Summer 2020 Course Offerings

This summer all the geography courses are offered online in these two sessions: Distance Studies session (May 4 - July 31) and Intersession (May 11 - June 26). For more information visit the Summer Guide.

NOTE: Western University was going to host the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences from May 30 - June 5, 2020. Although the Congress has been canceled no classes will be scheduled during this time.

2011A Ontario and the Great Lakes - Distance Studies

A detailed examination of the province as part of the Great Lakes region, with special reference to its historical development, natural resources and patterns of human and economic activity.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

2060A World Citites - Intersession

A global perspective on urbanism. In each session a selected city is used to emphasize a particular urban problem, urban spatial structure or world region. 

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

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2144A Geography of Tourism - Distance Studies

Examination of tourism as a global, national and local phenomenon, with economic, social, and environmental impacts; emphasis on tourism in developing countries; hosts, guests, and tourism operators; tourism trends; mass versus alternative tourism; relationship between 'ecotourism' and nature protection.  

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.

2152F Geography of Hazards - Intersession

A survey of the methods and models used to understand human responses to hazards. The course reviews the rich tradition of hazards research in geography, particularly through the lens of social science. The course will include discussions of both so-called "natural hazards" (e.g., floods, fires, earthquakes) and "technological hazards" (e.g., nuclear technology, genetically modified organisms, terrorism, war) as examples.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

2156A Animal Geographies - Intersession

Investigates the fast-changing geographies of animals in relation to global environmental change. The initial focus is on extinctions, endangerment, and broad population declines occurring among many wild animal species. The subsequent focus is on the soaring populations and conditions of life for a few species of domesticated animals.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.