Sustainability and Planning

This is an overview of current courses offered 2019-2020, although they may change in the future. The most updated information can be found on the UBC course website. The UBC Sustainability website also offers good suggestions for courses for the sustainability specialization. For Forestry or Agriculture related courses, please see the Environment and Sustainable Agriculture resource specialization course lists.

Anthropology Courses

  • ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 217 Culture and Communication
  • ANTH 312 Introduction to the Anthropology of Gender
  • ANTH 360 Introduction to Ecological Anthropology

Applied Biology Courses

  • APBI 260 Food and Environment I
  • APBI 265 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
  • APBI 402 Sustainable Soil Management
  • APBI 444 Agroforestry

Arts and Science Interdisciplinary Courses

  • ASIC 200 Global Issues in the Arts and Sciences

Commerce Economics Courses

  • COEC 293 Financial Accounting
  • COEC 377 International Financial Markets and Institutions

Commerce Courses

  • COMM 386 Topics in Business III – SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
  • COMM 388 Design Methods for Business Innovation
  • COMM 394 Government and Business
  • COMM 415 Quantitative Policy Analysis
  • COMM 460 Social and Nonprofit Marketing
  • COMM 486 Special Topics in Business

Conservation Courses

  • CONS 330 Conservation Science and Sustainability
  • CONS 425 Sustainable Energy: Policy and Governance
  • CONS 452 Global Perspectives Capstone

Economics Courses

  • ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 210 Microeconomic Policy
  • ECON 211 Macroeconomic Policy
  • ECON 234 Wealth and Poverty of Nations
  • ECON 255 Understanding Globalization
  • ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis I
  • ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis I
  • ECON 317 Poverty and Inequality
  • ECON 339 Economics of Technological Change
  • ECON 345 Money and Banking
  • ECON 351 Women in the Economy
  • ECON 355 Introduction to International Trade
  • ECON 356 Introduction to International Finance
  • ECON 365 Topics in Canadian Industrial Organization and Regulation Policy
  • ECON 371 Economics of the Environment
  • ECON 374 Land Economics
  • ECON 441 The Process of Economic Development
  • ECON 442 Issues in Economic Development
  • ECON 455 International Trade
  • ECON 456 International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • ECON 457 Seminar in International Economic Relations
  • ECON 466 The Economics of Government Regulation of Business
  • ECON 471 Economics of Nonrenewable Resources
  • ECON 472 Economics of Renewable Resources

Department of Educational Studies Courses

  • EDST 540A Locating Oneself in Global Learning

Environmental Science Courses

  • ENVR 200 Introduction to Environmental Science

Earth and Ocean Science Courses

  • EOSC 340 Global Climate Change

Food, Nutrition and Health Courses

  • FNH 355 International Nutrition
  • FNH 455 Applied International Nutrition

Food Resource Economics Courses

  • FRE 295 Managerial Economics
  • FRE 302 Small Business Management in Agri-Food Industries
  • FRE 306 Introduction to Global Food Markets
  • FRE 340 International Agricultural Development
  • FRE 385 Quantitative Methods for Business and Resource Management
  • FRE 420 Trade and Domestic Policy in Global Food Markets
  • FRE 460 Economics of Food Consumption
  • FRE 490 Current Issues in Food and Resource Economics

Forestry Courses

  • FRST 439 International Forestry

Geographical Sciences Courses

  • GEOB 102 Our Changing Environment: Climate and Ecosystems
  • GEOB 307 Biogeography and Global Change

Geography Courses

  • GEOG 121 Geography, Modernity and Globalization I
  • GEOG 122 Geography, Modernity and Globalization II
  • GEOG 250 Cities
  • GEOG 310 Environment and Resources
  • GEOG 312 The Global Climate System
  • GEOG 321 Historical Geography of Urbanization: Cities, Space, and Power
  • GEOG 329 Introduction to Political Geography
  • GEOG 345 Theory and Practice in Human Geography
  • GEOG 350 Introduction to Urban Geography
  • GEOG 352 Urbanization in the Global South
  • GEOG 353 Geographies of Migration and Settlement
  • GEOG 361 Introduction to Economic Geography
  • GEOG 362 Geography of Economic Development
  • GEOG 364 Globalization, Cities, and Regions
  • GEOG 410 Environment and Society
  • GEOG 412 Water Management: Theory, Policy, and Practice
  • GEOG 423 Development of Environmental Thought
  • GEOG 424 Feminist Geographies
  • GEOG 453 Political Geographic Analysis
  • GEOG 495 Geographies of Social Movements in the Americas

History Courses

  • HIST 103 World History Since 1900
  • HIST 104 Topics in World History
  • HIST 105 Contemporary Global Issues in Historical Perspective
  • HIST 106 Global Environmental History
  • HIST 326 Canada Since 1945: Affluence and Anxiety in the Atomic Age
  • HIST 402B Problems in International Relations: Diplomacy and the Origins of Wars
  • HIST 403A Seminar in the History of International Relations
  • HIST 405 Diplomacy and Conflict in the Middle East, 1914 to the Present
  • HIST 432 International Relations of the Great Powers in the Twentieth Century

Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

  • (INDS) Seminars, lectures, and discussions of topics involving several faculties. Visit the Interdisciplinary Studies Program website for specific topics (www.isgp.ubc.ca).

Kinesiology Courses

  • KIN 360 Sport, Peace, and Conflict

Language and Literacy Education Courses

  • LLED 213 Introduction to Intercultural Communication and Socialization in Multicultural Contexts

Political Science Courses

  • POLI 220 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLI 260 Introduction to Global Politics
  • POLI 352 Comparative Politics of Public Policy
  • POLI 360A Security Studies
  • POLI 366 International Political Economy
  • POLI 367B International Relations Theory and the International System
  • POLI 463 International Interdependence

Sociology Courses

  • SOCI 301A Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment
  • SOCI 302A Ethnic and Racial Inequality
  • SOCI 360B Sociology and Natural Resources
  • SOCI 361A Social Inequality
  • SOCI 364 Built Environments
  • SOCI 420A Sociology of the Environment
  • SOCI 464 Social Movements

** 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.