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Undergraduate Programs
Calendar 2004-05


McGill School of Environment

1 The School

1.1 Location

For advising, contact:
	Program Coordinator, Mr. Peter Barry
	Telephone: (514) 398-4306
	Fax: (514) 398-1643
	E-mail: info.mse@mcgill.ca 
Website: www.mcgill.ca/mse 
Downtown Campus
	3534 University Street
	Montreal, QC  H3A 2A7 
	Telephone: (514) 398-2827
	Fax: (514) 398-1643 
Macdonald Campus
	Rowles House
	21,111 Lakeshore Road
	Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC  H9X 3V9 
	Telephone: (514) 398-7559
	Fax: (514) 398-7846 

1.2 Administrative Officers

Deborah Buszard; B.Sc.(Bath), Ph.D.(Lond.)

Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

John Hall; B.A.(Oxford), M.A.(Penn St.), Ph.D.(LSE)

Dean, Faculty of Arts

Alan G. Shaver; B.Sc.(Car.), Ph.D.(M.I.T.)

Dean, Faculty of Science

Nigel Roulet; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Trent), Ph.D.(McM.)

Director 

Peter Barry; B.Sc.(C'dia), M.Sc.(McG.)

Program Coordinator

1.3 Academic Staff

Professor
Peter G. Brown; B.A.(Haverford), M.A., Ph.D.(Columbia) (joint appoint. with Geography and Natural Resource Sciences)
Associate Professor
Arun Agrawal; B.A. (Hindu College, Delhi U, M.B.A. (I.I.M.), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke) (joint appoint. with Political Science)
Assistant Professors
Madhav Badami; B.Tech., M.Sc.(I.I.T.), M.E.Des.(Calg.), Ph.D.(Br.Col.) (joint appoint. with School of Urban Planning)
Sylvie de Blois; B.Sc.(Agr.)(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)(joint appoint. with Plant Science)
Colin Duncan; B.A.(Queen's), M.A., Ph.D.(York)
Jaye Ellis; B.A.(Calg.), LL.B., B.C.L.(McG.), LL.M.(U.B.C.) (joint appoint. with Law)
Frédéric Fabry; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appoint. with Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)
Rebecca Hardin; B.A. (Brown), M.Phil., Ph.D.(Yale) (joint appoint. with Anthropology)
Gregory Mikkelson; B.A.(Trinity), M.S., Ph.D.(Chic.) (joint appoint. with Philosophy)
Garry Peterson; B.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Florida) (joint appoint. with Geography)
Anthony Ricciardi; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appoint. with Redpath Museum)
Raja Sengupta; B.Sc. (Bombay), M.Sc.(I.I.T), Ph.D. (Illinois) (joint appoint. with Geography)
Lisa Sideris; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Indiana) (joint appoint. with Religious Studies)
Renée Sieber; B.Sc.(Mich. St.), M.P.A.(W. Mich.), Ph.D.(Rutgers) (joint appoint. with Geography)
Joann Whalen; B.Sc.Agr.(Dal.), M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Ohio St.) (joint appoint. with Natural Resource Sciences)
Associate Members
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering: Suzelle Barrington, Robert Bonnell
Agricultural Economics: John Henning
Anthropology: John Galaty, Colin H. Scott
Architecture: Avi Freidman
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: Charles Lin
Avian Science and Conservation Centre: David Bird
Biology: Catherine Potvin
Chemistry: Bill Chan
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics: Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen, Jim Nicell
Developing Area Studies: Rosalind Boyd
Dietetics and Human Nutrition, School of: Laurie Chan, Tim Johns, Harriet Kuhnlein
Earth and Planetary Sciences: Don Baker, Alfonso Mucci, Jeanne Paquette
Economics: Robert Cairns, Myron Frankman, Chris Green, Franque Grimard, Tom Naylor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Mark Goldberg
Geography: Gail Chmura, Oliver Coomes, Thom Meredith, Tim Moore, Wayne H. Pollard, Nigel Roulet
History: Myron Echenberg
Law, Faculty of: Jane Glenn
Management, Faculty of: Frances Westley
Medicine, Ethics, Law: Margaret Somerville
Mining and Metallurgical Engineering: Jim Finch
Natural Resource Sciences: Benoit Côté, Mark Curtis, Brian Driscoll, Jim W. Fyles, William Hendershot, Roger Titman, Terry Wheeler
Parasitology, Institute of: James Smith
Pathology, Autopsy Service: Bruce Case
Philosophy: Philip Buckley
Plant Science: Pierre Dutilleul, Don Smith, Marcia Waterway
Political Science: Hudson Meadwell, Philip Oxhorn
Redpath Museum: David M. Green
Sociology: Uli Locher
Urban Planning, School of: Jeanne Wolfe

1.4 Creation of the School

McGill's Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts, and Science have forged a unique approach to the study of environment through the inter-faculty, trans-disciplinary McGill School of Environment (MSE).

The growth of technology, globalizing economies, and rapid increase in population have had dramatic and significant environmental impacts. These changes have been accompanied by an increasing awareness of the relationship between human activity and the environment. Environmental problems range from local and short-term degradation through to the perturbation observed over the entire globe and for many years. The importance of human-environment relations for environmental and social well-being, and the complexity and conflict involved in environmental analysis and decision making, requires a depth and breadth of knowledge. The MSE has developed its programs with the approach of introducing students to a broad range of ideas early in the program to provide a foundation and an openness upon which more specialized, disciplinary knowledge can be built.

1.5 Goals of the School

The McGill School of Environment has the following goals:

2 Admission, Registration and Regulations

2.1 Admission

Students may be admitted to a B.A., B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.), or a B.Sc. program, offered by the MSE on the University's two campuses: the Macdonald Campus and the Downtown Campus. They register as students within their Faculty of admission and are governed by all rules and regulations of that Faculty.

Students who have already completed a Bachelor or an equivalent degree may be admitted to the Diploma in Environment through any of the three MSE Faculties: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts, and Science. They register as students within their Faculty of admission and are governed by all rules and regulations of that Faculty relative to the Diploma.

Please see "Admission Requirements" on page 13.

2.2 Degree Requirements

To be eligible for a B.A. degree, students must fulfill all the Faculty and program requirements as indicated under Arts "Faculty Degree Requirements" on page 48.

To be eligible for a B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) degree, students must fulfill all the Faculty and program requirements as indicated under Agricultural and Environmental Sciences "Faculty Information and Regulations" on page 304.

To be eligible for a B.Sc. degree, students must fulfill all the Faculty and program requirements as indicated under Science "Faculty Degree Requirements" on page 246.

To be eligible for the Diploma in Environment, students must fulfill all program requirements as specified in section 8 "Diploma in Environment".

2.3 Important Information about Program Selection

The MSE uses students' program selections to identify which students are in the School's major programs (and, by extension, which students are in the McGill Environmental Students' Society).

Students in U1 who are unsure of the Domain they want to pursue may register in the Major or Faculty program in Environment without picking a Domain. However, they must pick a Domain in their U2 year.

Note:

Students must select a Domain in order to graduate; they cannot graduate without choosing a Domain.

(None of the above applies to students in the Minor or Diploma Programs.)

2.4 Course Numbering System at McGill

The first four characters of a McGill course number refer to the unit offering the course. For example, MSE courses begin with the Subject Code ENVR (formerly 170- ).

The three numbers following the Subject Code refer to the course itself, with 200-level courses usually taken by U1 students, 300-level by U2 students, and 400-level by U3 students. Senior undergraduate students can also take some 500-level courses, but they should limit themselves to no more than one per term.

2.5 Examination Regulations

Regulations concerning the method of evaluation of any course (including those governing supplemental examinations) are those of the Faculty that offers the course. Students should note that supplemental exams are available for courses taught in the Faculties of Arts, of Science, and of Education, but not for courses taught in the Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, of Engineering, or of Management.

Note:

All ENVR courses, regardless of where they are taught, are offered only by the Faculty of Science.

2.6 Courses outside the Student's Faculty

Students in the School's B.A., B.Sc., and B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs may take courses outside their Faculty according to the regulations of their Faculty of admission. These regulations are not identical:

3 Programs Offered

The McGill School of Environment has developed five programs which are offered on the Downtown and Macdonald campuses. These programs strive to offer the flexibility necessary to deal with the environment through a set of core courses that provide the general knowledge base of the program combined with a progressive series of courses in a trans-disciplinary area of environmental specialization, referred to as a Domain.

The programs are designed to prepare students for further study in environment or discipline-based graduate programs, and for employment in industry, government, and education.

The MSE offers five options for students interested in pursuing environmental studies.

4 Minor in Environment

The Minor in Environment is intended to complement an expertise obtained through a Major, Major Concentration or a Faculty Program offered by an academic unit other than the MSE. Students taking the Minor in Environment are exposed to different approaches, perspectives, and world views that will help them gain an understanding of the complexity and conflicts that underlie environmental problems.

Students, after consulting with their adviser in their major program or concentration and the MSE Program Coordinator, can declare their intention to do a Minor in Environment.

To obtain a Minor in Environment, students must:

4.1 Minor Concentration in Environment

This 18-credit Minor is intended for Arts students in the multi-track system.

Adviser:	Mr. Pete Barry, MSE Program Coordinator
E-mail: info.mse@mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-4306 
Complementary Courses
(18 credits)
12 credits selected from the MSE core courses:
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
6 credits in environmentally related subjects selected with the approval of the program adviser, at least 3 credits must be in natural sciences.
A list of suggested courses is available on the MSE website in "Undergraduate Programs: Minor". Students are also encouraged to examine the course lists of the various Domains in the Environment Program on the next few pages of the Calendar for courses which interest them.

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

4.2 Minor in Environment

This 18-credit Minor is intended for Science and Agricultural and Environmental Science students, but is open to students from other faculties as well, except Arts.

Adviser:	Mr. Pete Barry, MSE Program Coordinator
E-mail: info.mse@mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-4306 
Complementary Courses
(18 credits)
12 credits selected from the MSE core courses:
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
6 credits in environmentally related subjects selected with the approval of the program adviser, at least 3 credits must be in social sciences.
A list of suggested courses is available on the MSE website in "Undergraduate Programs: Minor". Students are also encouraged to examine the course lists of the various Domains in the Environment Program on the next few pages of the Calendar for courses which interest them.

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

5 B.A. Faculty Program in Environment

The B.A. Faculty Program has two components: Core and Domain. Students follow three steps in their degree program.

B.A. FACULTY PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENT
(54 credits)

The B.A. Faculty Program requires, as either a pre- or corequisite for the first year of the program:

3 credits of calculus:
MATH 139 Calculus
or MATH 140 Calculus 1
or equivalent (e.g., CEGEP objective 00UN)
3 credits of basic science chosen from:
BIOL 111 Principles: Organismal Biology (required for the Ecological Determinants of Health in Society Domain)
or CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1
or PHYS 101 Introductory Physics - Mechanics
or their equivalents (e.g., CEGEP objectives: Biology 00UK, Chemistry 00UL, Physics 00UR).

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
The Core courses are listed below in the Domain descriptions.
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits)
The research courses are listed in the Domain descriptions.
Domain
(33 credits)
one MSE Domain selected from those available to students in the B.A. Faculty program.
Currently available:
Ecological Determinants of Health in Society
Economics and the Earth's Environment
Environment and Development

Each Domain has different requirements which are listed below. Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section.The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

5.1 Ecological Determinants of Health in Society Domain

This Domain (54 credits including Core) is open only to students in the B.A. Faculty Program in Environment.

Adviser:	Professor Tim Johns
E-mail: johns@macdonald.mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-7847 

An understanding of the interface between human health and environment depends not only on an appreciation of the biological and ecological determinants of health, but equally on an appreciation of the role of social sciences in the design, implementation, and monitoring of interventions. Demographic patterns and urbanization, economic forces, ethics, indigenous knowledge and culture, and an understanding of how social change can be effected are all critical if we are to be successful in our efforts to assure health of individuals and societies in the future. Recognizing the key role that nutritional status plays in maintaining a healthy body, and the increasing importance of infection as a health risk linked intimately with the environment, this domain prepares students to contribute to the solution of problems of nutrition and infection by tying the relevant natural sciences to the social sciences.

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

Courses offered at Macdonald Campus are marked with an (M). (Core Required courses are offered on both campuses.)

Prerequisite or Corequisite Courses for Program
MATH 139
(4)
Calculus
or MATH 140
(3)
Calculus 1
or equivalent (e.g., CEGEP objective 00UN)
BIOL 111
(3)
Principles: Organismal Biology
or AEBI 120
(3)
General Biology (M)
or equivalent (e.g., CEGEP objective 00UK or equivalent)

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses, but does not include the Program prerequisites or co-requisites listed above.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Required Courses
(6 credits)
PARA 410
(3)
Environment and Infection (M)
SOCI 234
(3)
Population and Society
Domain: Complementary Courses
(27 credits)
12 credits of Fundamentals (maximum 3 credits from any one category):
Health and Pollution
ANTH 227
(3)
Medical Anthropology
NRSC 333
(3)
Physical and Biological Aspects of Pollution (M)
Economics
   
AGEC 200
(3)
Principles of Microeconomics (M)
ECON 208
(3)
Microeconomic Analysis and Applications
Nutrition
   
NUTR 200
(3)
Contemporary Nutrition
NUTR 207
(3)
Nutrition and Health (M)
Statistics
   
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1 (M)
MATH 203
(3)
Principles of Statistics 1
SOCI 350
(3)
Statistics in Social Research
or equivalent
   
9 credits from List A (maximum 3 credits from any one category):
Hydrology and Climate
ABEN 217
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
GEOG 321
(3)
Climatic Environments
GEOG 322
(3)
Environmental Hydrology
NRSC 510
(3)
Agricultural Micrometeorology (M)
Agriculture
   
AGRI 210
(3)
Agro-Ecological History (M)
AGRI 340
(3)
Principles of Ecological Agriculture (M)
AGRI 411
(3)
International Agriculture (M)
Decision Making
AGEC 242
(3)
Management Theories and Practices (M)
ECON 440
(3)
Health Economics
PHIL 343
(3)
Biomedical Ethics
Biology Fundamentals
BIOL 200
(3)
Molecular Biology
BIOL 205
(3)
Biology of Organisms
BIOL 308
(3)
Ecological Dynamics
FDSC 211
(3)
Biochemistry 1(M)
PHGY 202
(3)
Human Physiology: Body Functions
PLNT 201
(3)
Comparative Plant Biology (M)
WILD 200
(3)
Comparative Zoology (M)
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology (M)
Development and Ecology
ANTH 212
(3)
Anthropology of Development
ANTH 339
(3)
Ecological Anthropology
GEOG 300
(3)
Human Ecology in Geography
SOCI 254
(3)
Development and Underdevelopment
6 credits from List B (Maximum 3 credits from any one category):
Advanced Ecology
BIOL 465
(3)
Conservation Biology
BIOL 553
(3)
Neotropical Environments (in Panama)
WILD 410
(3)
Wildlife Ecology (M)
WOOD 410
(3)
The Forest Ecosystem (M)
Pest Management
BIOL 350
(3)
Insect Biology and Control
ENTO 352
(3)
Control of Insect Pests (M)
PLNT 361
(3)
Pest Management and the Environment (M)
Techniques and Management
ABEN 330
(3)
GIS for Biosystems Engineering (M)
CHEE 230
(3)
Environmental Aspects of Technology
GEOG 201
(3)
Introductory Geo-Information Science
GEOG 302
(3)
Environmental Management 1
Social Change
EDER 461
(3)
Society and Change
ENVR 465
(3)
Environment and Social Change (at Bay of Fundy)
HIST 292
(3)
History and the Environment
Immunology and Infectious Disease
MIMM 314
(3)
Immunology
MIMM 324
(3)
Fundamental Virology
MIMM 413
(3)
Parasitology
PARA 438
(3)
Immunology (M)
Populations and Place
CANS 407
(3)
Understanding Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 498
(3)
Humans in Tropical Environments (in Panama)
PSYC 533
(3)
International Health Psychology
SOCI 520
(3)
Migration and Immigrant Groups
SOCI 550
(3)
Developing Societies
SOCI 565
(3)
Social Change in Panama (in Panama)

5.2 Economics and the Earth's Environment Domain

This Domain (54 credits including Core) is open only to students in the B.A. Faculty Program in Environment.

Adviser:	Professor Don Baker
E-mail: donb@eps.mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-7485 

Understanding Earth's geologic processes provides us with the knowledge to mitigate many of our society's environmental impacts due to resource extraction and waste disposal. This knowledge is not always enough, as economics often plays a controlling role in how we use and abuse our environment.

This Domain educates students in the fundamentals of economics and Earth sciences. The fundamentals of economics are provided, as is their application to the effects of economic choices on Earth's environment. Examples of these applications include the economic effects of public policy towards resource industries and methods of waste disposal, and the potential effects of global warming on the global economy. Students also learn of minerals, rocks, soils, and waters which define much of Earth's environment and how these materials interact with each other and with the atmosphere. Courses in specific subdisciplines of Earth sciences combined with courses presenting a global vision of how the Earth and its environment operate provide the student with the necessary knowledge of geologic processes. Examples of this knowledge include the effects of mineral and energy extraction on the environment and how industrial waste interacts with solids and liquids in the environment. The Earth science and economics studies merge in the final year when the students apply what they have learned in the Domain to current environmental issues.

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

Courses offered at Macdonald Campus are marked with an (M). (Core Required courses are offered on both campuses.)

Prerequisite or Corequisite Courses for Program
3 credits of calculus:
MATH 139 Calculus
or MATH 140 Calculus 1
or equivalent (e.g., CEGEP objective 00UN)
3 credits of basic science chosen from:
BIOL 111Principles: Organismal Biology
or CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1
or PHYS 101 Introductory Physics - Mechanics
or their equivalents (e.g., CEGEP objectives: Biology 00UK, Chemistry 00UL, Physics 00UR).

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 34 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses, but does not include the Domain prerequisites or co-requisites listed above.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Required Courses
(16 credits)
ECON 230D1
(3)
Microeconomic Theory
ECON 230D2
(3)
Microeconomic Theory
ECON 405
(3)
Natural Resource Economics
EPSC 210
(3)
Introductory Mineralogy
EPSC 212
(4)
Introductory Petrology
Domain: Complementary Courses
(17 credits)
3 credits of ecology:
BIOL 308
(3)
Ecological Dynamics
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology (M)
3 credits of statistics:
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1 (M)
GEOG 202
(3)
Statistics and Spatial Analysis
MATH 203
(3)
Principles of Statistics 1
or equivalent
   
6 credits of economics:
AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics (M)
ECON 326
(3)
Ecological Economics
ECON 347
(3)
Economics of Climate Change
ECON 416
(3)
Topics in Economic Development 2
ECON 525
(3)
Project Analysis
5 credits minimum of advanced courses:
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management
AGRI 550
(3)
Sustained Tropical Agriculture (in Panama)
ANTH 339
(3)
Ecological Anthropology
BIOL 305
(3)
Animal Diversity
CHEE 430
(3)
Technology Impact Assessment
ECON 305
(3)
Industrial Organization
ECON 313
(3)
Economic Development 1
ECON 314
(3)
Economic Development 2
ECON 408D1
(3)
Public Sector Economics
ECON 408D2
(3)
Public Sector Economics
ECON 412
(3)
Topics in Economic Development 1
EPSC 312
(3)
Spectroscopy of Minerals
EPSC 334
(3)
Invertebrate Paleontology
ENVR 465
(3)
Environment and Social Change (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 302
(3)
Environmental Management 1
GEOG 322
(3)
Environmental Hydrology
GEOG 404
(3)
Environmental Management 2 (in Panama)
GEOG 498
(3)
Humans in Tropical Environments (in Panama)
NRSC 437
(3)
Assessing Environmental Impact (M)
SOIL 410
(3)
Soil Chemistry
WILD 415
(2)
Conservation Law

5.3 Environment and Development Domain

This Domain (54 credits including Core) is open only to students in the B.A. Faculty Program in Environment.

Adviser:	Mr. Pete Barry, MSE Program Coordinator
E-mail: info.mse@mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-4306 

The quest for sustainable paths to economic development requires scholars and practitioners to transcend the boundaries of traditional disciplines. This Domain offers students sufficient depth and breadth of study to acquire a strong grasp of current theories, concepts, and approaches to environment and development. It prepares them for graduate study in interdisciplinary programs (e.g., development studies or environmental studies) as well as in integrative social sciences (e.g., anthropology, geography, etc.).

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

Courses offered at Macdonald Campus are marked with an (M). (Core Required courses are offered on both campuses.)

Prerequisite or Corequisite Courses for Program
3 credits of calculus:
MATH 139 Calculus
or MATH 140 Calculus 1
or equivalent (e.g., CEGEP objective 00UN)
3 credits of basic science chosen from:
BIOL 111 Principles: Organismal Biology
or CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1
or PHYS 101 Introductory Physics - Mechanics
or their equivalents (e.g., CEGEP objectives: Biology 00UK, Chemistry 00UL, Physics 00UR).

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Required Courses
(12 credits)
ANTH 339
(3)
Ecological Anthropology
ECON 313
(3)
Economic Development 1
ECON 314
(3)
Economic Development 2
GEOG 302
(3)
Environmental Management 1
Domain: Complementary Courses
(21 credits)
3 credits of microeconomics:
AGEC 200
(3)
Principles of Microeconomics (M)
ECON 208
(3)
Microeconomic Analysis and Applications
3 credits of statistics:
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1 (M)
GEOG 202
(3)
Statistics and Spatial Analysis
MATH 203
(3)
Principles of Statistics 1
PSYC 204
(3)
Introduction to Psychological Statistics
or equivalent
   
3 credits of ecology:
BIOL 308
(3)
Ecological Dynamics
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology (M)
6 credits of advanced development courses:
ANTH 418
(3)
Environment and Development
GEOG 408
(3)
Geography of Development
GEOG 410
(3)
Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems
3 credits of natural sciences:
AGRI 550
(3)
Sustained Tropical Agriculture (in Panama)
BIOL 465
(3)
Conservation Biology
BIOL 553
(3)
Neotropical Environments (in Panama)
GEOG 305
(3)
Soils and Environment
GEOG 322
(3)
Environmental Hydrology
NUTR 403
(3)
Nutrition in Society (M)
NUTR 501
(3)
Nutrition in Developing Countries (M)
PARA 410
(3)
Environment and Infection (M)
3 credits of social sciences:
AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics (M)
AGEC 442
(3)
Economics of Intenational Development (M)
AGRI 210
(3)
Agro-Ecological History (M)
ANTH 439
(3)
Theories of Development
ANTH 445
(3)
Property and Land Tenure
CANS 407
(3)
Understanding Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
ECON 326
(3)
Ecological Economics
ECON 405
(3)
Natural Resource Economics
ENVR 465
(3)
Environment and Social Change (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 201
(3)
Introductory Geo-Information Science
GEOG 300
(3)
Human Ecology in Geography
GEOG 331
(3)
Urban Social Geography
GEOG 404
(3)
Environmental Management 2 (in Panama or Africa)
GEOG 408
(3)
Geography of Development
GEOG 496
(3)
Regional Geographical Excursion (in Barbados)
GEOG 498
(3)
Humans in Tropical Environments (in Panama)
GEOG 510
(3)
Humid Tropical Environments
GEOG 551
(3)
Environmental Decisions
INTD 497
(3)
Research Seminar on International Development
MGPO 440
(3)
Strategies for Sustainability
POLI 445
(3)
IPE: NorthSouth Relations
POLI 472
(3)
Developing Areas/ Social Movements
SOCI 565
(3)
Social Change in Panama (in Panama)

6 Major in Environment - B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) and B.Sc.

Students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) program and students in the Faculty of Science B.Sc. program can register in the Major in Environment.

The Major has two components: Core and Domain. Students follow three steps in their degree program.

To obtain a Major in Environment, students must:

MAJOR PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENT
(57 to 66 credits - depending upon Domain selected)
Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
The Core courses are listed below in the Domain descriptions.
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits)
The research courses are listed in the Domain descriptions.
Domain
(36 to 45 credits - depending upon Domain selected)
one MSE Domain selected from those available to students in the Major.
Currently available for B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) or B.Sc.:
Biodiversity and Conservation (42 credits)
Ecological Determinants of Health -
Population Stream or Cellular Stream (42 credits)
Environmetrics (42 credits)
Food Production and Environment (42 credits)
Land Surface Processes and Environmental Change
(42 credits)
Renewable Resource Management (42 credits)
Water Environments and Ecosystems
Physical Stream or Biological Stream (36 - 39 credits)
Currently available for B.Sc. only (see section 7 "Major in Environment - B.Sc."):
Atmospheric Environment and Air Quality (39 credits)
Earth Sciences and Economics (45 credits)

Each Domain has different requirements which are listed below. Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

6.1 Biodiversity and Conservation Domain

This Domain (63 credits including Core) is open only to students in the B.Sc (Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

Advisers:	Professor Graham Bell
E-mail: graham.bell@mcgill.ca 
Telephone: (514) 398-4086 ext. 4087 
	Professor David Green
E-mail: david.m.green@mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-4086 ext. 4088 

This Domain links the academic study of biological diversity with the applied field of conservation biology. The study of biological diversity, or 'biodiversity', lies at the intersection of evolution with ecology and genetics, combining the subdisciplines of evolutionary ecology, evolutionary genetics and ecological genetics. It has two main branches, the creation of diversity and the maintenance of diversity. Both processes are governed by a general mechanism of selection acting over different scales of space and time. This gives rise to a distinctive set of principles and generalizations that regulate rates of diversification and levels of diversity, as well as the abundance or rarity of different species. Conservation biology constitutes the application of these principles in the relevant social and economic context to the management of natural systems, with the object of preventing the extinction of rare species and maintaining the diversity of communities. As the impact of industrialization and population growth on natural systems has become more severe, conservation has emerged as an important area of practical endeavour.

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

Courses offered at Macdonald Campus are marked with an (M). (Core Required courses are offered on both campuses.)

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Required Courses
(9 credits)
9 credits, basic courses in the biological principles of diversity, systematics and conservation:
BIOL 304
(3)
Evolution
BIOL 305
(3)
Animal Diversity
BIOL 465
(3)
Conservation Biology
Domain: Complementary Courses
(33 credits)
6 credits of ecology and statistics:
BIOL 308
(3)
Ecological Dynamics
or WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology (M)
BIOL 373
(3)
Biometry
or AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1 (M)
9 credits, interface between science, policy and management:
ANTH 418
(3)
Environment and Development
ECON 208
(3)
Microeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 225
(3)
Economics of the Environment
GEOG 302
(3)
Environmental Management 1
GEOG 408
(3)
Geography of Development
GEOG 410
(3)
Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems
3 credits of field courses:
BIOL 331
(3)
Ecology/Behaviour Field Course (at Mont St. Hilaire)
BIOL 334
(3)
Applied Tropical Ecology (in Barbados)
BIOL 553
(3)
Neotropical Environments (in Panama)
GEOG 495
(3)
Field Studies - Physical Geography (at Mont St. Hilaire)
GEOG 497
(3)
Ecology of Coastal Waters (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 499
(3)
Subarctic Field Studies (in Schefferville)
WILD 475
(3)
Desert Ecology (in Arizona)
6 credits of general scientific principles:
ABEN 430
(3)
GIS for Bioresource Management (M)
or GEOG 306
(3)
Raster Geo-Information Science
BIOL 324
(3)
Ecological Genetics
BIOL 341
(3)
History of Life
BIOL 432
(3)
Limnology
BIOL 441
(3)
Biological Oceanography
BIOL 442
(3)
Marine Biology
BIOL 505
(3)
Diversity and Systematics Seminar
GEOG 272
(3)
Earth's Changing Surface
GEOG 321
(3)
Climatic Environments
GEOG 350
(3)
Ecological Biogeography
MICR 331
(3)
Microbial Ecology (M)
NRSC 437
(3)
Assessing Environmental Impact (M)
PLNT 460
(3)
Plant Ecology (M)
WILD 313
(3)
Phylogeny and Zoogeography (M)
WILD 375
(3)
Issues: Environmental Sciences (M)
WILD 410
(3)
Wildlife Ecology (M)
WOOD 410
(3)
The Forest Ecosystem (M)
WOOD 420
(3)
Environmental Issues: Forestry (M)
(A second field course from the Domain curriculum may also be taken)
3 credits of social science:
AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics (M)
ANTH 339
(3)
Ecological Anthropology
ANTH 416
(3)
Environment/Development: Africa (in Africa)
ECON 326
(3)
Ecological Economics
ENVR 465
(3)
Environment and Social Change (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 404
(3)
Environmental Management 2 (in Panama)
GEOG 498
(3)
Humans in Tropical Environments (in Panama)
GEOG 510
(3)
Humid Tropical Environments
WILD 415
(2)
Conservation Law (M)
(If this course is taken, 1 additional credit of complementary courses must be taken.)
WILD 421
(3)
Wildlife Conservation (M)
6 credits, organisms and diversity:
BIOL 327
(3)
Herpetology
BIOL 335
(3)
Marine Mammals (at Bay of Fundy)
BIOL 350
(3)
Insect Biology and Control
BIOL 358
(3)
Canadian Flora
or PLNT 358
(3)
Flowering Plant Diversity (M)
ENTO 352
(3)
Control of Insect Pests (M)
ENTO 440
(3)
Systematic Entomology (M)
ENVR 540 or BIOL 540
(3)
Ecology of Species Invasions
PLNT 304
(3)
Biology of Fungi (M)
PLNT 458
(3)
Flowering Plant Systematics (M)
WILD 212
(3)
Evolution and Systematics (M)
WILD 307
(3)
Natural History of Vertebrates (M)
WILD 350
(3)
Mammalogy (M)
WILD 420
(3)
Ornithology (M)
WILD 424
(3)
Parasitology (M)

6.2 Ecological Determinants of Health Domain

This Domain (63 credits including Core) is open only to students in the B.Sc (Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

Adviser:	Professor Tim Johns
E-mail: johns@macdonald.mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-7847 

This Domain considers the interface between the environment and human well-being, with particular focus on the triad that ties human health to the environment through the elements of food and infectious agents. Each of these elements is influenced by planned and unplanned environmental disturbances.

For example, agricultural practices shift the balance between beneficial and harmful ingredients of food. Use of insecticides presents dilemmas with regard to the environment, economics and human health. The distribution of infectious diseases is influenced by the climatic conditions that permit vectors to coexist with man, by deforestation, by urbanization, and by human interventions ranging from the building of dams to provision of potable water.

In designing interventions that aim to prevent or reduce infectious contaminants in the environment, or to improve food production and nutritional quality, not only is it important to understand methods of intervention, but also to understand social forces that influence how humans respond to such interventions.

Students in the Population Stream will gain a depth of understanding at an ecosystem level that looks at society, land and population health. Students in the Cellular Stream will explore the interactions in more depth, at a physiological level.

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

Courses offered at Macdonald Campus are marked with an (M). (Core Required courses are offered on both campuses.)

Ecological Determinants of Health Domain -
Cellular Stream

This Domain (63 credits) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 31 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Required Courses
(6 credits)
PARA 410
(3)
Environment and Infection (M)
SOCI 234
(3)
Population and Society
Domain - Cellular Stream: Complementary Courses
(36 credits)
18 credits of Fundamentals, maximum of 3 credits from any one category:
Toxicology
   
NUTR 420
(3)
Toxicology and Health Risks (M)
PHAR 303
(3)
Principles of Toxicology
Cellular Biology
AEBI 202
(3)
Cellular Biology (M)
ANSC 234
(3)
Biochemistry 2 (M)
BIOL 201
(3)
Cell Biology and Metabolism
Genetics
   
BIOL 202
(3)
Basic Genetics
CELL 204
(4)
Genetics (M)
Molecular Biology
BIOL 200
(3)
Molecular Biology
FDSC 211
(3)
Biochemistry 1(M)
Statistics
   
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1(M)
MATH 203
(3)
Principles of Statistics 1
or equivalent
   
Nutrition
   
ANSC 330
(3)
Fundamentals of Nutrition (M)
NUTR 307
(3)
Human Nutrition (Video conference Downtown and Macdonald)
12 credits chosen from Human Health, maximum of 3 credits from any one category:
Immunology and Pathogenicity
MICR 341
(3)
Mechanisms of Pathogenicity (M)
MIMM 314
(3)
Immunology
PARA 438
(3)
Immunology (M)
PATH 300
(3)
Human Disease
Infectious Disease
MIMM 324
(3)
Fundamental Virology
MIMM 413
(3)
Parasitology
PARA 400
(3)
Eucaryotic Cells and Viruses (M)
WILD 424
(3)
Parasitology (M)
Nutrition
   
NUTR 403
(3)
Nutrition in Society (M)
NUTR 512
(3)
Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals (Video conference Downtown and Macdonald)
Drugs and Hormones
ANSC 424
(3)
Metabolic Endocrinology (M)
PHAR 300
(3)
Drug Action
Physiology
   
ANSC 323
(4)
Mammalian Physiology (M)
PHGY 209
(3)
Mammalian Physiology 1
6 credits chosen from the Natural Environment, maximum of 3 credits from any one category:
Hydrology and Climate
ABEN 217
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
GEOG 321
(3)
Climatic Environments
GEOG 322
(3)
Environmental Hydrology
NRSC 510
(3)
Agricultural Micrometeorology (M)
Techniques and Management
ABEN 322
(3)
Organic Waste Management (M)
CHEE 230
(3)
Environmental Aspects of Technology
GEOG 302
(3)
Environmental Management 1
WILD 437
(3)
Assessing Environmental Impact (M)
Pest Management
BIOL 350
(3)
Insect Biology and Control
ENTO 352
(3)
Control of Insect Pests (M)
PLNT 361
(3)
Pest Management and the Environment (M)
Pollution Control and Management
ABEN 518
(3)
Bio-Treatment of Wastes (M)
CHEM 307
(3)
Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants
NRSC 333
(3)
Physical and Biological Aspects of Pollution (M)
Ecology
BIOL 432
(3)
Limnology
BIOL 465
(3)
Conservation Biology
BIOL 553
(3)
Neotropical Environments (in Panama)
GEOG 497
(3)
Ecology of Coastal Waters (at Bay of Fundy)
MICR 331
(3)
Microbial Ecology (M)
PLNT 304
(3)
Biology of Fungi (M)
PLNT 460
(3)
Plant Ecology (M)
WILD 410
(3)
Wildlife Ecology (M)
WOOD 410
(3)
The Forest Ecosystem (M)
Ecological Determinants of Health Domain -
Population Stream

This Domain (63 credits) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 31 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Required Courses
(6 credits)
PARA 410
(3)
Environment and Infection (M)
SOCI 234
(3)
Population and Society
Domain - Population Stream: Complementary Courses
(36 credits)
18 credits of fundamentals, maximum of 3 credits from each category:
Toxicology
   
NUTR 420
(3)
Toxicology and Health Risks (M)
PHAR 303
(3)
Principles of Toxicology
Genetics
   
BIOL 202
(3)
Basic Genetics
CELL 204
(4)
Genetics (M)
Biology
   
BIOL 200
(3)
Molecular Biology
BIOL 201
(3)
Cell Biology and Metabolism
FDSC 211
(3)
Biochemistry 1(M)
Statistics
   
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1 (M)
MATH 203
(3)
Principles of Statistics 1
equivalent
   
Nutrition
   
ANSC 330
(3)
Fundamentals of Nutrition (M)
NUTR 207
(3)
Nutrition and Health (M)
NUTR 307
(3)
Human Nutrition (Video conference Downtown and Macdonald)
Advanced Ecology
AEMA 306
(3)
Mathematical Methods in Ecology (M)
BIOL 465
(3)
Conservation Biology
BIOL 553
(3)
Neotropical Environments (in Panama)
GEOG 497
(3)
Ecology of Coastal Waters (at Bay of Fundy)
MICR 331
(3)
Microbial Ecology (M)
PLNT 460
(3)
Plant Ecology (M)
WILD 410
(3)
Wildlife Ecology (M)
WOOD 410
(3)
The Forest Ecosystem (M)
6 credits from the following List A, maximum of 3 credits from each category:
Hydrology, Climate, and Agriculture
ABEN 217
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
AGRI 340
(3)
Principles of Ecological Agriculture (M)
AGRI 550
(3)
Sustained Tropical Agriculture (in Panama)
GEOG 321
(3)
Climatic Environments
GEOG 322
(3)
Environmental Hydrology
NRSC 510
(3)
Agricultural Micrometeorology (M)
Decision Making and Social Change
AGEC 242
(3)
Management Theories and Practices (M)
ECON 208
(3)
Microeconomic Analysis and Applications
EDER 461
(3)
Society and Change
ENVR 465
(3)
Environment and Social Change (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 302
(3)
Environmental Management 1
GEOG 404
(3)
Environmental Management 2 (in Panama)
PHIL 343
(3)
Biomedical Ethics
Development and History
AGRI 210
(3)
Agro-Ecological History (M)
ANTH 212
(3)
Anthropology of Development
HIST 292
(3)
History and the Environment
SOCI 254
(3)
Development and Underdevelopment
12 credits from the following list B, maximum of 3 credits from each category:
Techniques and Management
ABEN 430
(3)
GIS for Bioresource Management (M)
CHEE 230
(3)
Environmental Aspects of Technology
GEOG 201
(3)
Introductory Geo-Infomation Science
NRSC 437
(3)
Assessing Environmental Impact (M)
Immunology and Infectious Disease
EPIB 637
(3)
Infectious and Parasitic Disease Epidemiology
MIMM 314
(3)
Immunology
MIMM 324
(3)
Fundamental Virology
MIMM 413
(3)
Parasitology
PARA 400
(3)
Eucaryotic Cells and Viruses (M)
PARA 438
(3)
Immunology (M)
WILD 424
(3)
Parasitology (M)
Nutrition and Agriculture
NUTR 403
(3)
Nutrition in Society (M)
AGRI 411
(3)
International Agriculture (M)
NUTR 501
(3)
Nutrition in Developing Countries (M)
NUTR 512
(3)
Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals (Video conference Downtown and Macdonald)
Populations and Place
CANS 407
(3)
Understanding Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 300
(3)
Human Ecology in Geography
GEOG 498
(3)
Humans in Tropical Environments (in Panama)
PSYC 533
(3)
International Health Psychology
Pollution and Pest Management
ABEN 322
(3)
Organic Waste Management (M)
BIOL 350
(3)
Insect Biology and Control
ENTO 352
(3)
Control of Insect Pests (M)
NRSC 333
(3)
Physical and Biological Aspects of Pollution (M)
PLNT 361
(3)
Pest Management and the Environment (M)

6.3 Environmetrics Domain

This Domain (63 credits including Core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

Adviser:	Professor Dutilleul
E-mail: dutilleul@macdonald.mcgill.ca 
Telephone: (514) 398-7851 ext. 7870 

In view of the crucial need for sound study design and appropriate statistical methods for analyzing environmental changes and their impacts on humans and various life forms and their ecological relationships, this program is intended to provide students with a strong background in the use of statistical methods of data analysis in environmental sciences.

Graduates will be capable of effectively participating in the design of environmental studies and adequately analyzing data for use by the environmental community. Accordingly, the list of courses for the Environmetrics Domain is composed primarily of statistics courses and mathematically oriented courses with biological and ecological applications. The list is completed by general courses that refine the topics introduced in the MSE core courses by focusing on the ecology of living organisms, soil sciences or water resources, and impact assessment. These courses should allow the students to understand their interlocutors and be understood by them in their future job. Students can further develop their background in applied or mathematical statistics and their expertise in environmental sciences by taking complementary courses along each of two axes: statistics and mathematics, and environmental sciences. An internship is also offered to students to provide them with preliminary professional experience.

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

Courses offered at Macdonald Campus are marked with an (M). (Core Required courses are offered on both campuses.)

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Required Course
(6 credits)
AEMA 403
(3)
Environmetrics Stage (internship) (M)
AEMA 414
(3)
Temporal and Spatial Statistics (M)
Domain - Complementary Courses
(36 credits, minimum)
15 credits from:
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology (M)
or BIOL 308
(3)
Ecological Dynamics
MIME 308
(3)
Social and Economic Impacts of Technology
or NRSC 437
(3)
Assessing Environmental Impact (M)
AEMA 306
(3)
Mathematical Methods in Ecology (M)
or BIOL 309
(3)
Mathematical Models in Biology
ABEN 430
(3)
GIS for Bioresource Management (M)
or GEOG 201
(3)
Introductory Geo-Information Science
AEMA 411
(3)
Experimental Designs (M)
or CIVE 555
(3)
Environmental Data Analysis
3 credits of basic environmental science:
ABEN 217
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
CIVE 323
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources
GEOG 305
(3)
Soils and Environment
GEOG 322
(3)
Environmental Hydrology
GEOG 350
(3)
Ecological Biogeography
SOIL 210
(3)
Principles of Soil Science (M)
6 credits of Statistics, one of the following two options:
Option 1:
   
MATH 323
(3)
Probability Theory
MATH 324
(3)
Statistics
Option 2:
   
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1 (M)
or BIOL 373
(3)
Biometry
plus one 3-credit complementary applied statistics course of the statistics and mathematics section.
6 credits of statistics and mathematics chosen from:
ABEN 252
(3)
Computing for Engineers (or equivalent) (M)
ABEN 319
(3)
Engineering Mathematics (or equivalent) (M)
GEOG 351
(3)
Quantitative Methods
GEOG 501
(3)
Modelling Environmental Systems
MATH 223
(3)
Linear Algebra
MATH 423
(3)
Regression and Analysis of Variance
MATH 447
(3)
Stochastic Processes
MATH 525
(4)
Sampling Theory and Applications
SOCI 461
(3)
Quantitative Data Analysis
SOCI 504
(3)
Quantitative Methods 1
SOCI 505
(3)
Quantitative Methods 2
SOCI 580
(3)
Social Research Design and Practice.
6 credits, minimum, of environmental sciences chosen from:
AGRI 550
(3)
Sustained Tropical Agriculture (in Panama)
BIOL 331
(3)
Ecology/Behavior Field Course (at Mont St. Hilaire)
BIOL 553
(3)
Neotropical Environments (in Panama)
GEOG 300
(3)
Human Ecology in Geography
GEOG 302
(3)
Environmental Management 1
GEOG 404
(3)
Environmental Management 2 (in Panama)
GEOG 494
(3)
Urban Field Studies
GEOG 497
(3)
Ecology of Coastal Waters (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 499
(3)
Subarctic Field Studies (in Schefferville)
MIME 451
(3)
Environmental Controls: Met'l Plants
NRSC 333
(3)
Physical and Biological Aspects of Pollution (M)
PLNT 460
(3)
Plant Ecology (M)
WILD 313
(3)
Phylogeny and Zoogeography (M)
WILD 401
(4)
Fisheries and Wildlife Management (M)
WOOD 300
(3)
Urban Forests and Trees (M)
WOOD 420
(3)
Environmental Issues: Forestry (M)

6.4 Food Production and Environment Domain

This Domain (63 credits including Core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc in Environment program.

Adviser:	Professor Sylvie de Blois
Email: Sylvie.deblois@mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-7851 ext. 0852 

The business of food production is an area of human activity with a large and intimate interaction with the environment. Modern agriculturalists must strike a delicate balance between trying to provide food for themselves, their families and urban dwellers while trying to minimize environmental damage. When negative effects due to agricultural activities do occur, they are not usually the classic point source effects that we have come to associate with industry or large cities. Rather, the effects are over extremely large land areas cumulating, perhaps, in pollution of river systems or lakes some distance away. As world populations grow, and as diets change, potentially negative interactions between agricultural systems and other facets of the environment will become more frequent. In the same way, urban sprawl will make conflicts between agriculture and urbanites more common.

With a judicious choice of courses, graduates of this Domain may be eligible to apply for membership in the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ) and the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC). See the MSE website for details at www.mcgill.ca/mse: BSc Programs: Food Production and Environment Domain.

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

Courses offered at Macdonald Campus are marked with an (M). (Core Required courses are offered on both campuses.)

Prerequisite or Corequisite Courses for Domain
FDSC 211
(3)
Biochemistry 1 (M)
or BIOL 112
(3)
Cell and Molecular Biology
or CEGEP equivalent (e.g., CEGEP objective 00XU)
FDSC 230
(4)
Organic Chemistry (M)
or CHEM 212
(4)
Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
or CEGEP equivalent (e.g., CEGEP objective 00XV)

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 34 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 15 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses, but does not include the Domain prerequisites or co-requisites listed above.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Required Courses
(9 credits)
AGRI 210
(3)
Agro-Ecological History (M)
PLNT 211
(3)
Principles of Plant Science (M)
PLNT 300
(3)
Cropping Systems (M)
Domain: Complementary Courses
(33 credits)
15 or 16 credits of Basic Sciences:
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1 (M)
or MATH 203
(3)
Principles of Statistics 1
or equivalent
AGRI 340
(3)
Principles of Ecological Agriculture (M)
or ANSC 250
(3)
Principles of Animal Science (M)
BIOL 202
(3)
Basic Genetics
or CELL 204
(4)
Genetics (M)
GEOG 305
(3)
Soils and Environment
or SOIL 210
(3)
Principles of Soil Science (M)
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology (M)
or BIOL 308
(3)
Ecological Dynamics
12 credits of Applied Sciences:
ABEN 217
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
or GEOG 322
(3)
Environmental Hydrology
ABEN 322
(3)
Organic Waste Management (M)
ABEN 518
(3)
Bio-Treatment of Wastes (M)
AGRI 341
(3)
Ecological Agricultural Systems (M)
AGRI 411
(3)
International Agriculture (M)
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management (M)
AGRI 550
(3)
Sustained Tropical Agriculture (in Panama)
ANSC 501
(3)
Advanced Animal Production Systems (M)
BIOL 465
(3)
Conservation Biology
BIOL 553
(3)
Neotropical Environments (in Panama)
FDSC 200
(3)
Introduction to Food Science (M)
or NUTR 207
(3)
Nutrition and Health (M)
FDSC 535
(3)
Food Biotechnology (M)
GEOG 302
(3)
Environmental Management 1
MICR 331
(3)
Microbial Ecology (M)
NRSC 333
(3)
Physical and Biological Aspects of Pollution (M)
NRSC 437
(3)
Assessing Environmental Impact (M)
NUTR 403
(3)
Nutrition in Society (M)
NUTR 420
(3)
Toxicology and Health Risks (M)
PARA 410
(3)
Environment and Infection (M)
PHAR 303
(3)
Principles of Toxicology
PLNT 361
(3)
Pest Management and the Environment (M)
PLNT 434
(3)
Weed Biology and Control (M)
SOIL 315
(3)
Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use (M)
SOIL 410
(3)
Soil Chemistry (M)
SOIL 521
(3)
Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry (M)
WILD 401
(4)
Fisheries and Wildlife Management (M)
6 credits in Social Sciences/Humanities:
AGEC 200
(3)
Principles of Microeconomics (M)
or ECON 208
(3)
Microeconomic Analysis and Applications
AGEC 320
(3)
Economics of Agricultural Production (M)
AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics (M)
or ECON 405
(3)
Natural Resource Economics
AGEC 430
(3)
Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy (M)
AGEC 442
(3)
Economics of International Agricultural Development (M)
ANTH 418
(3)
Environment and Development
ECON 225
(3)
Economics of the Environment
ENVR 465
(3)
Environment and Social Change (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 404
(3)
Environmental Management 2 (in Panama)
GEOG 410
(3)
Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems
GEOG 498
(3)
Humans in Tropical Environments (in Panama)
GEOG 510
(3)
Humid Tropical Environments
SOCI 254
(3)
Development and Underdevelopment
SOCI 565
(3)
Social Change in Panama (in Panama)
WILD 415
(2)
Conservation Law (M)

6.5 Land Surface Processes and Environmental Change Domain

This Domain (63 credits including Core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

Adviser:	(Before September 2004) Mr. Pete Barry, 
MSE Program Coordinator
E-mail: info.mse@mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-4306 
	(September 2004 and after) Professor Michel Lapointe
E-mail: lapointe@geog.mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-4959 

The thin soil layer on the planet's land surfaces controls the vital inputs of water, nutrients and energy to terrestrial and freshwater aquatic ecosystems. Widespread occurrences around the globe of desertification, soil erosion, deforestation and land submergence over water reservoirs indicate that this dynamic system is under increasing pressure from population growth and changes in climate and land uses. Production of key green-house gases (water vapor, CO2 and methane) is controlled by complex processes operating at the land surface, involving climate change feedbacks that need to be fully understood, given current global warming trends.

The program introduces students to the interacting physical and biogeochemical processes at the atmosphere-lithosphere interface, which fashion land surface habitats and determine their biological productivity and response to anthropogenic or natural environmental changes. Through an appropriate selection of courses, students can prepare for graduate training in emerging research areas such as earth system sciences, environmental hydrology and landscape ecology.

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

Courses offered at Macdonald Campus are marked with an (M). (Core Required courses are offered on both campuses.)

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Required Course
(3 credits)
GEOG 203
(3)
Environmental Systems
Domain: Complementary Courses
(39 credits)
3 credits of statistics chosen from:
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1 (M)
GEOG 202
(3)
Statistics and Spatial Analysis
MATH 203
(3)
Principles of Statistics 1
3 credits of ecology chosen from:
BIOL 308
(3)
Ecological Dynamics
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology (M)
3 credits of weather and climate chosen from:
ATOC 215
(3)
Oceans, Weather and Climate
NRSC 201
(3)
Introductory Meteorology (M)
9 credits of fundamental land surface processes chosen from:
GEOG 272
(3)
Earth's Changing Surface
or SOIL 200
(3)
Introduction to Earth Science (M)
GEOG 305
(3)
Soils and Environment
or SOIL 326
(3)
Soil Genesis and Classification (M)
GEOG 321
(3)
Climatic Environments
GEOG 322
(3)
Environmental Hydrology
or ABEN 217
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
3 credits of environment and resource management chosen from:
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management (M)
AGRI 550
(3)
Sustained Tropical Agriculture (in Panama)
BIOL 465
(3)
Conservation Biology
CHEE 230
(3)
Environmental Aspects of Technology
CIVE 225
(4)
Environmental Engineering
GEOG 302
(3)
Environmental Management 1
GEOG 404
(3)
Environmental Management 2 (in Panama)
NRSC 437
(3)
Assessing Environmental Impact (M)
WOOD 420
(3)
Environmental Issues: Forestry (M)
WOOD 441
(3)
Integrated Forest Management (M)
3 credits of a field course chosen from:
BIOL 553
(3)
Neotropical Environments (in Panama)
GEOG 495
(3)
Field Studies - Physical Geography
(at Mont St. Hilaire)
GEOG 496
(3)
Geographical Excursion (in Barbados)
GEOG 497
(3)
Ecology of Coastal Waters
(at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 499
(3)
Subarctic Field Studies (in Schefferville)
NRSC 382
(3)
Ecological Monitoring and Analysis (M)
WILD 475
(3)
Desert Ecology (in Arizona)
3 credits of social science issues chosen from:
ANTH 339
(3)
Ecological Anthropology
ECON 225
(3)
Economics of the Environment
ECON 326
(3)
Ecological Economics
ECON 405
(3)
Natural Resource Economics
or AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics (M)
ENVR 465
(3)
Environment and Social Change (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 408
(3)
Geography of Development
GEOG 498
(3)
Humans in Tropical Environments (in Panama)
GEOG 508
(3)
Resources, People and Power
SOCI 565
(3)
Social Change in Panama (in Panama)
12 credits total of advanced studies chosen from the following two lists:
3 credits minimum of advanced study of particular environments:
BIOL 358
(3)
Canadian Flora
or PLNT 358
(3)
Flowering Plant Diversity (M)
BIOL 432
(3)
Limnology
or NRSC 315
(3)
Science of Inland Waters (M)
GEOG 350
(3)
Ecological Biogeography
GEOG 372
(3)
Running Water Environments
GEOG 536
(3)
Geocryology
GEOG 550
(3)
Quaternary Paleoecology
PLNT 460
(3)
Plant Ecology (M)
WOOD 410
(3)
The Forest Ecosytem (M)
6 credits minimum of advanced study of surface processes:
ABEN 509
(2)
Hydrologic Systems and Modelling (M)
ATOC 315
(3)
Water in the Atmosphere
EPSC 549
(3)
Hydrogeology
EPSC 580
(3)
Aqueous Geochemistry
GEOG 501
(3)
Modelling Environmental Systems
GEOG 505
(3)
Global Biogeochemistry
GEOG 522
(3)
Advanced Environmental Hydrology
GEOG 537
(3)
Advanced Fluvial Geomorphology
NRSC 333
(3)
Physical and Biological Aspects of Pollution (M)
SOIL 331
(3)
Soil Physics (M)
SOIL 410
(3)
Soil Chemistry (M)

6.6 Renewable Resource Management Domain

This Domain (63 credits including Core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

Adviser:	Professor Joann Whalen
E-mail: whalenj@nrs.mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-7943 

Renewable resource management is an emerging field that focuses on the ecosystem structures and processes required to sustain the delivery, to humanity, of ecosystem goods and services such as food, clean water and air, essential nutrients, and the provision of beauty and inspiration. Renewable resource management recognizes humans as integral components of ecosystems and is used to develop goals that are consistent with sustainability and ecosystem maintenance.

The Renewable Resource Management domain provides students with an understanding of: 1) the interactions between physical and biological factors that determine the nature and dynamics of populations and entities in the natural environment; 2) the ways in which ecosystems can be managed to meet specific goals for the provision of goods and services; 3) the economic and social factors that determine how ecosystems are managed; 4) the ways in which management of natural resources can affect the capability of natural ecosystems to continue to supply human needs in perpetuity; and 5) the approaches and technologies required to monitor and analyze the dynamics of natural and managed ecosystems.

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

Courses offered at Macdonald Campus are marked with an (M). (Core Required Courses are offered on both campuses.)

Prerequisite or Corequisite Courses for Domain
FDSC 211
(3)
Biochemistry 1 (M)
or BIOL 112
(3)
Cell and Molecular Biology
or CEGEP equivalent (e.g., CEGEP objective 00XU)
FDSC 230
(4)
Organic Chemistry (M)
or CHEM 212
(4)
Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
or CEGEP equivalent (e.g., CEGEP objective 00XV)

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses, but does not include the Domain prerequisites or corequisites listed above.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Complementary Courses
(42 credits)
9 credits basic principles of ecosystem processes and diversity
WILD 200
(3)
Comparative Zoology (M)
or BIOL 305
(3)
Animal Diversity
or PLNT 201
(3)
Comparative Plant Biology (M)
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology (M)
or BIOL 308
(3)
Ecological Dynamics
GEOG 305
(3)
Soils and Environment
or SOIL 210
(3)
Principles of Soil Science (M)
6 credits statistics and GIS methods
ABEN 430
(3)
GIS for Bioresource Management (M)
or GEOG 201
(3)
Introductory Geo-Information Science
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1 (M)
or BIOL 373
(3)
Biometry
6 credits advanced ecosystem components
PLNT 358
(3)
Flowering Plant Diversity (M)
or BIOL 358
(3)
Canadian Flora
BIOL 553
(3)
Neotropical Environments (in Panama)
SOIL 326
(3)
Soil Genesis and Classification (M)
WILD 307
(3)
Natural History of Vertebrates (M)
6 credits advanced ecological processes
ABEN 217
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
or GEOG 322
(3)
Environmental Hydrology
BIOL 432
(3)
Limnology
or NRSC 315
(3)
Science of Inland Waters (M)
BIOL 465
(3)
Conservation Biology
GEOG 372
(3)
Running Water Environments
GEOG 497
(3)
Ecology of Coastal Waters (at Bay of Fundy)
MICR 331
(3)
Microbial Ecology (M)
PLNT 460
(3)
Plant Ecology (M)
WILD 410
(3)
Wildlife Ecology (M)
WOOD 410
(3)
The Forest Ecosystem (M)
6 credits social processes:
AGEC 242
(3)
Management Theories and Practices (M)
AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics (M)
or ECON 405
(3)
Natural Resource Economics
ANTH 339
(3)
Ecological Anthropology
CANS 407
(3)
Understanding Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
ENVR 465
(3)
Environment and Social Change (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 498
(3)
Humans in Tropical Environments (in Panama)
RELG 270
(3)
Religious Ethics and the Environment
SOCI 565
(3)
Social Change in Panama (in Panama)
WILD 415
(2)
Conservation Law (M)
9 credits ecosystem components or management of ecosystems:
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management (M)
AGRI 550
(3)
Sustained Tropical Agriculture (in Panama)
GEOG 302
(3)
Environmental Management 1
GEOG 404
(3)
Environmental Management 2 (in Panama)
NRSC 437
(3)
Assessing Environmental Impact (M)
PLNT 300
(3)
Cropping Systems (M)
SOIL 335
(3)
Soil Ecology and Management (M)
WILD 401
(4)
Fisheries and Wildlife Management (M)
WOOD 441
(3)
Integrated Forest Management (M)

6.7 Water Environments and Ecosystems Domain

This Domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

To educate students in both the ecological and physical facets of the water environment, this Domain offers two streams, with students choosing one or the other facet.

Those electing the biological stream will concentrate on the mechanisms regulating the different forms of life in water bodies. They will acquire, as well, a good understanding of the physical mechanisms controlling water properties.

Students interested in studying the transport and transformation mechanisms of water on the planet, from rivers to the oceans and atmosphere, will select the physical stream. They will acquire, as well, a solid background in the biological processes taking place in water bodies.

Graduates of this Domain are qualified to enter the work force or to pursue advanced studies in fields such as marine biology, geography, physical oceanography and atmospheric science.

Water Environments and Ecosystems Domain -
Biological Stream

This Domain (57 credits including Core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

Adviser:	Mr. Pete Barry, MSE Program Coordinator
E-mail: info.mse@mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 398-4306 

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

Courses offered at Macdonald Campus are marked with an (M). (Core Required Courses are offered on both campuses.)

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Required Course
(3 credits)
ATOC 215
(3)
Oceans, Weather and Climate
Domain: Complementary Courses
(33 credits)
6 credits chosen from:
ABEN 217
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
or GEOG 322
(3)
Environmental Hydrology
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology (M)
or BIOL 308
(3)
Ecological Dynamics
3 credits of math and statistics from:
AEMA 202
(3)
Intermediate Calculus (M)
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1 (or equivalent) (M)
MATH 203
(3)
Principles of Statistics 1
MATH 222
(3)
Calculus 3
3 credits chosen from:
BIOL 331
(3)
Ecology/Behaviour Field Course (at Mont St. Hilaire)
GEOG 495
(3)
Field Studies - Physical Geography (at Mont St. Hilaire)
GEOG 497
(3)
Ecology of Coastal Waters (at Bay of Fundy)
or an equivalant aquatic field course
3 credits chosen from:
AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics (M)
ANTH 339
(3)
Ecological Anthropology
ANTH 418
(3)
Environment and Development
ECON 225
(3)
Economics of the Environment
ECON 326
(3)
Ecological Economics
ENVR 465
(3)
Environment and Social Change (at Bay of Fundy)
GEOG 404
(3)
Environmental Management 1 (in Panama)
GEOG 498
(3)
Humans in Tropical Environments (in Panama)
POLI 345
(3)
International Organization
POLI 466
(3)
Public Policy Analysis
SOCI 565
(3)
Social Change in Panama (in Panama)
18 credits, minimum, from lists A and B below
List A, 9 to 12 credits chosen from:
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management (M)
BIOL 432
(3)
Limnology
BIOL 441
(3)
Biological Oceanography
BIOL 442
(3)
Marine Biology
BIOL 465
(3)
Conservation Biology
BIOL 553
(3)
Neotropical Environments (in Panama)
BIOL 570
(3)
Advanced Seminar in Evolution
ENTO 535
(3)
Aquatic Entomology (M)
ENVR 540 or BIOL 540
(3)
Ecology of Species Invasions
GEOG 305
(3)
Soils and Environment
or SOIL 210
(3)
Principles of Soil Science (M)
GEOG 350
(3)
Ecological Biogeography
MICR 331
(3)
Microbial Ecology (M)
NRSC 315
(3)
Science of Inland Waters (M)
NRSC 333
(3)
Physical and Biological Aspects of Pollution (M)
PARA 410
(3)
Environment and Infection (M)
WILD 401
(4)
Fisheries and Wildlife Management (M)
List B, 6 to 10 credits chosen from:
ABEN 430
(3)
GIS for Bioresource Management (M)
ATOC 308
(3)
Principles of Remote Sensing
or GEOG 308
(3)
Principles of Remote Sensing
ATOC 219
(3)
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry
or CHEM 219
(3)
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry
ATOC 419
(3)
Advances in Chemistry of Atmosphere
or CHEM 419
(3)
Advances in Chemistry of Atmosphere
CHEM 257D1
(2)
Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 257D2
(2)
Introductory Analytical Chemistry
EPSC 220
(3)
Principles of Geochemistry
GEOG 201
(3)
Introductory Geo-Information Science
GEOG 372
(3)
Running Water Environments
GEOG 522
(3)
Advanced Environmental Hydrology
GEOG 537
(3)
Advanced Fluvial Geomorphology
GEOG 550
(3)
Quaternary Paleoecology
Water Environments and Ecosystems Domain -
Physical Stream

This Domain (60 credits including Core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

Adviser:	Professor Peter Yau
E-mail: yau@rainband.meteo.mcgill.ca 
Telephone: (514) 398-3719 

Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Courses section. The most up-to-date information on courses being offered this academic year is available on Class Schedule at www.mcgill.ca/minerva.

Courses offered at Macdonald Campus are marked with an (M). (Core Required Courses are offered on both campuses.)

Recommended Corequisite Course for Domain
MATH 222
(3)
Calculus 3
or CEGEP Mathematics 201-301 or equivalent

NOTE: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes Core and Required courses, but does not include the Domain prerequisites or corequisites listed above.

Core: Required Courses
(18 credits)
ENVR 200
(3)
The Global Environment
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 202
(3)
The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301
(3)
Environmental Research Design
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project
(3 credits*)
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans (in Barbados)
ENVR 401
(3)
Environmental Research
ENVR 451
(6)
Research in Panama (in Panama)
ENVR 466
(6)
Research in Atlantic Canada (at Bay of Fundy)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.
Domain: Required Courses
(9 credits)
ATOC 215
(3)
Oceans, Weather and Climate
ATOC 315
(3)
Water in the Atmosphere
GEOG 372
(3)
Running Water Environments
Domain - Complementary Courses
(30 credits)
6 credits chosen from:
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology (M)
or BIOL 308
(3)
Ecological Dynamics
ABEN 217
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources (M)
or GEOG 322
(3)
Environmental Hydrology
3 credits of statistics or calculus:
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1 (or equivalent) (M)
AEMA 202
(3)
Intermediate Calculus (M)
MATH 203
(3)
Principles of Statistics 1
MATH 222
(3)
Calculus 3
12 credits chosen from:
ABEN 430
(3)
GIS for Bioresource Management (M)
or GEOG 306
(3)
Raster Geo-Information Science
ABEN 416