Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Third Year Geography Courses

3000 Level Courses

GEOG 3040-3 Environmental Climatology and Meteorology (3,0,2)(L)
GEOG 3050-3 Physical Hydrology (3,0,2)(L)
GEOG 3060-3 Groundwater Hydrology (3,0,2)(L)
GEOG 3070-3 Biogeography (2,1,0)
GEOG 3080-3 Geomorphology (3,0,2)(L)
GEOG 3100-3 Environment and Resources (2,1,0)
GEOG 3200-3 Introduction to Cultural Geography (2,1,0)
GEOG 3210-3 Historical Geography of Urbanization (2,1,0)
GEOG 3230-3 Geographies of Gender (2,1,0)
GEOG 3270-3 Historical Geography of Canada 1: Canada before 1850 (2,1,0)
GEOG 3280-3 Historical Geography of Canada 2: Canada After 1850 (2,1,0)
GEOG 3500-3 Introduction to Urban Geography (2,1,0)
GEOG 3510-3 Rural Geography (3,0,0)
GEOG 3550-3 Geography of the Urban-Rural Fringe (3,0,0)
GEOG 3570-3 Introduction to Social and Behavioural Geography (2,1,0)
GEOG 3610-3 Themes in Economic Geography (3,1,0)
GEOG 3630-3 The Geography of Resource Industries (2,1,0)
GEOG 3650-3 Geography of Consumption (3,0,0)
GEOG 3700-3 Field Course in Geography (0,3,0)
GEOG 3750-3 Applying Geographic Information Systems (2,0,2)(L)
GEOG 3770-3 GIS for Water Systems Analysis (2,0,2)(L)
GEOG 3900-3 Geography of Selected Regions (2,1,0)
GEOG 3990-3 Special Topics in Geography and Environmental Studies


Kluane Range GEOG3040 Environmental Climatology and Meteorology (3,0,2)(L)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3040 Environmental Climatology and Meteorology (3,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

In this science laboratory course, students examine: the principles and processes of surface and near-surface climatology and meteorology; energy and plant water balance concepts; vertical and horizontal air and vapour movements; microclimates, urban heat islands; the meteorology of atmospheric pollution; and the interrelationships among plants, soils, climates and the biosphere.
Prerequisite: GEOG 2020 or GEOG 2050 or permission of instructor
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GEOG3050 Physical Hydrology (3,0,2)(L)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3050 Physical Hydrology (3,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This physical geography course examines the physical processes that determine the quantitative importance and spatiotemporal variability associated with the occurrence, distribution and movement of water on or near the Earth's surface. In addition to a theoretical treatment of the subject, students are introduced to measurement techniques used in the field and to a variety of hydrologic models. Numerical problem solving exercises and field work are important components of the course.
Prerequisite: GEOG 2020 or GEOG 2050
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GEOG3060 Groundwater Hydrology (3,0,2)(L)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3060 Groundwater Hydrology (3,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This science course deals with distribution and movement of water in the phreatic zone. Topics covered include properties of aquifers, principles of groundwater flow, groundwater flow to wells, soil moisture and groundwater recharge, regional groundwater flow, groundwater chemistry and contamination, groundwater development and management, and groundwater modeling.
Prerequisite: GEOG 2050 and Completion of 30 credits
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GEOG3070 Biogeography (2,1,0)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3070 Biogeography (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This physical geography course examines the physical, biological and chemical processes and constraints that determine contemporary spatial and temporal patterns in life on Earth. In addition, historical patterns are examined with an emphasis placed on the impact plate tectonics and late Tertiary and Quaternary climatic changes had on plant and animal distributions. Other topics discussed in this course include mass extinctions, biodiversity, and the possible biogeographic consequences of anthropogenically induced global climatic change.
Prerequisite: Completed 30 credits (any discipline)
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GEOG3080 Geomorphology (3,0,2)(L)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3080 Geomorphology (3,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course examines geomorphic processes, interrelationship of processes, landforms, materials and time. Practical problems in Science and Applied Science that relate to geomorphic processes are discussed in lectures and methods of investigation and analysis are introduced in the laboratory sessions.
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000 or GEOG 1100 or permission of instructor
Note: Same as GEOG 3190
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GEOG3200 Introduction to Cultural Geography (3,0,0)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3200 Introduction to Cultural Geography (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore the history and methods of cultural geography. Contemporary landscapes, human-land adaptations, attitudes towards nature, colonial history and inter-cultural relations, and the cultural nature of the modern economy are examined through a mixture of directed field exploration, film and other arts, and studies of neighbourhood change.
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits any discipline or permission of the instructor
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GEOG3210 Historical Geography of Urbanization (2,1,0)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3210 Historical Geography of Urbanization (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore geographic perspectives on the growth of urban regions; pre-industrial cities, urban growth during industrialization, and anti-urban reaction.
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits (any discipline) or permission of instructor.
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GEOG3230 Geographies of Gender (2,1,0)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3230 Geographies of Gender (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is an introduction to gender and feminist geography. The course explores gender identities and biases in everyday spaces and activities at a variety of geographic scales, and examines the intersection of gender, race, and class to illustrate the complexity of social categories.
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits (any discipline) or permission of the instructor.
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GEOG3270 Historical Geography of Canada 1: Canada Before 1850 (2,1,0)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3270 Historical Geography of Canada 1: Canada Before 1850 (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is a study of Canada from the beginning of European contact to the mid-19th century, with an emphasis on the changing geographical patterns of settlement, economy, and culture.
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits (any discipline) or permission of the instructor.
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GEOG3280 Historical Geography of Canada 2: Canada After 1850 (2,1,0)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3280 Historical Geography of Canada 2: Canada After 1850 (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is a study of the spread of settlement, the growth of towns, and the development of economic and cultural regions in Canada - a Nation increasingly influenced by industrialization. Prerequisites: Completion of 30 credits (any discipline) or permission of instructor.
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GEOG3500 Introduction to Urban Geography (3,0,0)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3500 Introduction to Urban Geography (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore theories of inter and intra urban locations and structures in the context of demographic, economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental and political processes of change, which shape the nature of urbanism and urbanization in Canada and around the world.
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits (any discipline) or permission of the instructor.
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GEOG 3610 Themes in Economic Geography (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students will learn the history and methods of economic geography, and study the location of resource industries, manufacturing, and service activities with an emphasis on British Columbia in its North American world setting.
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits (any discipline) or permission of the instructor.
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GEOG3630 The Geography of Resource Industries (2,1,0)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3630 The Geography of Resource Industries (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course offers a geographical analysis of selected resource industries of importance to Canada. Each year a selection is made from the agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, energy, and recreation sectors, and explored within international and national contexts.
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits (any discipline) or permission of the instructor.
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GEOG3650 Geography of Consumption (3,0,0)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3650 Geography of Consumption (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course examines consumption as a cultural and economic practice, how it has formed landscapes, and its impact on our growing understanding of ecosystems and social systems. It examines spatial patterns of purchasing and consuming goods and services, changing ideas about the landscape as a good and a service, and the ethical and practical questions raised by the social and environmental impact of increased consumption.
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits (any discipline) or permission of the instructor.
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GEOG3700 Field Course in Geography (0,3,0)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3700 Field Course in Geography (0,3,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

The topic(s) and focus for this course is announced by the Department a year in advance.
Prerequisite: A relevant core course or courses, or permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: Completion of 15 credits (any discipline) or permission of the instructor.
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GEOG3750 Applying Geographic Information Systems (2,0,2)(L)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3750 Applying Geographic Information Systems (2,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This computer-based laboratory course addresses the creation, management, and application of geo-data. The focus of the course is on the utility of Geographic Information Systems in problem solving and decision-making in real world settings. Labs assist in developing marketable skills in analytical procedures and cartographic output.
Prerequisite: GEOG 2700 and GEOG 2750 or NRSC 2230 or permission of the instructor
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GEOG3770 GIS for Water Resources Systems Analysis (2,0,2)(L)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3770 GIS for Water Resources Systems Analysis (2,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Recent advances in environmental sensing technologies have increased the amount of data available to support water resources analyses. This explosion in available data necessitates the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to integrate, preprocess, and analyze these datasets. This course will explore ArcGIS-based tools for performing water resources analyses, including Web-services for data acquisition; watershed delineation; river network identification; infiltration modeling; analysis of water budgets; runoff modeling; and channel routing. At the end of the course, the students will have a firm grounding in the application of GIS for modeling of water resources systems.
Prerequisite: GEOG 2050 and GEOG 2740 or NRSC 2230 or permission of the instructor.
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GEOG3900 ***Geography of Selected Regions (2,1,0)Thompson Rivers University

GEOG 3900 ***Geography of Selected Regions (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course offers a geographical analysis of selected regions not regularly included in the Department's offerings in regional geography (such as Western Europe, Oceania and East Asia).
Prerequisite: Completion of 15 credits (any discipline) or permission of the instructor.
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GEOG3990 ***Special Topics in GeographyThompson Rivers University

GEOG 3990 ***Special Topics in Geography

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This is a special topics course in geography. The subject matter varies from semester to semester depending upon the interest of faculty and students. Vectoring is determined as per policy ED-8-0.
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits (any discipline) or permission of instructor.
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