SFU Calendar 2001-2002

Table of Contents : searchable with the Find function of your web browser Course Database or Course Outlines
(opens in new window)
Financial Assistance
Index : searchable with the Find function of your web browser Calendar .pdfs Office of the Registrar / SFU


Physical Geography Program


7123 Robert C. Brown Hall, 778.782 3321 Tel, 778.782 5841 Fax, www.sfu.ca/geography

Advisor

Ms. H. Jones, 7124 Robert C. Brown Hall, 778.782 4128

The Department of Geography offers a program within the Faculty of Science leading to a bachelor of science degree with a major or honors in physical geography. Students interested in a bachelor of arts in geography should see "Department of Geography". in the Faculty of Arts section.

Requirements for the bachelor of science in physical geography are set out below.

Students should contact the advising committee to plan the course work for recommended options: biogeography, climatology or geomorphology.

Major Program

Lower Division Requirements

(total required hours 52)

Required Geography Courses

GEOG 100-3 Human Geography

GEOG 111-3 Physical Geography

two of

GEOG 213-3 Geomorphology I

GEOG 214-3 Climatology I

GEOG 215-3 Biogeography

one of

GEOG 221-3 Economic Geography

GEOG 241-3 Social Geography

one of

GEOG 250-3 Cartography I

GEOG 253-3 Aerial Photographic Interpretation

18 credit hours

Required Faculty of Science Courses

BISC 101-4 General Biology

BISC 102-4 General Biology

CHEM 121-4 General Chemistry and Laboratory I

CHEM 122-2 General Chemistry II

EASC 101-3 Physical Geology

PHYS 101-3 General Physics I

PHYS 102-3 General Physics II

PHYS 130-2 General Physics Laboratory

and one of

STAT 270-3 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

STAT 201-3 Statistics for the Life Sciences

plus both of

MATH 151-3 Calculus I

MATH 152-3 Calculus II

or both of

MATH 154-3 Calculus I for the Biological Sciences

MATH 155-3 Calculus II for the Biological Sciences

34 credit hours

To take further chemistry, mathematics or physics courses, you may need MATH 251. To take additional chemistry courses, you may need to take CHEM 126.

Upper Division Requirements

(total specified hours 45)

Required Geography Courses - 300 Level

three of

GEOG 311-4 Hydrology I

GEOG 313-4 Geomorphology II

GEOG 314-4 Climatology II

GEOG 315-4 Regional Ecosystems

GEOG 316-4 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry

GEOG 317-4 Soil Science I

one of

GEOG 322-4 World Resources

GEOG 323-4 The Dynamics of Industrial Location and Regional Development

GEOG 324-4 Geography of Transportation

GEOG 325-4 Geography of Service Activities

GEOG 327-4 Geography of Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

GEOG 362-4 Geography of Urban Development

GEOG 369-4 Human Microgeography

GEOG 375-4 Historical Geography I

GEOG 381-4 Political Geography

GEOG 382-4 Population Geography

GEOG 383-4 Regional Development and Planning I

GEOG 385-4 Food Production and the Environment

GEOG 386-4 Geography, Health and Health Care

GEOG 387-4 Geography and Gender

GEOG 389-4 Human Ecology: Human Relations to Nature

one of

GEOG 301-4 Geographic Ideas and Methodology

GEOG 351-4 Cartography II

GEOG 352-4 Methods in Spatial Analysis II

GEOG 353-4 Remote Sensing

GEOG 354-4 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 355-4 Technical Issues in Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 356-4 Cognitive Cartography 20 credit hours

Required Geography Courses - 400 Level

two of

GEOG 411-4 Hydrology II

GEOG 412-4 Glacial Processes and Environments

GEOG 413-4 Geomorphology III

GEOG 414-4 Climatology III

GEOG 415-4 Advanced Biogeography

GEOG 416-4 Pleistocene Geography

GEOG 417-4 Soil Science II

plus eight additional hours of upper division courses from any 300 or 400 level courses in geography 16 credit hours

Faculty of Science Courses

Students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours of 300-400 division, BISC, CHEM, EASC, MASC, MATH, MBB, NUSC, PHYS and STAT courses. 9 credit hours

A student must take 44 hours of upper division credit (excluding EDUC 401, 402, 405 and 406), and additional credit in any courses (excluding EDUC 401, 402, 405 and 406) sufficient to bring the total credit for the degree to 120 credit hours. Also, see "Requirements for Major"..

Honors Program

This program is the same as the major except that it must include a minimum of 60 credit hours of 300-400 division courses, of which 48 must be in geography or other closely related Faculty of Science subjects approved by the Department of Geography. Students are strongly encouraged to seek Department of Geography advice in advance about suitability of courses. GEOG 491 (Honors Essay) may be included in these 48 hours. The remaining 12 upper division credit hours must be from BISC, CHEM, EASC, MATH, MASC, MBB, NUSC, PHYS or STAT courses. A total of 132 credit hours is required and a graduation GPA of not less than 3.00. See "General Information". Also see "Requirements for Major"..

Entry into the honors program requires the approval of the department.

Minor Program

Lower Division Requirements

GEOG 100-3 Human Geography

GEOG 111-3 Physical Geography

plus one of

GEOG 250-3 Cartography I

GEOG 253-3 Aerial Photographic Interpretation

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 15 hours is required to be selected from the following or their equivalents.

GEOG 311-4 Hydrology I

GEOG 313-4 Geomorphology II

GEOG 314-4 Climatology II

GEOG 315-4 Regional Ecosystems

GEOG 316-4 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry

GEOG 317-4 Soil Science I

GEOG 411-4 Hydrology II

GEOG 412-4 Glacial Processes and Environments

GEOG 413-4 Geomorphology III

GEOG 414-4 Climatology III

GEOG 415-4 Advanced Biogeography

GEOG 416-4 Pleistocene Geography

GEOG 417-4 Soil Science II

Cooperative Education Program

Cooperative education augments academic studies with relevant work experience. The program includes four full-time paid work semesters which alternate with academic semesters. Arrangements for work semesters are made through cooperative education.

Major and honors students in the physical geography BSc program may apply for admission into the cooperative education program through the environmental cooperative education office. Students should seek advice from a cooperative education coordinator as early as possible in their university careers.

Students wishing to enrol in cooperative education must apply by the end of the third week of the preceding semester. Science students should obtain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to enrol and to continue in the program. Honors students are required to achieve higher averages.

For further information, contact the environmental cooperative education co-ordinator. Telephone 778.782 3115.

Students in the geography major, BA program, should see "Department of Geography". in the Faculty of Arts section.

Professional Registration as a BC Geoscientist

The right to practise in, and to accept professional responsibility for geoscience in BC is limited to those who are registered members of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). Requirements for registration can be met through the physical geography BSc major program and selected courses in other university departments. Students interested in professional registration should consult the undergraduate advisor in the Department of Geography for further details.



Please email the Webmaster with any comments or problems with this website. Calendar Home Page Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Canada
1-778.782.3224
Index : searchable with the Find function in your web browser Calendar.pdfs Office of the Registrar / SFU
Table of Contents : searchable with the Find function in your web browser Course Database or Course Outlines
(opens in new window)
Financial Assistance