Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Geography – Joint Honours (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

GPHY[----]-A or [----]GPHY-A (where [----] is a second subject of study)

Subject:  Administered by the Department of Geography and Planning.
Plan:  Consists of 42.00 units as described below.
Program:  *The Plan, in combination with a Joint Honours Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units (114.00 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Human Geography
Thinking Locally
Physical Geography and Natural Resources
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Geography
Social Research Methods
Remote Sensing I: Remote Sensing of the Environment
Geographic Information Science
Introduction to Statistics
C. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Cities: Geography, Planning and Urban Life
Geographies of the Global Political Economy
Place, Space, Culture and Social Life
2. Option
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
GPHY_Physical at the 200-level or above
B. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
GPHY at the 400-level
C. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
GPHY at the 300-level or above
Race and Racism
D. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
GPHY at any level
Race and Racism
*Elective Courses78.00
Total Units120.00

3. Notes

A. Courses in GPHY at the 300-level or above are normally restricted to students at Level 3. 

B. 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.


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