GEOG 435 Energy, Communities and Environmental Change




In this course, students will learn about the transformative role of energy within society and how communities can transition towards sustainable energy futures. Different types of renewable and non-renewable energy resources will be analysed in relation to their distinctive physical properties, social values, and environmental impacts. Students will explore diverse energy landscapes at a global to local scale and will critically analyse how these are geopolitically shaped to produce uneven social, economic, and environmental outcomes, including the impact and responses from Indigenous communities. Through exploration of innovation in energy technology, practice and communication, students will explore how sustainable, inclusive, and climate-resilient energy solutions can be designed and implemented.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Notes

GEOG 435 is an approved Science and Technology course for Cap Core requirements. GEOG 435 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

GEOG 435 is an approved Science course.

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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