Geography

Management of Biosphysical Environment 2017

English

This course will examine the concepts and methods used by the state to manage the natural environment. Through an investigation into contemporary environmental issues in Canada (with occasional reference to other areas of the world) we will develop an understanding of the particular rationales for and evolution of state management. Important trends and issues are treated with particular attention to Indigenous rights. As part of the course, we use our developing understanding of course material to write critical blog posts on contemporary  environmental issues.

 

Geographies of the World Economy

English

 

The aim of this course is to place the subject of economic geography within the framework of globalization to illustrate the growing interdependence among regions with respect to economic, political, social and ecological issues.

 

World of Cities

English

The aim of the course is to ask how and why cities grow, where humans choose to live, and to look at the evolution of “place” over time.

Management of the Biophysical Environment - 2016

English

This course examines the role of the state in environmental issues. We examine the rationales, challenges and pitfalls inherent in state-led resource management. Students will be blogging on media coverage of important environmental issues throughout the course of the semester.