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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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GEO-111

Environment, Society and Sustainability

Distance (D), 3 credits

GEO 111 focuses on the complex relationships between people and the environment. With emphasis on the ecosystems approach, it looks at the impacts on human activity and resource exploitation on the environment, and considers the potential for a sustainable society. Topics covered include; energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem structure and dynamics, climate change, water resources, marine resources, biodiversity loss, protected areas and endangered species, human population growth, Ecological Footprint Analysis, and environmental world views.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.


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GEO-112

Introduction to Human Geography

Distance (D), 3 credits

GEO 112 critically examines the complex relations between people and places through key themes and concepts in the cultural, urban and economic fields of human geography. Topics to be studied include: local and popular cultures and landscapes, disappearing peoples, concepts of nature, the agricultural revolutions, global agricultural restructuring, agribusiness, food security, urban and suburban processes, development issues in the less developed world, barriers to and the costs of economic development, globalization, deindustrialization, and social change in the world system.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.


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GEO-200

Geography of Canada

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course takes a wholistic approach in examining the dynamic relationships between the physical and cultural environments associated with the people and places in Canada. The focus is on relationships, location and the resulting ever- changing geographic patterns that create the diversity, issues and opportunities facing Canada and Canadians. Some of the topics covered are: the physical setting, settlement patterns and growth, urbanization and politics, environmental regions, regional disparities and Canada's place on the international stage.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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GEO-205

Geography of British Columbia

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

GEO 205 explores the physical and human landscapes that are British Columbia. The course is a blend of the regional and wholistic systems approaches to the relationships between physiography, climate, resources and people. Basic geomorphology, natural hazards and other constraints on land use in British Columbia are examined.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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GEO-210

Natural Resources Management I: Introduction

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

The course examines the major natural resources management issues on the global, national, provincial and local scales. Questions and concepts associated with the double-edged sword of conservation versus economic development are examined from the contrasting scientific and philosophical views. The emphasis is on solutions through public policy. Some of the topics covered are: renewable and non-renewable resources, resources and economics, terrestrial, marine and atmospheric resources, energy, minerals, options for the future and the role of non-government organizations.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Any first year GEO course Minimum Grade C


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GEO-211

Natural Resources Management II: Wildlife

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

The course introduces students to the world of wildlife. Then, the issues associated with wildlife utilization are examined. Wildlife management policies, programs, and practices are reviewed with particular emphasis on Canada and BC. Some of the topics covered include: animal behaviour, inventory methods, population monitoring, land use and wildlife, approaches to management, the conservation of wildlife and wildlife management in the Comox Valley.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Any first year GEO Course Minimum grade C


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GEO-214

Biogeography

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course examines the changes in the geographic distribution patterns of plants and animals over geologic time. The attributes of the life layer involved in these shifting relationships are investigated from the geographic perspective. Sampling concepts, methods and tools of analysis are introduced. Some of the topics covered are: the basics of a functioning life layer, feedback in natural systems, disturbance and succession, interpreting distribution patterns, changing continents and climate, colonization, dispersal and invasion, genetic modification, extinctions, conservation and conservation planning.

Prerequisite(s):

  • GEO 105 or GEO 106 or GEO 111 Minimum Grade C


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GEO-215

Society and the Environment

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

Global, national and regional perspectives on current environmental issues are the subject matter of this course. The social perspectives and rationale for the study of the natural and human environments are introduced. Topics include human effects on land and ocean environments, living natural communities, the human environment, the character of civilizations and planet management. A wholistic systems approach is used in examining the broad range of topics and issues involved. The academic and practical skills emphasized in the course include various types of research, oral communications and an awareness of and appreciation for a range of views on controversial issues.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Any first year GEO Course Minimum grade C


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GEO-220

Intro to Climate Change: Human And Ecological Dimensions

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining climate change and includes scientific, social, economic, political, and ethical perspectives. Some key areas of focus include climate science, vulnerability of human and ecological systems, observed and projected impacts, climate change adaptation and mitigation, policy debates, and current and future challenges.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or assessment.


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