Program Structure

Throughout their degree, students will have mandatory courses and electives each year. The cumulative result will be a self-constructed degree that hits all the important notes of an education in climate in Environment.

In their first year, students will take foundations courses in disciplines across the Faculties of Arts and Science, including two interfaculty courses in Climate and Environment

CLEN

101

Introduction to the Climate System

3 Credits

CLEN

102

Introduction to Environmental Processes

3 Credits

BIOL

112

Diversity of Life

3 Credits

ECON

101

Introductory Microeconomics

3 Credits

SOCI

101

Foundations of Sociology

3 Credits

SOCI

102

Key Issues in Contemporary Sociology

3 Credits

One of: CSCI 161 (3 Credits) or MATH 106 (3 Credits)

3 Credits

One of: CHEM 100 (6 Credits) OR PHYS 101/121 (3 Credits) and PHYS 102/122 or MATH 107 (3 Credits)

6 Credits

One of PGOV 101 (3 Credits), PSCI 101 (3 Credits), or PSCI 102 (3 Credits)

In the second year, students will complete some core and allied courses that will further strengthen their foundation in Climate and Environment. Furthermore, while students must complete courses in both the Climate concentration and the Environment Concentration, but must determine which will be their concentration A (in which they’ll complete 48 credits) and their concentration B (in which they’ll complete 24 credits). A typical second-year pattern includes the following:

 

CLEN

201

Climate Change and People

3 Credits

CLEN

202

Understanding Climate Change

3 Credits

BIOL

203

Ecology

3 Credits

ESCI

265

Data Analysis in Earth and Environmental Sciences

3 Credits

ECON

281

Environmental Economics

3 Credits

SOC

202

Research Principles and Practice

3 Credits

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Designated Courses

12 Credits

By the third year of the program, students will have determined areas of interest, and will have the opportunity to choose a greater number of courses. Core courses will provide students with a grounding in the various contexts in which work on Climate and Environment is conducted

 

CLEN

301

Introduction to Science Policy and Science-Based Public Policy Decision-Making

3 Credits

CLEN

302

Environmental Sustainability for Organizations

3 Credits

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Designated Courses

18 Credits

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Electives

6 Credits

 

In fourth year, students will continue to gain deepening knowledge of their chosen areas of interest within Climate and Environment as well as take two innovative and engaging courses that will engage them in real-world problem strategizing and problem-solving (CLEN 401 and 402). A typical fourth year in the program would include the following:

 

CLEN

401

Strategies for Addressing Climate and Environment Issues

3 Credits

CLEN

402

Addressing Climate and Environment Issues- Senior Practicum

3 Credits

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Designated Courses

18 Credits

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Electives

6 Credits

 

Students aiming to complete an Honours degree must replace 6 credits of electives with CLEN 490- Honours Thesis (6 credits).