Summer 2023 Course Offerings

In summer 2023 the Geography courses offered by the Department of Geography and Environment are scheduled during one of two sessions, either online during the Distance Studies session (May 8 - July 28) or in-person during Intersession (May 15 - June 23).

For more information visit the Summer Guide and the Summer Academic Timetable.

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.

2030A Africa South of the Sahara - Intersession

This course provides an introduction to the geography of Africa south of the Sahara. The course will take a systematic approach. Economic, political, social and environmental issues will be examined with a focus on contemporary patterns of change within the context of the global economy.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

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2041A Geography of China - Distance Studies

This course adopts a geographic approach to understanding contemporary China. It examines how transformations of China's land, people, economy, and society are recasting internal regional divisions and repositioning China in a rapidly changing world.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

2144A Geography of Tourism - Distance Studies

An examination of tourism as a global, national and local phenomenon, with economic, social, and environmental impacts. The emphasis of this course is on tourism as placemaking. Topics include tourism theory, major tourist destinations, climate change impacts, media influences, hosts, guests, local tourism and tourism to imaginary places.

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

2152F Geography of Hazards - Distance Studies

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.

2153A Environment, Economy, and Society - Intersession

The human uses of and impacts on environment and resources; the concept of sustainability; current resource issues.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

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