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 Arts URST 200 Cities 2015W1, 2016W1, An interdisciplinary introduction to the city in the context of contemporary globalization. Analysis of urban patterns and processes from the theoretical perspectives of various disciplines and methodologies.

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Faculty of Arts URST 400 Seminar in Urban Studies 2015W2, A seminar for senior students who wish to explore some common topics of importance to urban studies from the viewpoints of several disciplines.

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Faculty of Forestry WOOD 120 Introduction to Wood Products and Global Trade 2015W1, 2016W1, Introduction to forestry, wood products industry, processes, products, markets and global trade policy issues affecting the wood industry. Not available for credit to students in the B.S.F. degree.

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Faculty of Forestry WOOD 461 Globalization and Sustainability 2015W2, 2016W2, Examination of globalization and its impact on sustainability, including social, economic, and environmental aspects.

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Faculty of Forestry WOOD 476 Design of Timber Structures 2015W1, 2016W1, Design of timber structural elements using limit states design principles; joints and fasteners, sawn lumber and engineered wood products, light frame systems and shear walls.

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Faculty of Forestry WOOD 491 Environmental Facilities Design 2015W2, 2016W2, Introduction to pneumatic and hydraulic power, design and selection of waste recycling systems, boilers, energy generation and environmental legislation.

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Faculty of Science ZOOL 502 Ecology Seminar

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Faculty of Science ZOOL 524 Topics in Conservation Genetics

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Faculty of Science ZOOL 553 Workshop in Comparative and Environmental Physiology

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Faculty of Science ZOOL 554 Topics in Comparative and Environmental Physiology 2015W2, 2015W1, 2016W2,

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