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 Applied Science CIVL 572 Environmental Geotechnique Physical-chemical properties of clays, chemical effects on soils, site investigation for chemical sensitivity, contaminant fate and transport, environmental regulations, in-situ and laboratory tests; design of dewatering, containment, remediation systems including slurry/reactive walls, liners, covers. Case studies.

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Faculty of Applied Science CIVL 582 Transportation Engineering Impacts 2015W1, 2016W1, Methods to measure, predict and evaluate impacts of transportation modes. Discussion of measures to reduce impacts.

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Faculty of Applied Science CIVL 586 Urban Transportation System Analysis 2015W1, 2016W1,

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Faculty of Applied Science CIVL 597 Seminar 2015W1, 2015W2, 2016W1, 2016W2, Presentations and discussions of current research topics in various disciplines of Civil Engineering.

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Faculty of Applied Science CIVL 598A Topics in Civil Engineering Seminar or lecture.

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Faculty of Applied Science CIVL 598B Topics in Civil Engineering 2015W2, 2016W2, Seminar or lecture.

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Faculty of Applied Science CIVL 598C Topics in Civil Engineering 2015W1, 2016W1, Seminar or lecture.

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Faculty of Arts CLST 231 Ancient Greece 2015W1, 2016W1, A survey of the ancient Greek world from the Minoan and Mycenaean (about 2000-1000 BCE) to the Hellenistic Period (323-30 BCE).

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Faculty of Arts CLST 355 The Athenians and their Empire 2015W2, The sources (literary, epigraphical and other) for Athens' emergence as one of the two leading city-states in late archaic and classical Greece and the stages by which her empire grew.

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Faculty of Arts CLST 356 Alexander the Great and his Empire 2015W2, 2016W2, The rise of Macedon under Philip II leading to its domination of Greece and the overthrow of the Persian Empire by his son, Alexander; the subsequent spread of Greek civilization in the East.

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin COMM 306 Urban Land Economics 2015W2, 2016W2, Examines economic factors affecting the urban land market, with an emphasis on determinants of urban land values, the housing market, urban transportation, and land use policies.

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin COMM 362 Consumer Behaviour 2015W1, 2015W2, 2016W2, 2016W1, The use of consumer research and theory in marketing and policy decisions. Psychological, sociological and economic theory and research relevant to consumer behaviour are considered.

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin COMM 386A Topics in Business III 2015W2, 2016W1,

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin COMM 386E Topics in Business III 2015W2, 2016W1,

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin COMM 388 Design Strategies for Business Innovation: Studio Practice 2015W2, 2015W1, 2016W2, 2016W1, Studio-based experience in thinking strategies and design processes applied to business innovation in the private, public, and social sectors. Emphasis on problem solving, co-creation, and innovation for external clients in a collaborative environment.

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin COMM 408 Real Estate Development 2015W2, 2016W2, The development process from theories of development, market analysis, site selection, project design, land use regulation and financial analysis.

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin COMM 446 Transportation Economics 2015W1, Economic characteristics of passenger and freight transportation services; market structure of the transportation industry; economic impact of public regulation and promotion and the role of economic analysis in resolving problems of Canadian policy. Credit may be obtained for only one of COMM 446, ECON 480.

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin COMM 460 Social and Nonprofit Marketing 2015W1, Examines the role, use, and application of marketing in government agencies and nonprofit institutions.

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin COMM 466 New Venture Design 2015W1, 2015W2, 2016W1, 2016W2, Teams comprising students in COMM 466 and APSC 486 propose a new product, produce a viable prototype, and develop a business plan for the marketplace. Credit may only be obtained for one of COMM 466 and APSC 486.

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Faculty of Comm & Bus Admin COMM 486C Special Topics in Business

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