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Environment and Sustainability

Fall Semester Course Offerings

ECON 1010 - Introduction to Microeconomics I

ECON 2550 - Economic Statistics and Data Analysis

ECON 3080 - Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

ENSU 1000 - Introduction to Sustainability

ENSU 2000 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

ENSU 2200 -  Outdoor Pursuits - Fall

ENSU 3100 - Environmental Planning and Management

ENSU 3101 - Analytical Approaches to Resource Management

ENSU 4010 - Seminar in Environment and Sustainability

ENSU 4100 - Remote Sensing

ENSU 4200 - Contemporary Issues in Environmental Studies

GEOG 1050 - Geographies of Global Change

GEOG 3222 - Research Design and Quantitative Methods in Geography

POSC 3351 - Politics and the Environment

POSC 3631 - Environmental Policy

 

 

 

Winter Semester Course Offerings

ECON 3085 - Issues in Ecological Economics

ENSU 2001 - Introduction to Systems Thinking

ENSU 2201 - Outdoor Pursuits - Winter

ENSU 3000 - Human Dimensions of Resource Management

ENSU 3001 - Application of Geographic Information Systems

ENSU 4000 - Integrated Approaches to Resource Management and Decision Analysis

ENSU 4201 - Environmental Assessment

ENSU 4950 - Independent Research Project - Environmental Studies

ENSU 4960 - Independent Research Project - Resource Management

POSC 2600 - Introduction to Public Policy and Administration

 

 

Note: Courses marked with an * are offered irregularly. Students should check course offerings at https://www.mun.ca/regoff/registration/course_offerings.php or consult with the program chair.

 

Course Descriptions

Complete course descriptions can be found in the Grenfell Campus section of the Calendar. The University Calendar is the authority for all course information.

ECON 1010 - Introduction to Microeconomics I examines scarcity and opportunity cost. Demand and supply. Elasticity. Household demand: marginal utility. Household demand: indifference curves. Production functions. Short-run and long-run cost functions. Perfect competition in the short run and the long run. Monopoly.

CR: the former ECON 2010

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ECON 2550 - Economic Statistics and Data Analysis is an analysis of economic statistics and the use of economic data. A course designed to introduce students to the task of economic data collection, description and analysis. Emphasis will be on interpretation and analysis of data using computer software programs.

PR: ECON 1010 (or the former 2010) and/or ECON 1020 (or the former 2020), and Statistics 2500 or equivalent

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ECON 3080 - Natural Resource and Environmental Economics application of economic analysis to renewable and nonrenewable natural resource industries such as the fishery, forestry, and mining. Emphasis is given to the criteria for optimal resource use under various market structures and their implications for public policy. Issues of environmental resource management and pollution control will also be covered.

PR: ECON 1010 (or the former 2010) and/or ECON 1020 (or the former 2020)

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ECON 3085 - Issues in Ecological Economics aims to explore the dynamic interaction between the economic system and the ecological system that sustains it by using trans-disciplinary theoretical approaches and methodologies. The main focus of this course will be on Ecological Economics concepts such as low and high entropy, biotic and abiotic goods and services, stock-flow resources, carrying capacity, throughput, co-evolution, sustainable scale, use value, and their applications in a problem-solving context.

CR: same as the former Environmental Studies 3085

PR: ECON 1010 (or the former 2010)

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ENSU 1000 - Introduction to Sustainability examines historical and contemporary models of resource management and decision making as well as the supporting theoretical basis for an interdisciplinary approach to natural resources that includes ecological, economic, social and political perspectives. Case studies will be presented from Newfoundland and Labrador, across Canada, and around the world.

CR: the former Environmental Studies 1000, the former Sustainable Resource Management 2000

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ENSU 2000 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems explores the structure, design, science, and applications of digital geospatial information and geospatial technologies. These include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing (i.e. 3S technology), and the Geoweb such as Google Earth, Location Based Services (LBS). Students will also gain exposure to hands-on exercise and analysis on the current GIS software.

CR: the former Environmental Studies 2000, Geography 2195

LH: 3

PR: Environmental Science 1000 or Earth Sciences 1002 or Geography 1050

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ENSU 2001 - Introduction to Systems Thinking exposes students to complex system dynamics that challenge our understanding of environmental and resource management. It is designed to help students develop a systems' intuition for analyzing environmental and resource management problems and provide the skills needed to better understand complex interactions within and among natural and human systems. It covers the introduction of basic structure and behavior of systems and key interrelationships in social-ecological systems.

CR: the former Sustainable Resource Management 2001

PR: ENSU 1000

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ENSU 2200 -  Outdoor Pursuits – Fall introduces the theoretical rationale and practical skills needed to demonstrate basic proficiency in several of the following activities: minimal-impact camping, wilderness cooking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, navigating with map and compass, outdoor safety, search and rescue, and group management. The major focus of this course will be the practical application of learned skills.

AR: attendance is required

CR: the former Environmental Studies 2210

OR: 3 hours of practicum per week

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ENSU 2201 - Outdoor Pursuits – Winter introduces the theoretical rationale and practical skills needed to demonstrate basic proficiency in several of the following activities: navigating with map and compass, outdoor safety, search and rescue, group management, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping, and winter survival techniques. The major focus of this course will be the practical application of learned skills.

AR: attendance is required

CR: the former Environmental Studies 2220

OR: 3 hours of practicum per week

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ENSU 3000 - Human Dimensions of Resource Management explores how human attitudes and beliefs can be incorporated into resource and environmental management decisions and strategies. While this course will focus on the human aspects of resource and environmental management, it will also highlight the importance of integrating ecological dimensions into management efforts.

CR: Geography 3425

PR: ENSU 2001

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ENSU 3001 - Application of Geographic Information Systems exposes students to the application of GIS in environmental and resource management through the use of real world, locally-relevant case studies. The topics cover spatial data acquisition, spatial data creation, spatial data interpolation, and simulation of the distribution of flow of mass, energy, goods, services, animals and people in a spatially-explicit manner. In addition to laboratory assignments, students will complete a major term project.

CR: the former Environmental Studies 3001, Geography 3260

LH: 3

PR: ENSU 2000

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ENSU 3100 - Environmental Planning and Management provides training in application of modelling approaches for entities ranging from single populations to interacting systems. These approaches will be used to understand population and ecosystem dynamics as well as harvester and market behaviour under various management scenarios.

LH: 3

PR: Biology 2600, ENSU 2001, Geography 3222 or 3 credit hours in statistics

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ENSU 3101 - Analytical Approaches to Resource Management provides training in application of modelling approaches for entities ranging from single populations to interacting systems. These approaches will be used to understand population and ecosystem dynamics as well as harvester and market behaviour under various management scenarios.

LH: 3

PR: Biology 2600, ENSU 2001, Geography 3222 or 3 credit hours in statistics

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ENSU 4000 - Integrated Approaches to Resource Management and Decision Analysis exposes students to approaches from natural and social sciences for natural resource management and decision making. Natural resource management involves decision making in a complex array of biophysical, social and economic environments consisting of the allocation of resources, formulation of policies, and manipulations of natural systems. The course presents methodological and practical aspects of planning and management using a case-based approach with regional, national and international perspectives.

PR: ENSU 3000 or permission of the Program Chair

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ENSU 4010 - Seminar in Environment and Sustainability is a senior seminar in which selected environmental issues will be examined from several disciplinary perspectives.

CR: the former Environmental Studies 4010, the former Sustainable Resource Management 4010

PR: ENSU 3000 or permission of the Program Chair

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ENSU 4100 - Remote Sensing discusses the physical principles on which remote sensing is based and the types of measurements being made. Understanding how remote sensors work at the conceptual level is the key to understanding the type of information that can be obtained. The topics covered include collection, manipulation and processing of remotely-sensed data, and the applications of these data in environmental and resource management.

CR: Geography 3250, the former Sustainable Resource Management 4000

LH: 3

PR: ENSU 3001

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ENSU 4200 - Contemporary Issues in Environmental Studies provides a detailed, comprehensive investigation of selected environmental problems that could include the following issues: risk assessment, indigenous peoples' perspectives on the environment, energy policy, water governance, parks planning & management, political ecology, natural resource policy and administration, and environmental justice.

PR: ENSU 3000

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ENSU 4201 - Environmental Assessment provides a thorough consideration of the environmental effects of a project and takes into account potential and probable impacts on the environment as well as people. Other areas of emphasis include cumulative impacts, socio-economic impacts, sustainability assessments, and Strategic Environmental Assessments of policies, plans, and programs.

CR: the former Environmental Studies 4000

PR: successful completion of 60 credit hours

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ENSU 4950 - Independent Research Project - Environmental Studies is a course that requires students to conduct independent research in environmental studies under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will prepare a major paper based upon their independent research.

CR: the former Environmental Studies 4950

PR: ENSU 3000, Geography 3222, Sociology 3040

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ENSU 4960 - Independent Research Project - Resource Management a course that requires students to conduct independent research in resource management under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will prepare a major paper based upon their independent research.

CR: the former Sustainable Resource Management 4950

PR: ENSU 3000, ENSU 3101, Geography 3222

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GEOG 1050 - Geographies of Global Change provides perspectives on the major geographical challenges and changes facing the contemporary globe, including: climate and environmental change, sustainability, human development, economic globalization, cultural change, and population and migration. Using the integrative skills of geographical analysis, the course prepares students for advanced study in geography and citizenship in the modern world.

CR: the former GEOG 1000, the former GEOG 1001, the former GEOG 1010, and the former GEOG 1011

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GEOG 3222 - Research Design and Quantitative Methods in Geography is an introduction to principles of research design, and to the use of quantitative techniques. This course provides students with a basic understanding of data collection, entry, and analysis and presentation skills most commonly used by geographers. Practical, computer-based exercises are an essential part of the course. It is strongly recommended that this course be completed before registration in a 4000-level geography course.

CR: the former GEOG 2220

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 1050, or the former GEOG 1001, or the former GEOG 1011 and at least 9 credit hours from GEOG 2001, GEOG 2102, GEOG 2195, GEOG 2302, GEOG 2425.

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POSC 2600 - Introduction to Public Policy and Administration outlines major concepts in, and issues relating to, the fields of public policy and administration. Introduces students to major conceptual issues that shape public policy and government, such as agenda setting, types of public policy models and public management processes. Open to all students interested in the study of public policy and public administration.

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POSC 3351 - Politics and the Environment is an examination of the environmentalist movement, interest groups, and green parties; the impact of environmentalism on conventional parties and public opinion; and the dynamics of support for and opposition to the achievement of environmentalist objectives.

CR: the former POSC 3550

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POSC 3631 - Environmental Policy is an examination of the formation, implementation, and impact of public policies concerning the environment including an examination of different policy approaches and the problems of environmental regulation.

CR: the former POSC 3731

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AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).

 

Chair, Environmental Studies

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS387
Phone: (709) 639-2552
Email: gsabau@grenfell.mun.ca