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The science underlying environmental issues including climate change, waste management, endangered species and spaces, air and water quality, and ecosystem health, is presented and discussed from a variety of perspectives.
Prerequisite(s):Priority will be given to students in their first year at Western.
Extra Information:3 lecture/tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
Environmental Science3300F/G -
Natural Science of Environmental Problems
Topics will include: water pollution from toxic chemicals and biological sources; waste disposal and recycling of materials; other current pollution problems. Instruction and practice in library research and essay writing involving aspects of these topics.
Environmental Science3350F/G -
Research Techniques in Environmental Science
A multi-module course where a case study approach will be used to acquaint students with the research tools of environmental science, and the analysis, interpretation and presentation of environmental data.
Environmental Science4949F/G -
Selected Topics in Environmental Science
A detailed study of selected issues in environmental science with an emphasis on integration of perspectives and expertise from a broad range of disciplines as represented by the particular faculty and guest speakers involved in a given year. Understanding and communication of the concepts and controversies discussed will be the focus of the course.
Prerequisite(s):Enrollment in the final year of the Honors Specialization or Specialization in Environmental Science.
Extra Information:3 seminar/tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
Prerequisite(s):Fourth year registration in the Honors Specialization in the Environmental Science module. Students must have arranged a project with a supervisor before completing registration. In the late winter, a list of potential projects for the following academic year will be available from the Undergraduate Chair of Environmental Science.
Extra Information:Minimum 15 laboratory hours per week, and during the first term an additional 2 seminar hours per week; 1.5 course.