Geography

Location:
Department of Geography
N430 Ross Building
Tel.: 416-736-5107
Chair:
S. Tufts
Undergraduate Program Director:
A. Robert
Professors:

Q. Cheng, J. Hyndman, P. Kelly, L. Lo, J. Mensah, V. A. Preston, P. Vandergeest, P. Wood, K. L. Young

Associate Professors:

A. Bain, R. Basu, R. L. Bello, R. Das, T. Drezner, W. Jenkins, E. Lunstrum, T. Remmel, A. Robert, R. Roth, S. Tufts

Professors Emeriti:

W. Mahaney, G. Norcliffe, J. Radford

Program Description

Geography is concerned with the interrelationships among the earth’s physical and human environments. Geographers study climate change, resource depletion, human migration, globalization, geopolitics, poverty, inequality and vulnerability – their causes, consequences and implications on urban and regional development. We ask questions about how environmental, economic, social, political and cultural processes shape how the world functions or fails to function. These concerns take us from the local neighbourhoods in Toronto to Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Canadian Arctic and the Arizona desert. Our courses are divided into seven themes, each of which include regional and systematic courses:
  • The City;
  • Globalization, Environment and Development;
  • Production and the Politics of Difference;
  • State, Empire and Power;
  • Extreme Environments;
  • Biophysical Processes and
  • Geoinformatics.
Students are exposed to the breadth of geography in Years 1 and 2 and encouraged to specialize in one or more of these themes in Years 3 and 4.
For specific Honours BA and BA program requirements please consult the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Programs of Study section. For specific Honours BSc and BSc program requirements please consult the Faculty of Science Programs of Study section.
The department also offers a Specialized Honours BA in geography and urban studies. For details, please consult the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Programs of Study section.

Degrees Offered

Geography (BA) Degree Requirements
  • Specialized Honours BA: 120 Credits
  • Honours BA: 120 Credits
  • Honours Double Major BA
  • Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary (Linked) BA
  • Honours Major/Minor BA
  • Honours Minor BA
  • BA: 90 Credits
Geography (iBA) Degree Requirements
  • Specialized Honours iBA: 120 Credits
  • Honours iBA: 120 Credits
  • Honours Major/Minor iBA

Course Listing

Courses in Geography

Prerequisites: the specific course prerequisites listed for geography courses in this Undergraduate Calendar are intended to ensure that students do not unwittingly enrol in courses for which they have inadequate preparation. In some cases, students lacking the stated course prerequisite(s) may be permitted to enrol in the course by written permission of the course director.

Course Listings Timetables Fall/Winter 2015-2016
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