3000 Level Courses

AP/GEOG 3010 6.00 - GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA

A study of basic physical and human geographical patterns in Canada, stressing the processes which produced the latter, and selected characteristics of major Canadian regions.

Expanded Description: This Canadian regional geography course explores the physical, economic, political, social, cultural, and historical development of Canada as an urbanized nation. Lectures in the first term use the core-periphery model to frame discussions of the importance of transportation and communication networks to the development of regionally-based staples economies. Lectures in the second term use the spatial scale of the city-region to frame discussions of contemporary urban issues.

Prerequisite: One of AP/GEOG 1410 6.00 or AP/SC/GEOG 1400 6.00.

Course credit exclusions: AK/GEOG 3540 6.00, AS/GEOG 3010 6.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week.

Required reading: Course kit.

Assignments: Four assignments (60%); and mid-term test/final examination (40%)

Instructor: TBA

AP/GEOG 3020 6.00 - GEOGRAPHICAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS – NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course analyzes the geographic status of the Caribbean islands. It examines how interactions between natural-environmental factors and human activities since the beginnings of settlement account for the current appearance, character, problems and prospects for individual islands and for the region.

Expanded Description: This course analyzes the geographical changes that have occurred in the islands of the Caribbean since 1492, including changes in population, economy, environmental conditions, social conditions, and political status. Current economic, social and environmental problems are related to a long series of transformations over the past 500 years, transformations which have led to migration, radical changes in the use of land, reshaping of the landscape, and to the development of unique Caribbean cultures. Geographical changes are traced using texts, maps, data, pictures, and video. Lectures, illustrations, and related data are compiled on the course's comprehensive website.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 2020 6.00, AP GEOG 2020 6.00

Format: Three lecture hours per week.

Coursebook of Selected Readings: (York University Bookstore) MacMillan Caribbean Certificate Atlas (3rd Ed.), MacMillan Caribbean, 2001, Potter, R. et al., "The Contemporary Caribbean", Harlow, Pearson Education, 2004, Rogozinski, J., A Brief History of the Caribbean (Revised Edition), New York,

Penguin Putnam, 2000;

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3030 3.00 - PEOPLING OF ONTARIO - NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course deals with the process of an agricultural population occupying a new territory, gradually developing it, and participating in its transformation from rural - to urban-dominated. There will be a strong historical emphasis, especially embracing the 19th and early 20th centuries, and a number of specific aspects and demographic trends will be followed into recent decades. The peopling of Ontario will be placed in the context of the peopling of Canada. Attention will be paid to emigration and immigration and to the ethnic component at various periods.

Course credit exclusions: AK/GEOG 3550D 3.00 (prior to Summer 2004), AK/GEOG 3550D 6.00 (prior to Fall/Winter 1998-1999), AK/GEOG 3550 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week.

Required reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3040 3.00 - URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

This course examines how processes of urbanization result in the unequal spatial and social distribution of environmental goods (e.g., pollution, toxic waste, landfills) in North American cities. It investigates the ways in which cities, as dynamic human ecologies in their own right, have increasingly become sites of environmental contestation, and explores the articulation of social justice, urbanization and environmentalism.

Course credit exclusion: AK/GEOG 3520 3.00, AP/HIST 3891 3.00

Format: Three hours of lecture per week.

Assignments: To be announced.

Required text: To be announced.

Instructor: TBA

AP/GEOG 3050 3.00 - NATURE, POWER & SOCIETY

This course examines the geographic understanding of nature-society relationships. We review popular and scientific theories of environmental change, conflict and conservation, and examine the role that politics and power play in shaping ecological problems and issues.

Expanded Description: This course explores the role that politics and power play in shaping ecological problems and issues. With reference primarily to the developing world, we will review dominant apolitical understandings of environmental issues, such as deforestation, land degradation, pollution and biodiversity loss. We will then introduce a political ecological approach to understanding environmental change, conflict and conservation.

Prerequisites: 54 credits completed including at least three credits in geography (GEOG) or permission of the instructor.

Course credit exclusions: AS/GEOG 3050 3.00 and AS/GEOG 3050 6.00

Format: Three hours of lecture and discussion per week.

Assignments: To be announced.

Required text: To be announced.

Instructor: TBA

AP/GEOG 3060 3.00 - POST-COLONIAL GEOGRAPHIES

This course examines the particular landscapes produced by colonialism and the struggles to move beyond it. Attention is paid to the use of space and place as mechanisms of control and liberation. Examples are international, and concern fictional and non-fictional landscapes.

Prerequisite: 54 credits successfully completed.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3060 3.00.

Format: Three hours of lecture and discussion per week.

Assignments: To be announced.

Required text: To be announced.

Instructor: S. Koopman

AP/GEOG 3070 6.00 - GENDER, MIGRATION AND POPULATION

Characteristics and problems in growth and distribution of human populations, including birth, fertility and death rates, population growth and environment, globalization and migration and population control policies.

Prerequisite: 54 credits successfully completed.

Course credit exclusion: AK/SOCI 3880D 6.00, AP/GEOG 4070 6.00

Format: Three seminar hours per week.

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: J. Mensah

AP/GEOG 3080 3.00 - READING LANDSCAPES THROUGH TIME – NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

Cultural landscapes change over time. This can result from changes in legal tenure, cultural adaptation, changes in the economic base or historical events. This course considers landscapes in various countries in chronological sequence.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3080 3.00.

Format: Three hours of lecture and discussion per week.

Assignments: To be announced.

Required text: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3081 3.00 - HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF MODERN IRELAND – NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course explores selected themes on the historical geography of Ireland, concentrating on the period since 1600. Attention is paid to the role and impact of economic, cultural, and political processes (including colonialism, famine, migration, nationalism and partition) that have shaped Irish landscapes and senses of place.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3081 3.00, AP/HIST 3460 6.00

Format: Three hours of lecture and discussion per week.

Assignments: To be announced.

Required text: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3130 3.00 - THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

This course examines the evolution of the world economy as well as the major institutions that have supported it, and interprets the new geography of investment, production and consumption that accompanies it.

Expanded Description: The world economy has evolved over a long period marked by the globalization of trade, investment and, more recently, production. The course will begin by tracing this evolution and its geography. The course will then focus on contemporary world economy, and in particular the following elements: patterns of world trade and the Traid; transnational corporations; direct foreign investment and global finance; world cities; international migration; global institutions; and cultural imperialism. It will conclude by examining local-global conflicts.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3130 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week.

Required Reading: Course reading kit.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: TBA

AP/GEOG 3140 3.00 - RETAILING, SHOPPING, SOCIETY AND SPACE – NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course provides an overview of consumer shopping behaviour, the structure and process of retail location, and various social and economic issues associated with the contemporary retail economy. The geographical perspective is emphasized.

Expanded Description: This course is about the geography of needs, opportunities and enterprises. It aims to provide an overview on consumer shopping behavior, the structure and process of retail location, and the various economic, social and cultural issues associated with the contemporary retail economy. It also introduces the use of GIS as an analytical tool in retail analysis and location decision-making, and integrate its usage with various data sources. Topics discussed include but are not limited to: geodemographics and market segmentation; store location, store choice and market analysis; corporate spatial strategies; planned commercial development and redevelopment; new retail formats; internalization of retailing; shopping, leisure and lifestyle; impact on the workforce; and culture of consumption.

Prerequisites: 54 credits passed, including AP/GEOG 1000 6.00 or AP/GEOG 1410 6.00 or written permission of the Instructor.

Course credit exclusions: AK/GEOG 3100 3.00, AS/GEOG 3140 3.00.

Format: Lectures and computer labs

Required Reading: Readings will be provided as a course kit.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: TBA

AP/SC/GEOG 3200 3.00 - TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS

An examination of the structure and function of vegetation and soil systems. The course focuses on such topics as the adjustment of ecosystems to human modification and the role of biogeography in conservation and resource management.

Prerequisites: 54 credits successfully completed, including one of AP/SC/GEOG 1400 6.00 or ES/ENVS 2420 3.00 or SC/BIOL 2050 4.00.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3200 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: A. Medeiros

AP/GEOG 3220 3.00 - ADVANCED URBAN GEOGRAPHY - NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course addresses significant contemporary urban issues that frame geographic understandings of metropolitan change in the twenty-first century.
Attention is directed towards understanding how cities are produced, consumed, and theorized as complex social, economic, ecological, and political systems. Case studies are drawn from Canada and other countries in the Global North and
Global South. Through lectures, discussion, and assignments students are encouraged to challenge geographical interpretations of the urban world, and to think critically about cities as products of capital investment, as collective public goods, and as socio-cultural spaces.

Prerequisites: 54 credits including AP/GEOG 2220 6.00.

Course credit exclusion: AK/GEOG 4180 6.00

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructors: To be announced

AP/GEOG 3250 3.00 - ENVIRONMENTAL PERCEPTION AND DISASTERS – NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course assesses the way people perceive their environment. Initially the course considers the theory of environmental perception. Considerable emphasis is placed on appraisal of natural and technological hazards and cultural perception.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3250 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3300 3.00 - SPACE/PLACE - NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course explores the construction, reproduction and representation of space, place and scale. Students are introduced to important socio-spatial theories that have affected how geographers understand such key concepts, including feminism, Marxism and postmodernism.

Prerequisites: 54 credits passed.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3300 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/SC/GEOG 3340 3.00 – GEOINFORMATICS: GIS I

An introduction to the application of GIS to geographical/environmental problems. A broad conceptual overview of GIS approaches and their strengths and limitations. Students gain hands-on experience in the use of raster-based GIS technology with particular reference to resource management and planning topics.

Expanded Description: The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts and tools used in GIS. The lectures will review technical aspects, examine various case studies and discuss critical perspectives using GIS.

At the end of the course, students should be able to understand how to develop some strategies for using GIS techniques in their own work and research. During the term, assignments will be structured to enable students to undertake their own research investigations using GIS.

These assignments will lead up to a final group project depending on the student’s area of interest (e.g. issues related to social, political, economic, planning, health or environmental themes). Students gain hands-on experience using the MapInfo Professional GIS software package.

Topics covered during the lectures will include: map as model; data input; cartographic and GIS data structures; data storage, errors and editing; elementary spatial analysis; measurement; map comparison; classification; spatial arrangement; Ethics and GIS: privacy and confidentiality.

Prerequisite: AP/SC/GEOG 2420 3.00.

Course credit exclusions: ES/ENVS 3520 3.00, AP/AS/SC GEOG 3180 3.00

Format: Two lecture hours and two laboratory hour per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: Q. Cheng

AP/SC/GEOG 3360 3.00 - MORPHOGENESIS OF SOILS

This course is concerned with the systematic study of climate, vegetation, parent material, topography and time on the development, classification and chemistry of soils. A field trip and laboratory work will form part of this course.

Course credit exclusions: AK/GEOG 3360 3.00 and AK/GEOG 3360 6.00.

Format: Combination of lecture, labwork, & fieldwork

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: W. Mahaney

AP/GEOG 3370 3.00 - INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CRITICAL GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVES – NOT OFFERED IN FW2015-2016

The course deals with conceptual debates on 'Third World' development. It explores issues of development including economic growth and poverty, resource use, agrarian change, industrial transformation, service-sector development, rural-urban inequality, gender relations, neoliberalism and imperialism, and prospect for democracy and macro-level structural social change in the less developed world.

Prerequisites: 54 credits successfully completed, including AP/GEOG 1000 6.00 or AP/GEOG 1410 6.00 or written permission of the Instructor.

Course credit exclusions: AS/GEOG 3370 3.00, AS/GEOG 4370 3.00.

Format: Three hours per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: Midterm 30%, final exam 30%, short paper 25%, project 15%

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3400 3.00 - DIMENSIONS OF DIFFERENCE: GEOGRAPHY OF GENDER, RACE AND POWER – NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course considers the construction, reproduction and representation of identity and difference in, through and across space and time. This course will introduce students to important feminist theorists and academics that have affected how geographers understand social relations through space, including gender relations and their intersection with race and power relations.

Prerequisites: 54 credits successfully completed.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3400 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week.

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/SC/GEOG 3421 3.00 - INTERMEDIATE STATISTICAL METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY – NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course examines the application of methods of geographical analysis to empirical data sets representing geographical and ecological phenomena. Bivariate linear regression and multiple regression and time/spatial series are emphasized.

Prerequisite: AP/SC/GEOG 2420 3.00 or equivalent.

Course credit exclusions: AP/SC/MATH 3033 3.00, AP/SC/MATH 3034 3.00, AP/SC/MATH 3230 3.00, AP/SC/MATH 3330 3.00, AP/POLS 3300 6.00, AP/SC/PSYC 2020 6.00, AP/SC/PSYC 2022 3.00, AS/SOCI 3030 6.00 and HH/PSYC 3030 3.00.

Format: Two lecture hours, two laboratory hours. One term.

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/SC/GEOG 3440 3.00 – GEOINFORMATICS: REMOTE SENSING I

This course represents an introduction to the methods in which remote sensing data are collected, processed, and analyzed. An emphasis is placed on environmental applications. The synergy between the technologies of remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) is introduced.

Expanded Description: Remote sensing is introduced as the process of examining, measuring, and studying our planet from a distance, without physical contact. As an extension of photography, remote sensing relies on an understanding and digital recording of energy interactions at or near the surface of the Earth and within the atmosphere. The science of these interactions will be presented as a foundation to understanding the theoretical utility and application of remote sensing techniques. This course will then explore the typical sequence of image acquisition, processing, analysis, and accuracy assessment as related to physical and human influenced environments.

Cross-listed: ES/ENVS 3521 3.00

Prerequisites: AP/SC/GEOG 2420 3.00 or ES/ENVS 2010 6.00 or written permission from the instructor.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3440 3.00

Format: Two lecture and two laboratory hours per week.

Required reading: Tempfli, K., N. Kerle, G.C. Huurneman, and L.L.F. Janssen (Eds.). 2009. Principles of remote sensing: an introductory textbook. The Netherlands: The International Institute

for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation. 591 p. (Note: this is a free online textbook)

Assessments: 5 assignments 40%, test 15%, discussion forum 10%, and final exam 35%

Instructor: T.K. Remmel

AP/GEOG 3490 3.00 - MAKING CANADA – NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course investigates the historical transformations of Canada's geography prior to the 20th century, including settlement by indigenous peoples, resettlement by colonizing and immigrant populations, the expansion of the nation-state's territory, land clearance, resource extraction and related geographies of the labour force, the creation of national parks, and urbanization.

Expanded Description: In clarifying the changing geography of Canada from the eighteenth century to the opening of the twentieth century, this course will highlight transformative developments in the expansion of the country across the continent. Special topics might include the evolution from colony to self-governing nation, the role and treatment of aboriginal populations, the importance and materials of transportation, the entry of old world populations, way-of-life and cultural comparisons among regions, and the rise of urbanization.

Course credit exclusion: AK/GEOG 3490 6.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week.

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/SC/GEOG 3500 3.00 - BIOGEOGRAPHY

An analysis of the geography of plants and animals emphasizing processes that operate at the population level, the origin and diversity of plants and animals, geographic patterns of diversity, and dynamics of species populations from local to continental scales.

Same as SC/BIOL 3500 3.00

Prerequisite: AP/SC/GEOG 2500 3.00 or SC/BIOL 2050 4.00.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3500 3.00.

Format: Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: A. Medeiros

AP/GEOG 3510 3.00 - METHODS OF SEDIMENT

An examination of methods of laboratory analysis of soils and sediments including soil/sediment sampling, particle size, water and organic component analyses, microscopic analysis and data interpretation. Special emphasis is placed on methods of analysis in soil/sediment research.

Course credit exclusion: AK/GEOG 3370 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week.

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: W. Mahaney

AP/GEOG 3520 3.00 – Designing and Conducting Research in Geography

This course examines how geographers design and carry out research, and the different philosophical bases for creating geographical knowledge. A range of approaches will be covered, including research in qualitative human geography, quantitative human geography, and physical geography.

Expanded Description: This course covers qualitative research design and the philosophical bases of qualitative methodological approaches to knowledge, as well as practical techniques such as questionnaire surveys, participant observation, interviewing/focus groups, archival research and content/textual analysis. These techniques will be applied in practical settings involving field projects. The structure of the course is based on the required textbook, although the order of topics is different. The first half of the course will be organized as a series of lectures and seminar discussions based on assigned readings; after Reading Week, there will be more workshop-type activities as various qualitative research methods are both discussed and experienced in the field.

Course credit exclusion: AP/AS/GEOG 3740 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Evaluation: To be announced.

Instructor: S. Koopman

AP/SC/GEOG 3540 3.00 - FIELD STUDIES IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

This course begins with lectures on field research methodology. The second phase concentrates on defining a field problem, leading to data collection in the field. The final part of the course deals with data analysis, and reviews methodological implications. Two two-hour periods per week (including lectures, seminars and workshops), a three to four day field trip. One term.

Expanded Description: The course is an introduction to research design and methodology in physical geography. The course integrates on-campus preparation and report writing with off-campus fieldwork during which data collection and preliminary analysis are carried out. The fieldwork relates to a geographic problem offering scope for the special interests of students in various aspects of physical geography.

Prerequisites: Students must be registered as Honours majors in Geography or Environmental Science and must have successfully completed AP/GEOG 2420 3.00 and one of AP/GEOG 2400 6.00, AP/GEOG 2500 3.00 or AP/GEOG 2600 3.00; or permission of the instructor.

Course credit exclusions: AK/MATH 3330 3.00, AS/GEOG 4540 3.00, AS/SC/GEOG 3390B 3.00 (prior to Fall/Winter 2002-2003) and AS/SC/GEOG 3420 3.00.

Format: Two two-hour periods per week (including lectures, seminars and workshops), a three to four day field trip. One term.

Grading: Field participation 20%, seminar presentation 35% and final report: 45%.

Reading and Resource Material: Suggestions for readings will be made once research topics have been identified.

Instructor: A. Robert

**ADDITIONAL FEES MAY BE INCURRED TO COVER THE EXPENSE OF TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMMODATION FOR OUT-OF-TOWN FIELD TRIPS.**

AP/GEOG 3590 3.00 - CONSERVATION IN CANADA – NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course investigates the significance of conservation in Canada, charting its history, and examining the socio-political and economic trends that gave rise to a particular vision of conservation. The course additionally examines the social and environmental effects of conservation policies and practices and the significance of these measures for the Canadian nation-state.

Course Credit Exclusion: AK/GEOG 3590 6.0

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3600 3.00 - NATIONS AND NATIONALISM – NOT OFFERED IN FW2015-2016

This course examines theories, geographies and histories of nations, nationalisms and nation-states.

Expanded Description: The purpose of this course is to investigate the rise of modern nations and nationalisms and the ways in which they shape our lives in both profound and seemingly trivial ways. We will focus in particular on:

•the processes, practices and narratives that shape and reproduce nations and nationalisms; and
•their radically varied expressions, ranging from comic books to genocide.

While the course will cover various theories of nations and nationalism, we will explore these within geographically and historically specific contexts. The course aims to help students develop the conceptual tools to critically evaluate various nations and nationalisms and to see what is at stake—politically, economically, socially, and environmentally—in their formulation.

To this end, we will examine nations and nationalisms in relation to several overlapping concepts and areas of inquiry, including space and geography, “nature,” identities and bodies, multicultural and indigenous nationalisms, and globalization.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3600 3.00.

Format: Three hours per week: combination of lecture and discussion

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3650 6.00 - WIRED CITIES: COMMUNITY, TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGING URBAN PLACES – NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

Examines the impact of technology on urban form, urban function and community. Emphasis is placed on the social, economic and political parameters of urban infrastructure, community formation, and everyday life in the wake of technological change.

Expanded Description: Topics that will be explored will include the following: urban form and function and the impact of technological change on urban places; urban infrastructure and technology; cities as communication nexus and the evolution of communication technologies; community and neighborhood formation in the Information Age; the impact on individuals and the family; privacy issues; access to information; issues of governance; nationalism and globalization; and speculations about the future of cities.

Note: You do not need to be a computer or Internet 'expert' to take this course, but you should have a working knowledge of e-mail and also be somewhat familiar with using a web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, Safari, etc.) as the entire course is organized around these two activities. You may use your own computer at home, or ones located in the University's computer labs to participate in this course.

Course credit exclusion: AK/AS/GEOG 3650 6.00.

Format: Internet course. No face-to-face lectures or tutorials. Participation in online course discussion groups is mandatory. Course website: http://www.yorku.ca/lcode/wiredcities/

Required Reading: Graham, Stephen and Simon Marvin (2001). Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition. New York: Routledge. Additional online readings will be indicated during 1st week of classes.

Evaluation: Participation 20%, written assignments 35%, research essay 25%, and final exam 20%.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3700 3.00 - DISASTER! EARTH’S EXTREME EVENTS

Geographical perspectives on the physical processes behind extreme natural events (volcanoes, tsunami, tornadoes, hurricanes) and their impact on people. Many case studies and the literature will be used to understand how physical geography impacts human activities and settlements.

Prerequisite: AP/SC/GEOG 2600 3.00.

Course credit exclusions: None.

Format: Three lecture hours per week.

Required Reading: To be announced.

Instructor: A. Medeiros

AP/GEOG 3710 3.00 - SOCIETY, SPACE AND ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH ASIA – NOT OFFERED FW2015-2016

This course deals with the historical-geographical specificities of South Asia that are products of its own internal economic-political evolution and physical environmental context as well as of its historical and contemporary linkages to other parts of the world.

Prerequisites: 54 credits successfully completed, including at least one of AP/GEOG 1000 6.00 or AP/GEOG 1410 6.00 or AP/SC/GEOG 1400 6.00, or written permission of the Instructor.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3710 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Assignments: Map quiz 20%, two short essays 25% each, and final exam 30%

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3730 6.00 - COMPARATIVE URBAN DEVELOPMENT

** (Please Note: This course is administered through the Department of Social Science) **

Significant dimensions of urbanization and urban-rural relationships are examined comparatively across major world regions, with emphasis upon Africa, Asia and Latin America. Students may choose a regional focus for research papers, including North America. Migration patterns, socio-economic structure of cities, values and images of rural and urban life, employment and planning to meet the needs of growing cities are the principal topics covered.

Cross-listed with: AP/SOSC 3730 6.00

Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 3730 6.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Evaluation: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3750 3.00 - AFRICA: IMPOVERISHMENT OF A CONTINENT

This course critically examines the changing geography and depletion of Africa's resources from the precolonial to the present, with an emphasis on current events. The course covers a range of topics, including agriculture, natural resource extraction, migration, the slave trade, and AIDS.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3750 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Evaluation: To be announced.

Instructor: J. Mensah

AP/GEOG 3760 3.00- The Philippines: Geographical perspectives on Global Integration – NOT OFFERED fw2015-2016

This course examines the processes through which the Philippines was, and is, incorporated into the global system. Topics will include precolonial trade and religious networks; colonial integration into Spanish and American empires; modern integration through Developmental institutions, and manufacturing and resource commodity chains. Filipino migrations will be given careful consideration, especially those that link the Philippines and Canada.

Course credit exclusions: None.

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Evaluation: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3770 3.00 - HOUSING POLICY

** (Please Note: This course is administered through the Department of Social Science) **

The course studies Canadian housing policy using the approaches of economics, political science and public administration. The course examines models of housing markets, the effects of housing policies, the politics and process of policy formation and procedures for policy evaluation.

Prerequisites: 54 credits successfully completed, including one of AP/GEOG 1410 6.00 or AP/SOSC 2710 9.00 or permission of the course instructor.

Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 3770 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Evaluation: To be announced.

Instructor: To be announced.

AP/GEOG 3800 3.00 - GEOGRAPHIES OF WORK

This course examines the geographies of productive and reproductive labour at multiple scales, including global, national, regional, urban, domestic and personal.

Expanded Description: This course explores how human struggles to “make a living” simultaneously shape and are shaped by changing economic landscapes. The course addresses the different theoretical perspectives on work, both paid and unpaid. With a primary focus on workers in advanced capitalist economies, the course discusses both new and old spatial divisions of labour and the restructuring of work and workplaces at the international, local and household scales.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3800 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Evaluation: To be announced.

Required Reading: To be announced.

Instructor: S. Tufts

AP/SC/GEOG 3900 3.00 - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE CITY

This course explores the natural and physical systems of the city, focusing on the climate, water, geomorphology, biogeography of the urban landscape, including its built environment.

Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3900 3.00.

Format: Three lecture hours per week

Required Reading: To be announced.

Evaluation: To be announced.

Instructor: A. Medeiros