Graduate Courses (2012W)
Last updated on Oct 24, 2012
All incoming graduate students are required to pass either GEOB 500 or GEOG 520 (as appropriate). This requirement should normally be completed during the first year of residence, but in special circumstances and following a request from the student's supervisor the Graduate Committee may delay this requirement until the second year of residence.
The other courses are not all offered each year. Some of the course titles are intentionally broad to permit different themes and issues to be considered in different years.
Most of these courses are seminar-based, involving assigned readings, group discussions and the preparation of term papers; GEOB 507A and GEOG 547(A/B) are independent reading courses designed for individual students and require the permission of the Graduate Committee. Students, after consultation with their supervisor, can also take courses from different departments which are relevant to their research topics.
To see an updated course list offering, visit the university course calendar at https://courses.students.ubc.ca/
GEOB 500 - Contemporary Research Trends in Physical Geography (Term 1; 3 Credits)
Drs. Brett Eaton and Ian McKendry
Contemporary research trends in physical geography. Description and identification of environmental systems. Appropriate measurement and sampling designs in physical geography. Students from outside Geography and Atmospheric Science require the permission of the Head of the department.
GEOB 505 - Permafrost (Term 2; 3 Credits)
Dr. Greg Henry
GEOB 507A - Directed Studies in Physical Geography (Term 1 or 2; 3 Credits)
Please email the Graduate Program Assistant at <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you wish to register for a directed studies course.
GEOB 508A - Advanced Seminar in Geomorphology (Term 1; 3 Credits)
Dr. Marwan Hassan
GEOG 514 - Topics in Environmental Geography (Term 1; 3 Credits)
Dr. Karen Bakker
Environmental geography has experienced a renaissance in recent years. This survey course introduces students to current debates, key conceptual approaches, and outstanding recent research within human geography. Students from a wide variety of backgrounds are welcome. The intent of the course is to familiarize students with current literature and debates as an aid to research and reflection on their particular areas of interest. I will support students in the development of outlines for term papers that are closely related to their individual research interests.
GEOG 520 - Themes and Interpretive Issues in Modern Human Geography (Term 1; 3 Credits)
Drs. Merje Kuus and Jamie Peck
Themes and interpretive issues in modern human geography. Students from outside Geography require the permission of the Head of the department.
GEOG 522 - Feminism and Geography (Term 1; 3 Credits)
Dr. Geraldine Pratt
Feminist critiques of the discipline of geography and feminist reconstructions of geography.
GEOG 525 - Cultures of Nature in Contemporary Political Ecologies (Term 2; 3 Credits)
Dr. Juanita Sundberg
GEOG 535 - International Migration and Settlement (Term 2; 3 Credits)
Dr. Dan Hiebert
GEOG 547A - Directed Reading in Human Geography
Department of Geography - Faculty of Arts - The University of British Columbia