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Grenfell Campus (2019/2020)
13.17 Geography

Geography courses are designated by GEOG.


Geographies of Global Change

provides perspectives on the major geographical challenges and changes facing the contemporary globe, including: climate and environmental change, sustainability, human development, economic globalization, cultural change, and population and migration. Using the integrative skills of geographical analysis, the course prepares students for advanced study in geography and citizenship in the modern world.

CR: the former GEOG 1000, the former GEOG 1001, the former GEOG 1010, and the former GEOG 1011


Cultural Geography

is an introduction to the study of culture in geography, emphasizing both the history of the field from classic studies of landscapes to contemporary scholarship and themes of recent importance. These include the relationship between nature and culture: imperialism and colonialism; place, identity, and power; and global cultures of commodities, media, and tourism.

PR: GEOG 1050, or the former GEOG 1001, or the former GEOG 1011


Physical Geography: The Global Perspective

is a study of form, process, and change in natural systems at and near the surface of Earth, viewed as human environment. Emphasis is on global and regional scales in the systematics study of climate, water, landforms and vegetation.

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 1050, or the former GEOG 1000, or the former GEOG 1011


Introduction to Geographical Information Sciences

is an introduction to the fields of cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS). Geographic information collection, representation and analysis methods are the topics for the course. An emphasis is given to the applications of maps and satellite images.

CR: ENSU 2000, the former Environmental Studies 2000


Issues in Economic Geography

are basic issues and ideas in economic geography. The development of a regional economy will be related to underlying economic, cultural and physical factors.

PR: GEOG 1050, or the former GEOG 1001, or the former GEOG 1011


Natural Resources

is an introduction to the concepts of natural resources, environment and conservation: the nature and distribution of natural resources; methods of use, allocation and development of natural resources and the role of various physical, social, economic, political and technological factors influencing decision-making about resources.

CR: the former 3325

PR: GEOG 1050, or the former GEOG 1001, or the former GEOG 1011


Research Design and Quantitative Methods in Geography

is an introduction to principles of research design, and to the use of quantitative techniques. This course provides students with a basic understanding of data collection, entry, and analysis and presentation skills most commonly used by geographers. Practical, computer-based exercises are an essential part of the course. It is strongly recommended that this course be completed before registration in a 4000-level geography course.

CR: the former GEOG 2220

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 1050, or the former GEOG 1001, or the former GEOG 1011 and at least 9 credit hours from GEOG 2001, GEOG 2102, GEOG 2195, GEOG 2302, GEOG 2425.


Community and Regional Planning and Development

introduces students to regional planning and development theories, techniques and approaches. Understanding of networks of development actors at community and regional scales, methods of delineating regions, links between theory and practice in planning and development. Focus on Canadian experiences and a sustainable development perspective.

PR: GEOG 2302 or permission of the instructor


Special Topics in Geography

will have topics to be studied announced.

PR: permission of the instructor and the Head


Outdoor Recreational Resources and Planning

is an introduction to the major themes and techniques in the study of outdoor recreation. A theoretical framework will provide a base for the evaluation of the complex issues involved in managing a physical resource for recreational purposes. North American examples will be emphasized.

CR: GEOG 4909

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 2425 or the former GEOG 3325. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and the former 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).