University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Earth Surface Science

Department of Geography, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

Department of Land Resource Science, Ontario Agricultural College.

This program combines elements of Geomorphology, Geology and Meteorology and focuses on the study of processes and properties of the abiotic component of the environment.

Students planning to enter this program should consult counsellors in one of the departments. For program approval, students should contact the B.Sc. counsellor in the Department of Geography.

Honours Program Major

Semester 1

BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
0.50 Mathematics course from MATH*1080 OR MATH*1200
PHYS*1110 [0.50] Introductory Physics with Applications I

Semester 2

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
GEOL*1000 [0.50] Principles of Geology
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Introductory Physics with Applications II
0.50 Arts or Social Science elective

Semesters 3 and 4

GEOG*2000 [0.50] Geomorphology
GEOG*2110 [0.50] Climate and the Biophysical Environment
GEOG*2460 [0.50] Analysis in Geography
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
GEOL*2020 [0.50] Stratigraphy
GEOL*2150 [0.75] Glacial Geology
MET*2030 [0.50] Meteorology and Climatology
SOIL*2010 [0.50] Soil Science
0.50 Mathematics/Computer Science from CIS*1200, CIS*1500, MATH*1010, MATH*1210, MATH*2080.
0.50 Arts or Social Science elective
0.50 elective

Semesters 5 and 6

GEOG*3000 [0.50] Fluvial Processes
GEOG*3610 [0.50] Environmental Hydrology
GEOL*2110 [0.50] Earth Material Science
GEOL*3190 [0.50] Environmental Water Chemistry
1.50 from List A
1.50 electives

Semesters 7 and 8

GEOG*4150 [0.50] Sedimentary Processes
1.50 from List A
3.00 electives

List A

GEOG*3620 [0.50] Desert Environments
GEOG*4250 [0.50] Coastal Processes
GEOG*4690 [1.00] Geography Field Research
GEOL*3060 [0.50] Groundwater
GEOL*3090 [0.50] Applied Structural Geology
GEOL*4130 [0.50] Clay and Humic Chemistry
GEOL*4090 [0.50] Sedimentology
MET*3050 [0.50] Microclimatology

Other Requirements:

  1. At least 4.00 credits from List A must be at the 4000 level.
  2. At least 2.50 electives must be acceptable science courses.
  3. At least 6.00 of the science credits must be 3000 or 4000 level, of which at least 2.00 must be at the 4000 level.

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