Winter 2017 Course List
Courses offered from September 2017 through April 2018. Please contact the instructor for more information on courses.
GEOG121 Geography, Environment and Globalization Sections
Human geography of the modern world with particular attention to human-environment relationships, urbanization, and regional growth; trade and communications; environment and war; environmental governance and sustainability.
GEOG122 Geography, Modernity and Globalization Sections
The human geography of the modern world since 1945: global interdependence in economic geography, geopolitics, and cultural geography; consequences of modernization, including demography, urbanization and environmental effects; regional case studies; reactions to modernization.
GEOG211 The State of the Earth Sections
The demographic, economic, ecological, and technological factors that underlie current environmental challenges, considering their effects to date and their possible impact in the future.
GEOG220 Geopolitics Sections
Political geographic perspectives on todays interdependent world through three themes: borders, regions, and flows.
GEOG250 Cities Sections
An interdisciplinary introduction to the city in the context of contemporary globalization. Analysis of urban patterns and processes from the theoretical perspectives of various disciplines and methodologies.
GEOG281 Geography of the Pacific Rim Sections
An introduction to changing geographies (social, economic, and political) of the Pacific Rim, with special emphasis on the relationships between Canada and Japan.
GEOG290 Introduction to the Geography of Canada Sections
Selected topics in human geography focusing on the regional distribution of natural resources, population, urban systems, and economic activities.
GEOG310 Environment and Sustainability Sections
Concepts of environment, resources and sustainability; the roles of physical and human geography in understanding the interaction of humans and the environment; introduction to management of environment-resource systems.
GEOG311 Urban Environments Sections
The impact of urban development on the natural environment and vice versa. Study of the ecology and metabolism of cities and green urban design, using global and local case studies.
GEOG312 Climate Change: Science and Society Sections
Climates over the geological, historical and instrument periods. Theories of climatic change. Monitoring and modelling the climate system. Impacts of change on environmental and socio-economic systems.
GEOG316 Geography of Natural Hazards Sections
The role of geophysical events, human ecology, environmental perception, world social and political order in explaining the risk of natural disasters. Assessment of acceptable risk, disaster relief and reconstruction and contrasts between developed and developing nations.
GEOG318 Sustainability in a Changing Environment Sections
Biophysical and human causes of short- and long-term environmental change at various spatial scales, including measurement, interpretation, and policy.
GEOG319 Environmental Impact Assessment Sections
The principles, implementation, and role of environmental impact assessment in environmental management, in Canada and internationally.
GEOG321 Historical Geography of Urbanization: Cities, Space, and Power Sections
From the origins of urbanism to the modern era.
GEOG327 Creating Canada Sections
Canada from the beginning of European contact to the mid-19th century, stressing the changing geographical patterns of settlement, economy, and culture.
GEOG328 Constructing Canada Sections
The construction of Canadian political space after Confederation, aboriginal-newcomer relations, regional development and conflict, industrialization, urbanization, and war.
GEOG329 Political Geography Sections
The heritage of political geography; the spatial structure of political organization including regional and global structures.
GEOG345 Theory and Practice in Human Geography Sections
A consideration of major intellectual issues and debates in the development of contemporary human geography, in relation to developments in other fields and changes in politics, culture and society.
GEOG350 Urban Worlds Sections
City systems and theories of urban location; internal spatial structure of the city; commercial and industrial location; social areas; neighbourhood and land use change; urban trends and public policy.
GEOG352 Urbanization in the Global South Sections
Urbanization in the developing countries of Latin America, Africa, and Asia; the role of cities in the development process and the features and problems of rapid urbanization.
GEOG353 Geographies of Migration and Settlement Sections
International regimes regulating migration, changes in global demographics, immigration policies of nation states, international migration patterns, settlement policies and outcomes.
GEOG357 Introduction to Social Geography Sections
The development of social and behavioural geography, focusing on how places, landscapes, and enviromments both reflect and shape social life.
GEOG361 Introduction to Economic Geography Sections
History and methods of economic geography. Location of resource industries, manufacturing, and service activities with emphasis on British Columbia in its North American and world setting. Recommended for students with no previous exposure to Economic Geography, before taking other courses in the 36x and 46x series.
GEOG364 Globalization, Cities, and Regions Sections
Forms of economic development; changing location of economic activities and functions; implications for government and politics; local strategies for growth and equity.
GEOG371 Research Strategies in Human Geography Sections
Formulating a research problem and selecting an appropriate research strategy. Research strategies range from social scientific survey methods to ethnography. Priority enrolment for honours and major students in Geography.
GEOG374 Statistics in Geography Sections
Introduction to statistical techniques and their application to geographical problems. Priority enrolment for honours and major students in Geography. Consult the Faculty of Science Credit Exclusion Lists: www.students.ubc.ca/calendar/index.cfm?tree=12,215,410,414.
GEOG380 Geography of Asia Sections
A comparative regional analysis stressing the historical development and changing cultural, economic, and political patterns of the area. Special reference to India, Indonesia, China, and Japan.
GEOG390A Geography of Selected Regions - SELECTED REGIONS Sections
A geographical analysis of selected regions not regularly included in the Department's offerings in regional geography (e.g., tropical Africa, Oceania). Students should consult the Department regarding regions to be covered.
GEOG391 Modern Europe: Places and Borders Sections
An introductory survey, focusing on the present-day human geography of the area between the Atlantic and the Ural Mountains.
GEOG395 Culture, Nature, and Coloniality in Latin America Sections
Socio-ecologies in 1491; Spanish colonialism and biological imperialism; contemporary coloniality and neoliberalism; and social movements.
GEOG410 Environment and Society Sections
Geographical analysis of society-environment relations. Relates resource management to environmental politics, political economy, and sustainable development. Perspectives drawn from political ecology and political economy, environmental history and environmental philosophy.
GEOG412 Water Management: Theory, Policy, and Practice. Sections
Interdisciplinary analysis of critical water issues, in Canada and internationally. Focus on social science perspectives. Emphasis on presentation, research, and essay-writing skills.
GEOG423 Development of Environmental Thought Sections
An examination of how attitudes toward human nature and non-human nature have changed from Mesolithic times to the present in Western society.
GEOG424 Feminist Geographies Sections
An introductory survey of contemporary feminist approaches to human geography.
GEOG446A Topics in Geography - TOPICS IN GEOG Sections
See the departmental undergraduate adviser for details.
GEOG446B Topics in Geography - TOPICS IN GEOG Sections
See the departmental undergraduate adviser for details.
GEOG450 Urban Research Sections
Individual or group primary research. Instructor and content vary and it may be offered over 2 terms. Details available from Geography Undergraduate Advisor from April 1 preceding the course. Not necessarily offered each year.
GEOG453 Political Geographic Analysis Sections
Political organization of space; territorial and spatial patterns of power and identity; contemporary geopolitical struggles.
GEOG456 Film and the City Sections
The complex interrelations between film and the city; dominant urban theories, film technologies and viewing practices and the intersections between them.
GEOG457 Social and Behavioural Geography Sections
Theories of social change in the global city; labour markets; poverty and inequality; social polarization; housing markets; gentrification and housing affordability; immigration and segregation; diversity and multiculturalism; transnationalism; the entrepreneurial state; the convivial city.
GEOG481 Geography of Japan Sections
A critical analysis of significant human adaptations to changing ecological conditions in the Japanese archipelago. Normally alternates with GEOG 468.
GEOG495 Geographies of Social Movements in the Americas Sections
The politics of North-South solidarity in theory and practice through community service learning models.
GEOG497 The Arctic Sections
Physical and biological characteristics of the circumpolar Arctic, emphasizing terrestrial environments and the impacts on and by humans, including: glacial history; climatology; biogeography/ecology of arctic tundra; human-environment interactions, settlement and exploration; and current environmental, social and economic problems.
GEOG498 Geographies of the Middle East Sections
Critical analysis of economic, social, and political development and processes defining the modern Middle East region.
No GEOB course(s) were found for S2017 term.
No URST course(s) were found for S2017 term.