Courses

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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 Forestry CONS 451 Integrated Field School 2016W1, Field methods, research and analysis, community oriented projects, and the interactions between biological and social aspects of conservation research. Students may not take any other courses in conjunction with CONS 451. Restricted to B.Sc.N. students in the fourth year of the Science and Management Major.

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Faculty of Forestry CONS 452 Global Perspectives Capstone 2016W2, Examination of global resources and sustainability via scenario evaluation, modelling, and prescription.

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Faculty of Forestry CONS 453 International Conservation and Forest Ecosystem Management Field School 2016S1, International, experiential learning in conservation and forest ecosystem management. A 300-level ecology course such as CONS 330 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. Fee will be assessed for living and traveling expenses. Pre-registration is required.

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Faculty of Forestry CONS 481 Conservation Planning and Wildland Recreation 2016W1, Theory and tools needed for the selection and design of protected areas, the designation of land use types, and the management and conservation of wildland recreation resources.

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Faculty of Forestry CONS 486 Fish Conservation and Management 2016W2, Principles of fish biology, population and community ecology necessary to understand conservation and management; overview of current issues, tactics and institutions involved with fisheries conservation and management.

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Faculty of Forestry CONS 495 Principles of Managing Problem Wildlife in Forests and Agricultural Environments 2016W2, Impacts of wildlife on crop productivity in temperate and tropical environments, the resiliency of wildlife populations to conventional control methodology, adoption of innovative methods to reduce crop damage, and the impact of introduced species on native fauna.

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Faculty of Forestry CONS 501 Topics in Conservation Genetics 2016W2, The genetics of small populations, inbreeding, extinction risks due to genetic versus demography factors, adaptation and climate change, and methods for assessing genetic diversity for conservation planning.

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Faculty of Forestry CONS 503C Topics in Conservation 2016W1, 2016W2,

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Faculty of Forestry CONS 520 Conservation Policy Examination of international and Canadian conservation agreements and policies as instruments of distributive justice. Application of contemporary theories of justice to conservation policy issues.

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Faculty of Arts CSIS 300A Introduction to Critical Studies in Sexuality 2016W1, A multidisciplinary, team-taught course which provides an introduction to the study of sexuality, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual, and transgender issues and related topics.

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Faculty of Dentistry DENT 539 Statistical Methods 2016W1,

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Vancouver School of Economics ECON 210 Microeconomic Policy 2016W1, A survey of policy issues, such as regulation, taxation, environmental and resource policy, health care, education and income distribution. May not be taken for credit by students with fourth-year standing.

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Vancouver School of Economics ECON 211 Macroeconomic Policy 2016W2, A survey of policy issues, such as the costs of inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, the effects of government debt and exchange rate policy. May not be taken for credit by students with fourth-year standing.

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Vancouver School of Economics ECON 234 Wealth and Poverty of Nations 2016W2, Historical approaches to long-run economic growth; international comparisons of income growth and inequality; colonialism; evolution of world capital markets; human migrations; rise of world trading empires; instability in the international economy. Credit will be granted for only one of ECON 234 or former ECON 334 (6). May not be taken for credit by students with fourth-year standing.

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Vancouver School of Economics ECON 255 Understanding Globalization 2016W2, Social and economic implications for both rich and poor countries of lowered barriers to the international flows of information, capital, labour and goods. May not be taken for credit by students with fourth-year standing.

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Vancouver School of Economics ECON 317 Poverty and Inequality 2016W1, Economic inequality in Canada and other countries; measurement and causes. Inequality in the distribution of wealth; redistribution of income and wealth; notions of distributive justice.

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Vancouver School of Economics ECON 335 Fertility, Families and Human Migration Traditional fertility and mortality patterns, demographic transition, catastrophes, well-being and nutrition, international and internal migration, epidemics and growth spurts.

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Vancouver School of Economics ECON 374 Land Economics 2016W1, Economic analysis applied to problems of land use. Rent theory. Land valuation. Land conservation. Techniques for assessing economic efficiency of land use. Effects of institutions and public policies on land use.

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Vancouver School of Economics ECON 441 The Process of Economic Development 2016W1, Industrialization of an agrarian economy; how the West grew rich; history of Japanese development; technical progress and growth; evolution of the patterns of income distribution; role of international trade in development; environment and development.

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Vancouver School of Economics ECON 442 Issues in Economic Development Divergence in the world economy, poverty, consequences of initial inequality, institutions, the impact of history, recent developmental experience--some case studies, labour and credit markets, the trickle down process.

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