Physical and Environmental Geography Minor (Science Program) - ASMIN2030

Physical and Environmental Geography offers science-based programs for students interested in an integrative approach to understanding the earths biotic and abiotic systems, including their spatial dynamics and the ways they are altered by human action. The programs provide a foundation in the subfields of climatology, biogeography, hydrology, and geomorphology. Students gain practical experience in lab and field settings. Technical skills taught also include data analysis, geospatial analytical tools, including GIS and Remote Sensing.

Enrolment in the Physical and Environmental Geography Minor will be administratively suspended as of January 31, 2024 and students will no longer be able to enrol in the program. Students presently enrolled in the Minor will be able to complete the program requirements as described below. Students who are not enrolled in this program but are interested in “Physical and Environmental Geography” programs are encouraged to consider the Environmental Geography and/or Human Geography Programs in the Department of Geography and Planning and are strongly recommended to consult with the Department of Geography and Planning for advising.

First Year Geography Courses: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from JEG100H1 (recommended), GGR101H1, GGR107H1, GGR112H1, GGR124H1, GGR196H1, GGR197H1, GGR198H1, GGR199H1

Core Courses: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from GGR201H1, GGR203H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1

Methods Courses: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from GGR270H1, GGR272H1, GGR390H1

Applications: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from:

  1. Hydrology/GIS/Remote Sensing: GGR206H1, GGR273H1, GGR274H1, GGR315H1/​ GGR337H1, GGR373H1, GGR375H1, GGR386H1, GGR413H1, GGR414H1/​ GGR415H1, GGR462H1
  2. Climatology/Energy: GGR203H1, GGR314H1, GGR347H1, GGR348H1
  3. Geomorphology: GGR201H1, GGR301H1, GGR406H1
  4. Biogeography: GGR205H1, GGR305H1, GGR308H1, ESS361H1, ESS461H1, ESS462H1

    No more than one (0.5) of GGR273H1, GGR274H1, GGR373H1, GGR375H1, GGR386H1. At least one Applications course (0.5 credit) must be 300-level or higher. Up to one 0.5 credit can be used from GGR493Y1, based on suitability of placement for this program, and approved by department.

Total credits: 4.0