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Resource and Environmental Management Major

Bachelor of Environment

The Resource and Environmental Management Major prepares students to seek employment or continue in graduate studies in the broadly defined area of resource and environmental management.

Minimum Grade Requirements

The minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for continuation and graduation is 2.00.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, including at least 45 upper division units, as specified below.

Note: Some of the courses below have prerequisites not included in the REM major requirements. Students are responsible for satisfying the prerequisites for all courses in their program. Students should review the upper division program requirements in advance to determine any lower division prerequisites they should complete.

Course Substitutions

Substitutions of program requirements, including courses deemed equivalent to these required courses, are not allowed without written permission from the program. Such courses taken without approval will not be applied to graduation requirements. Students should consult their academic advisor for details on obtaining permission for substitutions.

Lower Division Requirements

Complete all of

FNST 101 - Introduction to First Nations Studies (3)

Introduces the nature and goals of First Nations Studies as an academic discipline that emphasizes cultures and homelands of First Peoples. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Joyce Schneider
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D200 Natahnee Winder
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 9095, Burnaby
SWH 9095, Burnaby
D900 Bryan Myles
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
J100 June Scudeler
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver
P100 Natahnee Winder
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 9095, Burnaby
SWH 9095, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tara Holland
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D103
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D104
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D105
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D106
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D107
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D108
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D109
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
D110
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
POL 253 - Introduction to Public Policy (3)

Explores the political dimensions of public policy making in Canada. Reviews theories and techniques in policy analysis, and focuses on the contemporary dynamics of public policy in various economic and social sectors from the point of view of political ideas, interests, institutions, and decision-making. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Cara Camcastle
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D103
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D104
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
REM 100 - Global Change (3)

This course provides students with an overview of global environmental change and its causes from a social science perspective, historically and at the present time. Population growth, an increasing ecological footprint and changes in ideology, social organization, economy and technology will be critically reviewed. New ways of thinking in natural and social science will be considered in relation to specific issues such as land, soil and food; energy, raw materials and solid waste; air pollution and transportation; water, oceans and fisheries; climate change; forestry and biodiversity; urbanization, and alternative futures. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Pascal Haegeli
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D102
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D103
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D104
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D105
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D107
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D108
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D109
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D110
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
REM 200 - Introduction to Resource and Environmental Management in Canada (3)

Explores the natural and social science foundations of resource and environmental management and demonstrates how that knowledge can be used in environmental decision-making. Provides a basic understanding of the nature and management of natural resources, strategic thinking for environmental planning, socio-economic and biophysical trade-offs in natural resource decision making and approaches for addressing uncertain knowledge. Prerequisite: One of REM 100, GEOG 100 or 111, or EVSC 100; and 30 units. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

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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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Wendy Palen
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D103
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D104
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D105
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andres Varhola
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D104
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby

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GEOG 251 - Quantitative Geography (3)

An introduction to basic quantitative techniques for the collection of geographic data. Topics include describing data, gathering samples, theoretical distributions, linking samples and populations, testing significance, and exploring spatial relationships all within practical, real-world application contexts. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shivanand Balram
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2111, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2111, Burnaby
D103
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2111, Burnaby
STAT 201 - Statistics for the Life Sciences (3)

Research methodology and associated statistical analysis techniques for students with training in the life sciences. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 203, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Jorge Rodriguez
Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
STAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

Descriptive and inferential statistics aimed at students in the social sciences. Scales of measurement. Descriptive statistics. Measures of association. Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. Students in Sociology and Anthropology are expected to take SA 255 before this course. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units including a research methods course such as SA 255, CRIM 220, POL 200, or equivalent. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 203 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 201, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Gaitri Yapa
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
SUR 3090, Surrey
OP09
TBD
STAT 205 - Introduction to Statistics (3)

The collection, description, analysis and summary of data, including the concepts of frequency distribution, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 205 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 201, 203, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jorge Rodriguez
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

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GEOG 253 - Introduction to Remote Sensing (3)

An introduction to the theory and practice of remote sensing, including the relevant physical processes, digital image processing and information extraction, and a review of remote sensing applications. Prerequisite: GEOG 111. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andres Varhola
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2111, Burnaby
GEOG 255 - Geographical Information Science I (3)

A basic overview of Geographical Information Systems and Science; GIS software, hardware, data structures and models; spatial data, operations and algorithms; practical applications and limitations. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111 or permission of instructor. Students with credit for GEOG 354 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicholas Hedley
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D101
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D104
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2111, Burnaby
REM 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 REM 100, or GEOG 100 or 111, or EVSC 100. Students with credit for ENV 221 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steve Conrad
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D102
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby

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ARCH 201 - Reconstructing the Human Past (4)

A survey of methods used by archaeologists to discover and interpret the past. Examples will be drawn from selected sites and cultures around the world. Students who have taken ARCH 101 may not enroll in ARCH 201. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 David Maxwell
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
BLU 10011, Burnaby
ARCH 286 - Cultural Heritage Management (4)

Examines cultural heritage management as the universal process by which people use places, objects and traditions from the past to educate, entertain, profit, promote change, maintain status quo, create identities, and build communities and nations. The course presents archaeology as one aspect of cultural heritage management and as an activity governed by national laws and international conventions for protecting and making appropriate use of heritage. Using case studies from Canada and abroad, the course explores stewardship as a fundamental professional ethic in archaeology and other fields engaged in studying, applying, and safeguarding personal, familial, communal, national, and transnational heritage. Prerequisite: 30 units including one of ARCH 100, ARCH 201, GEOG 100 or REM 100. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Welch
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 9152, Burnaby
SWH 9152, Burnaby
FNST 212 - Indigenous Perceptions of Landscape (3)

Indigenous peoples of North America possess perceptions of landscape rooted in their long history with the land. Using methods and theories designed for anthropology, archaeology, land and resource management planning and geography will bring a multi-disciplinary approach to this study of cultural landscapes. Prerequisite: FNST 101 or 201W.

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GEOG 221 - Economic Worlds (3)

The fundamentals of economics geography, the study of the forces that shape the arrangement of economic activity in the real world. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rosemary-Claire Collard
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D102
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D103
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Margaret Ramirez
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D102
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D103
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
REM 281 - Sustainable Communities, Sustainable World (3)

Introduces the challenges and opportunities for developing sustainable communities and a sustainable world, through the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Builds an understanding of strengths and weaknesses of conventional approaches to development and of sustainable development. Emphasis on urban areas in the Global North and Global South. Prerequisite: 30 units. Students with credit for SCD 201 or REM 201 or SD 281 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

or SD 281 - Sustainable Communities, Sustainable World (3)

Introduces the challenges and opportunities for developing sustainable communities and a sustainable world, through the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Builds an understanding of strengths and weaknesses of conventional approaches to development and of sustainable development. Emphasis on urban areas in the Global North and Global South. Prerequisite: 30 units. Students with credit for SCD 201 or REM 201 or REM 281 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

Upper Division Requirements

Complete all of

REM 311 - Applied Ecology and Sustainable Environments (3)

Students will learn to apply the ecological concepts introduced in prereq courses to applied ecological problems at the population, community, and ecosystem levels of organization. Emphasis will be placed on processes which drive ecological dynamics, on recognizing those processes and dynamics in applied contexts, and on interpreting ecological data. Prerequisite: REM 100 or EVSC 100; BISC 204 or GEOG 215; STAT 201 or 203 or 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Scott Harrison
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D101
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
REM 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: 45 units. Students with credit for ENV 321 cannot take REM 321 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jonn Axsen
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D102
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D103
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D104
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D105
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
REM 356W - Institutional Arrangements for Sustainable Environmental Management (3)

This course provides an overview of some basic legislation, agencies, and policies which currently are in use to regulate the natural environment at the international, nation, provincial, regional, and local levels. Its purpose is to present a basic set of evaluative questions which can be used to address the effectiveness and efficiency of the environmental regulatory and management systems currently in use. Prerequisite: REM 100. Students with credit for REM 356 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andreanne Doyon
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D102
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D103
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby

Biophysical Perspectives on Resource and Environmental Management

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ARCH 363 - Landscape Archaeology (3)

The interpretation of archaeological evidence to look at the ways that people in the past perceived, constructed, and used their natural surroundings and their built environments. Prerequisite: ARCH 100 or ARCH 201, and 45 credit hours.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ross Jamieson
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
GEOG 315 - World Ecosystems (4)

Distribution, structure, function, and dynamics of the world's major biomes. Attention to comparative aspects among terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and to environmental problems associated with the biomes. Prerequisite: GEOG 215 or BISC 204.

GEOG 317 - Soil Science (4)

An introduction to the study of soils: physical, chemical and biological properties of soils; soil formation, description, classification, survey and use. Field and laboratory techniques of soil analysis. Prerequisite: One of GEOG 213, 214, 215, or CHEM 121. Students with credit for GEOG 318 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Margaret Schmidt
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D101
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
D103
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
D104
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
REM 370 - Global Resource Issues in Oceanography (4)

Introduces principles of oceanography, including ocean circulation, ocean carbon cycling, nutrients and biological productivity, oceans and the climate system, and ocean resource contributions to global food supply. Provides basic understanding of ocean resource management including transportation, recreation, fisheries, and mining. Prerequisite: EVSC 100, or GEOG 111, or REM 100, and 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Karen Kohfeld
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
SECB 1011, Burnaby
D101
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D102
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D103
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
REM 375 - Ecology and Conservation of Coastal BC (3)

Investigates the ecosystems and environmental challenges of coastal British Columbia. Examines the major flora and fauna, fundamental ecological principles, anthropogenic drivers of change, and the role of applied science in conservation and management. Prerequisite: 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Scott Harrison
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D101
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D103
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby

Quantitative Methods in Resource and Environmental Management

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GEOG 352 - Spatial Analysis (4)

Advanced quantitative techniques for spatial analysis of geographic data and patterns. Topics include geostatistics, spatial interpolation, autocorrelation, kriging, and their use in geographic problem solving with spatial analysis software. Prerequisite: GEOG 251 or one of STAT 201, 203 (formerly 103), 205, or 270. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shivanand Balram
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
D101
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D103
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
GEOG 353 - Advanced Remote Sensing (4)

Advanced remote sensing principles and techniques, including physics-based modeling, advanced classifiers, automated data processing, and integration of ancillary data products. Prerequisite: GEOG 253. Quantitative.

GEOG 355 - Geographical Information Science II (4)

An examination of technical components of GIS. Topics include spatial representations, generalization and data management; computational algebra and set theory; digital surfaces and terrain models. Prerequisite: GEOG 255. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Yuhao Lu
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SECB 1014, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D103
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
REM 412 - Environmental Modeling (4)

Students receive hands-on experience in the construction and analysis of computer simulation models of environmental and ecological systems and problems. Prerequisite: REM 100 or EVSC 100; BISC 204 or GEOG 215; STAT 201 or 203 or 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent; and 60 units. Quantitative.

REM 423 - Research Methods in Fisheries Assessment (4)

Introduction to quantitative methods for providing scientific advice on the status, productivity and effects of fishing of fish stocks. Includes development and application fish population dynamics models, data analysis, and the quantification of uncertainty. Focus will be primarily on biological aspects of fisheries assessment while illustrating how these interface with economic, social and institutional concerns of management agencies. Prerequisite: BISC 204 or GEOG 215; STAT 201 or 203 or 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent; MATH 151 or 154 or 157 or equivalent; and 60 units.

Indigenous Perspectives on Resource and Environmental Management

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FNST 332 - Ethnobotany of British Columbia First Nations (3)

This course is an introduction to the study of plant knowledge and use by First Nations peoples in British Columbia. It provides students with information about the role of plants in First Nations' cultures including such areas as foods, medicines, technology, ceremony, ecological indicators, and within First Nations' knowledge and classification systems. Special focus may be placed on the ethnobotany of one or more Aboriginal groups or culture areas. Prerequisite: FNST 101. Breadth-Science.

FNST 353W - First Nations Heritage Stewardship (3)

Examines issues that arise when Aboriginal people must balance economic development and cultural integrity. Topics include self-reflexive internalist research, ethics and best practices in representing Indigenous heritage, public laws and land claim agreements affecting heritage, the exhumation and repatriation of human remains and religious freedom and access to sacred sites and objects. Prerequisite: 45 units or permission of the instructor. Students who have taken FNST 322 previously under this topic may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Eldon Yellowhorn
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 9095, Burnaby
FNST 433 - Indigenous Environmental Justice and Activism (4)

Examines contemporary writings regarding Indigenous environmental logic and environmental concerns of contemporary times. Studies effects of resource extraction upon Indigenous nations, globalization, genetic modifications, health, intellectual property, spiritual beliefs, culture and society, art and language and compares these with specific Indigenous logic at the time of contact. Prerequisite: 45 units.

REM 406 - Indigenous People and Co-management (4)

Introduces several basic co-management models, a framework for analyzing conditions which permit co-management institutions to develop and thrive, the dilemmas of communities involved in co-management and the challenges for governments working with them, with special but not exclusive attention to Canadian Indigenous communities. Prerequisite: REM 356 and 75 units.

REM 407 - Indigenous Governance and Resource Relationships (4)

Explores diverse Indigenous perspectives on governance, resource, land and water management, intergovernmental relations and economic development in the context of contemporary settler colonialism in Canada. Skills include critical thinking, anti-colonial, economic, political and policy analyses. Prerequisite: 75 units or permission of instructor.

Social and Community Perspectives on Resource and Environmental Management

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ARCH 365 - Archaeological Perspectives on Human Ecology (3)

Examines methods, theories, and concepts for understanding how past cultures interacted with their bio-physical surroundings. Integrates diverse kinds of data and knowledge to understand these relationships. Topics to be addressed include local and traditional ecological knowledge, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, human-environment interaction, human-induced environmental changes, paleodiet, and domestication. Prerequisite: ARCH 201; or any two of ARCH 100, REM 100, GEOG 100, EVSC 100; and 45 credits.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joseph Taylor
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D103
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
or HIST 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: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students with credit for GEOG 377 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joseph Taylor
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D103
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
GEOG 389W - Nature and Society (4)

Examines the relationship between nature and society, covering the dominant geographical approaches to human-environment interaction, and their social, spatial, and political economic effects. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100 or REM 100. Writing.

REM 381 - Building Sustainable Communities: Concepts and Cases (4)

Engages students in how to plan and cultivate sustainability at the community and city level, taking into consideration the environmental, economic, and social aspects of development. Explores and analyzes policy instruments, planning tools, and strategies from around the world for engaging people and institutions in building sustainable communities. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for SCD 301 or REM 301 or SD 381 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steve Conrad
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
or SD 381 - Building Sustainable Communities: Concepts and Cases (4)

Engages students in understanding how to plan and cultivate sustainability at the community and city level, taking into consideration the environmental, economic, and social aspects of development. Explores and analyzes policy instruments, planning tools, and strategies from around the world for engaging people and institutions in building sustainable communities. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 units or admission to the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Sustainable Development. Students with credit for SCD 301 or REM 301 or REM 381 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steve Conrad
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
SD 401 - Sustainable Development Goals Studio (4)

Engages students in creating innovative solutions to real-world challenges of sustainability and development, using studio-based approaches. Explores the Sustainable Development Goals as a mechanism for effective governance in the context of Global North-South relations, and develops policies and strategies for implementing the Goals at local and global scales. Prerequisite: 60 units or admission to the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Sustainable Development. Recommended: SD 281 or equivalent. Students with credit for DEVS 401 may not take this course for further credit.

Communication and Conflict Resolution

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CMNS 342 - Science and Public Policy: Risk Communication (4)

The course examines communication in the relation between science (technology) and public policy, and more particularly, in the evaluation of risk. Prerequisite: Two of CMNS 201 (or 260 or equivalent - BUEC 232, PSYC 210, STAT 100, 201, 203, 205, 270, 285, SA 255), CMNS 202 (or 262), or CMNS 261.

CMNS 349 - Environment, Media and Communication (4)

An examination of how media, culture and communication shape public opinion and behaviour about environmental issues such as global warming, (un)sustainable resource use and pollution, with special attention to the impact of practices such as advertising, public relations, science and risk communication, journalism and advocacy communication upon public discourse about the environment, and the role of dialogue and deliberation in mediating and resolving conflict over environmental issues. Prerequisite: 45 units, including at least one upper division course in CMNS, DIAL, EVSC, GEOG or BlSC.

DIAL 460 - Seminar in Dialogue and Public Issues (4)

Focuses on the practical tools and conceptual approaches used in dialogue, with comparisons of the role and impact of dialogue among community, government, corporate, union, First Nations, legal-regulatory, advocacy groups and organizations. Emphasis is on interaction among interest groups and stakeholders, cultures of negotiation and decision-making, techniques of facilitation, and strategies for effective outcomes. Prerequisite: 45 units and permission of instructor. Students with credit for CMNS 460 may not complete 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jason Brown
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
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.

or 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.

EVSC 300 - Seminar in Environmental Science (3)

Provides Environmental Science students the opportunity to investigate an environmental science topic in depth, through lecture and bi-weekly guest speakers from diverse sectors (academia, government, industry and NGOs). Prerequisite: EVSC 201W. Students with credit for EVSC 399 or EVSC 499 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Arvind Saraswat
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby

Policy, Planning and Regulation

Choose one of

ARCH 386 - Archaeological Resource Management (3)

Surveys the origins, implementations, and need for archaeological heritage legislation on an international and national scale. Topical issues associated with contract archaeology, public archaeology, native heritage, and avocational societies are incorporated. Prerequisite: ARCH 201.

FNST 401 - Aboriginal Peoples and Public Policy (3)

An examination of First Nations and Aboriginal peoples' perspectives on political, social and legal issues involving their rights as first citizens of Canada and North America, and the practical and political relations with various levels of government. Issues examined include: Aboriginal rights and title questions, self government models and concepts, constitutional matters, the impact of federal government policies, including their impact on women's lives, and Aboriginal community and First Nations politics. Prerequisite: FNST 101 and 201W. Recommended: POL 221.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
REM 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: 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. Students with credit for ENV 319 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E200 Benjamin Jones
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2245, Vancouver
REM 446 - Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (4)

Theory and practice of environmental and social impact assessment. The course will review and critically evaluate the regulatory frameworks, institutions and methods associated with impact assessment for resource and industrial development, transportation, public utilities, regional planning and public policy, using examples from British Columbia and Canada. Prerequisite: REM 100 or 200 and 75 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Murray Rutherford
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7520, Burnaby
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D101
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby

Resource and Environmental Management Sectors

Choose two of (one must be at the 400 level)

GEOG 327 - Geography of Tourism (4)

Factors underlying the changing geography of tourism. Issues of demand, supply and impact are examined. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100 or REM 100.

GEOG 385 - Food and the City (4)

An exploration of how food is related to cities, giving particular attention to the culture and politics of food production, distribution, and consumption. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100 or REM 100.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Christiana Miewald
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
HCC 1425, Vancouver
D101
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 2540, Vancouver
D102
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
HCC 1325, Vancouver
REM 350 - Sustainable Energy and Materials Management (4)

Takes an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable management of society's energy and materials flows. Topics range from thermodynamics and estimates of global resources to market-based policies and governance Institutions. Peak oil, renewable energy and carbon capture and storage are also discussed. The role for green consumerism in light of climate challenge are highlighted. Prerequisite: 45 units.

REM 355 - Sustainable Transportation Management (3)

Explores trends in the transportation sector according to a resource and environmental management perspective, including air quality and greenhouse gas impacts. The perspective is interdisciplinary, organized around transitions to alternative fuels, efficiency and reduced vehicle use. Skills to be developed include sustainability management, lifecycle analysis and policy analysis. Prerequisite: 45 units or permission of instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jonn Axsen
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SECB 1012, Burnaby
D101
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D102
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
REM 427 - Avalanche Risk Management (4)

Interdisciplinary introduction to snow avalanches and the management of the associated risks. Embedded in an overall risk management framework, the course discusses the physics of avalanche formation, identification and characterization of avalanche terrain, the fundamentals of hazard assessment, and mitigation approaches in different contexts with practical examples from in Canada. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157 and one of STAT 201 or 203 or 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent, and 60 units; or permission of the instructor.

REM 445 - Environmental Risk Assessment (4)

Students receive theory and practical experience in the control and management of hazardous substances in the environment. This includes the application of techniques used to assess toxicological, ecological and human health risks of contaminants within the current regulatory framework. Prerequisite: MATH 151 or 154 or 157; STAT 201 or 203 or 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent; and 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Frank Gobas
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D103
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
REM 454 - Water Security (4)

Students investigate dimensions of the global environmental crisis related to water security, including: human rights, political science, development economics, gender policies, geopolitics, regional integration and security, international law, national legislation, public health, trade, agriculture, energy generation, and water resources management. Prerequisite: 75 units and REM 100 or EVSC 100 or GEOG 100.

REM 471 - Forest Ecosystem Management (4)

Forests are critical components of the earth system and provide diverse ecological services. They are also a source of conflict regarding their conservation and use. Students will examine the problems of managing forest ecosystems for a variety of societal goals and objectives. We begin by examining the ecological characteristics of forest ecosystems and follow with a focus on the objectives and tools of forest management. The final section of the course will examine institutions, economics, and policy related to forests, with a focus on British Columbia's historical and current management issues. This course will involve lectures, group discussions, field trips, and exercises. Prerequisite: One of REM 100, or GEOG 100 or 111, or EVSC 100 or BISC 102; and 45 units.

REM 481 - Sustainable Communities Leadership Lab (4)

Students develop the skills to lead change toward sustainability at the community level. Starting with a process of analyzing a particular social or environmental challenge, and using a collaborative approach, they develop a promising idea into a feasible plan for a project or social enterprise. Prerequisite: 60 units and SD 281 or REM 281 or SD 201 or DEVS 201 or SCD 201 or REM 201. Students with credit for SCD 401 or REM 401 or SD 481 may not complete this course for further credit.

or SD 481 - Sustainable Communities Leadership Lab (4)

Students develop the skills to lead change toward sustainability at the community level. Starting with a process of analyzing a particular social or environmental challenge, and using a collaborative approach, they develop a promising idea into a feasible plan for a project or social enterprise. Prerequisite: 60 units and SD 281 or REM 281 or SD 201 or DEVS 201 or SCD 201 or REM 201 or admission to the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Sustainable Development. Students with credit for SCD 401 or REM 401 or REM 481 may not complete this course for further credit.

Upper Division Electives

Any other two REM courses from the full list of 300 and 400 level REM courses.

Capstone Experience

Complete the following

REM 495 - Resource and Environmental Management Capstone (4)

By guiding students through the inception, development and communication of a novel interdisciplinary research project, this course will provide students with an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills they gained through their undergraduate degree. Students will work corroboratively to conceive, investigate and present an original research project that addresses a real-world environmental issue of the students' choice. Prerequisite: 90 units or permission of instructor. Students with credit for REM 491 - Directed Studies taken as the REM Capstone only may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Scott Harrison
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2530, Burnaby
D101 Scott Harrison
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.