Courses

Credit: Don Erhardt

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Explore more than 600 courses at the undergraduate and graduate level that address environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. 

Sustainability courses either concentrate on the concept of sustainability, including its environmental, social and economic dimensions (overlap of the 3 pillars), or examine an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens.

Courses that includes sustainability fall within one or more of the three pillars (Environment, Society, and Economic) and incorporate one or more aspects of sustainability as a distinct course component, unit, module, challenge or an activity. 

The listing was created by asking UBC instructors to self-identify their sustainability courses. Contact us to update or add new course information. 

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Faculty of Land and Food Systems AANB 515 Animal Welfare and Animal Ethics 2015W2, 2016W2, Credit will be granted for only one of APBI 315, ANSC 515, and AANB 515.

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Faculty of Land and Food Systems AANB 550 Topics in Animal Welfare 2015W1, 2015W2, 2016W1, 2016W2,

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 100A Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 2015W1, 2015W2, 2016W1, 2016W2, Basic concepts and methods of anthropology; culture and race; comparative study of social systems, religion, symbolism, art, and other institutions. Examples are drawn from a variety of cultures.

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 201A Ethnic Relations 2015W2, 2015W1, 2016W2, 2016W1, An introduction to the study of the relations between ethnic groups and of the interplay between ethnicity and other social factors. The course examines such concepts as: ethnicity, racism, prejudice, discrimination, assimilation, and multiculturalism. Ordinarily the course deals with ethnic groups in British Columbia, and students are expected to carry out elementary research projects.

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 202A Contemporary Social Problems 2015W2, 2016W1, Cultural background to contemporary events; problems of nationalism and regional conflicts, economic and social development, gender, religion and social change. Course may stress a different region of the world in different years.

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 414 Anthropology of Globalization 2015W1, 2016W2, Theories on the global flow of people, commodities, images, and ideas with critical ethnographic attention to the different ways people respond to globalization.

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 461 Anthropological Study of Local Ecological Knowledge Analysis of the concepts of ecological anthropology via the medium of local ecological knowledge. ANTH 360 is recommended as background.

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 472 Anthropological Study of Social Inequality 2015W2, 2016W2, An anthropological perspective on the historical origins and theoretical explanations of social inequality.

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 495B Advanced Studies in Anthropology 2015W2, An intensive examination of selected topics in Anthropology. Consult the Department for this year's offerings.

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 515B Cultural Evolution and Cultural Ecology

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 530B Social Change

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 540A Advanced Seminar

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 540B Advanced Seminar 2015W1, 2016W1,

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Faculty of Arts ANTH 540D Advanced Seminar 2015W2,

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Faculty of Land and Food Systems APBI 100 Soil and the Global Environment 2015S1, 2015S2, 2016S1, 2016S2, Soil as the base of the Earth’s ecosystem pyramid. The interconnection between soil, climate change and human activity, the carbon cycle, water resources, food security, food safety, and biofuel production. Strategies for sustaining soil resources.

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Faculty of Land and Food Systems APBI 200 Introduction to Soil Science 2015S1, 2015S2, 2015W2, 2016W2, Physical, chemical and biological properties of soils; soil formation, classification, use and conservation. There are no prerequisites for this course, but background in Biology 12, Chemistry 12, and Physics 12 (or first-year university-level) is strongly advised.

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Faculty of Land and Food Systems APBI 210 Vascular Plants 2015W2, 2016W2, A comparative study of pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms, integrating form, function, and ecology.

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Faculty of Land and Food Systems APBI 244 Introduction to Biometeorology 2015W1, 2016W1, Basic principles and processes of climatology. Energy and water balance concepts. Weather systems and climate change, microclimate of soils, crops, forests, and animals.

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Faculty of Land and Food Systems APBI 260 Agroecology I Introduction to the biophysical and socioeconomic factors affecting systems management and production in selected agroecosystems.

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Faculty of Land and Food Systems APBI 265 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems 2015W2, 2016W2, Principles and practices necessary to understand practical concerns of sustainable food systems. Credit will be given for only one of APBI 265 or APBI 260.

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