Centre for Environment and SustainabilityWestern Science

Course Information

Required Courses for Collaborative Program Students

Students will enroll in one required and one elective course to earn a total of 1.5 Environment and Sustainability program credits.

Required Courses for Masters Students (total credits: 1.5)

EnvrSust 9430: Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Masters (1.0)

The objective of this seminar series is to initiate interdisciplinary dialog between students and faculty from the various disciplines represented in the Environment & Sustainability Program. The seminar series provides graduate students in the collaborative graduate program the opportunity to discuss their research with a multi-disciplinary group that shares a common interest in the environment and sustainability. Students are required to attend seminars and participate in discussions. Each student will give one seminar each year. The seminar will provide background information on the student’s general research area as well as specific aspects of their research project. Critical to the success of this seminar series is active participation in the discussion to follow each presentation.
In this course, students will:

  • learn how to present their research to a multi-disciplinary audience; and
  • learn to participate effectively in multi-disciplinary discussions and working groups.

2017 -2018
Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30m

First Class: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: 12 Natural Sciences (NSB)

Instructor: Jacqueline MacDonald

Environment and Sustainability Elective (0.5)

The elective course can be taken at any time concurrent to enrollment in the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability program and prior to completion of the home department degree program. The elective course must meet the standard set by the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability program for content and suitability.  

Required Courses for PhD Students (total credits: 1.5)

EnvrSust 9440: Interdisciplinary Research Seminar PhD (1.0)

The objective of this seminar series is to initiate interdisciplinary dialog between students and faculty from the various disciplines represented in the Environment & Sustainability Program. The seminar series provides graduate students in the collaborative graduate program the opportunity to discuss their research with a multi-disciplinary group that shares a common interest in the environment and sustainability. Students are required to attend seminars and participate in discussions. Each student will give one seminar each year. The seminar will provide background information on the student’s general research area as well as specific aspects of their research project. Critical to the success of this seminar series is active participation in the discussion to follow each presentation.
In this course, students will:

  • learn how to present their research to a multi-disciplinary audience; and
  • learn to participate effectively in multi-disciplinary discussions and working groups.

2017 -2018
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 6:30 pm

First Class: Tuesday September 19, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: 12 Natural Sciences (NSB)

Instructor: Jacqueline MacDonald

Environment and Sustainability Elective (0.5)

The elective course can be taken at any time concurrent to enrollment in the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability program and prior to completion of the home department degree program. The elective course must meet the standard set by the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability program for content and suitability.

About Elective Courses for Masters and PhD students

The elective serves to broaden the perspective of the collaborative program student and introduce subjects, concepts and ideas related to environment and sustainability that traditionally fall outside of the student's area of study and expertise. The elective choice may compliment or inform the research the student is completing in the home department but a definable relationship to the student's research is not required in order to earn credit.

Choosing an Elective

The elective course can be taken at any time concurrent to enrollment in the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability program and prior to completion of the home department degree program. A suitable elective may be proposed by the student or chosen from a list of approved options. Selection Restrictions apply.

Selection Restrictions

  • Students may not choose a course offered in their home department or the department of a co-supervisor
  • Students may not choose elective courses taken for credit within their home department degree program
  • The elective course must a 9000 series course (graduate level), with no less than a (0.5) course credit weight, offered through a department at Western
  • The course must meet the standard set by the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability program for content and suitability

Pre-approved Elective Course List

Pre-approved List

Consult the department website to learn when the course is offered and confirm the instructor. If the course number, title or instructor information has changed, see section on Proposed Electives for instructions.

Consult the course instructor to learn if:

  • there are prerequisites or any other academic requirements that must be met prior to enrollment
  • permission is granted to take the course

 

Course Enrollment

Complete the Outside Home Department Course Enrollment Form and submit to the Home Department Graduate Program Office to become enrolled (no self-enrollment).

Submission deadlines may vary. Check your Home Department Course Enrollment rules for details. Typically, a course can be added before the last day of the first month of each term.

Proposed Elective

Consult with the course instructor to learn if:

  • there are prerequisites or any other academic requirements that must be met prior to enrollment
  • permission is granted to take the course

 

Course Enrollment

Submit the proposed course outline to the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability office for approval*.

Complete the Outside Home Department Course Enrollment Form and submit to the Home Department Graduate Program Office to become enrolled (no self-enrollment).  

Submission deadlines may vary. Check your Home Department Course Enrollment rules for details. Typically, a course can be added before the last day of the first month of each term.

*Proposed elective courses must meet the standard set by the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability program for content and suitability. Students will receive program credit for a self-selected elective course only if it is approved by the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability program prior to enrollment in the selected course.