ENSO 310 Globally Significant Places and Peoples - Biospheres




Biosphere regions are areas of global ecological significance and are ideal sites to study sustainable community development, adaptive resource management, and social and ecological resilience. Of the near 600 UNESCO biosphere reserves in the world, 19 are in Canada. This course will examine biospheres such as BC's Clayoquot Biosphere, Mt. Arrowsmith Biosphere and Howe Sound Biosphere Region as a set of social and ecological systems with a key objective of linking practical experience with theoretical concepts related to sustainability and complex systems.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Notes

ENSO 310 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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