General Studies Courses

Upcoming Start Dates

SPCC614: Science and Impacts of Climate Change

 Course Description: This course is a foundational introductory, interdisciplinary course about the nature, causes, and impacts of climate change. Resources will include the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Canadian and BC government reports as well as significant current journal articles and publications. Impacts covered will include warming, sea level rise, melting of permafrost, and altered distribution and migration patterns as well as impacts on livelihoods and cultures. It will combine perspectives from geology, biology, sociology, and modelling.  Credits: 3.00

SPCC614: Science and Impacts of Climate Change

 Course Description: This course is a foundational introductory, interdisciplinary course about the nature, causes, and impacts of climate change. Resources will include the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Canadian and BC government reports as well as significant current journal articles and publications. Impacts covered will include warming, sea level rise, melting of permafrost, and altered distribution and migration patterns as well as impacts on livelihoods and cultures. It will combine perspectives from geology, biology, sociology, and modelling.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 17, 2022 March 27, 2022 TBD Online
January 16, 2023 March 26, 2023 TBD Online

SPCC615: Climate Policy and Governance

 Course Description: Reviews and evaluates existing policy instruments and governance institutions designed to address climate change (both adaptation and mitigation) now and in the future; for example, COP process including COP 21- the Paris Agreement, UNFCCC, local, regional, and national policies in Canada and elsewhere. Includes human dimensions of such policies and governance such as gender, equity, Indigenous rights, communication and others.  Credits: 3.00

SPCC615: Climate Policy and Governance

 Course Description: Reviews and evaluates existing policy instruments and governance institutions designed to address climate change (both adaptation and mitigation) now and in the future; for example, COP process including COP 21- the Paris Agreement, UNFCCC, local, regional, and national policies in Canada and elsewhere. Includes human dimensions of such policies and governance such as gender, equity, Indigenous rights, communication and others.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
April 4, 2022 June 12, 2022 TBD Online
April 3, 2023 June 11, 2023 TBD Online