Courses

Minor: Geography (6 courses)

Cognate Requirement: ENV-122 or 222

Course Details

GEO-121
Introduction to Cultural Geography

An introduction to the discipline guided by the questions: why are phenomena located where they are and how are they interacting with those locations and each other? Key topics include: globalization and inequality; humans and the environment; geography of culture, identity, and difference; political geography; urban form and city life.


GEO-122
Introduction to Physical Geography

The field of study is introduced in a survey-type approach which includes the variety of geomorphic and climatological studies. Themes include changing theories of the environment and explanations of recent research into man’s relationship with this environment.


GEO-214
Urban Geography

Urban places have been alternatively called the crown of human invention or the archetypal representation of human rebellion against God. What are cities? What challenges do they extend today and for the future? These are the key questions around which the course is developed.

Prerequisites:
GEO-121
or permission of the instructor

GEO-225
Canadian Geography

The course focuses on regional patterns of settlement, economic development, the physical environment, and on the processes and the results of regionalization. The central paradigms of community and responsibility are stressed.

Prerequisites:
GEO-121 or 122 or permission of the instructor

GEO-330
World Geography

This course provides an overview of the geography of the world. The course will break down the world into regions (i.e. North America, Asia, Africa, Europe) and examine elements of physical, cultural, historical, economic, and political geography within each region. The course will examine international relationships within regions and between regions, and how these relationships affect, and are affected by, aspects of cultural, economic, and political geography. It also explores areas such as cultural comparisons of resource utilization, differences in levels of economic development, and environmental influences on cultural development.

Prerequisites:
GEO-121

GEO-360
Environmental Impact Assessment

This course will examine the approaches to completing environmental assessments (EIAs) and include a specific focus on Canadian EIA processes. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to methods for conducting assessments and they will critique current practices used in the field. Students will also reflect on current approaches to environmental management and discuss the role of Christian stewardship as it relates to environmental management and sustainability.

Prerequisites:
ENV-222
Year 3 or 4 standing

GEO-362
Resource Management

This course will introduce concepts of natural resource management and how management of these resources affects the quality of life for both current and future generations. The course will present examples of misuse of resources as well as current management practices that result in conservation and more sustainable use of natural resources. Students will gain an appreciation for the challenges faced by managers as they examine the economic and environmental aspects of resource management.

Prerequisites:
ENV-222
Year 3 or 4 standing

GEO-364
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

This course will examine multiple applications of GIS in a cross functional format. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to cartographic and analytic toolsets on a GIS platform and be required to apply those skills in real world applications. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their new GIS skillset on campus in meaningful ways that help the students reflect on the role of GIS within their respective programs as well as providing a benefit to Redeemer University College through the collection of new data about the campus grounds. *Students need access to a computer with a Windows operating system.

Prerequisites:
ENV-222 or GEO-121; Year 3 or 4 standing

GEO-368
Population, Food and Sustainability

A critical look at, and discussion of, the fundamental environmental issues of global population, food production, and what it might look like to provide for our needs in a more sustainable manner.

Prerequisites:
ENV-222
Year 3 or 4 standing

GEO-370-79
Special Topics

Topics could include Environmental Ethics or Sustainable Development.

Prerequisites:
ENV-222
Year 3 or 4 standing

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