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Environmental Education Minor

This minor develops teacher skills in environmental and outdoor education programs from kindergarten through grade 12, and in the organization and operation of residential and day centre outdoor education, wilderness outdoor recreation, and other interdisciplinary environmental school programs.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete nine units selected from the following.

BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. Prerequisite: High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rolf Mathewes
Onkar Bains
Joan Sharp
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D110 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
,
EDUC 240 - Social Issues in Education (3)

Social functions of the school; education and socialization; social, political, economic and cultural influences on the institutions and practices of education. May be applied towards the certificate in liberal arts.

GEOG 100 - Our World: Introducing Human Geography (3)

A geographical introduction to how humans shape our world, with attention also given to how it shapes us. Themes may include: culture, economic activities, environmental change, globalization, politics, population, resources, and urbanization. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Jason Young
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
GEOG 111 - Earth Systems (3)

An introduction to landforms, climates, soils and vegetation; their origins, distributions, interrelationships and roles in the ecosystem. Laboratory work and field trips are included. Breadth-Science.

GEOG 215 - Biogeography (3) *

An introduction to the planetary biosphere, its living organisms, and their interactions with each other and the Earth system. Prerequisite: GEOG 111.

or BISC 204 - Introduction to Ecology (3) *

An introduction to biotic-environmental relationships and dynamics; ecological concepts; population dynamics, variation, adaptation and evolution. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for GEOG 215 may not take this course for further credit.

GEOG 241 - People, Place, Society (3)

An introduction to key concepts and contexts in contemporary geographical approaches to social practices, meanings, and struggles. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

BPK 142 - Introduction to Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (3)

Survey of theories and laboratory procedures for assessing human health status and physical performance, including biomechanics, body composition, development, environmental physiology, ergonomics, exercise physiology and motor learning. Functional anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, skeletal and skeletal muscle systems in relation to physical activity are explored. Prerequisite: One of Grade 12 Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics with a grade of C or better; or one of BPK 105, BPK 110, BPK 143, BISC 100, BISC 113 or HSCI 100 with a grade of C or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D201 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D202 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D203 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 105 - Critical Thinking (3)

An introduction to the evaluation of arguments as they are encountered in everyday life. The central aim will be to sharpen skills of reasoning and argumentation by understanding how arguments work and learning to distinguish those which actually prove what they set out to show from those which do not. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL XX1 may not take this course for further credit. Q/Breadth-Social Sci/Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lyle Crawford
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 120W - Moral and Legal Problems (3)

A critical examination of a range of moral and legal issues we confront in our dealings with the state and our fellow human beings, such as: Is it wrong to break the law? Should pornography and recreational drugs be illegal? Do animals have rights? Is there a duty to admit immigrants? Are there duties to the world's poor? Are indigenous peoples owed reparations? Students with credit for PHIL 120 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chelsea Rosenthal
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
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D114 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
,
PSYC 106 - Psychological Issues in Contemporary Society (3)

Relates contemporary knowledge from psychology to current social problems. Provides relevant information from studies pertaining to problems such as attitude development, prejudice, race relations, addiction, behavior technology, and family pathology. Course can be repeated for credit. See Psychology department website for course description. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sherrie Atwood
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

Explores how sociologists study, describe, and explain social life. Introduces the sociological perspective and applies it to fundamental social process and everyday issues. As we consider phenomena ranging from interactions among individuals to societal and global inequalities, students critically examine social issues to build their understanding of the world. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Agnes MacDonald
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

* students with credit for GEOG 215 may not receive credit for BISC 204

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 15 units including

EDUC 452 - Environmental Education (8)

Examines the educational problems entailed in developing human awareness and understanding of the environment. Explores environmental issues through a multi-disciplinary approach and relates historical and contemporary problems in human-environment interactions to school curricula from the elementary to the secondary level. Includes a laboratory component. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. A field activity fee will be levied in this course. Normally offered in summer session only. Prerequisite: EDUC 401W/402W or corequisite EDUC 403. Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. Students with credit for EDUC 454 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Day/Time Location
D400 Fr, Sa, Su 8:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Distance Education

and at least two of

BISC 306 - Invertebrate Biology (4)

An introduction to selected invertebrate phyla with an emphasis on functional morphology, diversity and ecology. Prerequisite: BISC 101, 102 and 204 with a grade of C- or better.

BISC 317 - Insect Biology (3)

Life histories, bionomics, comparative morphology, and classification of insects and related organisms. A collection may be required, depending on instructor. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

BISC 337 - Plant Biology (4)

An introductory course covering many aspects of plant biology including the origin and evolution of plants, basic anatomy, plant growth and development and the utilization and impact of plants in human society. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

EDUC 311 - Foundations in Aboriginal Education, Language, and Culture (3)

An introduction to Aboriginal education in Canada and BC. There will be a critical examination of historical and contemporary issues in education and an exploration of culturally based Aboriginal education grounded in Aboriginal philosophies. Prerequisite: 60 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 412W - Designs for Learning: Secondary Language Arts (4)

Focuses on teaching secondary school language arts and addresses aspects of the theory and practice of language arts education. Students examine their own thinking about language arts education through critical reflection, work with the prescribed curriculum, and explore various ways to develop engaging learning experiences for young adults within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Writing.

Section Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
E100 We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 414 - Designs for Learning: Secondary Social Studies (4)

Focuses on teaching secondary school social studies and addresses aspects of the theory and practice of social studies education. Students examine their own thinking about social studies education through critical reflection, work with the prescribed curriculum, and explore various ways to develop engaging learning experiences for young adults within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
D100 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
E100 Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
F100 Mo, We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 415 - Designs for Learning: Secondary Mathematics (4)

Focuses on teaching secondary school mathematics. Students explore mathematical learning, their own mathematical thinking and curriculum; and plan mathematical instruction within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: One of MATH 152, 155, or 158, and either EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Quantitative.

Section Day/Time Location
E100 We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
F100 Mo, We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 416 - Designs for Learning: Secondary Science (4)

Focuses on teaching secondary school science. Students explore the sciences and aspects of learning science; examine their own scientific thinking; work with the prescribed curriculum; and plan science learning experiences within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
F200 Mo, We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 433 - Philosophical Issues in Curriculum (4)

Examines fundamental philosophical issues involved in designing, evaluating, or changing educational curricula. Such issues as the nature and justification of educational curriculum, the components of a rational curriculum, the nature of knowledge and its differentiation, curriculum integration and the education of the emotions. Also deals with such current issues as the place of behavioral objectives in education, the hidden curriculum and the sociology of knowledge. Prerequisite: 60 units including six units in EDUC courses or EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

EDUC 457 - Drama and Education (4)

Deals with theory, curricula and methodologies in drama education. Topics will include a selection from the following: aims of drama education; drama as methodology; role of the teacher in the drama classroom; evaluating students in drama classes; creative drama; the use of improvisation and storytelling; incorporating film and video work into drama classes; developing major projects with students such as choral dramatization, docudrama, anthology, and readers theatre; introducing scene work, stagecraft, and theatre history. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
E100 Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 459 - Instructional Activities in Physical Education (4)

Focuses on theory and curriculum of school physical education programs. Emphasis is given to the movement education orientation as it pertains to the various program activities and approaches applicable to primary, intermediate and secondary levels. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 471 - Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice (4)

Explorations of curriculum theory and processes of development with applications at different levels and in several subject areas. Prerequisite: 60 units.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
C300 Distance Education
D100 Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
D200 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
D300 Mo 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 472 - Designs for Learning: Elementary Language Arts (4)

Focuses on developing knowledge, skills and strategies to create a rich and stimulating language arts program in the elementary classroom. Issues in reading, writing, speaking and listening will be examined through current theory and teaching practice. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
D100 Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
D200 Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
D400 Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
E200 Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 473W - Designs for Learning: Reading (4)

Offers theoretical and practical information about teaching reading in K-12 general education settings. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Students with credit for EDUC 473 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Day/Time Location
E100 Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
E200 Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
E300 We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 474 - Designs for Learning: Elementary Social Studies (4)

Focuses on teaching elementary school social studies and addresses aspects of the theory and practice of social studies education.Students examine their own thinking about social studies education through critical reflection, work with the prescribed curriculum, and explore various ways to develop engaging learning experiences for children within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
E100 Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
F100 Mo, We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 475 - Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)

Focuses on teaching elementary school mathematics. Students explore mathematical learning, their own mathematical thinking, and curriculum; and plan mathematical instruction within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Students must successfully complete an SFU criminal records check. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
D200 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
D300 Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
D400 We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
E100 Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
E200 Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
F100 Rebecca Cohen
Mo, We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
EDUC 476 - Designs for Learning: Elementary Science (4)

Focuses on teaching elementary school science. Students explore science, aspects of learning science, and their own scientific thinking; work with the prescribed curriculum; and plan science learning experiences within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
F200 Mo, We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 477 - Designs for Learning: Art (4)

Introduces students to the main ideas, skills, materials, resources, understandings and organizational concerns involved in teaching art in schools. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
E200 Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 478 - Designs for Learning: Music (4)

Designed for in-service and pre-service teachers who would like to acquire the skills that will allow them to teach music competently and creatively. They will learn basic conducting techniques, design their own curriculums and have an opportunity to prepare and teach their own lesson plans. Previous musical experience is welcome, but not required. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
E100 Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 480 - Designs for Learning: French as a Second Language (4)

Deals with a variety of approaches, teaching strategies and curricula, for teaching French as a second language in elementary and secondary schools. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Students with credit for EDUC 480W may not take this course for further credit.

Section Day/Time Location
D100 Mo, We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
F100 Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
F200 Mo, We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 481 - Designs for Learning: French Immersion Programs and Francophone Schools (4)

Focuses on research and theories of language learning in bilingual programs and minority contexts, pedagogical approaches and curricula for teaching in French Immersion programs and Francophone elementary and secondary schools. Instruction given in French. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 (French Immersion) or corequisite EDUC 403. Students with credit for EDUC 481W may not take this course for further credit.

Section Day/Time Location
F100 Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
F200 Mo, We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 482 - Designs for Learning: Information Technology (4)

Students will develop a critical understanding of information technologies in education and learn how to integrate these technologies into classroom settings. An emphasis is on teaching strategies and methods as they complement the guidelines set forth in the BC Information Technology Curriculum. Prerequisite: 60 units.

Section Day/Time Location
D100 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
EDUC 493 - Directed Studies in Environmental Education (4)

A multidisciplinary approach for educators in formal and informal settings with an interest in learning more about environmental issues. Students will consider multiple perspectives on the goals, values and interdisciplinary nature of environmental education, review locally available curricular materials and obtain a grounding in appropriate models for learning and teaching environmental topics. Prerequisite: 60 units and a CGPA of 3.0, EDUC 452, consent of supervising faculty member, and approval of the director of undergraduate programs. Applications are available in the undergraduate programs office.

GEOG 322 - World Resources (4)

An analysis of the use and development of natural resources from a geographic, economic and institutional perspective. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100. Students with credit for GEOG 322W may not take this course for further credit.

GEOG 377 - Environmental History (4)

Examines the reciprocal influences between humans and nature through time. Topics may include settlement, agriculture, technology, politics, urbanization, science, and conservation. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100 or REM 100. Students with credit for HIST 377 may not take this course for further credit.

GEOG 449 - City and Environment (4)

The city as human-natural system; its processes and interactions in urban environmental policy and practice; with attention to historical and theoretical context. Prerequisite: 60 units, or enrolment in a Sustainable Community Development program; and one of GEOG 362, 363, or SCD 301.