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AUGEO120 Human Activities and the Natural Environment Course Page

Description: Introductory analysis of the interrelationships between society and the natural world, environmental consequences, and human perceptions. The characteristics and interactions of physical environmental systems and various facets of resource management (including forestry, agriculture, fisheries, protected areas, endangered species, and pollution) are described and analyzed. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 120 and AUENV 120.

AUGEO210 Geography and Information Literacy Course Page

Description: Introduction to library research skills in the discipline of Geography. Prerequisite: Second-year standing in a Geography minor. Corequisite: Any senior course in Geography that requires library research. Notes: The corequisite must be taken concurrently. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 210, AUBIO 210, AUCHE 210, AUENV 210.

AUGEO218 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Course Page

Description: Introduction to fundamentals and applications of Geographic Information Systems. Topics include the nature of geographic data, geo-referencing systems, geographic modelling, data collection and management, and spatial analysis. Practical applications of GIS will be emphasized with the use of appropriate computer software. Prerequisite: Any 100-level science course.

AUGEO230 Geomorphology Course Page

Description: Analysis of (1) geomorphological processes and agents (such as movement of the earth's crust, volcanism, water, glaciers, waves, currents, wind, and gravity) that create and modify the earth's surface and (2) landforms. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUGEO231 Climatology Course Page

Description: Study of (1) elements and processes of climate and weather; (2) distributions and regional patterns of climates; and (3) interrelationships among climates, plants, animals, and people. Note: AUGEO 230 need not precede AUGEO 231. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUGEO242 Cultural Geography of Scandinavia Course Page

Description: Survey of Scandinavian life and achievement, past and present, with emphasis on social and cultural conditions against a geographical and historical background. All lectures and readings are in English. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 242 and AUSCA 231.

AUGEO301 Directed Studies Course Page

Description: Supervised research project and intensive study of a specific area of geography as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: *6 in Geography. Admission to the course normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Geography. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUGEO 301 is classified as a science course.

AUGEO302 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: Supervised research project and intensive study of a specific area of geography as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: *6 in Geography. Admission to the course normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Geography. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUGEO 302 is classified as an arts course.

AUGEO320 Parks and Wilderness Course Page

Description: Examination of scientific principles and concepts underlying parks, wilderness, and other protected area systems with emphasis on Canada. Topics include history, philosophy, conceptual frameworks, roles in sustainability, and types of biological and geographical designations. Prerequisite: One of AUBIO 253, AUENV 120, AUGEO 120, consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 320, 420, AUENV 320, 420.

AUGEO324 Resource and Environmental Management Course Page

Description: Integration of both physical and human phenomena in understanding natural resources, their dimensions and boundaries. Basic concepts in resource analysis and management are explored: the decision making process, management frameworks and strategies, legislation and regulation, impact assessment, the role of perceptions, attitudes and behaviour, and the impact of public participation/interest groups in the development of natural resources. Prerequisite: One of AUBIO 253, AUENV 120, AUGEO 120, 230, 231, consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 324 and AUENV 324. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUGEO334 Field Studies in Environmental Science and Ecology Course Page

Description: A 3-week field course that provides students an opportunity to develop skills in research and study design in the field of Environmental Science and Ecology. Students will live in a field camp to allow them to fully immerse themselves in their research projects, which could cover the range of ecology, botany, geography, environmental science and/or environmental studies. Course content also includes instruction in key aspects of conservation biology and resource management. Prerequisites: AUSTA 215 and AUENV 120 or AUGEO 120 and one of AUGEO 218, AUGEO 230, AUENV 252, AUBIO 253. Notes: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUBIO 334, AUENV 334 and AUGEO 334.

AUGEO341 Geography of the Canadian North Course Page

Description: Examination of the biophysical environments, resources, economics, and settlements of northern regions of Canada. Prerequisites: One of AUPED 184, 283, 284, 286; *3 in Geography and consent of the instructor. Notes: This course is intended to be taken in sequence with AUGEO 343 or AUPED 388. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 341, 342, and AUPED 387. AUGEO 341 is classified as an arts course.

AUGEO342 Geography of the Canadian North Course Page

Description: Examination of the biophysical environments, resources, economics, and settlements of northern regions of Canada. Prerequisites: One of AUPED 184, 286; *3 in Geography and consent of the instructor. Notes: This course is intended to be taken in sequence with AUGEO 343 or AUPED 388. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 341, 342, and AUPED 387. AUGEO 342 is classified as a science course.

AUGEO343 Expedition in the Canadian North Course Page

Description: Examination, involving a three- to four-week expedition in the summer, of the biophysical environments, resources, economics, and settlements of northern regions of Canada. Prerequisites: AUGEO 341, 342 or AUPED 387, and consent of the instructor(s). Notes: Expedition costs, as well as course tuition, are the student's responsibility. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 343 and AUPED 388. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUGEO351 Biogeography Course Page

Description: Analysis of the spatial patterns of biotic systems and species. The course examines their past and present distribution patterns in the context of biological and ecological processes and human impacts. The course employs several methods of analysis, including geographic information systems. Prerequisite: AUBIO 253. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 351 and AUBIO 351. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUGEO354 Freshwater Ecology and Management Course Page

Description: Introduction to the biological, chemical and physical features of freshwater ecosystems, and how they relate to ecological processes in and adjacent to aquatic systems. The course will examine the role of ecological patterns in lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, with an emphasis on freshwater systems and their management in western Canada. Prerequisite: AUBIO 253. Notes: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 354, AUBIO 354, and AUENV 354. The course requires participation in a field trip. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUGEO401 Directed Studies Course Page

Description: Supervised research project and intensive study of a specific area of geography as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: *6 in science Geography. Notes: Admission to the course normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Geography. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUGEO 401 is classified as a science course.

AUGEO402 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: Supervised research project and intensive study of a specific area of geography as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: *6 in Geography. Notes: Admission to the course normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Geography. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUGEO 402 is classified as an arts course.

AUGEO420 Parks and Wilderness Course Page

Description: Examination of scientific principles and concepts underlying parks, wilderness, and other protected area systems with emphasis on Canada. Topics include history, philosophy, conceptual frameworks, roles in sustainability, and types of biological and geographical designations. Prerequisite: One of AUBIO 253, AUENV 120, AUGEO 120; and one of AUBIO 350, 351, 353, 359, 450, 459, AUENV 324, 350, 351, 353, 359, 450, 459, AUGEO 324, 351. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 320, 420, AUENV 320, 420.

AUGEO421 Environmental Science: History and Impacts Course Page

Description: Overview of the historical developments, past and current impacts, and changing roles of the field of environmental science. Prerequisites: One of AUBIO 350, 353, 450; AUENV 320, 324, 350, 353, 420, 450; AUGEO 320, 324, 420 and at least fourth-year standing. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGEO 421 and AUENV 421.

AUGEO425 Environmental Impact Assessment Course Page

Description: History and theory of environmental impact assessment; legislative and policy frameworks; role in resource planning;methods and techniques for the assessment of impacts; future directions. Prerequisites: One of AUENV 324, AUGEO 324, and AUBIO 253. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENV 425, AUGEO 425. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.