A course on some specific topic not covered by the regular graduate courses for which there are both available faculty and sufficient interest among students.
A review of philosophies and research methods in geography. The development and presentation of a context paper for the thesis or research project.
A review of philosophies and research methods in geography. The development and presentation of a research proposal for the thesis or research project.
A review of geographic scholarship including conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues in resource assessment, biophysical resources and rural socio-economic resources.
The preparation and presentation of a report on the research project approved in GEOG*6091.
Analysis and evaluation of environmental management and governance using geographical approaches. Emphasis is on socio-economic theories, concepts and methods which offer a more comprehensive and integrative basis for understanding environmental decisions.
Investigation of biotic processes influencing the composition, structure and distribution of plant and animal communities and of approaches to biophysical systems analysis, focusing on environmental system interaction at the landscape scale.
A critical review of philosophies, concepts and analytical methods for analysis and management of systems involving the interaction of environmental processes and human spatial activity.
Group identities at various scales in relation to concepts of territory and territoriality, and their changing impact on the world's political map.
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the processes and techniques involved in environmental modeling practice and will focus on the power and limitations of existing models.
An examination of global environmental hydrology including precipitation, evaporation, subsurface water and runoff. Physical processes, measurement, analytical techniques and modelling strategies will be considered in the context of global change.