The evaluation will be based on course objectives and be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will provide a written syllabus outlining course objectives and evaluation specifications during the first week of class. An example of an evaluation scheme is as follows:
Midterm Exam 25%
Final Exam 25%
Field Trip Report 15%
Research Project 25%
At the conclusion of the course the successful student will be able to:
A textbook or coursepack may be used. Texts and coursepack readings will be updated periodically. Examples of typical textbooks and readings include:
Adler, Frederick and Tanner, Colby. Urban Ecosystems: Ecological Principles for the Built Environment. Cambridge University Press. 2013.
Barnett, Jonathan and Beasley, Larry. Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs. Island Press. 2016.
Bulkeley, Harriet and Betsill, Michele. Cities and Climate Change: Urban Sustainability and Global Environmental Governance. Routledge. 2005.
Douglas, Ian and James, Philip. Urban Ecology: An Introduction. Routledge. 2015.
Farr, Douglas. Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature. Island Press. November 2007.
Filion, P., Moos, M., Vinodrai, T. and Walker, R. (ed.). Canadian Cities in Transition: Perspectives for an Urban Age. 5th Edition. Oxford University Press. 2015.
Forman, Richard. Urban Ecology: Science of Cities. Cambridge University Press. 2014.
Francis, Robert A. and Chadwick, Michael. Urban Ecosystems: Understanding the Human Environment. Routledge. 2013.
Gould, Kenneth A. and Lewis, Tammy L. Green Gentrification: Urban Sustainability and the Struggle for Environmental Justice. 2017.
James, Paul. Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of Sustainability. Routledge. 2014.
Palazzo, Danilo and Steiner, Frederick. Urban Ecological Design: A Process for Regenerative Places. Island Press. 2011.
Ragazzi, Marco. Improving Urban Environments: Strategies for Healthier and More Sustainable Cities.Apple Academic Press. 2016.
Ruddick, Margie. Wild By Design: Strategies For Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes. Island Press. 2016.
The Worldwatch Institute. Can a City Be Sustainable? Island Press. 2016.
U.N. Habitat. Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011. United Nations. 2011.
Any 1000 or 2000 level Geography course
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Alexander College (ALEX)||ALEX SOSC 2XX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU GEOG 3XX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU GEOG 2XX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU GEOG 2XXX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG GEOG 1XXX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|North Island College (NIC)||NIC GEO 2XX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|Okanagan College (OC)||OC GEOG 2XX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU GEOG 2XX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU GENV 2XX (3)||2017/09/01 to -|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW GEOG 2XX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV GEOG 2nd (3)||2018/01/01 to 2019/04/30|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV GEOG 2nd (3)||2019/05/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC ENVS 2XX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV GEOG 2XX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC GEOG 2XX (1.5)||2018/01/01 to -|
|Vancouver Community College (VCC)||No credit||2017/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU GEOG 2nd (3)||2018/01/01 to -|