Environment

Environment Specialization

This is an overview of current courses offered in 2019-20, although they may change in the future. The most updated information can be found on the UBC Course Schedule.

Anthropology Courses

  • ANTH 360 Introduction to Ecological Anthropology
  • ANTH 461 Anthropological Study of Local Ecological Knowledge

Applied Biology Courses

  • APBI 200 Introduction to Soil Science
  • APBI 210 Vascular Plants
  • APBI 260 Introductory Topics in Applied Biology
  • APBI 319 Aquaculture and the Environment
  • APBI 342 Soil Biology
  • APBI 360 Agroecology II: Application and Analysis
  • APBI 361 Key Indicators of Agroecosystem Sustainability
  • APBI 401 Soil Processes
  • APBI 402 Sustainable Soil Management
  • APBI 403 Soil Sampling, Analyses and Data Interpretation
  • APBI 426 Plant-Microbe Interactions
  • APBI 444 Agroforestry
  • APBI 460 Agroecology III: Synthesis and Evaluation

Arts and Science Interdisciplinary Courses

  • ASIC 220 Introduction to Sustainability

Biology Courses

  • BIOL 230 Fundamentals of Ecology
  • BIOL 306 Advanced Ecology
  • BIOL 320 Survey of Algae
  • BIOL 343 Plants and Peoples
  • BIOL 402 Aquatic Ecology
  • BIOL 404 Ecological Methodology
  • BIOL 406 Plant Ecology I
  • BIOL 412 Phytogeography
  • BIOL 413 Zoogeography
  • BIOL 416 Principles of Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 417 Phylogenetic Biology
  • BIOL 418 Evolutionary Ecology
  • BIOL 440 Plant Genomics
  • BIOL 450 Molecular Adaptation of Animals to the Environment
  • BIOL 462 Ecological Plant Biochemistry
  • BIOL 465 Diversity ad Evolution of Fishes

Chemistry Courses

  • CHEM 302 Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry

Conservation Courses

  • CONS 101 Introduction to Conservation
  • CONS 200 Foundations of Conservation
  • CONS 210 Visualizing Climate Change
  • CONS 302 Issues in Genomics and the Environment
  • CONS 310 Ecology in a Changing Climate
  • CONS 330 Conservation Science and Sustainability
  • CONS 340 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Forestry and Conservation
  • CONS 370 Aboriginal Forestry
  • CONS 425 Sustainable Energy: Policy and Governance
  • CONS 481 Conservation Planning and Wildland Recreation
  • CONS 486 Fish Conservation and Management

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

Environmental Design Courses

  • ENDS 211 Introduction to Environmental Design
  • ENDS 440 Environment and Urban Form

Environmental Science Courses

  • ENVR 200 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ENVR 300 Introduction to Research in Environmental Science
  • ENVR 400 Community Project in Environmental Science

Earth & Ocean Science Courses

  • EOSC 310 The Earth and the Solar System
  • EOSC 314 The Ocean Environment
  • EOSC 315 The Ocean Ecosystem
  • EOSC 326 Earth and Life Through Time
  • EOSC 329 Groundwater Hydrology
  • EOSC 330 Principles of Geomorphology
  • EOSC 340 Global Climate Change
  • EOSC 350 Environmental, Geotechnical, and Exploration Geophysics I
  • EOSC 370 Introduction to Physical and Chemical Oceanography
  • EOSC 371 Introduction to Biological and Geological Oceanography
  • EOSC 428 Field Techniques in Groundwater Hydrology
  • EOSC 429 Groundwater Contamination
  • EOSC 470 Biological Oceanography
  • EOSC 474 Marine Pollution
  • EOSC 478 Introduction to Fisheries Science

Food and Resource Economics Courses

  • FRE 374 Land Economics
  • FRE 385 Quantitative Methods for Business and Resource Management
  • FRE 420 Trade and Domestic Policy in Global Food Markets
  • FRE 490 Current Issues in Food and Resource Economics

Forestry Courses

  • FRST 100 Sustainable Forests
  • FRST 201 Forest Ecology
  • FRST 303 Principles of Forest Science
  • FRST 305 Silviculture
  • FRST 307 Biotic Disturbances
  • FRST 320 Abiotic Disturbances: Fire and Climate
  • FRST 421 Integrated Resource Management I
  • FRST 439 International Forestry
  • FRST 444 Agroforestry
  • FRST 512 Belowground Forest Ecosystems
  • FRST 588 Fluvial Ecohydrology

Geographical Sciences Courses

  • GEOB 200 Atmospheric Environments
  • GEOB 207 Introduction to Biogeography
  • GEOB 270 Geographic Information Science
  • GEOB 305 Introduction to Hydrology
  • GEOB 307 Biogeography and Global Change
  • GEOB 370 Advanced Geographic Information Science
  • GEOB 373 Introductory Remote Sensing

Geography Courses

  • GEOG 310 Environment and Sustainability
  • GEOG 311 Urban Environments
  • GEOG 312 Climate Change: Science and Society
  • GEOG 316 Geography of Natural Hazards
  • GEOG 318 Sustainability in a Changing Environment
  • GEOG 319 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • GEOG 357 Introduction to Social Geography
  • GEOG 361 Introduction to Economic Geography
  • GEOG 410 Environment and Society
  • GEOG 412 Water Management: Theory, Policy, and Practice
  • GEOG 419 Research in Environmental Geography
  • GEOG 423 Development of Environmental Thought
  • GEOG 497 The Arctic

Haida Gwaii Semesters Courses

  • HGSE 352 First Nations Governance and Natural Resource Management
  • HGSE 353 Rainforest Ecology and Management
  • HGSE 355 Applied Ecology of Coastal Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • HGSE 357 Ecology and Management of Island Wildlife
  • HGSE 358 Systems Thinking for Resource Management

History Courses

  • HIST 106 Global Environmental History

Law Courses

  • LAW 323D International Environmental Law
  • LAW 387 Canadian Environmental Law
  • LAW 391D Topics in Environmental Law
  • LAW 392 Natural Resources Law

Political Science Courses

  • POLI 351 Environmental Politics and Policy

Sociology Courses

  • SOCI 360 Sociology and Natural Resources
  • SOCI 420 Sociology of the Environment

** 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.