HGEO - Human Geography

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the HGEO subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times

HGEO 100 - Introduction to Human Geography and Planning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The spatial organization of human landscapes, and significance of the distribution of human activity. Not available to students with credit in HGP 100.


HGEO 240 - Cities and Urbanism View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to urban geography and planning emphasizing interactions between the built environment and processes of social and economic change. Topics include urban form, housing and diversity in North American cities. Prerequisite: Any *3 course. Not available to students with credit in HGP 240.


HGEO 250 - Sustainable Development and Environmental Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to sustainable development approaches to dealing with environmental issues. Prerequisite: Any *3 course. Not available for students with credit in HGP 250.


HGEO 252 - Human Dimensions of Environmental Hazards View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Interactions between environmental hazards, individuals and communities; risk reduction strategies by members of the public and management agencies. Prerequisite: Any *3 course. Not available to students with credit in HGP 252.


HGEO 341 - Social and Cultural Geography View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Connections between space, society and culture at multiple scales. Formation and significance of cultural landscapes, and shaping of social life by spatial arrangements. Prerequisites: HGP 100 or HGEO 100, and HGEO 240 or HGP 240. Not available for students with credit in HGP 341.


HGEO 342 - The Spatial Economy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the study of the location, distribution and spatial organization of economic activities on both the local and the international scale. Prerequisites: HGEO 100 or HGP 100 and any HGEO 2XX or PLAN 2XX course. Not available for students with credit in HGP 342.


HGEO 343 - Geographies of Health and Health Care View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-1S-0)

Geographic research on health and health care, including environmental, social, individual and institutional factors. Prerequisites: HGEO 100 or HGP 100 and any HGP 2XX, HGEO 2XXor PLAN 2XX course. Not available for students with credit in HGP 343.


HGEO 381 - Topics In Human Geography View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Theory and application of contemporary issues in human geography. Prerequisite: HGP 100 or HGEO 100. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated.


HGEO 382 - Topics in Regional Geography View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Selected regions are studied in a regional or topical format. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated.


HGEO 399 - Research Methods in Human Geography View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Collection and analysis of data for social research in human geography. Research design and sampling procedures. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are explored. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: HGEO 100 or HGP 100 and any HGEO 2XX, PLAN 2XX, or HGP 2XX course. Not available for students with credit in HGP 399.


HGEO 443 - Environment and Health View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of relations between human health and environmental issues, particularly those related to the natural, built, and social environments. Prerequisite: HGEO 343, HGP 343 or consent of Instructor. Not available for students with credit in HGP 443.


HGEO 450 - Resource Management and Environmental Policy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Roles of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, industry and private enterprise, and advocacy organizations in addressing issues of resource scarcity and environmental policy. Institutions, policies, and strategies for resource and environmental management at the provincial/state, national, and international levels. Prerequisites: HGEO 250 or HGP 250. Not available for students with credit in HGP 450.


HGEO 452 - Human Dimensions of Environmental Change View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of the human dimensions of climate change. Topics include climate change politics, public perceptions and impacts, vulnerability and resilience, mitigation and adaptation. Prerequisite: Any 300-level EAS, HGP or HGEO course or Consent of Instructor. Not available for students with credit in HGP 452.


HGEO 470 - Geographical Information Systems for Social Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-0-1)

The application of spatial analytic tools to social science topics. Assignments impart technical aspects through hands-on experience with commercial and in-house spatial analysis software. Prerequisite: EAS 221. Not available for students with credit in HGP 470 or PLAN 470.


HGEO 481 - Advanced Topics in Human Geography View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisites: HGEO 100 or HGP 100, and any one HGEO 2XX or HGP 2XX course. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated.


HGEO 496 - Undergraduate Thesis View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Required for Honors students in their final year. Restricted to honors students in Human Geography. Prerequisites: Any 300 level HGP or HGEO course and approval of the Department.


HGEO 496A - Undergraduate Thesis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Required for Honors students in their final year. Restricted to honors students in Human Geography. Prerequisites: Any 300 level HGP or HGEO course and approval of the Department.


HGEO 496B - Undergraduate Thesis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Required for Honors students in their final year. Restricted to honors students in Human Geography. Prerequisites: Any 300 level HGP or HGEO course and approval of the Department.


HGEO 497A - Directed Study in Human Geography or Planning I View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. May be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated.


HGEO 497B - Directed Study in Human Geography or Planning I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. May be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated.


HGEO 499 - Human Geography Field School View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 10-15 D)

Intensive field or practical study in Human Geography, typically as part of a team working off-campus. Details and areas of study may vary from year to year; consult the department about current offerings, fees and timing. Prerequisites: Any HGEO 2XX, HGP 2XX or PLAN 2XX course plus consent of Instructor. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. This course may require the payment of additional fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.


HGEO 499A - Human Geography Field School View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 10-15 D)

Intensive field or practical study in Human Geography, typically as part of a team working off-campus. Details and areas of study may vary from year to year; consult the department about current offerings, fees and timing. Prerequisites: Any HGEO 2XX, HGP 2XX or PLAN 2XX course plus consent of Instructor. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. This course may require the payment of additional fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.


HGEO 499B - Human Geography Field School View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 10-15 D)

Intensive field or practical study in Human Geography, typically as part of a team working off-campus. Details and areas of study may vary from year to year; consult the department about current offerings, fees and timing. Prerequisites: Any HGEO 2XX, HGP 2XX or PLAN 2XX course plus consent of Instructor. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. This course may require the payment of additional fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.


HGEO 543 - Advanced Environment and Health View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of relations between human health and environmental issues, particularly those related to the natural, built, and social environments. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Research project. Classes concurrent with HGEO 443. Not available to students with credit in EAS 494, 594 or HGEO 443.


HGEO 550 - Advanced Resource Management and Environmental Policy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Roles of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, industry and private enterprise, and advocacy organizations in addressing issues of resource scarcity and environmental policy. Institutions, policies, and strategies for resource and environmental management at the provincial/state, national, and international levels. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Not available to students with credit in HGEO 450 or HGP 450.


HGEO 552 - Advanced Human Dimensions of Global Change View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of the human dimensions of climate change. Topics include climate change politics, public perceptions and impacts, vulnerability and resilience, mitigation and adaptation. Not available to students with credit in HGEO 452 or HGP 452.


HGEO 570 - Advanced Geographical Information Systems for Social Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-0-1)

Provides spatial analytic tools to social geographers and provides a social science perspective to geoprocessing students. Examples arise from marketing, operations research, sociology, and urban and economic geography. Assignments impart technical aspects through hands-on experience with commercial and in-house spatial analysis software. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Not available to students with credit in HGEO 470 or HGP 470.


HGEO 581 - Advanced Issues in Human Geography View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. Classes concurrent with HGP 481.


HGEO 599 - Advanced Human Geography Field School View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 10-15 D)

Intensive field or practical study in Human Geography, typically as part of a team working off-campus. Details and areas of study may vary from year to year; consult the department about current offerings, fees and timing. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. This course may require the payment of additional fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.


HGEO 599A - Advanced Human Geography Field School View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 10-15 DAYS)

Intensive field or practical study in Human Geography, typically as part of a team working off-campus. Details and areas of study may vary from year to year; consult the department about current offerings, fees and timing. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. This course may require the payment of additional fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.


HGEO 599B - Advanced Human Geography Field School View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 10-15 D)

Intensive field or practical study in Human Geography, typically as part of a team working off-campus. Details and areas of study may vary from year to year; consult the department about current offerings, fees and timing. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. This course may require the payment of additional fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.