Zac Robinson, PhD, FRCGS

Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs

Fall Term 2023 (1850)

INT D 380 - Canada's Western Cordillera: Advanced Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Mountain Studies is an interdisciplinary field of scholarship emphasizing the interconnections between the cultural and physical dimensions of mountain environments. This senior-level course focuses on the complex processes of change that shaped, and continue to shape, Canada's Western Cordillera, with a specific emphasis on the Rocky, Columbia, and Saint Elias mountains. Melding practice and theory, this lecture-based course draws on scholarship from the across the humanities (history, cultural studies, and literature) and the Earth sciences (geology, glaciology, and meteorology) in order to place on the view the complex historical period of colonial settlement in these mountains, and the intertwining of state and commercial power, science, sport and leisure practices that put these landscapes on the map, literally and figuratively. This course will provide unique educational and training experience for senior undergraduate students interested in mountain places, peoples, and practices. Prerequisite: INT D 280; or EAS 100 or EAS 201; or Consent of the Instructor.

LECTURE A1 (86521)

2023-09-05 - 2023-12-08
TH 11:00 - 12:20 (ECHA 1-498)

Winter Term 2024 (1860)

INT D 280 - The Mountain World: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An interdisciplinary study of the physical and human dimensions of mountain environments. Content includes the physical (glaciers, climate, geology, etc.), biological (flora, fauna, ecology, etc.), physiological (human bodies at altitude, performance, sport, etc.), and cultural (societies, literature's, histories, etc.) dimensions of these unique regions, as well as a critical analysis of the processes of change and influence shaping local and regional mountain environments around the globe, past and present. (Offered jointly by the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation and the Faculty of Science) [Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation]

LECTURE 850 (15222)

LECTURE B1 (15292)

2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
MWF 09:00 - 09:50 (VVC 2-210)