University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Interdisciplinary University

UNIV*2050 The 5000 Days S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

An interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues which offers opportunities to investigate social processes and philosophical considerations with respect to the position and influence of humankind, and the development of social conditions, values and economic activities that have led to our present situation. These investigations are carried out within the context of physical environmental considerations, such as the sate of the earth, forests, air water and our use of energy, and will lead the student to a detailed consideration of the future. (Offered through distance education format only.)

UNIV*3010 University Studies in London I S(3-0) [0.50]

An intensive and integrated course of study in the arts, social sciences and/or sciences as they relate to the resources of London. For London Summer Session students only.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the London Summer Session

UNIV*3020 University Studies in London II S(3-0) [0.50]

An intensive and integrated course of study in the arts, social sciences and/or sciences as they relate to the resources of London. For London Summer Session students only.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the London Summer Session

UNIV*3150 University Studies in Paris I W(2-3) [0.50]

An integrated course of study in subject areas that will vary from year to year but relate to resources in Paris.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Paris Semester

UNIV*3160 University Studies in Paris II W(2-3) [0.50]

An integrated course of study in subject areas that will vary from year to year but relate to resources in Paris.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Paris Semester

UNIV*3170 University Studies in Paris III W(2-3) [0.50]

An integrated course of study in subject areas that will vary from year to year but relate to resources in Paris.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Paris Semester

UNIV*3250 Beyond the 5000 Days S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

The complexity and dimensions of key environmental issues introduced in UNIV*2050 are explored in greater detail. This will facilitate the student's ability to critically evaluate socio-economic-environmental linkages between contemporary challenges such as sustainable resources, energy, human population, education and communication, and environmental ethics. Supplementary voluntary workshop. (Offered through distance education format only.)

Prerequisite(s): UNIV*2050

UNIV*3400 Watershed Planning Practice S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

This course provides a comprehensive review of watershed planning as practiced under the watershed planning initiative in Ontario. It also provides an introduction to watershed planning in other contexts (Canada, U.S.A. and developing world). The materials covered include watershed science and its application in planning and development of watershed programs at the local and municipal level. Case studies of existing watershed planning processes and programs are employed to demonstrate the application of the planning tools. Application of the watershed plans in the context of municipal official plans, plan of subdivision and part lot control are examined, along with a review of innovative planning tools (performance zoning, density control, and open space systems planning).

Prerequisite(s): (ALPHA)(GAMMA)(RO)*2301, (BETA)(IOTA)(OMICRON)(LAMBDA)*1040, (EPSILON)(NU)(GAMMA)(GAMMA)*2550, ((GAMMA)(EPSILON)(OMICRON)(GAMMA)*2000 or (GAMMA)(EPSILON)(OMICRON)(GAMMA)*2210), (SIGMA)(OMICRON)(ALPHA)(NU)*3300 or consent of the instructor

UNIV*3500 Recreation and Tourism Planning W(-) [0.50]

Application of planning theory to recreation and tourism in the private and public sectors, approaches to implementing plans, and strategies for involving stakeholders in the planning process. Focus will also be on the impact of various approaches to planning recreation and tourism. (Offered through distance education format only.)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits or permission of the instructor

UNIV*3550 Economic Development for Rural and Smaller Communities S,W(-) [0.50]

This course addresses the variety of challenges facing rural and smaller communities in Canada relating to livelihood creation and maintenance, employment, investment, business development, tax base maintenance and enhancement and the associated strategies for development planning and management. The roles of various agents (public, private, community, Third Sector) are addressed through the literature and case studies. The course critically examines "local" and "community" economic development, and reviews the rich Canadian experience here. The structure and dynamics of rural economies are examined. The course addresses selected methods of analysis and outlines the process of planning for, and managing, economic development at the local level. Various development organizations (e.g. cooperatives, Community Development Corporations) are examined. (Offered through distance education format only.)

UNIV*4500 Planning Industrial Ecology S,F(-) [0.50]

To create ecologically informed and professionally skilled scientists, engineers, planners, and managers by providing them with: systems-analytic frameworks to critically examine processes, products, infrastructure, management systems and public policies from the perspective of environmental sustainability; and the skill set to guide the design of appropriate responses. Course requires a science background, minimum OAC Chemistry or Physics. (Offered through distance education format only.)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits or equivalent


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