Course List

EES1100H Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science

This course is designed to introduce students to the key topics of relevance to research in their chosen fields of study in environmental science.  In the first term, seminar speakers are drawn from faculty, visiting researchers and environmental scien

EES1101Y Research Paper in Environmental Science

The Research Paper (EES1101Y) is designed to provide students with the experience of carrying out fundamental research within a specific area of interest to them within Environmental Science.  The experience allows students to delve into a particular t

EES1102H Analytical Chemistry for Geoscientists

This course will familiarize students with a working knowledge of analytical chemistry and modern instrumentation and the common laboratory methods used in the analysis of contaminants and ions in environmental media.

EES1104H Microorganisms and the Environment

This applied microbiology course introduces students to microbial activities with environmental implications in diverse areas such as public health, bioremediation, agriculture and green technologies.

EES1106H Environmental Challenges in Urban Areas

The course will deal with specifically environmental geology and geophysics of urban areas especially the Greater Toronto Area. Emphasis will be on waste management, contaminant migration and site assessments.

EES1108H Environmental Science Field Camp

This course allows students to explore areas of the world that have unique geological and biological features, and showcase examples of environmentally relevant technologies and issues.

EES1114H Directed Readings in Environmental Science I

EES1114H provides an opportunity for a Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc) student to work closely with a member of the faculty in order to conduct a literature review, a research proposal, and/or some preliminary investigations on a particular to

EES1116Y Internship

This course is mandatory for students in the internship enrolment option. It consists of a work term (minimum of 4 consecutive months) at a location approved by the Graduate Chair and/or Program Directors.

EES1117H Climate Change Impact Assessment

The study and consideration of climate change is of increasing significance to society. This course will review the evidence for climate change over the past 150 years using both direct measurements and proxy data.

EES1118H Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

This course provides an introduction to the rapidly growing field of ecological and environmental modelling. Students will become familiar with most of the basic equations used to represent ecological processes.

EES1119H Quantitative Environmental Analysis

This course provides an introduction to the field of ecological statistics. Students will become familiar with several methods of statistical analysis of categorical and multivariate environmental data.

EES1120H The Dynamics of Contaminant Dispersal in Fluids

This course will introduce the mechanisms of contaminant transport in lakes and the coastal ocean. The emphasis will be on a practical understanding of different dispersion regimes from point and distributed pollution sources.

EES1125H Contaminated Site Remediation

This course elaborates on the practical implementation of the common remediation processes including Soil Vapour Extraction, Groundwater Pump and Treat (including treatment train design), Monitored Natural Attenuation, Bioremediation and novel innovati

EES1126H Hydrology and Watershed Management

This course focuses on advanced processes in watershed hydrology for furthering our understanding of complex environmental problems, ranging from the characterization of freshwater resources to contaminant transport in aquatic systems.

EES1127H Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry

The course will aim to provide an introduction to geomicrobiology and to describe how microbial communities have influenced biogeochemical and mineralogical processes through geologic time.

EES1130H Ontario Biogeospheres

This course will involve a circular tour of central Ontario that exposes students to key features of the Ontario environment that allow for observation, measurement and sampling opportunities.

EES1131H Applied Climatology

This course will introduce and discuss the basic topics and tools of applied climatology, and how its concepts can be used in everyday planning and operations (e.g. in transportation, agriculture, resource management, health and energy).

EES1132H Climate Data Analysis

This course will offer an advanced introduction to climate data analysis. It is intended for graduate students studying climate science and is mainly laboratory (computer) based.

EES1133H Climate Change Science and Modelling

The course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts underlying our current understanding of the climate system. The science of climate includes basic radiation physics and dynamics, which are the basis of modern climate modelling.

EES3001H Professional Scientific Literacy

Conservation professionals often act as the interface between basic science and policy or management decisions. Thus students require a fundamental basic scientific literacy.

EES3002H Conservation Policy

Through lectures, this course will examine the legislation, regulations, and policies that form the foundation for the conservation of biodiversity in Canada including our international obligations and federal and provincial legislation and policies.