4000 Level Courses

Fourth Year Courses are very limited in number. All are Program courses, but the numbering convention is less restrictive as “capstone courses” are often cross-disciplinary.

49xx are Thesis Courses, and have a 1.5 course weight. Preparation for a thesis course often begins by contacting potential supervisors in the previous winter term.

4000B The Nature and Philosophy of Geography

Discussion of geographical paradigms within a historical and social context. A central concern is the relationship between the academic and professional practice of geography.

Antirequisite(s): The former Geography 348a/b.

Prerequisite(s): 4th year status, and enrollment in a Specialization, Major or Honors Specialization in the Department of Geography

Extra Information: 2 hours, 0.5 course.

4100A Geography and Change

This advanced seminar focuses on effective strategies for the implementation of constructive change. Core constructs are examined and students use a variety of media to develop skill sets related to the facilitation of constructive change. A heavy premium is placed on active engagement both individually and in group activities.

Antirequisite(s): The former Geography 3452a/b.

Prerequisite(s): Two courses or equivalent in Geography and third or fourth year status at the University or permission from the instructor.

Extra Information: 2 hours, 0.5 course.

4220B The Geoweb and Geomedia

This course explores the challenges and opportunities of citizens’ production, access, dissemination and use of Internet-based geospatial data (the geoweb) including locational and still/video imagery. Explores issues of ethics, privacy, research design and citizen engagement via the geoweb.

Prerequisite(s): Fourth year status and Geography 2220A/B, or permission of instructor.

Extra Information:2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 0.5 course.

4460G Real Estate and the Cities

The course is a continuation of Geography 3464F/G. The object of the course is to expose students to the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of urban form and structure. A major focus is on understanding the theories, acquiring the techniques to test the theories, and critiquing the approaches employed for the empirical tests.

Antirequisite(s):The former Geography 377F/G, 378F/G, and 3460E

Prerequisite(s): Geography 2210A/B and Geography 3464F/G. Geography 2420A/B and 3210A/B are strongly recommended.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.

4900E - Thesis

A thesis on a geographical problem including the results of field work, cartographic representation, and a study of the relevant literature.

Prerequisite(s): Fourth year status, and enrollment in an Honors program with a Specialization or Major in the Department of Geography.

Extra Information: Hours by arrangement, 1.5 course.

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4901E - Thesis (Science)

A thesis on a geographical problem in the natural, physical or technical sciences.

Prerequisite(s): Fourth year status, and enrollment in an Honors program with a Specialization or Major in the Department of Geography.

Extra Information: Hours by arrangement, 1.5 course.

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