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GEOG 100 Environment and Sustainability

Effective date: January 2017

An introduction to the impact of human activity on ecological systems. Topics include ecosystem structure and function, human population change, resource management, and pollution.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

GEOG 102 Human Geography

Effective date: January 2017

An introduction to cultural change and growth. The course emphasizes patterns, processes, and problems in the growth of human populations, cultural origins, diffusion and perceptions, the evolution of economic development and urbanization, geopolitical organizations and environmental stress.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

GEOG 103 Globalization and World Regions

Effective date: January 2017

The course is an introduction to the processes of globalization and the geographic impacts of globalization in world regions. The course will focus on the economic, cultural, and environmental relationship among core, peripheral, and semi-peripheral regions.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

GEOG 104 Canada: Peoples and Land

Effective date: January 2017

Students will learn the nature of human relationships with the land beginning with Indigenous perspectives in Canada. Students will use the concepts and techniques of regional geography to examine the cultural, economic, physical, political, and social aspects of Canada.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

GEOG 105 Geography in British Columbia

Effective date: January 2017

Introduction to the physical and human geography of British Columbia. The course takes a topical approach in examining the physical, economic, resource, settlement, and social geography of the province, with attention paid to the landscape, character, and image of its regions.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

GEOG 111 Natural Hazards

Effective date: January 2017

This course introduces physical geography by examining the natural environmental processes behind hazards like earthquakes, storms, landslides, and floods. It examines how human development and planning can turn hazards into disasters, or effectively mitigate them. Current events are emphasized. Lab activities introduce physical geography techniques in a hazards context.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

GEOG 216 Quantitative Methods

Effective date: September 2014

This course focuses on the application of statistical techniques to geographic problems. Topics include hypothesis formulation, sampling strategies, parametric and non-parametric statistical tests and statistical models. Lab exercises are computer-based.

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Credits
4
Format
2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$339.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C in any first- or second-year GEOG course

GEOG 217 Maps and GIS

Effective date: September 2012

The course provides a conceptual and practical introduction to maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students are introduced to techniques and fundamentals of spatial data and analysis. Topics include scale, map interpretation, and digital mapping.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$462 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C in any first-year GEOG course

GEOG 218 Remote Sensing

Effective date: September 2012

The course provides a conceptual and practical introduction to remote sensing, focusing on how remotely sensed images are used to address issues in physical and human geography. Students work with a range of image types and resolutions as well as methods and tools used for their analysis.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$462 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C in any first-year GEOG course

GEOG 219 Field Surveying

Effective date: September 2012

This course introduces techniques and procedures of field surveying. Students will learn the principles of vertical and horizontal survey geometry, and perform field-based labs in small groups. They will become proficient with high-level equipment and the standards of field data recording. Students will generate accurate ground-survey maps.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$462 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C in any first-year GEOG course

GEOG 220 Natural Resource Systems

Effective date: September 2009

An introduction to natural resource systems, with an emphasis on Canada and particularly British Columbia. Topics include: historical perspective, assessment techniques, and government jurisdictions. The distribution, structure, and production of selected natural resources are discussed in the context of management trends and environmental impacts.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C in any first- or second-year GEOG course
  • C in any first- or second-year ECON course

And one of:

  • C in any first- or second-year ENGL course

GEOG 222 Economic Geography

Effective date: September 2009

An introduction to the structure of economic space. With an emphasis on principles, problems and processes, the course focuses on agricultural and manufacturing location, tertiary activities and consumer behaviour, transportation systems, international trade and regional development.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C in any first- or second-year GEOG course
  • C in any first- or second-year ECON course

And one of:

  • C in any first- or second-year ENGL course

GEOG 232 Cultural Studies in Geography

Effective date: September 2016

An introduction to contemporary cultural geography. In this course students will learn the role of space, place, community and region in relation to identity and cultural and social issues. Students will be exposed to topics including geographies of population, settlement, ethnicity, power, gender, class, cultural elements, environmental relations, and cultural landscapes.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C in any first- or second-year GEOG course

And one of:

  • C in any first- or second-year ENGL course

GEOG 236 Geography of Cities

Effective date: September 2009

The course aims to outline the origins, growth, and development of cities. The problems and issues of migration, urbanization, and metropolitan changes in both developed and less developed countries will be examined. A study of urban policy, planning and future trends will also be undertaken.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C in any first- or second-year GEOG course

And one of:

  • C in any first- or second-year ENGL course

GEOG 240 Globalization and Asia

Effective date: September 2016

A rapid transformation of Asia's economy and environment is currently underway. This course will critically review how globalization impacts economic development, industrialization, and urbanization in the region. Students will also examine the region's changing environmental conditions, including pollution, deforestation, and resource depletion.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

GEOG 250 Latin America and the Caribbean

Effective date: September 2012

This course studies the physical and human characteristics of Latin America, including the Caribbean region. Topics of focus include: physical environment, demographics, economics, culture, urbanization, and environmental issues. The course presents theories and strategies of development and land use through case studies.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C in any first- or second-year GEOG course

And one of:

  • C in any first- or second-year ENGL course

GEOG 260 Geographies of Development

Effective date: September 2016

This course investigates the issues facing people living in developing countries such as rapid population growth, food insecurity, life in slums, persistent poverty, and stark economic disparities. Students will learn to critically analyze the concepts and models of development. They will examine development policies and their results through geographical case studies.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$369.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And one of:

  • C in any GEOG course

GEOG 272 Weather and Climate

Effective date: May 2014

This course explores the nature and function of Earth’s atmosphere. Topics include atmospheric composition and structure, insolation, atmospheric circulation, humidity and precipitation, and weather systems. Climate diversity and change (natural and anthropogenic) will be examined in detail. Lab activities will introduce methods for sampling and analyzing weather and climate data.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$369.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

GEOG 274 Biogeography

Effective date: September 2012

This course explores the nature and function of Earth’s biosphere, with an emphasis on the spatial distribution of ecosystems.  Major topics include ecological processes, soils, ecosystem description and classification, dispersal and evolutionary processes, historical biogeography, and mass extinctions.  Lab activities will introduce methods for sampling and analyzing biogeographic data.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$462 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

GEOG 276 Geomorphology

Effective date: May 2014

This course explores the nature and function of Earth’s lithosphere, highlighting the critical role of water. Topics include plate tectonics, surface and groundwater hydrology, mass wasting, rivers, coastal systems, glaciers and periglacial landscapes. Lab activities will introduce methods of hydrological and geomorphological sampling and data analysis, emphasizing field work.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Geography
Tuition
$462 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

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