The University of Winnipeg
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Course Calendar 2012 - 2013
Course Calendar DESS 2012 - 2013
Issues in Sustainability
Urban Environments
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4 Year Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts Programs

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program that takes an holistic approach to the environment. Following the general principles of sustainability, the BA programs offer an integrated understanding of the environment, acknowledging human impact, and providing a framework to develop future solutions to environmental problems within two distinct streams.

Requirements for a 4-Year BA

Admission Requirements:

Students must meet prerequisites where required.

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT:

120 credit hours

 

 

 

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT::

Degree: Minimum 60 credit hours

Major:
Minimum 30 credit hours

 

 

 

GENERAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT:

Humanities: 12 credit hours

Science:
6 credit hours

Social Science: 12 credit hours

Writing:
The course RHET-1106(3) Academic Writing: Links with the Disciplines, Environmental Studies, is required. The Department recommends that students take RHET-1106 early in their 1st year of studies as most courses in DESS programs include multiple writing assignments.

Maximum Introductory Courses:
Students may use a maximum of 42 credit hours at the 1000 level. Of these, a maximum of 6 credit hours may be below the 1000 level.

Distribution:
Minimum three (3) credit hours from each of five (5) different subjects.
4000-Level Courses: Minimum 3.0 GPA (B) in major courses (students lacking the requisite 3.0 GPA should consult the department concerned regarding eligibility to take 4000-level courses).
Permission of department

MAJOR REQUIREMENT:

Single Major:

  • Issues in Sustainability, 72 credit hours;
  • Urban Environments, 72 credit hours.

Double Major:

The student must meet both the requirements of Environmental Studies and those of the second Major Department. A course listed by both Departments counts towards both Majors (unless it is clearly stated otherwise in that discipline’s section of the Calendar).

Combined Major:

Minimum 60 credit hours from two (2) different majors with not less than 24 credit hours from each major subject. Required courses depend on second major and will be determined in consultation with the departmental advisor.

Please Note:
In any case where The University of Winnipeg Course Calendar and these pages differ, the current Calendar takes precedence.

Streams & Courses:

Issues in Sustainability

If you choose this degree program, you will receive a solid grounding in the social, political, and economic aspects of sustainable development, and may specialize in either Canadian or developing world issues. The resulting degree enables you to devise and enact policy development in sustainability, in addition to obtaining the research skills needed to make recommendations to policy makers.

Required courses:
ECON-1104(3) Introduction to Economic Theory
ECON-2317(3) Environmental Economics
ENV-1600(3) Human-Environmental Interactions
ENV/IDS-2603(3) Environmental Sustainability: A Global Dilemma
ENV-3035(3) Law and the Environment
ENV-3606(3) Business and the Environment
ENV-3609(3) Research Methods and Design
ENV-3610(3) Research Projects
GEOG-1201(3) Introductory Atmospheric Science
GEOG-1202(3) Introductory Earth Science
GEOG-2309(3) Statistical Techniques in Environmental Analysis
GEOG-2414(3) The Urban Environment*
PHIL-2233(3) Environmental Ethics
POL-2300(6) Public Administration
POL-2505(3) Issues in City Politics
POL-4520(3) Theories of Urban Poverty

one of:
BIOL-1106(3) Environmental Biology
CHEM-2801(3) Chemistry and Society

one of:
ECON-3305(3) Economic Development*
ECON-3306(3) International Aspects of Economic Development*
IDS-2110(3) Participatory LocalDevelopment*
IDS-3111(3) An Analysis of Development Aid Policies*

18 credit hours from among:
CRS-1200(6) Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies
ECON-2311(3) Economics of Natural Resource Extraction
ECON-2318(3) Energy Economics
ECON-3302(3) International Finance
ECON-3303(3) Economics of Public Expenditures
ECON-3315(3) Urban Economics*
ENV/SOC-2502(3) Sociology of the Environment
ENV-2604(3) Environment and Health
ENV/UIC-3603(3) Winnipeg and the Environment: A Case Study Approach
ENV-4614(3) Critical Environmental Issues
GEOG-2401(3) Agricultural Geography
GEOG-2407(3) Recreation Geography*
GEOG-2411(3) Geography of Globalization*
GEOG-3216(3) Arctic Environments
GEOG-3401(3) Population Geography*
GEOG-3402(3) Urbanization in the Developing World*
GEOG-3408(3) Water Resources*
GEOG-4441(3) Advanced Studies in Environmental Perception*
IDS-1100(6) Introduction to International Development
IDS-2131(3) Rural Development*
IDS-2181(3) Selected Topics in International Development Studies*
IDS-3111(3) Analysis of Development Aid Policies*
POL-2100(6) Global Politics
POL-3105(6) Global Political Economy
POL-3310(3) Health Care and Environmental Policy
SOC-2121(3) Population Problems*
SOC-2404(3) Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment*
SOC-2501(3) Technology and Society
SOC-3113(6) Sociology of Cities and Urban Life*

* courses with prerequisites that are not required courses in the major

Urban Environments

This degree program not only recognizes the link between humans and the environment, but concentrates specifically on the environmental problems and issues related to urban expansion. The courses selected for this program look at the economic, social, political, and environmental policy issues arising from this intensive modification
to the natural environment.

Required courses:
ECON-1104(3) Introduction to Economic Theory
ECON-2317(3) Environmental Economics
ENV-1600(3) Human-Environmental Interactions
ENV/IDS-2603(3) Environmental Sustainability: A Global Dilemma
ENV-2604(3) Environment and Health
ENV/UIC-3025(3) Issues in Sustainable Cities
ENV-3035(3) Law and the Environment
ENV/UIC-3603(3) Winnipeg and the Environment: A Case Study Approach
ENV-3609(3) Research Methods and Design
ENV-3610(3) Research Projects
GEOG-1201(3) Introductory Atmospheric Science
GEOG-1202(3) Introductory Earth Science
GEOG-2309(3) Statistical Techniques in Environmental Analysis
GEOG-2414(3) The Urban Environment
GEOG-2415(3) An Introduction to Urban Development
PHIL-2233(3) Environmental Ethics
POL-2500(3) City Politics
POL-2505(3) Issues in City Politics

one of:
BIOL-1106(3) Environmental Biology
CHEM-2801(3) Chemistry and Society

15 credit hours from among:
BIOL-4411(3) Water Quality and Health*
BIOL-4475(3) Urban Forestry*
CHEM-3601(3) Environmental Chemistry*
ECON-3303(3) Economics of Public Expenditures*
ECON-3315(3) Urban Economics*
ENV/GEOG/WGS-2416(3) Sex, Gender, Space and Place
ENV/SOC-2502(3) Sociology of the Environment
ENV/IDS-2521(3) Voluntary Simplicity
ENV-4611(6) Environmental Impact Assessment
ENV-4614(3) Critical Environmental Issues
GEOG-2411(3) Geography of Globalization*
GEOG-3401(3) Population Geography*
GEOG-3402(3) Urbanization in the Developing World
GEOG-3413(3) Urban Revitalization
GEOG-3408(3) Water Resources
GEOG-4403(3) Urban Land Use - Developmental Processes
GEOG-4404(3) Field Research in Urban Geography
HIST-3544(6) The History of Winnipeg
HIST-4550(6) Advanced Studies in the History of Canadian Regions and Communities
IDS-2110(3) Participatory Local Development
POL-2300(6) Public Administration
POL-3500(6) Globalization and City Politics
POL-4505(6) Politics of Urban Planning
POL-4520(3) Theories of Urban Poverty
REL-2505(3) Religious Interpretations of the City
SOC-2120(3) Sociology of Communities*
SOC-3113(6) Sociology of Cities and Urban Life*
UIC-2001(3) Community Development
UIC 2220 (3) Urban Poverty and Policy
UIC-3020(3) Women in the Inner Cities
UIC-3030(3) Urban and Community Planning

*courses with prerequisites that are not required courses in the major