Faculty of Social Sciences : School of Environmental Studies
James K. Rowe, BA (UVic), MA (U of California), PhD (U of California), Associate Professor
Valentin Schaefer, BSc (McGill), MSc (Tor), PhD (SFU), Academic Administrator, Restoration of Natural Systems
Nancy J. Turner, BSc (Hon) (UVic), PhD (UBC), Trudeau Fellow, Emeritus Professor
Students are required to combine studies in a traditional discipline with their Environmental Studies program in order to obtain a degree notation that includes Environmental Studies. Students undertake the Major in Environmental Studies together with a Major in another department (a Double Major, see Major Program) or a Major with an Honours Program (Honours/Major, see Honours Program) or a Major in another faculty (see Interfaculty Joint Honours and Major Program). The degree received will be a BA unless the other program followed leads to a BSc and is listed first. A General Program leading to a BA is also offered. By completing the requirements for the General Program together with a Major or Honours Program in another department or faculty, students may obtain a Minor in Environmental Studies (see Minor Program).
A minimum grade of B- in ES 200 or permission of the Director, is a requirement of the Major program in Environmental Studies.
ES 301 (1.5)
ES 321 (1.5)
ES 341 (1.5)
ES 403 (1.5) Field Course in Environmental Law and Sustainability
ES 405 (1.5) Climate, Energy and Politics
ES 407 (1.5) Mindfulness, Sustainability and Social Change
ES 415 (1.5) Integral Systems Theory: Philosophy and Practice
ES 429 (1.5) Urban Ethnoecology
ES 431 (1.5) History, Science and Culture of Wine
ES 433 (1.5) Introduction to Permaculture Design
ES 470 (1.5) Advanced Field Study
ES 471 (1.5) Galiano Island Field Study
ER 312A (1.5) Field Study in Ecological Restoration I
ER 312B (1.5) Field Study in Ecological Restoration II
ER 390 (1.5) Environmental Restoration Project
ER 412 (1.5) Galiano Island Field Study
Advanced Topics Courses (ES 380, 381, 382, 441, 480, 481, 482), ES field courses, courses from other units on campus, or courses from other institutions may also be used to meet this requirement (subject to approval by the undergraduate adviser).
Up to 3.0 units of upper-level courses from other departments and schools may be chosen. Up to 3.0 units can be taken from other accredited postsecondary institutions, subject to approval by the ES undergraduate adviser. The following is a list of approved courses. Other courses may be accepted subject to approval by the ES undergraduate adviser.
EOS 365 Climate and Society
ANTH 302 Globalization, Health, and the Environment
GEOG 304 Coastal Conservation
GEOG 314 Global Environment Change and Human Response
GEOG 357 Parks and Protected Areas
GEOG 358 Landscape Ecology
GEOG 371 Water Resources Management
GEOG 450 Environment and Sustainability in Practice
GEOG 453 Field Studies in Coastal and Marine Resources
GEOG 456 Wildlife Conservation
GEOG 457 Marine Protected Areas
HDCC 300 Climate Change for Social Transformation
HDCC 390 Special Topics in the Human Dimensions of Climate Change
HDCC 400 Seminar on Human Dimensions of Climate Change
POLI 357 Canadian Environmental Politics
POLI 458 Topics in Environmental Politics (Seminar Course)
PSYC 325 Environmental Psychology
SOSC 300 Working in the Community
HSTR 325 Environmental History of British Columbia
EDCI 454 Environmental Education
A minimum grade of B- in ES 200, or permission of Director, is a requirement of the General program in Environmental Studies.
ES 200 and ES 240 are requirements for this program.
ES 301 (1.5)
ES 321 (1.5)
ES 341(1.5)
See Social Sciences Co-operative Education Programs. See also the general regulations pertaining to Undergraduate Co-operative Education Programs of the University of Victoria governing all co-operative education students.
Work Term Credit By Challenge is permitted in the Environmental Studies Co-op program.
ER 313 (ES 318 or 348)
9.0 units selected from the following courses: ER 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 331, 332, 334, 335A, 335B, 336, 338, 352, 411, 490 and other courses including transfer credit, if not previously used towards a degree, subject to the approval of the Academic Administrator.
ER 390 (1.5)
ER 400 (0)