Courses, Timetable, and Instructor Office Hours

Courses

The majority of GPHY courses are campus-based and offered in lecture and/or seminar format. First and second years classes tend to be larger and lecture based but offer smaller tutorial and lab sections of 20-25 students, providing an opportunity to engage with teaching assistants and/or instructors and encouraging debate and discussion amongst students.

Class sizes in upper years are generally smaller, allowing for closer contact between students and faculty. Most GPHY courses are open to students from all departments at Queen’s but some are restricted to GPHY concentrators. In all cases, students must have the necessary prerequisites and/or permission from the instructor.

For more details on our range of courses please visit the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar.

List of Undergraduate Courses 2022-2023 (pdf, 46kB)

Important! The Syllabus Outlines are posted to give students a sense of the courses that we offer. Posted information about specific aspects of the course content, organization, evaluation and readings are subject to change. They are not to be interpreted as the final or complete course information.

•    GPHY 101: Human Geography – Fall Term (pdf, 132kB)
•    GPHY 101: Human Geography – Winter Term (pdf, 132kB)
•    GPHY 101: Human Geography (Distance) – Winter Term (pdf, 229kB)
•    GPHY 102: Physical Geography and Natural Resources (pdf, 130kB)
•    GPHY 105: The Digital Earth: Geospatial Data and Earth Observation (pdf, 145kB)
 

•    GPHY 207: Principles of Biogeography (pdf, 157kB)
•    GPHY 208: Surface Processes, Landforms, and Soils (pdf, 210kB)
•    GPHY 209: Weather and Climate (pdf, 113kB)
•    GPHY 215: Field Studies in Physical Geography (pdf, 117kB)
•    GPHY 227: Cities: Geography, Planning and Urban Life – Fall Term (pdf, 219kB)
•    GPHY 227: Cities: Geography, Planning and Urban Life (Distance) – Winter Term (pdf, 180kB)
•    GPHY 228: Geographies of the Global Political Economy (pdf, 117kB)
•    GPHY 229: Place, Space, Culture and Social Life (pdf, 230kB)
•    GPHY 240: Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Geography (pdf, 152kB)
•    GPHY 242: Remote Sensing I: Remote Sensing of the Environment (pdf, 166kB)
•    GPHY 243: Geographic Information Science 
•    GPHY 247: Introduction to Statistics
•    GPHY 250: The Geography of Canada

•    IDIS 302: ‘Race’ and Racism (pdf, 146kB)
•    GPHY 313: Glacier Processes and Dynamics (pdf, 126kB)
•    GPHY 314: Climate Change (pdf, 166kB)
•    GPHY 318: Advanced Biogeography (pdf, 171kB)
•    GPHY 319: Contemporary Energy Resources (pdf, 182kB)
•    GPHY 325: Maps and Society (pdf, 172kB)
•    GPHY 330: Transportation Geography (pdf, 155kB)
•    GPHY 333: Markets, Environments and Societies (pdf, 122kB)
•    GPHY 338: Urban Political Geography
•    GPHY 339: Medical Geography (pdf, 148kB)
•    GPHY 341: Photogrammetry (pdf, 122 kB)
•    GPHY 342: Remote Sensing II: Digital Image Processing (pdf, 211kB)
•    GPHY 345: Spatial Analysis (pdf, 132kB)
•    GPHY 348: Application Design and Customization in GIS (pdf, 124kB)
•    GPHY 351: Geographies of Indigenous and Settler Relations (pdf, 148kB)
•    GPHY 352: Gender and the City (pdf, 138kB)
•    GPHY 368: Environments and Society (pdf, 157kB)
•    GPHY 369: Urban Natures (pdf, 180kB)
•    GPHY 370: Special Topics in Human Geography: Geographies of a Changing Arctic (pdf, 198kB)
•    GPHY 371: Special Topics in Earth System Science: Microclimates

GPHY 501/3.0: Special Studies in Geography

Open to Level 4 students who have an average of A- or greater in those courses which form their concentration. Special consideration will be given to requests from students with an average of B or more in those courses which form their concentration. The student will arrange a program of study with a specific member of the Department.

Learning Hours: 120 (24I;96P)
Prerequisite: Level 4 and a (GPA of 3.50 in 24.0 units in GPHY) and (registration in a GPHY Major or Medial Plan or EGPY Specialization Plan) and (consent of a supervising member of the Department) or by permission of the Departmental Undergraduate Committee.
Exclusion: No more than 1 course from GPHY 501/3.0; GPHY 502/3.0; GPHY 503/6.0.

GPHY 502/3.0: Research and Thesis in Geography I

Research project in Geography supervised by a member of the faculty. Research involving the amount of work associated with other senior 3.0 unit courses will be done as GPHY 502/3.0.

Note: Admission is subject to the availability of supervisors.
Learning Hours: 120 (24I;96P)
Prerequisite: Level 4 and a (GPA of 3.50 in 24.0 units in GPHY) and (registration in a GPHY Major or Medial Plan or EGPY Specialization Plan) and (consent of a supervising member of the Department) or by permission of the Departmental Undergraduate Committee.
Exclusion: No more than 1 course from GPHY 501/3.0; GPHY 502/3.0; GPHY 503/6.0.

GPHY 503/6.0: Research and Thesis in Geography II

Research project in Geography supervised by a member of the faculty. Research involving the amount of work associated with larger research projects with work comparable to a 6.0 unit course (including work completed during summer) may be done as GPHY 503/6.0.

Note: Admission is subject to the availability of supervisors.
Learning Hours: 240 (48I;192P)
Prerequisite: Level 4 and a (GPA of 3.50 in 24.0 units in GPHY) and (registration in a GPHY Major or Medial Plan or EGPY Specialization Plan) and (consent of a supervising member of the Department) or by permission of the Departmental Undergraduate Committee.
Exclusion: No more than 1 course from GPHY 501/3.0; GPHY 502/3.0; GPHY 503/6.0.

The links below contain detailed information about independent/thesis courses including information about requirements, developing a course proposal, finding a supervisor, obtaining course approval, deadlines, etc.

Timetable

For details on course times and location please use SOLUS.

Instructor's Contact Information and Office Hours