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Course Calendar 2012 - 2013
Course Calendar DESS 2012 - 2013
Issues in Sustainability
Urban Environments
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4 Year Honours 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 Honours BA

Admission Requirements:

Students must consult with the Department Advisor in planning their studies.

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT:

120 credit hours

Graduation G.P.A. Requirement

To graduate with a BA Honours, students must have completed the course requirements for a BA in Environmental Studies and Sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all Environmental Studies and Sciences courses, which will be calculated on all course attempts in the major. Students must also have a minimum 2.75 GPA on all non-major courses, which will be calculated as for the General Degree (i.e., F's are not included and, in the case of repeated courses, only the highest grade will be used).

 

 

 

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT::

Degree: Minimum 60 credit hours

Honours:
Minimum 30 credit hours, including minimum 18 credit hours at upper level (3000/4000) of which a minimum of 9 credit hours at 4000 level

 

 

 

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

HONOURS REQUIREMENT:

Single Honours: Minimum requirements for a 4 year BA degree in Environmental Studies in either of the following streams:

  • Issues in Sustainability or
  • Urban Environment.

Minimum 30 credit hours in upper-level (3000 and 4000) courses of which a minimum of 12 credit hours must be at the 4000 level.

Required Courses:
GEOG-2309(3) Statistical Techniques in Environmental Analysis
ENV-4611 (6) Environment Impact Assessment
ENV-4701(6) Honours Environmental Studies and Sciences Thesis

 

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:
GEOG-2309(3) Statistical Techniques in Environmental Analysis
ENV-4611 (6) Environment Impact Assessment
ENV-4701(6) Honours Environmental Studies and SciencesThesis

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:
GEOG-2309(3) Statistical Techniques in Environmental Analysis
ENV-4611 (6) Environment Impact Assessment
ENV-4701(6) Honours Environmental Studies and SciencesThesis