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Environment Courses

ENV 100 - Great Ideas in Environment (3)

Examines great books and articles that have transformed human understanding of the environment. Students read classic works in their historical and scientific contexts and learn how the concepts they introduced changed human-nature relationships. Breadth-Humanities.

ENV 197 - Environment Seminar I (1)

Intended primarily for students in the first two years of their study. Focuses on and integrates topics concerning environmental disciplines. Specific topics may vary. Pass/fail.

ENV 198 - Environment Seminar II (1)

Intended primarily for students in the first two years of their study. Focuses on and integrates topics concerning environmental disciplines. Specific topics may vary. Pass/Fail.

ENV 199 - Special Topics in Environment (3)

A specific topic within the field of Environment not examined in depth in regular courses. This course will provide students with understanding, perspective and experience in emerginig and important areas of environment.

ENV 221 - Systems Thinking and the Environment (3)

Introduces systems thinking in the context of environmental and sustainability challenges using system archetypes and system dynamics theory. Analytical and modeling techniques are applied to understand and project systems complexity. Prerequisite: One of: Math 12 Foundations of Mathematics, Math 12 Pre-calculus, MATH 100, MATH 197 or MATH 198. And one of: EVSC 100, GEOG 102, GEOG 111 or REM 100. Quantitative.

ENV 222 - Environmental Controversy: An interdisciplinary study of environmental issues (3)

Through lecture, field experiences, guest presentations and group projects, students will explore the complexity within a number of key environmental controversies, exploring its scientific, social, cultural, ethical, legal and personal aspects. Prerequisite: One of the following: ARCH 100, EVSC 100, GEOG 102, GEOG 111, REM 100 or REM 200 and completion of 24 units. Students who have received credit for ENV 399 (Environmental Controversy) cannot receive credit for ENV 222. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

ENV 299 - Special Topics in Environment (3)

A specific topic within the field of Environment not examined in depth in regular courses. This course will provide students with understanding, perspective and experience in emerging and important area of environment.

ENV 302 - Environment Practicum I (3)

First term of work experience for Faculty of Environment programs. Students in BEnv, BA or BSc program should apply to the Environment Co-operative Education Program. Prerequisite: Admission into Environment Co-operative Education Program. Units from this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree.

ENV 303 - Environment Practicum II (3)

Second term of work experience for Faculty of Environment programs. Students in BEnv, BA or BSc program should apply to the Environment Co-operative Education Program. Prerequisite: ARCH 350, ENV 302 or GEOG 302 amd re-admission into Environment Co-operative Education Program. Units from this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree.

ENV 319 - Environmental Law (3)

Provides a practical introduction to the legal system governing the use and protection of the environment in Canada. A central theme is the difference between the law on paper and the law in practice. Prerequisite: Students must have earned at least 45 units. Students who have taken ENV 399-3 "Special Topics in Enviromental Law" in 2012 may not enroll in this course for further credit.

ENV 320W - Ethics and the Environment (3)

An introduction to the field of environmental ethics for non-specialists. Addresses questions such as what obligations we have to future generations and the natural world, as well as the extent of these obligations. Prerequisite: Students must have earned at least 45 units. Students who have taken PHIL 333-3 or ENV 399-3 "Special Topics in Environmental Ethics" prior to or in 2011 and students with credit in PHIL 328-3 may not enroll in this course for further credit. Philosophy Majors and Minors may not take this course for credit towards their major or minor degree. Writing.

ENV 321 - Ecological Economics (4)

Introduces students to the concepts and methods of ecological economics. Provides students with grounding in the core principles of conventional economics applied to the environment but then extends this to the integration of economics and ecology to create a new ecological-economic understanding of environmental change and sustainability. Prerequisite: Minimum of 45 units. Students with credit for REM 321 cannot take ENV 321 for further credit.

ENV 391 - Directed Study in Environment (3)

Independent study on environmental topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A directed study proposal must be completed and approved by the instructor, the home departmental advisor and the Faculty of Environment advisor prior to registration. Students may take this course only once. Variable units: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Prerequisite: 60 units, 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

ENV 399 - Special Topics in Environment (3)

A specific topic within the field of Environment not examined in depth in regular courses. This course will provide students with understanding, perspective and experience in emerging and important areas of environment. Variable credit hours: 3 - 8 credits.

ENV 402 - Environment Practicum III (3)

Third term of work experience for Faculty of Environment programs. Students in a BEnv, BA or BSc program should apply to the Environment Co-operative Education Program. Prerequisite: ARCH 351, ENV 303 or GEOG 303 and re-admission into Environment Co-operative Education Program. Units from this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree.

ENV 403 - Environment Practicum IV (3)

Fourth term of work experience for Faculty of Environment programs. Students in a BEnv, BA or BSc program should apply to the Environment Co-operative Education Program. Prerequisite: ARCH 450, ENV 402 or GEOG 402 and re-admission into Environment co-operative Education Program. Units from this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree.

ENV 404 - Environment Practicum V (3)

Fifth term of work experience for Faculty of Environment programs. Students in a BEnv, BA or BSc program should apply to the Environment Co-operative Education Program. Prerequisite: ARCH 451, ENV 403 or GEOG 403 and re-admission into Environment Co-operative Education Program. Units from this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree.

ENV 412 - Technologies, Cultures and a Sustainable World (3)

Technology issues relevant to global sustainable development are considered from engineering, historical and anthropological perspectives. Topics include hydroelectric dams, alternative power generation systems, and the science of climate change. In-depth case studies emphasize interdisciplinary exploration of these themes. Students wishing B-Sci credit should take ENSC 412. Prerequisite: Minimum 60 credit hours. Students may take only one of ENSC 412 and ENV 412 for credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

ENV 452 - Environmental Education (8)

Examines problems entailed in developing awareness and understanding of the environment. Explores issues through a multi-disciplinary approach and develops an understanding of challenges, opportunities, strategies and possible solutions. Includes a laboratory component. Students may be required to complete a Criminal Record Check. Prerequisite: 90 units. Students may be required to complete a Criminal Record Check. Students with credit for EDUC 452 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

ENV 491 - Directed Study in Environment (3)

Independent study on environmental topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A directed study proposal must be completed and approved by the instructor, the home departmental advisor and the Faculty of Environment advisor prior to registration. Students may take this course only once. Variable units: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Prerequisite: 60 units, 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

ENV 495 - Environmental Capstone (4)

This project-based course, to be taken in the final year of undergraduate study, will provide students with an opportunity to integrate and demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained through their undergraduate study. Projects involve collaborative work, analytical methodologies and communication of environmental complexity. Prerequisite: 90 units.

ENV 499 - Special Topics in Environment (3)

A specific topic within the field of Environment not examined in depth in regular courses. This course will provide students with understanding, perspective and experience in emerging and important areas of environment. Variable credit hours: 4 - 8 credits.

ENV 645 - Special Topics in Environment (5)

A specific topic within the field of Environment not examined in-depth in regular courses. This course will provide students with understanding, perspective and experience in emerging and important areas of environment. Prerequisite: If any, prerequisites will be specified on a course by course basis (for example, prerequisite may be 'permission of supervisor' or 'permission of instructor').