Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

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.

Draft list of courses offered in 2020-2021 (pdf, 22kB)

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.


100-Level Courses

GPHY 101: Human Geography (Online) – Fall Term
GPHY 101: Human Geography (Online) – Winter Term
GPHY 101: Human Geography – Winter Term
GPHY 102: Physical Geography and Natural Resources
GPHY 105: The Digital Earth: Geospatial Data and Earth Observation

200-Level Courses

GPHY 203: Water Resources and Management
GPHY 207: Principles of Biogeography
GPHY 208: Surface Processes, Landforms, and Soils
GPHY 209: Weather and Climate (pdf, 157kB)
GPHY 227: Cities: Geography, Planning and Urban Life (Online) – Fall Term
GPHY 227: Cities: Geography, Planning and Urban Life – Winter Term
GPHY 228: Geographies of the Global Political Economy
GPHY 229: Place, Space, Culture and Social Life
GPHY 240: Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Geography
GPHY 242: Remote Sensing I: Remote Sensing of the Environment
GPHY 243: Geographic Information Science (pdf, 260kB)
GPHY 247: Introduction to Statistics
GPHY 250: The Geography of Canada (Spring 2021)
GPHY 254: The Caribbean in a Globalizing World

300-Level Courses

IDIS 302: ‘Race’ and Racism
GPHY 304: Northern and Arctic Environments (pdf, 160kB)
GPHY 305: Applied Cold Regions Science
GPHY 312: Watershed Hydrology
GPHY 313: Glacier Processes and Dynamics
GPHY 314: Climate Change
GPHY 315: Advanced Field Measurements and their Analysis
GPHY 318: Advanced Biogeography
GPHY 319: Contemporary Energy Resources (Spring 2021)
GPHY 327: The Geographical Imagination
GPHY 330: Transportation Geography
GPHY 332: Cities and Planning for Sustainable Development
GPHY 336: Geography, the Environment and Human Health (Spring 2021)
GPHY 339: Medical Geography
GPHY 341: Photogrammetry
GPHY 342: Remote Sensing II: Digital Image Processing
GPHY 345:  Spatial Analysis (pdf, 167kB)
GPHY 348: Application Design and Customization in GIS (pdf, 117kB)
GPHY 351: Geographies of Indigenous and Settler Relations
GPHY 352: Gender and the City
GPHY 362: Human Migration
GPHY 368: Environments and Society
GPHY 370: Special Topics in Human Geography: Markets, Environments, and Societies (Spring 2021)

400-Level Courses

GPHY 401: Honours Seminar in Human Geography I
GPHY 402: Honours Seminar in Human Geography II
GPHY 403: Honours Seminar in Human Geography III
GPHY 415: Advanced Analysis of Earth Surface Processes

500-Level Courses

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.

 Detailed instructions about independent/thesis courses (pdf, 203kB)
 Consent/Approval Form (pdf, 287kB)
 Format for Undergraduate Theses in Geography and Planning (pdf, 119kB)

 

The links above 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

Instructor's Contact Information (pdf, 16kB)
 

Instructor's Winter Term Office Hours (pdf, 15kB)