Environmental courses offered (2016-2017)

Environmental Science

Lower Level

  • AGRIC 124: Introduction to Horticulture
  • AGRIC 204: Soils and Soil Fertility
  • BIO 106: Urban Ecology
  • BIO 210: Introduction to Ecology
  • CHEM 110: Introductory Chemistry
  • CHEM 113/ 114: Principles of Chemistry I, II
  • CHEM 213: Organic Chemistry
  • GEOG 101: Weather and Climate
  • GEOG 102: Evolution of the Earth’s Surface
  • GEOG 116: Introduction to Geology
  • GEOG 211: Environmental Science

Upper Level

  • AGRIC 311: Soil Conservation and Management
  • AGRIC 371: Sustainable Holistic Agriculture: Planning and Practices
  • BIO 310: Conservation Biology
  • BIO: 330: Plants and Animals of BC
  • BIO 410/ GEOG 410: Plant Ecology
  • BIO 421: Special Topics in Applied Biology
  • BIO 421e: Clayoqout Field School
  • BIO 430: Forest Ecology
  • GEOG 303: Hydrology
  • GEOG 307: Urban Climatology
  • GEOG 308: Climate Change and Variability
  • GEOG 315: Soil Process and Function
  • GEOG 317: Biogeography
  • GEOG 410/ BIO 410: Plant Ecology
  • GEOG 411: Advanced Topics in Environmental Issues
  • GEOG 417: Wetlands Biogeography

Environmental Studies

Lower Level

  • ANTH 268: Culture and Environment
  • ENGL 275: Literature and Ecology
  • GEOG 140: Human Geography
  • GEOG 242: Economic Geography
  • PSYCH 264: Environmental Psychology
  • SOC 299: Sociology of Animals in the Western World
  • SOC 299g: Environmental Justice

Upper Level

  • AGRIC 371: Sustainable Holistic Agriculture: Planning and Practices
  • ECON 352: Technology, Development, and Economic Growth
  • ECON 361: Environmental Resources
  • GEOG 311: World Resources and Environment
  • GEOG 312: Political Ecology
  • GEOG 323: War, Terrorism, and Peace (units on war and environment)
  • GEOG 340: Geography of Poverty and Development
  • GEOG 343: Transitional Societies
  • GEOG 421: Borderlands (held in conjunction with Western Washington University)
  • GEOG 447: Aboriginal Geography
  • PHIL 318: Environmental Ethics
  • POSC 305: Environmental Politics and Policy in Canada (forthcoming)
  • RELS 380: Science, Nature, and Religion
  • SCMS 468: Environment and Society

Techniques and Applications

  • CMNS 360: Advocacy and Proposal Writing
  • CMNS 365: Grant Writing
  • GEOG 253: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 353: Remote Sensing

Other Course Recommendations

Courses in Communications, Journalism, Visual Arts highly recommended for those interested in environmental studies/science.

Statistics courses, offered through Geography, Math, Psychology, and SCMS are also very highly recommended.

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Student Research

Students can make a difference in so many ways. Inquire about research projects with instructors, join the Students for Sustainability group, or go beyond the borders of UFV and get involved in your community! 

The University of the Fraser Valley is open to supporting student's research proposals regarding sustainability. Upper level students can design and propose research projects. Once approved, a supervisor (faculty member) is designated, and the project can begin.

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