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This course asks you to think critically and geographically about the world in which we live and provides context for understanding conte…
The course will introduce students to how environmentalists are using documentary films for speaking truth to power. Topics will inclu…
Through a Canadian lens, the course introduces students to the problems of our global food system, and the opportunities to improve it…
This course introduces students to historical and current ideas about land, with an emphasis on Indigenous perspectives. Through analy…
Students examine the ways in which writers, performers and visual artists illuminate, reimagine and intervene in environmental crises …
Cities and urban regions are the predominant human habitat. This introductory level course covers the fundamenta…
How do we change the world? How do we construct a just society? This core course focuses on facing today's envir…
This course provides the foundational understanding of core concepts approaches and methods in environmental management. Drawing on th…
What is climate change and how will it impact the environment? Learn how Earth's climate and weather systems wor…
The Earth is constantly changing. Explore our global landscapes and the dynamic processes that have shaped the s…
The course provides an introduction to the study of ecology with additional aspects of physics, and chemistry that are necessary for t…
Students will develop job search strategies, cover letter writing and resume development skills, effective communication skills for in…
This course explores how human society has transformed the earth system and investigates the social, economic an…
This course examines the shifting map of global economic and political power, and the socio-spatial processes th…
An introduction to community-based creative approaches integral to social change in different historical and cul…
Students explore the key notions of popular education related to knowledge and power, and various forms of anti-oppression practice ad…
This course focuses on the interrelationships of the ecological, social, built, organizational and environments …
This course examines urbanisation as a confluence of social, political, and ecological processes. Cities are con…
In a world where over 50 per cent of the population lives in urban areas, cities play a significant role in shaping the social, cultur…
This course is designed to introduce the main concepts and issues in contemporary migration studies, with an emp…
This foundational, interdisciplinary course introduces students to critical perspectives on environmental justice based in history, ar…
This course covers fundamental concepts and approaches of geographical information systems, remote sensing and global positioning syst…
Examines the movement and storage of water in various phases near the Earth's surface and the energy required fo…
Examines the physical processes and the environmental factors that govern the movement of water and energy in la…
There is no lack of solutions for environmental problems, including the most severe that we face. But how to eva…
This course examines the development and implementation of public policies related to the environment and sustainability. The course w…
This course presents the main scientific concepts, principles and approaches of ecology and conservation science…
The course offers an introduction to the skills necessary to pursue and understand statistical data analysis. To…
An introduction to the structure and functioning of vegetation and soil systems, emphasizing local patterns and processes, methods of …
The application of economic principles to environmental issues is introduced and critically reviewed. Linkages between economic factor…
This course concentrates on basic principles and fundamental concepts in geomorphology, including energy flows in geomorphic systems, …
This course will introduce students to the basics of ethical qualitative research design and execution. Students…
The course examines the characteristics, trends, and problems in the growth and distribution of human population…
Cultural landscapes change over time. This can result from changes in legal tenure, cultural adaptation, changes…
This course is designed to provide students with a more solid grounding in the creative, practical, political, a…
Climate change and pollution have their roots in human disruptions of natural biogeochemical cycling. Biogeochem…
Examines the culture-environment relationship in historical perspective. The focus is on ways in which social ch…
Students develop conceptual and practical skills for the production, presentation and evaluation of a project in…
Examines the evolution of the world economy as well as the major institutions that have supported it, and interprets the new geography…
The course focuses on relation-ships between socio-economic development, energy use, and the environment in Cana…
This course dwells within the emergent field of animal studies, and will consider a diverse range of human relat…
Examines the intersection of "race"/racism and environmentalism. It begins from the premise that environmental i…
An introduction into urban and regional infrastructures. The course examines the history of and current issues s…
This course deals with the twin social issues of housing and homelessness. It explores the political economy of housing (financializat…
Examines urban planning practice. It examines the origins and evolution of urban planning taking into account po…
This methods and skills-based course serves as a systematic introduction of common ways of research, learning and practice in cities, …
Explores the theoretical, biophysical and applied dimensions of restoration ecology. The course examines the cir…
Placemaking is an inherently political process that is never complete. Every day and across time, places are actively made and remade …
Students create their own experimental community garden plot. They reflect on growing and harvesting food throug…
The course focuses on the development of geographic thought and its applications to contemporary social and environmental issues. Afte…
Examines the interrelationship between globalization and environment. It analyzes the historical development of …
An introduction to the application of GIS to geographical/environmental problems. A broad conceptual overview of GIS approaches and th…
This course deals with conceptual debates on 'Third World' development. It also explores issues of development including economic grow…
A critical examination of the links between urban social problems and state policies. The course studies how policy makers, planners a…
This course considers the construction, reproduction, and representation of gender and sexual identities as they intersect with other …
This course is intended to provide a critical overview of the field with particular attention paid to emerging t…
Introduces students to the major scientific concepts and principles that govern the origin, fate and effect of p…
This course reviews the benefits to humans from the ecosystem services provided by natural resources and ecosystem processes. The resi…
Introduction to basic legal concepts: sources of law, legal remedies, common law, administrative law. Planning a…
Provides a critical overview of the theory and practice of environmental assessment (EA). Course objectives incl…
Introduction to the methods in which remote sensing data are collected, processed and analyzed. An emphasis is placed on environmental…
An analysis of the geography of plants and animals emphasizing processes that operate at the population level, the origin and diversit…
An introduction to key dimensions of business and sustainability including: what is sustainability?; "values-dri…
This course provides an introduction to the emerging new field of ecological economics. Areas of focus include "local economies" and t…
Examines how geographers design and carry out research, and the different philosophical bases for creating geographical knowledge. A r…
This course begins with lectures on field research methodology. The second phase concentrates on defining a field problem, leading to …
This course surveys Black geographies worldwide, with a focus on the Americas. The course covers a diversity of landscapes, past and p…
This course will be offered in partnership with the City of Toronto and all 8 Toronto-area universities and colleges. Its purpose is t…
Geographical perspectives on the physical processes behind extreme natural events (volcanoes, tsunami, tornadoes, hurricanes) and thei…
This course examines political, economic, cultural, and environmental change in Asia-Pacific societies (such as China, Japan, South Ko…
This course critically examines cities and urban futures within the context of a digital world. Students engage with the concept of …
This course examines how capitalist processes of urbanization have produced urban space and created the conditions that shape the futu…
This course explores the natural and physical systems of the city, focusing on the climate, water, geomorphology, biogeography of the …
Directed reading and directed study courses are intended for enrolment by students whose first major is Environm…
An independent piece of research done under the supervision of a faculty adviser. The thesis must be submitted before the end of class…
Students work directly with a faculty member in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change to develop a colla…
The placement course is an experiential education program designed to provide EUC students with the opportunity …
Examines food, land, and culture from a critical interdisciplinary environmental perspective. Students have the …
This course investigates alternatives to capitalist corporations that are characterized by some degree of mutuality, such as co-operat…
This seminar explores complementary scholarship on 'first world' political ecology and the commodification of nature in order to criti…
"This course considers the historical construction of Aboriginal space in Canada and the US and its relationship to cities, from early…
Explores the role of biological science in efforts to conserve natural resources, systems and the organisms therein. Prerequisites: SC…
We do not know the number of species on Earth, even to the nearest order of magnitude. This course discusses the factors that influenc…
From garden suburbs to post-war inner- and outer-suburbs, from New Urbanist communities to edge cities, technoburbs, and exurbs, this …
An introduction to diverse ways of seeing and understanding nature. An historical perspective on the development of environmental thou…
Examines new social movements that have arisen in response to the crisis of industrial culture, economic restruc…
This course first discusses a number of conceptual issues concerning the residential segregation of ethnic and racial groups. The cour…
The course focuses on selected aspects of river water quality, including hillslope hydrology and the transport of pollutants, the impa…
The field of Ecological Climatology provides an interdisciplinary framework for understanding how terrestrial ecosystems function in r…
The key issues of cities in the Third World are addressed, including squatter settlements, rural-urban migration…
This course presents a systematic hands-on approach to urban planning and consulting practice. This includes experiential learning in …
An introduction to the literature on global cities and a systematic review of a distinct field of research in ur…
A conceptual approach to defining "sustainability" for urban areas, considering patterns of land use, human acti…
In a world of climate change and pervasive urbanization, systemic risks lead to cascading, compounding and nonli…
This course may be used for individualized study, in which case the student requires permission from a faculty member who agrees to su…
Examines the formation, distribution, structure and degradation of snow, as well as lake, river and sea ice. Normally offered in alter…
This course examines current political, economic and social debates concerning extractive industry, placing thes…
Indigenous Environmental Justice (IEJ) explores ways in which Indigenous peoples occupy a unique position in ter…
Advanced course in geographic information systems (GIS), oriented around raster structures. Computer graphics for mapping introduced a…
This course is an exploration of climate justice definitions, theory, case studies, and policy implications. The course is organized a…
We will study peasants from Feudalism and the dawn of Capitalism, to the era of Globalization and the Digital Revolution, exploring th…
The course is designed to provide students with a critical understanding of key renewable energy options for ele…
This course expands on the concepts presented in EU/ENVS 3400 3.00 and examines in detail current and future opt…
Examines and evaluates how contemporary advocates employ law to protect the environment, secure equal access to …
The current processes and practices of environmental and social impact assessment are critically reviewed throug…
Sophisticated methods and techniques for collecting, processing and analyzing remote sensing data are examined. Special topics include…
Examines the interactions between species and their environment in northern terrestrial and marine habitats. We …
Provides fundamental knowledge of river mechanics and related environmental conditions. It provides an integration of physical, enviro…
This course explores the complex interactions between education, space and civil society. Particular emphasis is placed on the effects…
This course is structured around a critical analysis of historical and theoretical issues related to natural and…
The capstone course in Environmental Science turns theory into practice. Students will work with a community par…
This course explores the art and activism of queer and trans Black, Indigenous and people of colour in Toronto. …
The course explores the formation of the Black Atlantic as a conceptual and geographic space through texts, music, performance and vis…
Critical investigation of approaches to, and topics in, processes of urban growth, decline, development and redevelopment. 20th-centur…
Formally Titled: International Field Course:Ecology and Sustainability in Costa Rica Advanced study, through thorough literature revie…
This community-engaged workshop offers students the opportunity to experience environmental arts that are integral to struggles for fo…
This course deals with theoretical and empirical understandings of the ways in which the state and civil society organizations co-dete…
Examines the spatial aspects of conflict, violence, and power across various scales from the body to the transnational arena. Topics i…
Examines the existence, genealogies, qualities, significance, and use of public space, as well as past and emergent challenges and thr…
Directed reading and directed study courses are intended for enrolment by students whose first major is Environm…