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Course Calendar 2012 - 2013
Course Calendar DESS 2012 - 2013
Chemistry
Forest Ecology
Forest Policy
Global Environmental Systems
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4 Year Honours Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science 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 BSc

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 nvironmental Studies with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all Environmental Studies 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 BSc degree in Environmental Studies in any of the following streams:

  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Policy and Management
  • Global Environment Systems
  • Chemistry

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) Environmental 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:

Chemistry

In addition to the core set of Environmental Studies courses, students in the Chemistry stream study the fundamental chemical nature of the environment with a focus on organic and inorganic chemistry and biochemistry.

Requirements for Single Major:

84 credit hours

Chemistry Stream Required Courses:

Core courses for all BSc students PLUS:
BIOL-4411(3) Water Quality and Health
CHEM-2102(3) Thermodynamics and Kinetics
CHEM-2202(3) Organic Chemistry I
CHEM-2203(3) Organic Chemistry II
CHEM-2302(3) Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CHEM-2401(3) Inorganic Chemistry I
CHEM-2501(3) Principles of Biochemistry or CHEM-3502(3) Intermediate Biochemistry I or ENV/CHEM-3611(3) Environmental Toxicology
CHEM-3302(3) Methods of Chemical Analysis
CHEM-3601(3) Environmental Chemistry
MATH-1101(6) Introduction to Calculus or the equivalents:
MATH-1103(3) Introducion to Calculus I and MATH-1104(3) Introducion to Calculus II
PHYS-1101(6) Foundations of Physics I or PHYS-1301(6) Introduction to Physics

These programs lead to a bachelor of science degree (4-year)

Forest Ecology

The Forest Ecology and Forest Policy and Management streams are now recognized by the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF), Canada’s professional organization of foresters and leading voice for the forest industry. This designation allows graduates from these streams to have the prestige associated with a nationally recognized forestry baccalaureate program, giving students a competitive edge and the specialized skills needed to work in the forest industry or many associated professions. Graduates of the University of Winnipeg’s Forest Ecology program receive Silver Ring recognition from the CIF which symbolizes their responsibility to manage the forest for future generations and is a commitment to life-long learning and worn with pride. The Silver Rings are presented at a special ceremony with representatives of the CIF and the University of Winnipeg. The Silver Rings recognize that students are educated and trained in the complex interrelationships of forest ecosystems, water, fish and wildlife, as well as the social, cultural and economic aspects of forestry.

Requirements for Single Major:

87 credit hours

FOREST ECOLOGY Required Courses:

Core courses for all BSc students (except that ENV-2603(3) Environmental Sustainability: A Global Dilemma is not required and GEOG-2309(3) Statistical Techniques in Environmental Analysis is required) PLUS:
BIOL-2153(3) Biology of Vascular Plants
BIOL/ENV-2401(1) Forest Field Skills Camp **
BIOL-2477(3) Forest Measurement +
BIOL-3152(3) Flowering Plants in Manitoba
BIOL-3471(3) Forest Ecology
BIOL-3473(3) Principles of Silviculture +
BIOL-3476(3) Forest Policy and Management
BIOL-4451/2 Forest Ecosystems Field Course **
BIOL-4471(3) Ecological Methodology
BIOL-4473(3) Dendrochronology +
BIOL-4474(3) Forest Health and Protection* +
BIOL-4475(3) Urban Forestry* +
GEOG-2213(3) Introductory Soil Science
GEOG-2306(3) Introduction to Geographic Information Systems-
ENV-3607(3) Forests and the Environment +
ENV-3608(3) Forest Wildlife Management +

Suggested electives:
BIOL-2115(3) Biology of Invertebrates
BIOL-3410(3) Freshwater Ecology
BIOL-3801(3) General Entomology*
BIOL-4116(3) Biology Honours Thesis
GEOG-2207(3) Climatology
GEOG-2316(3) Remote Sensing
GEOG-2414(3) The Urban Environment*
GEOG-3210(3) Hydrology
GEOG-3215(3) Biogeography
GEOG-3306(3) Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GEOG-3319(3) Advanced Remote Sensing
ENV-4613(3) Directed Studies in Environmental Studies
ENV-4615(3) Environmental Soil Science

* courses with prerequisites that are not required courses in the major
** The field courses are typically held in alternating years in the spring or summer session.
+ Typically held in alternating years in the fall/winter session.

These programs lead to a bachelor of science degree (4-year).

Forest Policy and Management

Like the Forest Ecology stream, this course of study focuses on the ecology and biology of forests. In addition, students explore administrative and cultural practices that are inherently important to developing and maintaining forest policy and forest management.

The Forest Ecology and Forest Policy and Management streams are now recognized by the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF), Canada’s professional organization of foresters and leading voice for the forest industry. This designation allows graduates from these streams to have the prestige associated with a nationally recognized forestry baccalaureate program, giving students a competitive edge and the specialized skills needed to work in the forest industry or many associated professions. Graduates of the University of Winnipeg’s Forest Ecology program receive Silver Ring recognition from the CIF which symbolizes their responsibility to manage the forest for future generations and is a commitment to life-long learning and worn with pride. The Silver Rings are presented at a special ceremony with representatives of the CIF and the University of Winnipeg. The Silver Rings recognize that students are educated and trained in the complex interrelationships of forest ecosystems, water, fish and wildlife, as well as the social, cultural and economic aspects of forestry.

Requirements for Single Major:

84 credit hours.

FOREST POLICY AND MANAGEMENT Required courses:

Core courses for all BSc students (except that GEOG-2309(3) Statistical Techniques in Environmental Analysis is required) PLUS:
BIOL-2153(3) Biology of Vascular Plants
BIOL/ENV-2401(1) Forest Field Skills Camp **
BIOL-3471(3) Forest Ecology
BIOL-3476(3) Forest Policy and Management
BIOL-4451/2 Forest Ecosystems Field Course **
BIOL-4474(3) Forest Health and Protection*
BIOL-4475(3) Urban Forestry*
ECON-2317(3) Environmental Economics
GEOG-2306(3)Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
POL-2300(6) Public Administration
POL-3411(3) Aboriginal People and the Law I
ENV-3606(3) Business and the Environment
ENV-3607(3) Forests and the Environment

Suggested electives:
BIOL-2477(3) Forest Measurement
BIOL-3473(3) Principles of Silviculture
GEOG-2204(3) Human Impact on the Environment
GEOG-3306(3)Advanced Geographic Information Systems
POL/UIC-2020 Colonization and Aboriginal Peoples
POL-3405(3) Aboriginal Politics in Manitoba
POL-3415(3) Aboriginal People and the Law II
REL-2801(3) Introduction to Aboriginal Spirituality
REL-2802(3) Aboriginal and Christian Encounter
CRS-1200(3) Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies
ENV-3608(3) Forest Wildlife Management
ENV-4613(3) Directed Studies in Environmental Studies
ENV-4615(3) Environmental Soil Science

* courses with prerequisites that are not required courses in the major
** The field courses are typically held in alternating years in the spring or summer session.

These programs lead to a bachelor of science degree (4-year).

Global Environmental Systems

Students who select this stream will study not only physical geography, but also regional geography, systematic human geography, geographical techniques, and human impact on the environment.

Requirements for Single Major:

84 credit hours

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS Required Courses:

Core courses for all BSc students PLUS:
GEOG-2207(3) Climatology
GEOG-2213(3) Introductory Soil Science
GEOG-2214(3) Soil-Vegetation Systems
GEOG-3210(3) Hydrology
GEOG-3401(3) Population Geography*

6 credit hours from among the following techniques courses:
GEOG-2304(3) Computer Mapping
GEOG-2306(3) Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEOG-2316(3) Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEOG-3319(3) Advanced Remote Sensing

6 credit hours from the following geography options:
GEOG-2408(3) Environmental Perception and Human Behaviour*
GEOG-2411(3) Geography of Globalization*
GEOG-2414(3) The Urban Environment*
GEOG-3408(3) Water Resources*
GEOG-3508(3) Geographical Issues in the Developing World*
GEOG-2212(3) Natural Hazards
GEOG-2204(3) Human Impact on the Environment

6 credit hours from the following physical geography options:
GEOG-2215(3) Mineralogy and Petrology
GEOG-2216(3) Physical Geology
GEOG-2218(3) Fluvial and Hillslope Processes
GEOG-2219(3) Glacial and Periglacial Processes
GEOG-3204(3) Climate Change and Variability
GEOG-3215(3) Biogeography
GEOG-3216(3) Arctic Environments
GEOG-3217(3) Tropical Environments
GEOG-3219(3) Quaternary Environments
ENV-4615(3) Environmental Soil Science

6 credit hours from the following options:
PHIL-1002(6) Values and the Human Condition
POL-3105(6) Global Political Economy
POL-3120(3) International Law
SOC-2110(6) Social Change *
IDS-1100(6) Introduction to International Development Studies
IDS-2131(3) Rural Development *
IDS-3160(3) Cultural Perspectives on Global Processes *
CRS-1200(6) Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies
ENV/SOC-2502(3) Sociology of the Environment
ENV-2604(3) Environment and Health
ENV-3606(3) Business and the Environment
ENV-3030/
UIC-3035(3) Urban Policy Issues
ENV/UIC-3025(3) Issues in Sustainable Cities

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

These programs lead to a bachelor of science degree (4-year).