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 Land and Food Systems APBI 495 Principles of Wildlife Management in Forests and Agricultural Environments 2015W2, 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 Land and Food Systems APBI 497B Directed Studies 2015S1, 2015S2, 2015W1, 2015W2, 2016S1, 2016S2, 2016W2, 2016W1,

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Faculty of Applied Science APSC 100 Introduction to Engineering I 2015W1, 2016W1, An introduction to the engineering profession including: roles and responsibilities of the engineer, the engineering disciplines, sustainability, an introduction to the engineering design process, introduction and application of the relevant foundational scientific principles, prototyping, engineering graphics, technical communication, and engineering ethics.

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Faculty of Applied Science APSC 101 Introduction to Engineering II 2015W2, 2016W2, An introduction to the engineering profession including: the engineering design process, sustainability, prototype testing, introduction and application of the relevant foundational scientific principles, team functioning, engineering graphics, and technical communication.

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Faculty of Applied Science APSC 150 Engineering Case Studies Application of scientific principles and technical knowledge to practical problems. Introduction to the engineering design process and to engineering graphics.

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Faculty of Applied Science APSC 261 Technology and Society I The course deals with the influence of technology on the social, political, economic, and environmental aspects of society. The specific subject matter varies from year to year. Examples of subjects considered include, resources, energy, nuclear power, technology, the effects of technology on the family, education, agriculture, international policy and others.

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Faculty of Applied Science APSC 262 Technology and Society II The course deals with the influence of technology on the social, political, economic and environmental aspects of society. The subject matter varies from year to year and differs from APSC 261. It may be taken as a continuation of APSC 261 or taken independently. Examples of subjects considered include pollution, work place health hazards, social impact of computers, problem solving, green revolution, technology and the third world, engineering ethics and others.

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Faculty of Applied Science APSC 263 Technology and Development Environmental, economic, political, and social aspects of appropriate technologies in the developing world. Appropriate technology and infrastructure, trade and finance, transportation, energy, water access, communication, health, and gender.

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Faculty of Applied Science APSC 461 Global Engineering Leadership 2015S1, 2016S1, Introduction to concepts, theory, and practice of engineering leadership, including characteristics; individual and cultural differences, service and management contexts; managing change, conflicts, and crises; real-world ethics and core values.

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Faculty of Applied Science APSC 486 New Venture Design 2015W1, 2015W2, 2016W1, 2016W2, Teams comprising students in APSC 486 and COMM 486 create a business plan and a prototype or engineering solution of a novel product, process, or process component.

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Faculty of Applied Science APSC 498D Directed Studies Requires approval of a Department Head or Program Director.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 511 Architectural Technology I Architectural technology, including materials and methods, construction types, and building system integration. Strong emphasis on enclosure performance with focus on smaller buildings and light wood framing construction.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 512 Structures I 2015W1, 2016W1, Quantitative and qualitative means for understanding of statics, materials and flow of force through a structure.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 513 Environmental Systems and Controls I Building form and fabric considerations to assure appropriate thermal, luminous, sonic, and atmospheric conditions within buildings.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 517 Design Media II 2015W2, 2016W2, Intermediate manual and digital skills and concepts employing a variety of subjects, techniques and software.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 531 Architectural Technology II 2015W1, 2016W1, Analysis and design of advanced assemblies. Integration of multiple building systems within a wide range of construction types, and more complex enclosures in a variety of climatic conditions. Emphasis on technical performance, durability and sustainability.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 532 Architectural Structures II 2015W2, 2016W2, Complex multi-span and continuous systems: effective material configuration, approximate methods of analysis, selection of appropriate structural systems, earthquake configuration and high rises.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 533 Environmental Systems and Controls II Mechanical and electrical services of buildings and their integration with architectural form and fabric.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 540 Architectural Design Studio V 2015W2, 2015W1, 2016W2, 2016W1,

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 544N Seminar in Architecture An exploration of selected topics in architecture. Enrolment is limited to facilitate discussion.

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