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ENVS 101 - Introduction to Environmental Citizenship
This course provides an introduction to the concept of "environmental citizen", and to the foundational elements of environmental studies, including social, ecological, humanistic and indigenous approaches to understanding human interactions with the natural environment. Development of skills in written communications is emphasized.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

ENVS 210 - Environmental Perspectives
This course explores how different worldviews – comprised of beliefs, assumptions, values, attitudes, ideas – influence human relationships with the natural environment. This exploration includes an examination of the cultural, scientific, religious, philosophical, spiritual, and economic foundations that influence how individuals or societies perceive, interact with, and transform natural environments.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ENVS 225 - Global Environmental Change: Sustainability
This course provides both social and natural science students with a common vocabulary and trans-disciplinary understanding of the environmental changes that we are currently facing from local to global scales. We take this enhanced holistic understanding of the problems and, together, discover and propose new ways for humans to live more sustainably on planet Earth.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ENVS 230 - Introduction to Environmental Policy
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the environmental policy process in Canada. Through the use of lectures, case studies, and individual research, students have the opportunity to learn about the key actors, institutions, and issues involved with the design and implementation of environmental policy, as well as the politics and power dynamics the characterize the ‘real world’ of policy.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ENVS 309 - Gender, Environment, and Sustainability
This course is an introduction to theories, concepts and approaches for understanding relationships between gender and the environment. It considers the evolution and utility of approaches such as ecofeminism. It also examines links between gender and the following: science; environmental domains and professions; environmental management; conservation and recreation; and environmental impacts.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

ENVS 326 - Public Engagement for Sustainability
This course examines public engagement mechanisms and the attributes of successful engagement with respect to environmental and resource management issues. It also addresses the socio-political and legal requirements for engagement with the public, including Indigenous peoples. Exercises and critiques are used to provide students with practical experience in public engagement around environmental issues.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ENVS 339 - Low-Carbon Transitions: Theory and Practice
This course offers students the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of carbon and energy management, and the concept of ‘transition’ related to low-carbon energy systems and sustainability. It provides an overview of sustainability practices such as carbon accounting, policy design and implementation, community governance, financing, and environmental leadership. This course provides a combination of theoretical and experiential learning opportunities to provide students with a chance to develop a professional skillset.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ENVS 414 - Environmental and Professional Ethics
Analysis of environmental and natural resource issues from an ethical perspective; viewpoints and value systems that determine management decisions; professional ethics in natural resource management.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

ENVS 431 - Global Environmental Policy: Energy and Climate
This course covers practical and theoretical understandings of international environmental policy, addressing sustainability challenges and solutions that are global in scope. The course uses interconnected themes of climate and energy to explore how environmental policies are designed and implemented, how domestic energy markets intersect with issues of international governance, and to review climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies aimed at transition to a low-carbon future. This course uses multiple learning formats, including policy simulations and case studies of substantive and procedural policies
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ENVS 440 - Internship
May be repeated for credit (maximum 6 credit hours).
Credits: 2.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

ENVS 480 - Environmental and Sustainability Studies Senior Seminar
This seminar course serves as the ‘capstone’ course for the Environmental and Sustainability Studies degrees and provides multiple opportunities to synthesize and deepen the knowledge gained over the course of the degree. The course assists the student in translating knowledge into professional practice, with attention paid to governance, advocacy, policy-making, leadership, and activism. Topics, formats and activities are tailored to cohort and individual interests and goals, as appropriate.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ENVS 498 - Special Topics
Selected environmental topics. May be repeated for credit (maximum six credit hours).
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ENVS 499 - Independent Study
May be repeated for credit (maximum 6 credit hours).
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed

ENVS 602 - Environmental and Natural Resources Issues and Ethics
Analysis of environmental and natural resource issues from an ethical perspective; viewpoints and value systems that determine management decisions.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed

ENVS 631 - Global Environmental Policy: Energy and Climate
This course covers practical and theoretical understandings of international environmental policy, addressing sustainability challenges and solutions that are global in scope. The course uses interconnected themes of climate and energy to explore how environmental policies are designed and implemented, how domestic energy markets intersect with issues of international governance, and to review climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies aimed at transition to a low-carbon future. This course uses multiple learning formats, including policy simulations and case studies of substantive and procedural policies. Students have the opportunity to work on projects relevant to their area of research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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