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 GEOG 3040
GEOG 3040
Environmental Climatology and Meteorology (3,0,2)(L)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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 permission of the instructor Required Lab: GEOG 3040L
GEOG 3050
GEOG 3050
Physical Hydrology (3,0,2)(L)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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 2050 Required Lab: GEOG 3050L
GEOG 3060
GEOG 3060
Groundwater Hydrology (3,0,2)(L)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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, GEOG 2700 or permission of the instructor Required Lab: GEOG 3060L
GEOG 3070
GEOG 3070
Biogeography (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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: None. Recommended: At least one of GEOG 1000, GEOG 2020 or BIOL 1210 Required Seminar: GEOG 3070S
GEOG 3080
GEOG 3080
Geomorphology (3,0,2)(L)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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 GEOL 1110
Note: Same as GEOL 3190 Required Lab: GEOG 3080L
GEOG 3200
GEOG 3200
Introduction to Cultural Geography (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
Students explore the history and methods of cultural geography. Aspects of contemporary land uses, landscapes, and communities are considered in relation to traditions, values, economies, and technology.
Prerequisite: 3rd year standing Required Seminar: GEOG 3200S
GEOG 3210
GEOG 3210
Historical Geography of Urbanization (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
Students explore geographic perspectives on the growth of urban regions; pre-industrial cities, urban growth during industrialization, and anti-urban reaction.
Prerequisite: GEOG 1010 or GEOG 1110 or GEOG 2120 Required Seminar: GEOG 3210S
GEOG 3230
GEOG 3230
Geographies of Gender (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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: GEOG 1010 and GEOG 1110 or permission of the instructor Required Seminar: GEOG 3230S
GEOG 3270
GEOG 3270
Historical Geography of Canada 1: Canada Before 1850 (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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. Required Seminar: GEOG 3270S
GEOG 3280
GEOG 3280
Historical Geography of Canada 2: Canada After 1850 (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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. Required Seminar: GEOG 3280S
GEOG 3500
GEOG 3500
Introduction to Urban Geography (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
Students explore city systems and theories of urban location; internal spatial structure of the city; commercial and industrial location; social areas; mobility patterns; neighbourhood and land use change; urban trends, land use problems; and public policy.
Prerequisite: GEOG 1010 or GEOG 1110 or GEOG 2120 Required Seminar: GEOG 3500S
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GEOG 3610
Themes in Economic Geography (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
History and methods of economic geography. Location of resource industries, manufacturing, and service activities with an emphasis on British Columbia in its North American world setting.
Prerequisite: GEOG 1010 or GEOG 1110 or permission of the instructor Required Seminar: GEOG 3610S
GEOG 3630
GEOG 3630
The Geography of Resource Industries (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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: GEOG 1010 or GEOG 1110 or GEOG 2110 or permission of the instructor Required Seminar: GEOG 3630S
GEOG 3650
GEOG 3650
Geography of Consumption (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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: GEOG 1100 or GEOG 1110
GEOG 3700
GEOG 3700
Field Course in Geography (0,3,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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: Announced with the course focus and topic(s). GEOG 2700 is recommended.
GEOG 3750
GEOG 3750
Applying Geographic Information Systems (2,0,2)(L)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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: One of GEOG 2740 or GEOG 2750 or NRSC 2230, and GEOG 2700 or one of the following introductory statistics courses: BIOL 3000, ECON 2320, STAT 1200, PSYC 2100, SOCI 2710, STAT 2000 or written permission of the instructor Required Lab: GEOG 3750L
GEOG 3770
GEOG 3770
GIS for Water Resources Systems Analysis (2,0,2)(L)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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 Required Lab: GEOG 3770L
GEOG 3900
GEOG 3900
***Geography of Selected Regions (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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). Required Seminar: GEOG 3900S
GEOG 3990
GEOG 3990
***Special Topics in Geography
Credits: 3
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GEOG
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: 3rd year standing Required Lab: GEOG 3990L Required Seminar: GEOG 3990S