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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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 544U Seminar in Architecture 2015W1, An exploration of selected topics in architecture. Enrolment is limited to facilitate discussion.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 573 Seminar: Environmental Studies An investigation of specialized environmental topics concerning theory and the practice of architecture.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 573A Seminar: Environmental Studies An investigation of specialized environmental topics concerning theory and the practice of architecture.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 573B Seminar: Environmental Studies An investigation of specialized environmental topics concerning theory and the practice of architecture.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 573C Seminar: Environmental Studies An investigation of specialized environmental topics concerning theory and the practice of architecture.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 573D Seminar: Environmental Studies 2015W2, 2016W2, An investigation of specialized environmental topics concerning theory and the practice of architecture.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 573E Seminar: Environmental Studies 2015W1, 2016W1, An investigation of specialized environmental topics concerning theory and the practice of architecture.

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School of Arch & Landscape Arch ARCH 573F Seminar: Environmental Studies An investigation of specialized environmental topics concerning theory and the practice of architecture.

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Faculty of Arts ARCL 305 Archaeological Interpretation 2015W2, 2016W2, Current theoretical developments explored through the practice of archaeology. Examples drawn from a range of times and places focusing on emerging technologies, food production, colonial encounters and culture contact, materiality and symbolic systems, social inequality and complexity, and human-environmental interactions.

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Faculty of Arts ARCL 309 The Archaeology of Collapse and Sustainability 2015W1, An evaluation of the issues of sustainability and collapse of ecological and social systems through the archaeological study of the past.

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Faculty of Arts ASIA 329 Gender in Southeast Asia 2015S1, 2016S1, A critical examination of what it means to be a woman or a man within the social and cultural context of Southeast Asia. What "masculinity" and "femininity" signify in Indonesia's society; how these concepts are reaffirmed or challenged.

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Faculty of Science ASIC 200 Global Issues in the Arts and Sciences 2015W2, 2016W2, Selected global issues explored through the methodologies and perspectives of both the physical and life sciences and the humanities and social sciences.

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Faculty of Arts ASTU 202 Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives 2015W2, 2016W2, An interdisciplinary introduction to political, economic and geographical interactions between Japan and Canada, the links between these countries and other Pacific Rim nations, and the historical origins of these connections. Specific topics will vary from year to year, but will include themes such as economic integration in the Pacific region; the role of resource economies such as Canada's; security relations in the Pacific; the role of Japanese investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Faculty of Arts ASTU 210 Global Citizenship, Part 1: Introduction 2015W1, 2016W1, Themes of global citizenship, sustainability, and civil society, and barriers and bridges to global thinking.

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Faculty of Arts ASTU 211 Global Citizenship, Part 2: Community Service Learning and Capstone Conference 2015W2, 2016W2,

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin BA 560 Ethics and Sustainability 2015S1, 2015W2, 2015W1, 2016S1,

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin BAEN 580A Topics in Entrepreneurship 2015S1, 2015W1,

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin BAEN 580C Topics in Entrepreneurship 2015W1,

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin BASD 505 Environmental Economics, Management, and Technology Restricted to students in one of the following programs: M.B.A., LL.B./M.B.A., M.Sc.B., Ph.D. with B.A.D.M. specialization, M.B.A./M.A.A., M.M., or I.M.B.A.

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin BASD 580A Special Topics in Sustainability and Business

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