Sustainable Agriculture

This is an overview of current courses offered 2017-2018, although they may change in the future. The most updated information can be found on the UBC course website.


Anthropology Courses

  • ANTH 210 – Eating Culture

Applied Biology Courses

  • APBI 200 – Introduction to Soil Science
  • APBI 210 – Vascular Plants
  • APBI 222 – Introduction to Horticulture
  • APBI 235 – Biotechnology in Agricultural Food Production
  • APBI 244 – Introduction to Biometeorology
  • APBI 260 – Agroecology I
  • APBI 265 – Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
  • APBI 311 – Comparative Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Osmoregulatory Physiology
  • APBI 312 – Reproductive and Digestive Physiology
  • APBI 314 – Animals and Society
  • APBI 315 – Animal Welfare and the Ethics of Animal Use
  • APBI 316 – Equine Biology, Health and Nutrition
  • APBI 318 – Applied Plant Breeding
  • APBI 322 – Horticultural Techniques
  • APBI 324 – Introduction to Seed Plant Taxonomy
  • APBI 327 – Introduction to Entomology
  • APBI 328 – Weed Science
  • APBI 342 – Soil Biology
  • APBI 351 – Plant Physiology
  • APBI 360 – Agroecology II
  • APBI 361 – Key Indicators of Agroecosystem Sustainability
  • APBI 398 – Research Methods in Applied Animal Biology
  • APBI 401 – Soil Processes
  • APBI 402 – Sustainable Soil Management
  • APBI 403 – Soil Sampling, Analyses and Data Interpretation
  • APBI 410 – Applied Animal Health and Physiology
  • APBI 412 – Belowground Ecosystems
  • APBI 413 – Stress and Coping in Animals
  • APBI 414 – Animals and Global Issues
  • APBI 415 – Applied Animal Behaviour
  • APBI 416 – Animal Welfare and Conservation Biology
  • APBI 417 – Production and Postharvest Physiology of Vegetable Crops
  • APBI 418 – Intensive Fish Production
  • APBI 419 – Fish Health
  • APBI 426 – Plant-Microbe Interactions
  • APBI 428 – Integrated Pest Management
  • APBI 440 – Plant Genomics
  • APBI 442 – Wine Grape and Berry Biology
  • APBI 444 – Agroforestry
  • APBI 460 – Advanced Agroecology
  • APBI 490 – Advanced Topics in Applied Biology
  • APBI 495 – Principles of Wildlife Management in Forests and Agricultural Environments

Applied Science Courses

  • APSC 261 – Technology and Society I
  • APSC 262 – Technology and Society II

Biology Courses

  • BIOL 210 – Vascular Plants
  • BIOL 230 – Fundamentals of Ecology
  • BIOL 306 – Advanced Ecology
  • BIOL 310 – Introduction to Animal Behaviour
  • BIOL 343 – Plants and Peoples
  • BIOL 416 – Principles of Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 462 – Ecological Plant Biochemistry

Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Courses

  • CEEN 523** – Energy and the Environment

Conservation Courses

  • CONS 101 – Introduction to Conservation
  • CONS 200 – Foundations of Conservation
  • CONS 330 – Conservation Science and Sustainability
  • CONS 340 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Forestry and Conservation
  • CONS 481 – Conservation Planning and Wildland Recreation

Economics Courses

  • ECON 370 – Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Economics of Project Evaluation
  • ECON 371 – Economics of the Environment
  • ECON 471 – Economics of Nonrenewable Resources
  • ECON 472 – Economics of Renewable Resources
  • ECON 573** – Environmental Economics
  • ECON 574** – Special Topics in the Economics of Resource Use

Earth and Ocean Science Courses

  • EOSC 110 – The Solid Earth: A Dynamic Planet
  • EOSC 112 – The Fluid Earth: Atmosphere and Ocean
  • EOSC 311 – The Earth and its Resources
  • EOSC 314 – The Ocean Environment
  • EOSC 315 – The Ocean Ecosystem
  • EOSC 329 – Groundwater Hydrology
  • EOSC 330 – Principles of Geomorphology
  • EOSC 429 – Groundwater Contamination

Food Resource Economics Courses

  • FRE 306 – Introduction to Global Food Markets
  • FRE 340 – International Agricultural Development
  • FRE 374 – Land and Resource Economics
  • FRE 385 – Quantitative Methods for Business and Resource Management
  • FRE 420 – The Economics of International Trade and the Environment
  • FRE 490 – Current Issues in Food and Resource Economics

Forestry Courses

  • FRST 305 – Silviculture
  • FRST 411 – Complex Adaptive Systems, Global Change Science, and Ecology Sustainability
  • FRST 443 – Remote Sensing for Ecosystem Management
  • FRST 520 – Land and Forest Resource Economics

Geographical Sciences Courses

  • GEOB 270 – Geographic Information Science
  • GEOB 370 – Advanced Geographic Information Science

Geography Courses

  • GEOG 310 – Environment and Sustainability
  • GEOG 361 – Introduction to Economic Geography
  • GEOG 410 – Environment and Society

History Courses

  • HIST 106 – Global Environmental History

Land and Food Systems Courses

  • LFS 400 – Audio Storytelling

Political Science Courses

  • POLI 375A – Global Environmental Politics

Sociology Courses

  • SOCI 360A – Sociology and Natural Resources

Urban Forestry Courses

  • UFOR 403 – Ecological Restoration

Soil Science Courses

  • SOIL 515 – Integrated Watershed Management

** Undergraduate students are sometimes able to take graduate level courses with special permission. Please ask.

Can’t find what you want?

Every year, there are different student directed seminars offered on various topics. If there is none for your very specific interests, you can make your own course! For more information, please click here.