
Thinking Locally
Physical Geography and Natural Resources
B. Complete the following:
GPHY 207Principles Of Biogeography3.00
GPHY 208Surface Processes, Landforms, and Soils3.00
GPHY 209Weather and Climate3.00
C. Complete the following:
GPHY 247Introduction to Statistics3.00
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Remote Sensing I: Remote Sensing of the Environment
Geographic Information Science
2. Option
A. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
GPHY_Physical at the 300-level or above
GPHY_Tech/Methods at the 300-level or above
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
GPHY_Human at the 200-level or above
3. Supporting
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
CHEM at the 100-level or above
MATH at the 100-level or above
STAT at the 100-level or above
PHYS at the 100-level or above
4. Additional Requirements
A. Minimum of an additional 6.00 units in the physical and natural sciences or mathematics, from ASC_Science.6.00
Elective Courses42.00
Total Units90.00

5. Notes

A. A maximum of 6.00 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.

Geography 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.


Natural and Physical Science Courses
BMED 384Integrative Laboratory Course3.00
BMED 470Principles of 'Omics'3.00
BMED 480Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy3.00
BMED 483Advanced Topics In Infectious Diseases3.00
CHEE 209Analysis Of Process Data3.50
COMM 162Managerial Statistics3.00
ECON 250Introduction to Statistics3.00
ENSC 201Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
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
GLPH 472Special Populations: Neonatal to End-of-Life-Care3.00
GPHY_Physical Course List
GPHY_Tech/Methods Course List
HLTH 230Basic Human Nutrition3.00
HLTH 331Advanced Human Nutrition3.00
HSCI 270Fundamentals of Health Research Methodology3.00
KNPE 125Introduction to Human Physiology3.00
KNPE 153Introductory Biomechanics3.00
KNPE 225Advanced Human Physiology3.00
KNPE 227Exercise Physiology3.00
KNPE 251Introduction to Statistics3.00
KNPE 254Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement3.00
KNPE 255Physical Activity, Fitness and Health3.00
KNPE 261Theory of Motor Behaviour and Motor Learning3.00
KNPE 327Exercise Physiology Laboratory3.00
KNPE 339Advanced Exercise Metabolism3.00
KNPE 354Occupational Biomechanics and Physical Ergonomics3.00
KNPE 355Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Assessment Laboratory3.00
KNPE 425Physiology of Stress3.00
KNPE 4273.00
KNPE 429Skeletal Muscle Oxygen Delivery: Demand Matching in Exercise3.00
KNPE 439Critical Appraisal and Translation of Muscle Physiology Research3.00
KNPE 450Ergonomics3.00
KNPE 454Clinical Biomechanics3.00
KNPE 455Advanced Physical Activity and Health3.00
KNPE 459Clinical Exercise Physiology3.00
KNPE 493Special Topics in Kinesiology and Physical Education3.00
NURS 323Introduction to Statistics3.00
NURS 324Nursing Research3.00
POLS 285Introduction to Statistics3.00
PSYC 100Principles of Psychology6.00
PSYC 101Principles of Psychology l3.00
PSYC 102Principles of Psychology ll3.00
PSYC 103Principles of Psychology lll3.00
PSYC 202Statistics in Psychology3.00
PSYC 203Research Methods in Psychology3.00
PSYC 221Cognitive Psychology3.00
PSYC 271Brain and Behaviour I3.00
PSYC 299Introduction to Directed Research in Psychology3.00
PSYC 301Advanced Statistical Inference3.00
PSYC 302Advanced Research Methods3.00
PSYC 450Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology3.00
PSYC_Cognitive Course List
PSYC_BehaviouralNeuroscience Course List
SOCY 210Social Research Methods3.00
SOCY 211Introduction to Statistics3.00


Human Geography
GPHY 101Human Geography3.00
GPHY 227Cities: Geography, Planning and Urban Life3.00
GPHY 228Geographies of the Global Political Economy3.00
GPHY 229Place, Space, Culture and Social Life3.00
GPHY 230Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning3.00
GPHY 250The Geography of Canada3.00
GPHY 254The Caribbean in Globalizing World3.00
GPHY 257The Geography of Middle America3.00
GPHY 258The Geography of South America3.00
GPHY 309Field School in Geography3.00
GPHY 319Contemporary Energy Resources3.00
GPHY 320Energy and Society3.00
GPHY 325Maps and Society3.00
GPHY 327The Geographical Imagination3.00
GPHY 330Transportation Geography3.00
GPHY 332Cities and Planning for Sustainable Development3.00
GPHY 333Markets, Environments and Societies3.00
GPHY 334Geographies of Growth and Decline3.00
GPHY 336Geography, the Environment and Human Health3.00
GPHY 337Regional Development and Planning3.00
GPHY 338Urban Political Geography3.00
GPHY 339Medical Geography3.00
GPHY 351Geographies of Indigenous and Settler Relations3.00
GPHY 352Gender and the City3.00
GPHY 362Human Migration3.00
GPHY 365Geography, Development, and Environment in the 'Third World'3.00
GPHY 368Environments and Society3.00
GPHY 369Urban Natures3.00
GPHY 370Special Topics in Human Geography3.00
GPHY 401Honours Seminar in Human Geography I3.00
GPHY 402Honours Seminar in Human Geography II3.00
GPHY 403Honours Seminar in Human Geography III3.00
GPHY 501Special Studies in Geography3.00
GPHY 502Research and Thesis in Geography I3.00
GPHY 503Research and Thesis Geography II6.00
IDIS 302Race and Racism3.00


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 215Field Studies in Physical Geography3.00
GPHY 304Northern and Arctic Environments3.00
GPHY 305Applied Cold Regions Science3.00
GPHY 306Natural Environmental Change3.00
GPHY 309Field School in Geography3.00
GPHY 310Landscape Ecology3.00
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 319Contemporary Energy Resources3.00
GPHY 320Energy and Society3.00
GPHY 371Special Topics in Earth System Science3.00
GPHY 413Water, Energy and Carbon Cycling in the Biosphere3.00
GPHY 415Advanced Analysis of Earth Surface Processes6.00
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 II6.00


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