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General Studies Courses

General Studies courses may be an option for students interested in taking one or two credit-based courses but who are not currently interested in seeking a credential. Students who successfully complete General Studies courses may be eligible to transfer credit toward a certificate, diploma or degree upon formal admission to a program.

Permission to register in General Studies courses requires approval by the Dean or designate. Supporting documentation and/or prerequisites may be required.

For information about non-credit courses, visit Continuing Studies.

Upcoming Start Dates

EECO510: Worldviews, Ethics, and the Environment

 Course Description: Examines the concept of worldviews and how worldviews intersect with a range of philosophical and ethical stances at work today as expressed in contemporary environmental education and communications. A significant part of the course involves personal reflection on one’s own worldview and ethical foundations. Investigates environmental ethics as they are tested against real-world environmental problems.  Credits: 3.00

EECO510: Worldviews, Ethics, and the Environment

 Course Description: Examines the concept of worldviews and how worldviews intersect with a range of philosophical and ethical stances at work today as expressed in contemporary environmental education and communications. A significant part of the course involves personal reflection on one’s own worldview and ethical foundations. Investigates environmental ethics as they are tested against real-world environmental problems.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
April 30, 2018 July 8, 2018 TBD Online
February 11, 2019 April 21, 2019 TBD Online

ENVR530: Economics for Decision Making

 Course Description: Introduces theories, concepts and facts about competing economic paradigms, and develops skills needed to integrate economic and environmental decisions. Examines selected economic instruments from member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and reviews leading practices in the application of these instruments, considering their effectiveness, efficiency, and public acceptability.  Credits: 3.00

ENVR530: Economics for Decision Making

 Course Description: Introduces theories, concepts and facts about competing economic paradigms, and develops skills needed to integrate economic and environmental decisions. Examines selected economic instruments from member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and reviews leading practices in the application of these instruments, considering their effectiveness, efficiency, and public acceptability.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 3, 2018 November 11, 2018 TBD Blended
September 17, 2018 November 25, 2018 TBD Online
September 2, 2019 November 10, 2019 TBD Blended
September 16, 2019 November 24, 2019 TBD Online

ENVR545: Sustainable Development: From Theory to Practice

 Course Description: Takes students beyond theory to the difficulty of the practice of sustainable development. Introduces the topic historically, and addresses the current debates over the meaning of sustainable development. Explains the longstanding discussions concerning economic growth and common resource allocation and introduces the difficult task of measuring human impact. Applies theoretical concerns to the issue of climate change in Canada, with particular focus on how we generate and consume energy. Gives students the opportunity to reflect on their own lives, and on the practices of sustainable development in their own communities.  Credits: 3.00

ENVR545: Sustainable Development: From Theory to Practice

 Course Description: Takes students beyond theory to the difficulty of the practice of sustainable development. Introduces the topic historically, and addresses the current debates over the meaning of sustainable development. Explains the longstanding discussions concerning economic growth and common resource allocation and introduces the difficult task of measuring human impact. Applies theoretical concerns to the issue of climate change in Canada, with particular focus on how we generate and consume energy. Gives students the opportunity to reflect on their own lives, and on the practices of sustainable development in their own communities.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 8, 2018 March 18, 2018 1872.86 Online
January 8, 2018 March 18, 2018 1872.86 Online
January 7, 2019 March 17, 2019 TBD Online

ENVR560: Environmental Accounting and Reporting

 Course Description: Examines environmental accounting and reporting methods to improve business decisions and performance, including: identifying internal environmental costs (both direct and indirect), identifying external environmental costs (especially those costs which the firm may be accountable for in the future), applying activity based costing (total cost assessment, life cycle assessment, and full cost accounting to business operations), developing environmental performance measures and indicators, and reporting on environmental performance.  Credits: 3.00

ENVR560: Environmental Accounting and Reporting

 Course Description: Examines environmental accounting and reporting methods to improve business decisions and performance, including: identifying internal environmental costs (both direct and indirect), identifying external environmental costs (especially those costs which the firm may be accountable for in the future), applying activity based costing (total cost assessment, life cycle assessment, and full cost accounting to business operations), developing environmental performance measures and indicators, and reporting on environmental performance.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
May 14, 2018 July 22, 2018 1872.86 Online
May 13, 2019 July 21, 2019 TBD Online

ENVR571: Legal Aspects of Environmental Management

 Course Description: Provides an overview of current environmental law and policy, including the role of the common law, legislation, regulation and policy and how it evolves over time. Explains how the constitutional division of powers is relevant to environmental management in Canada and examines the role of federal, provincial and local governments, and First Nations in regulating environmental protection. Examines the development and implementation of international environmental legal instruments and explores the use of environmental assessment as a tool to prevent unwanted impacts.  Credits: 3.00

ENVR571: Legal Aspects of Environmental Management

 Course Description: Provides an overview of current environmental law and policy, including the role of the common law, legislation, regulation and policy and how it evolves over time. Explains how the constitutional division of powers is relevant to environmental management in Canada and examines the role of federal, provincial and local governments, and First Nations in regulating environmental protection. Examines the development and implementation of international environmental legal instruments and explores the use of environmental assessment as a tool to prevent unwanted impacts.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 15, 2018 March 25, 2018 1872.86 Online
January 15, 2019 March 24, 2019 TBD Online