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Graduate Courses

Graduate courses can be core courses or electives. The core courses are reserved for REM graduate students, although sometimes non-REM students can be admitted late if there is room. Electives are open to non-REM students and also available to WDA or Exchange students.

Spring 2024 Course Schedule

Spring 2024*

REM 611 - Population and Community Ecology (5)

A review of population, community, and ecosystem ecology; implications of these areas for methods of resource management and environmental assessment. Equivalent Courses: MRM611.

REM 631 - Climate Change and Environmental Management (5)

Reviews how climate change is impacting multiple facets of earth system (e.g atmosphere, oceans, and freshwater systems). Examines challenges faced by environmental managers as they attempt to mitigate or adapt to these changes.

REM 643 - Environmental Conflict and Dispute Resolution (5)

This course examines theoretical aspects of conflict and dispute resolution in natural resource management settings and is designed to assist students in understanding the nature of environmental conflict and the role of environmental dispute resolution (EDR) techniques. Equivalent Courses: MRM660 MRM662.

REM 644 - Public Policy Analysis and Administration (5)

Analysis of methods of policy-making and problem solving with particular emphasis on natural resource issues. Topics include goal setting, problem definition, program scheduling, policy evaluation, policy implementation and public administration. A practical analysis of the structure and processes surrounding major contemporary policy issues. Equivalent Courses: MRM644.

REM 660 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TO ACTION (5)

The theory and practice of different approaches and pathways by which environmental science and research can lead to positive change for people and nature.
This class aims to help connect the dots between environmental research and positive change for the environment and people. How does one do research that has positive impact? Through readings, dialogue with guest experts, participatory class discussions, and developing their own toolsets, graduate students will gain perspective and skills in the diverse pathways by which research connects to society for positive change.
This class is designed for graduate students that are interested, through their current research activities or their intended careers, to link natural or social environmental science to its application for sustainability.
Classes will consist of various styles and components such as individual and group work sessions, lectures, student presentations, and remote and in-person guest panels and lectures.

REM 661 - Environmental Modelling (5)

This course teaches students how to construct, analyze and interpret simulation models of environmental and ecological systems. Models are used in environmental management as a means to better understand the system they are working in, derive parameters to guide management and make useful predictions. We will learn concepts like fitting linear and nonlinear models, simulation, and uncertainty. We will use models to predict current and future abundance, provide management advice and create custom analyses for different datasets. A final project will challenge students with the opportunity to identify and propose solutions to a management problem.

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In every term

REM 664 - Directed Studies (5)

Always available.
Special topics in areas not currently offered within the offerings of the resource and environmental management program.

REM 665 - Directed Studies (5)

REM 690 - Practicum I

Always available.
First term of work experience in the School of Resource and Environmental Management's Co-operative Education Program. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Equivalent Courses: MRM690.

REM 691 - Practicum II

Always available.
Second term of work experience in the School of Resource and Environmental Management's Co-operative Education Program. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Students must have completed at least one term's courses and permission of REM's co-op co-ordinator.

REM 697 - MRM Thesis (18)

Always available.
Thesis course for the MRM - thesis stream degree. It is an In Progress/Complete course; students can enroll in consecutive terms until it is complete.

REM 699 - Research Project (6)

Always available.
A research project dealing with a specific interdisciplinary problem in resource management, administration or allocation. The study must result in the preparation of a formal paper and the presentation of a seminar. It is an In Progress/Complete course; students can enroll in consecutive terms until it is complete. Students with credit for MRM 699 may not take this course for further credit.

REM 898 - Thesis Proposal

Always available.
Students will present and orally defend their proposal before an approved oral examination committee. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. It is an In Progress/Complete course; students can enroll in consecutive terms until it is complete.

REM 899 - PhD Thesis (18)

Always available.
It is an In Progress/Complete course; students can enroll in consecutive terms until it is complete. Students with credit for MRM 899 may not take this course for further credit.