Faculty of
Humanities & Social Sciences

Faculty of
Humanities & Social Sciences

GEOG 200/GLST 200 is designed to provide a systematic introduction to the major geographical regions of the modern world. The course examines Europe, Russia, North America, the Pacific Rim, Central America, South America, Islamic North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, China, and Southeast Asia. It provides an analysis of the physical geography, links and barriers, demographic patterns, economic assets and liabilities, and human potentials and prospects of each region. It also introduces the methods and perspectives of the discipline of geography, focusing on the relationships between human societies and their natural and built environments.

Geography 201: Introductory Human Geography is a foundation course for students enrolled in geography, global studies, and environmental studies programs, and is also suitable for those who wish simply to further their understanding of the fundamentals of human geography.

Geography is one of the oldest academic disciplines. Put simply, it is to write [-graphy] of the earth [geo-]. Geography 201: Human Geography explores those aspects of geography that focus on the human experience, situation, and future. It stresses the distributions, relationships, and development of human societies. The course introduces you to the field of human geography by showing its breadth, its depth, its history, its “tool kit,” and its importance as an integrative means of studying the human experience. Geography is important because it provides a means for understanding the problems that humanity faces in the twenty-first century, be they problems at the neighbourhood, regional, national, or global scale. Human geography can help and heal. It can educate its students in ways to create a better world.

GEOG 302 is a senior-level undergraduate, three-credit course in human geography. It is suitable for students who are interested in the geography, culture, and sustainable development of Canada's North. It presents an overview of the human geography of the Canadian North covering diverse topics such as imaginings of the North, the biophysical features of Canada's North, the history of European exploration and contact with indigenous northern populations, Aboriginal culture and society, political developments in the North, and natural resource developments in this region and their environmental impacts.

Geography 311 Canadian Urban Development presents a geographical overview of the development of urban places in Canada, covering diverse topics such as urban planning, urban policy, urban governance, societal relations with nature in urban places, economic restructuring, and housing.

Geography 320: Health, Wellbeing, and Geography will equip you with a variety of theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and techniques to help you to understand the connections among health, wellbeing, and the environment.

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