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University of Calgary Calendar 2020-2021 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions E Environmental Science ENSC
Environmental Science ENSC

For more information about these courses contact the Environmental Science Program: ucalgary.ca/ensc/.

Limited amounts of non-scheduled class time involvement will be required for these courses.

Junior Course
Environmental Science 201       Introduction to Environmental Science
Topical issues in environmental science including climate change, aquatic systems, agriculture, forestry, mining, energy, endangered species, and protected areas contextualized within the framework of law, policy, economics, sustainability, and the precautionary principle.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Senior Courses
Environmental Science 401       Environmental Science Field Course I
An introduction to the common field techniques in quantifying air, land and water quality, as well as data analysis and report writing. A field portion is held in the two weeks prior to the start of the regular Fall Term, partly based at the Biogeoscience Institute’s Barrier Lake Field Station.
Course Hours:
3 units; (110-130 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Biology 315 or Statistics 327; and admission to the Environmental Science program.
Notes:
This course occurs in rugged field conditions and varying weather, for which participants must be prepared and equipped. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course. Students will require consent of the program to drop this course.
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Environmental Science 501       Environmental Science Field Course II
The focus will be on disturbances to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Site visits and data collection will be conducted to appropriate areas that have either undergone or are undergoing industrial disturbance to assess impacts. The course is held for two weeks immediately prior to the start of the regular Fall Term.
Course Hours:
3 units; (72-88 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Environmental Science 401 and admission to the Environmental Science program.
Notes:
This course occurs in rugged field conditions and varying weather, for which participants must be prepared and equipped. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course. Students will require consent of the program to drop this course.
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Environmental Science 502       Special Problems in Environmental Management
Aspects of the professional practice of environmental science including environmental management and assessment, sustainability, life cycle assessment, remediation/reclamation technologies, law and regulations, ethics, philosophy and communication. Includes a major collaborative research project on a local environmental issue.
Course Hours:
6 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Environmental Science program.
Corequisite(s):
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Environmental Science 401.
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Environmental Science 503       Environmental Impact Assessment
An introduction to federal and provincial environmental impact assessment (EIA).
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Environmental Science program.
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Environmental Science 504       Research Project in Environmental Science
An independent study or research project under the supervision of one or more faculty members in the Environmental Science program. Originality is emphasized and laboratory and/or field studies are encouraged. Formal written and oral reports will be presented as a necessary component of this course.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-9)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Environmental Science Program Director.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Environmental Science 505       Special Problems in Environmental Science
A research project under the supervision of one or more faculty members in the Environmental Science program. Formal written and oral reports will be presented as a necessary component of this course.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-9)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Environmental Science Program Director.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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