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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Undergraduate Programs and Courses Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Department of Geography Geography Programs
Geography Programs

Students are also advised of the interdisciplinary minor concentration in Northern Studies, page 195, and the interdisciplinary programs in Geoarchaeology, page 179.

Note:
Students in the HBSc, HBSc with Geology Minor and HBESc programs who are interested in the possibility of becoming registered as Professional Geoscientists are directed to study the appropriate web sites to determine the number and type of courses required. Details of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) can be found at <http://www.apgo.net/membership/classes.html>.


1. BA (Geography Major)

Three Year program

First Year:
(a) Geography 1120
(b) One full course equivalent (FCE) from English 1011, 1031, 1111, 1112
(c) One FCE elective from: Anthropology, Economics, Gerontology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Women's Studies 1100 or 3030
(d) Two FCE electives

Second Year:
(a) Geography 2331, 2351, 2511, 2811
(b) Three FCE electives

Third Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Geography at the third year level
(b) Three FCE electives


2. Honours BA (Geography Major)

Four Year program

First Year:
Same as for the BA (Geography Major) above

Second Year:
(a) Geography 2211, 2251, 2271, 2331, 2351, 2511, 2811
(b) One and one-half FCE electives

Third Year:
(a) Geography 3251 or 3253
(b) Two FCEs in Geography at the third year level
(c) Two and one-half FCE electives

Fourth Year:
(a) Three FCEs in Geography at the fourth year level
(b) Two FCE electives


3. BA (Geography Major)/ Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation

Four Year program
for students entering the program in September 2007 or after

First Year:
(a) Outdoor Recreation 1010, 1070
(b) Outdoor Recreation1910, 1930 (non-credit courses)
(c) Geography 1120
(d) One of: Anthropology 1032 and 1034; Economics 1100; Political Science 1100; Psychology 1100; Sociology 1100
(e) Two FCEs from Group I, one of which must be English 1011 and 1031 (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements, page 233)

Second Year:
(a) Outdoor Recreation 2210, 2270, 2310, 2350, 2510, 2750, 2810
(b) Geography 2211 and one of: Geography 2331, 2351, 2511, 2811
(d) One half-course elective

Third Year:
(a) Outdoor Recreation 3230, 3370, 3510
(b) Three half-courses in Outdoor Recreation at the third year level
(c) Two of the remaining three (in Second Year (b) above) from: Geography 2331, 2351, 2511, 2811
(d) One FCE open elective

Fourth Year:
(a) Four half-courses in Outdoor Recreation at the fourth year level
(b) Two FCE electives in Geography at the third year level
(c) One FCE open elective

Note:
Students in the program will only be allowed to take up to a maximum of one full course equivalent in Outdoor Recreation to count as open electives.

(a) Specialization in Leadership

Years 1 and 2 are the same as for the HBOR double-degree program.

By the third year, students may select the leadership specialization which will be noted on their transcripts. Students must successfully complete five half courses from:

Required Leadership Course: OUTD 3312, 4371
Elective Leadership Courses: OUTD 3075, 3171, 3310, 3311, 3331, 3410, 3610, 4075, 4131, 4311, 4351, 4411, 4611

Courses may not be double-counted to complete a second specialization. OUTD 3075 and 4075 must be retaken with a new project in the second specialization.

(b) Specialization in Parks

Years 1 and 2 are the same as for the HBOR double-degree program.

By the third year, students may select the parks specialization which will be noted on their transcripts. Students must successfully complete five half courses from:

Required Parks Course: OUTD 3811, 3812, 4810
Elective Parks Courses: OUTD 3075, 3410, 3415, 3610, 3731, 3771, 3831, 4075, 4170, 4411, 4415, 4611, 4732, 4813, 4815

Courses may not be double-counted to complete a second specialization. OUTD 3075 and 4075 must be retaken with a new project in the second specialization.

(c) Specialization in Tourism

Years 1 and 2 are the same as for the HBOR double-degree program.

By the third year, students may select the tourism specialization which will be noted on their transcripts. Students must successfully complete five half courses from:

Required Tourism Courses: OUTD 3731, 3733, 3771
Elective Tourism Courses: OUTD 3075, 3410, 3531, 4075, 4510, 4732, 4733, 4813, 4815, 4917

Students in the Tourism Specialization are recommended to take as electives the Entrepreneur Certificate courses in the Faculty of Business Administration.

Courses may not be double-counted to complete a second specialization. OUTD 3075 and 4075 must be retaken with a new project in the second specialization.

Notes:

1. Students should consult with the Department for the suggested sequence in which these courses should be taken over the four years.

2. The admission requirements and general regulations for the Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation four-year program (see page 141) also apply to candidates for the BA (Geography Major)/Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation four-year program.


4. BA (Geography Major)/ Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation

Four Year program
for students entering the program before September 2007

Third Year:

(a) Outdoor Recreation 3230, 3370, 3510
(b) Two of the remaining three (in Second Year (b) above) from: Geography 2331, 2351, 2511, 2811
(c) Four third year Outdoor Recreation half courses
(d) One FCE open elective

Fourth Year:
(a) Four fourth year Outdoor Recreation half courses
(b) Two FCE electives in Geography at the third year level
(c) One FCE open elective

Note:
Students in the program will only be allowed to take up to a maximum of one full course equivalent in Outdoor Recreation to count as open electives.

(a) Specialization in Leadership

Years 1 and 2 are the same as for the HBOR double-degree program.

By the third year, students may select the leadership specialization which will be noted on their transcripts. Students must successfully complete five half courses from:

Required Leadership Course: OUTD 3312, 4371
Elective Leadership Courses: OUTD 3075, 3171, 3310, 3311, 3331, 3410, 3610, 4075, 4131, 4311, 4351, 4411, 4611

Courses may not be double-counted to complete a second specialization. OUTD 3075 and 4075 must be retaken with a new project in the second specialization.

(b) Specialization in Parks

Years 1 and 2 are the same as for the HBOR double-degree program.

By the third year, students may select the parks specialization which will be noted on their transcripts. Students must successfully complete five half courses from:

Required Parks Course: OUTD 3811, 3812, 4810
Elective Parks Courses: OUTD 3075, 3410, 3415, 3610, 3731, 3771, 3831, 4075, 4170, 4411, 4415, 4611, 4732, 4813, 4815

Courses may not be double-counted to complete a second specialization. OUTD 3075 and 4075 must be retaken with a new project in the second specialization.

(c) Specialization in Tourism

Years 1 and 2 are the same as for the HBOR double-degree program.

By the third year, students may select the tourism specialization which will be noted on their transcripts. Students must successfully complete five half courses from:

Required Tourism Courses: OUTD 3731, 3733, 3771
Elective Tourism Courses: OUTD 3075, 3410, 3531, 4075, 4510, 4732, 4733, 4813, 4815, 4917

Students in the Tourism Specialization are recommended to take as electives the Entrepreneur Certificate courses in the Faculty of Business Administration.

Courses may not be double-counted to complete a second specialization. OUTD 3075 and 4075 must be retaken with a new project in the second specialization.

Notes:

1. Students should consult with the Department for the suggested sequence in which these courses should be taken over the four years.

2. The admission requirements and general regulations for the Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation four-year program (see page 141) also apply to candidates for the BA (Geography Major)/Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation four-year program.

3. The BA (Geography) Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Degree requires a total of 22 full course equivalents.


5. BSc (Geography Major)

Three Year program

First Year:
(a) Geography 1120
(b) Mathematics 1160
(c) Two FCE electives in Science (Geography excluded)
(d) One FCE elective

Second Year:
(a) Geography 2211, 2331, 2351, 2511 and 2811
(b) Two FCE electives in Science (Geography excluded)
(c) One half-course elective

Third Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Geography at the third year level
(b) Two FCE electives in Science
(c) One FCE elective


6. Honours BSc (Geography Major)

Four Year program

First Year:
Same as for the BSc (Geography Major) above

Second Year:
(a) Geography 2211, 2251, 2271, 2331, 2351, 2511, 2811
(b) One and one-half FCE electives

Third Year:
(a) Geography 3251 or 3253
(b) Two FCEs in Geography at the third year level
(c) One FCE elective in Science (Geography excluded)
(d) One and one-half FCE electives

Fourth Year:
(a) Three FCEs in Geography at the fourth year level
(b) Two FCE electives in Science

7. Honours BSc (Geography with Geology Minor)

Four Year program

First Year:
(a) Geography 1120
(b) Geology 1111, 1131
(c) Mathematics 1160
(d) Two FCE electives in Science (Geography excluded)

Second Year:
(a) Geography 2211, 2251, 2271, 2331 and 2351
(b) Geology 2214, 2215, 2217 and 2310
(c) One half-course elective in Science

Third Year:
At the beginning of the third year and at the beginning of the fourth year students must consult with the Department of Geology before registering in Geology courses.
(a) Two FCEs in Geography at the third year level
(b) Geology 3410 (permission of the Department)
(c) One and a half FCEs in Geology at the third year level
(d) One FCE Science elective, Energy and Environmental Science is recommended

Fourth Year:
(a) Three FCEs in Geography at the fourth year level
(b) One FCE in Geology
(c) One FCE elective in Science

Notes:
(a) A required or elective course may consist of one full course (third digit even) or two half courses (third digit odd).
(b) Elective courses may be chosen from any degree program in the University, provided the prerequisites are met. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the Department of Geography concerning the most useful electives for their program. In particular, those students with an interest in physical geography are encouraged to include the following electives in their program: Geology 1110, 1130, 2214, 2310 and 3410; Biology 1110, 1130 and 2210.


8. HBES (Geography Major)

Four Year program (see Division of Environmental Studies page 175)


9. HBESc (Geography Major)

Four Year program (see Division of Environmental Studies page 174)


10. Geography Minor Program

An overall average of at least 60% is required in three full course equivalents, consisting of:
(a) Geography 1120
(b) Two of: Geography 2211, 2331, 2351, 2511, 2811
(c) One FCE in Geography at the third year level


11. Certificate Program in Mapping Sciences

The objectives of this program are to develop students' expertise in the many disciplines of Mapping Sciences, and to increase students' awareness of how the synergies of these technologies maximize the potential uses for spatial information. Mapping Sciences include cartography, map reading, air photo interpretation, geographic information systems, and remote sensing.

All courses have prerequisites that must be met. The program is designed for students in a Geography degree program. It is not possible to obtain the Certificate in Mapping Sciences by taking only the required courses.

Applicants must meet the University's admission requirements for mature students or a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program.

On successful completion of the following five half-courses with an overall average of 70% students will be awarded a Certificate in Mapping Sciences.

Required Courses:
Geography 2211 - Map and Air Photo Interpretation
Geography 3251 - GIS and Cartographic Concepts
Geography 3253 - Cartography
Geography 4211 - Advanced GIS & Spatial Analysis
Geography 4231 - Remote Sensing

 

12. Concurrent Programs with Education

A. The Honours BA and Honours BSc (Geography) degrees are offered concurrently with a Bachelor of Education degree. Prior to the Professional Year, students should follow the HBA or HBSc program requirements; however, they should also include the prior to entry into the Professional Year requirements of the Primary-Junior, Junior-Intermediate, or Intermediate-Senior Specializations, as listed on pages 70-71. For more information about concurrent programs, see the Faculty of Education, Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, starting on page 65.
B. The HBES and HBESc in Geography are also offered concurrently with a Bachelor of Education degree (Intermediate-Senior Specialization only).
Note:
For students in concurrent honours bachelor degree programs, 1.5 FCEs of required Education courses will be taken instead of electives in the HBA, HBSc, HBESc or HBES program, prior to entering the Professional Year.

C. The BA and BSc (Geography) 3-year degrees are offered concurrently with a Bachelor of Education degree. For more information about the concurrent bachelor degree programs, see the Faculty of Education, Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, starting on page 65.