This curated course collection highlights some UBC Vancouver courses with climate change-related content. Each course may cover multiple themes, but is only featured under one primary theme below. A list of courses by year level follows. Check UBC’s Course Schedule to ensure the course you are interested in is running in your selected session and that you are eligible to take it.
We welcome additions to this course list. If you teach a course that addresses climate change and would like your course added, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students may take these courses since they have no pre-requisites, co-requisites or restrictions.
Low restriction courses are restricted to either graduate students or students in a certain year or above as noted in each course description. They have no other pre-requisites, co-requisites or restrictions.
Climate Justice and Social Science
These courses cover content on the themes related to climate justice and social science such as gender, race, Indigenous Rights, economics, business, history, law, and political science.
These courses cover themes related to climate science such as climatology, biodiversity, forestry, atmospheric and ocean sciences.
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
These courses cover themes related to mitigation and adaptation such as energy, policy, sustainable cities, and resiliency.
List of courses by year
ANTH 360 Introduction to Ecological Anthropology
ARCL 309 Archaeology of Collapse and Sustainability
ATSC 313 Renewable Energy Meteorology
CHEM 301 Aqueous Environmental Chemistry
CONS 302 Issues in Genomics and the Environment
CONS 310 Ecology in a Changing Climate
ENVR 302 Climate Action Lab 1 and 2
ECON 371 Economics of the Environment
EOSC 340 Global Climate Change
EOSC 373 Introductory Oceanography: Climate and Ecosystems
GEOB 300 Microscale Weather and Climate
GEOB 302 Paleoecology: Lessons for the Anthropocene
GEOB 307 Biogeography and Global Change
GEOB 308 Quaternary and Applied Geomorphology
GEOG 302 Climate Justice
GEOG 310 Environment and Sustainability
GEOG 311 Urban Environments
GEOG 312 Climate Change: Science and Society
GEOG 313 Environmental Justice and Social Change
GEOG 314 Analysing Environmental Problems
LAW 387 Environmental Law
PHYS 333 Energy and Climate
PLAN 351 Green Cities
POLI 351 Environmental Politics and Policy
POLI 375A Global Environmental Politics
COEC 475 The Economics and Policy of the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
ENVR 410 Energy, Environment, and Society
ENVR 430 Ecological Dimensions of Sustainability
EOSC 442 Climate Measurement and Analysis
GEOB 401 Urban Meteorology
GEOB 407 Vegetation Dynamics: Disturbance, Climate and Human Impacts
GEOB 408 The Changing Cryosphere
GEOG 497 The Arctic
MECH 410U Air Pollution
MINE 455 Mine Water Management
PSYC 421 Environmental Psychology
SOCI 420 Sociology of the Environment
CEEN 523 Energy and the Environment
ETEC 565E Energy Literacy in Society and Digital Culture
FISH 501 Ecosystem Modelling
FOPE 503 Climate Modelling and Forest Applications
GEOB 504A Perspectives on the Anthropocene
PPGA 541 Policy Dimensions of Energy Systems
PPGA 584 Policy Responses to Global Climate Change
PPGA 591N Power and Practice
RES 500H Human Rights and the Environment
RES 520 Climate Change: Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
SOCI 509A Sociology of the Environment