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

ENVR514: Global Environmental Processes and Current Issues

 Course Description: Introduces the latest scientific research of our changing natural earth "system" to create the basis for thinking about and understanding the complex issues created by global climate change and global biodiversity. Addresses challenges with respect to biodiversity, climate change, adaptations and governance from both international and Canadian perspectives. Provides an opportunity to learn and practice debating and scientific conference presentation skills.  Credits: 3.00

ENVR514: Global Environmental Processes and Current Issues

 Course Description: Introduces the latest scientific research of our changing natural earth "system" to create the basis for thinking about and understanding the complex issues created by global climate change and global biodiversity. Addresses challenges with respect to biodiversity, climate change, adaptations and governance from both international and Canadian perspectives. Provides an opportunity to learn and practice debating and scientific conference presentation skills.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 6, 2020 March 15, 2020 1943.57 Online
January 11, 2021 March 21, 2021 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
August 31, 2020 November 8, 2020 1943.57 Blended
September 14, 2020 November 22, 2020 TBD Online
September 6, 2021 November 14, 2021 TBD Blended

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 6, 2020 March 15, 2020 1943.57 Online
January 4, 2021 March 14, 2021 TBD Online

ENVR660: Environmental Management Tools

 Course Description: Provides a critical overview and framework for working with environmental and sustainability management systems and tools. Examines various systems of environmental management and tools such as Environmental Impact Assessment and related processes, Environmental Performance Evaluation, and Sustainability Assessment and Risk Assessment. Emphasis will be on the “how-to,” and students are expected to familiarize themselves with the appropriate techniques and methods.  Credits: 3.00

ENVR660: Environmental Management Tools

 Course Description: Provides a critical overview and framework for working with environmental and sustainability management systems and tools. Examines various systems of environmental management and tools such as Environmental Impact Assessment and related processes, Environmental Performance Evaluation, and Sustainability Assessment and Risk Assessment. Emphasis will be on the “how-to,” and students are expected to familiarize themselves with the appropriate techniques and methods.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
June 22, 2020 August 30, 2020 2486.00 Online
June 21, 2021 August 29, 2021 TBD Online