HGP - Human Geography and Planning

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

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

HGP 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 EAS 192.


HGP 210 - Introductory Planning History and Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: HGP 100 or EAS 192. Not available to students with credit in EAS 296.


HGP 211 - Introduction to Design Fundamentals for Planners View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisites: HGP 100 or EAS 192 and consent of Department.


HGP 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 EAS 293.


HGP 250 - Natural Resources and Environmental Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to sustainable development approaches to dealing with environmental issues including renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Prerequisite: Any *3 course. Not available to students with credit in EAS 294.


HGP 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 EAS 295.


HGP 310 - Land Use Planning and Policy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The development and interpretation of plans, zoning, policy, and bylaws. Prerequisite: HGP 210 or EAS 296, and HGP 211.


HGP 315 - Community Planning and Engagement View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Planning in the community context, including methods of public consultation and community-based development are examined. Prerequisite: HGP 210 or EAS 296.


HGP 316 - Planning Law View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Includes an introduction to the legal basis for planning in Alberta and other provinces. Prerequisite: HGP 210 or EAS 296.


HGP 317 - Planning Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Historical and contemporary planning theory and its influence on the practice of planning. Prerequisite: HGP 210 or EAS 296.


HGP 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. Prerequisite: EAS 192 or HGP 100 and any one EAS 29X or HGP 2XX course. Not available to students with credit in EAS 393.


HGP 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. Prerequisite: EAS 192 or HGP 100, and any one EAS 29X or HGP 2XX course. Not available to students with credit in EAS 396.


HGP 343 - Health, Space and Place View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-1S-0)

Geographic research on health and disease, including environmental, social, individual and institutional factors. Prerequisites: EAS 192 or HGP 100, and any one EAS 29X or HGP 2XX course. Not available to students with credit in EAS 395.


HGP 355 - Environmental Planning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-1S-0)

Introduction to issues in policy making, planning and management related to human interaction with the physical environment. Prerequisite: EAS 192 or HGP 100 or any EAS 29X or HGP 2XX course. Not available to students with credit in EAS 391.


HGP 381 - Topics In Human Geography and Planning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Theory and application of contemporary issues in human geography and/or planning. Prerequisite: EAS 192 or HGP 100, and one EAS 29X or HGP 2XX course. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated.


HGP 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.


HGP 399 - Research Methods in Human Geography and Planning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Collection and analysis of data for social research in planning and human geography. Research design and sampling procedures. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are explored. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: Any three HGP courses or any three EAS X9X courses. Not available to students with credit in EAS 392.


HGP 401 - HGP Work Experience Practicum View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Required of all students who have recently completed an HGP Work Experience Practicum. This course must be completed during the first academic year following their return to full-time studies in order to graduate in the HGP Work Experience Practicum. Grade is determined based on the employer evaluation of the student's job performance and the performance on written assignments and oral presentations during the course. Prerequisite: WKEXP 801 and WKEXP 802.


HGP 410 - Professional Planning Practice and Ethics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The professional practice of planning is covered including the role of planners in society and professional ethics for planners. Prerequisite: HGP 310. Restricted to Planning Major and Planning Specialization students.


HGP 412 - Finance for Planners View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to municipal finances and the development process as it relates to the Planning profession. Prerequisite: ECON 101. Restricted to Planning Major and Planning Specialization students.


HGP 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: EAS 395 or HGP 343 or consent of Instructor. Not available to students with credit in EAS 494.


HGP 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: EAS 294 or HGP 250. Not available to students with credit in EAS 491.


HGP 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. Classes concurrent with HGP 552. Prerequisite: Any 300-level EAS or HGP course or Consent of Instructor. Not available to students with credit in EAS 493.


HGP 470 - Geographical Information Systems and Advanced Cartography 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 to students with credit in EAS 492.


HGP 481 - Advanced Topics in Human Geography View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: EAS 192 or HGP 100, and any one EAS 29X or HGP 2XX course. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. Students cannot repeat topics that have been taken previously in EAS 495.


HGP 485 - Advanced Topics in Planning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Exploring planning theories in the context of contemporary events phenomena. Prerequisite: HGP 210 and consent of the department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.


HGP 495 - Planning Studio View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Practical study of community planning processes, development or redevelopment projects, or other relevant case studies. Field Work Required. Prerequisites: HGP 310 and consent of Department. Restricted to Planning Major and Planning Specialization students.


HGP 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. Prerequisite: Any 300 level HGP course and approval of the Department.


HGP 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.


HGP 498 - Directed Study in Human Geography or Planning II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: EAS 497 or HGP 497 and Consent of Instructor. May be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated.


HGP 499B - Practical Study in Human Geography and Planning View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 10-15 D)

Intensive field or practical study in Human Geography and Planning, 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. Prerequisite: Any EAS 29X or HGP 2XX course and Consent of Instructor. Students cannot repeat topics that have been taken previously in EAS 499. This course may require the payment of additional fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


HGP 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 HGP 443. Not available to students with credit in EAS 494, 594 or HGP 443.


HGP 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. Research project. Classes concurrent with HGP 450. Not available to students with credit in EAS 491, 591 or HGP 450.


HGP 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. Research project. Classes concurrent with HGP 452. Not available to students with credit in EAS 493, 593 or HGP 452.


HGP 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. Research project. Classes concurrent with HGP 470. Not available to students with credit in EAS 492, 592 or HGP 470.


HGP 599B - Advanced Practical Study in Human Geography 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. Classes concurrent with HGP 499. This course may require the payment of additional fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.