University of Toronto Mississauga | Urban-related courses


Number Name Description Date/Time Offered Instructor Subject Centre/Department/Faculty/School
ANT317H5 F Archaeology of Eastern North America This course is a survey of pre-contact and early contact Indigenous history in the Eastern Woodlands of North America from earliest times (ca. 12-15,000 years ago) until AD 1650. Topics covered will include earliest inhabitants, hunter-gatherer-fisher lifeways, the origins of food production, development of village-dwelling tribal communities, and first contact with Europeans. Fall 2022, Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Alicia Hawkins Anthropology Department of Anthropology
ANT357H5 F Nature, People and Power: Topics in Environmental Anthropology This course examines anthropological approaches to the environment and environmentalism. Through key readings on indigenous peoples and conservation, traditional ecological knowledge, community-based natural resource management, ecotourism and the human dimensions of climate change, the course explores the complex social, cultural and political encounters that produce 'the environment' as a resource in need of management. Fall 2022, Friday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mustahid Husain Anthropology Department of Anthropology
BIO331H5 S Ecology of Communities This course will cover the theoretical foundations of community ecology, including the role of species interactions and environment structure on patterns of diversity and implications of community ecology in conservation. It will provide practical experience working with tools used to analyze community structure. Discussion and evaluation of the primary literature is a key component of this course. Students will also complete written assignments. Winter 2023, Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Shannon McCauley Biology Department of Biology
DTS202H5 S Introduction to Diaspora and Transnational Studies II A continuation of DTS201H5. An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of diaspora, with particular attention to questions of history, globalization, cultural production and the creative imagination. Material will be drawn from Toronto as well as from diasporic communities in other times and places. Winter 2023, Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Michael Akladios Diaspora & Transnational Studies  Department of Historical Studies
ENG388H5 F Spaces in Fiction Real or imagined geographical locations, landscapes, rooms and houses play an important role in literature. In addition to providing a narrative setting, fictional space might guide our interpretation of plot, serve as a metaphor for broader historical, sociological or psychological issues, or become a character in its own right. Ranging across a variety of literary periods and genres, this course will explore how works of fiction describe space and how these descriptions shape our responses. Authors and texts may range from the early English period to the present day, including Beowulf, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Margaret Cavendish, Jane Austen, Edgar Alan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Virginia Woolf, Daphne du Maurier, Shirley Jackson, Gloria Naylor, Toni Morrison, Arundhati Roy, Amitav Ghosh, V.S. Naipaul, and so on. Fall 2022, Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Stanka Radovic English Department of English & Drama
ENV100Y5 Y The Environment This introductory environmental science course examines large-scale features of Earth, natural hazards, Earth's climate and weather systems, energy and mineral resources, human population growth, extinction and biodiversity, environmental toxins, vanishing soils and expanding deserts, forests, urban environmental management, and food resources. Interdisciplinary interaction among Science, Social Science, and Humanities is a major theme. Online asynchronous Monika Havelka, Barbara Murck Environment Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
ENV310H5 F Sustainability The United Nations Commission on Environment and Development popularized the term sustainable development in its 1987 report, Our Common Future. How far have we come since then, as a global community, in implementing sustainability as a model for development? In this course we will examine the history, measurement, and present-day models and applications of sustainability and sustainable development in both the public and private spheres. Sustainability is an integrative concept that addresses social, cultural, political, and economic factors within the constraints of the biophysical environment. Fall 2022, online asynchronous Barbara Murck Environment Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
ENV332H5 S Practicum in Environmental Project Management Solutions to environmental issues depend on interdisciplinary teamwork. This course mimics the practical, multidisciplinary, collaborative work that is highly valued in the environment sector. Students work in teams on semester-long projects addressing a specific environmental issue on campus or in the local community (e.g., conducting a waste audit; developing an educational module for a local NGO, etc.). Specific skills that are developed include; project management and workflow, data collection, report writing and formal presentations. This course is strongly recommended for Specialist and Major students in any of the Environment Programs. Winter 2023, Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM TBA Environment Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
ENV399Y5 Y Research Opportunity Program This course provides a richly rewarding opportunity for students in their second year to work on a research project with a professor in return for 299Y course credit. Students enrolled have an opportunity to become involved in original research, learn research methods and share in the excitement and discovery of acquiring new knowledge. Based on the nature of the project, projects may satisfy the Sciences or Social Sciences distribution requirement. Participating faculty members post their project descriptions for the following summer and fall/winter sessions in early February and students are invited to apply in early March. See Experiential and International Opportunities for more details.     Environment Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
  LEC0101: Examining the impact of drought on crops using computer vision   TBA TBA Environment Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
  LEC0201: Cold-weather urban pond ecosystem dynamics   TBA TBA Environment Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
FRE312H5 S Modernity, Tradition, and Resistance in Quebec Literature This course explores the tension between modernity and tradition in a range of fiction and non-fiction written in Quebec from the 19th century to the present day. Students will apply previous knowledge in literature, and their oral and written competences in French to the study of multiple literary genres including the novel, short story, essay and journalistic texts. Particular emphasis will be placed on extending attentive reading skills as ways of reflecting on texts and their relationship to gender, freedom, identity, space and history. Winter 2023, Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Adrien Rannaud French Department of Language Studies
GGR207H5 S Cities, Urbanization and Development This course will introduce students to urban social processes, urban form and urban history. A particular emphasis will be placed on global urbanization, internal spatial and social structure of cities, as well as past and contemporary urban problems. "Winter 2023, Monday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM"
Alan Walks Geography Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
GGR265H5 F (Under)development and Health In this course students will be introduced to contemporary development and health issues by examining historical experiences, social, political, economic and environmental processes. This approach will help highlight the vast diversity and address some of the many questions about the region including: What processes underlie famine and food insecurity? What are the underlying causes of the conflict and genocide in some regions? What processes explain spatial disparities in health, or regional and gender differences in HIV rates and the outbreak of rare diseases like Ebola? The course will rely on case studies from the Sub-Saharan (SSA), one of the most diverse and intriguing regions in the world, to provide an understanding of the complexity in each topic. Fall 2022, Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Vincent Zubedaar Kuuire Geography Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
GGR349H5 F Cities in Transition The internal geography of contemporary cities is in the midst of a series of transitions related to new settlement patterns, immigration, workplace location, transportation and communication technologies, globalization, and shifts in urban governance. This course will examine these transitions and their effects on the social and political geography of the city. Themes include gentrification, spatial mismatch, concentrated poverty, political fragmentation, and the emergence of new urban forms and of the post-modern city. Fall 2022, Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Alan Walks Geography Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
GGR444H5 F Space Time Data Analysis This course is designed for senior undergraduate students in a workshop format with a specific focus on application. Topics include space-time data collection, processing, analysis, and visualization. Widely used space-time analysis tools and newly developed data mining techniques will be introduced and discussed with examples and hands-on practices in the class. With practical experience on real-world space-time datasets, students will learn the basic knowledge and various tools for analyzing spatiotemporal datasets. The course encompasses practical instruction and training in ArcGIS Pro to use multiple public available space-time datasets. The primary outcome for students taking this course will be an independent analysis of a substantial space-time dataset, a formal report of the analysis, and a professional oral presentation. Fall 2022, Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Jue Wang Geography Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
GGR461H5 S Advanced Urban Planning This course will build on the material taught in GGR361H5, City Planning. This course will delve deeper into the scholarship related to urban planning and urban development more broadly such as planning for multicultural cities, ethics in planning and planning ethics, contemporary scholarly theories of planning (collaborative planning theory etc.), planning for more equal cities and planning for sustainability. Winter 2023, Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Alan Walks Geography Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
JEG401Y5 Y Geography / Environment Social Science Internship Through a part-time, unpaid work placement, students apply the knowledge and expertise gained through previous course work in geography. Placements may be made in a range of settings. For example, placements may include municipal government, regional government, neighbourhood organizations and centres, corporations as well as with non-governmental organizations. Admission for this course will be through an online application. Instructions for the application can be found on the Geography Department home page: Tuesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nicole Laliberte Geography, Environment Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
JEP356H5 S Environmental Justice Environmental Justice is about the fair treatment of all people in the creation and implementation of environmental policies. It also provides a critical framework to analyze and understand inequalities of an environmental kind. These inequalities are often based around identities of race, class and gender, such that marginalized groups are made to bear the burden of environmental externalities like pollution. Why are First Nations in Canada less likely to have access to safe drinking water? Why are industrial plants often in low-income neighborhoods? After critical examinations of the theories and foundations of environmental justice, this course uses a case study approach to understanding the concepts and the ways in which it has shaped modern society. Winter 2023, Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Praneeta Mudaliar Geography, Environment Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment
POL346Y5 S Urban Politics This course examines urban politics and policy problems in both a Canadian and comparative context. Students will be introduced to the key theories and concepts of urban politics scholarship as well as the important policy issues facing contemporary cities such as globalization, sustainability, immigration, and regionalism Winter 2023, Tuesday &
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Naomi Adiv Politcal Science Department of Political Science
SOC305H5 F Asian Canada and Asian Diaspora The course will introduce students to the core and cutting-edge sociological and interdisciplinary scholarship on Asian Canada and Asian diaspora from transnational perspectives. We will examine the history of Asian migration to North America on the context of colonialism, the Cold War, and capitalist development, as well as the experiences of various Asian immigrant communities in the contemporary era. Fall 2022, Monday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hae Yeon Choo Sociology Department of Sociology
SOC379H5 F Criminology, Urban Life, and Social Policy The city is an important site of human interaction, characterized by crisis and promise. Through the lens of the city, this course will examine the nature of various social problems, including their causes and impacts. In particular, we will consider how criminological scholarship can analyze and inform policy responses to these issues. Course topics will include a diverse array of issues related to criminalization, youth justice, neighbourhood-level inequality, violence, and the criminal justice system. Fall 2022, Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Julius Haag Sociology Department of Sociology
VCC207H5 S Urban Sites and Sounds Introduces students to histories and theories of urban spaces emphasizing the modern city. Drawing from history, architecture, geography, and media studies, the course explores how urban change is evident in the spaces, forms, and sounds of the modern city. Case studies of specific urban environments depending on instructor's research emphasis. Winter 2023, Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM TBA Visual Studies  Department of Visual Studies
VCC338H5 F Picturing the Suburbs This course considers how images of suburbia circulate between two interrelated but often counter-posed realms of visual culture: the popular genres of film, television, and new media entertainment and the iconography of "high" art practices such as painting, photography, and avant-garde film. In the process it addresses such fundamental issues as the relation between art and mass production, the aesthetics of private and public space, and the role that visual media play in constructing the socio-political space of the built environment. Fall 2022, Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Meghan Sutherland Visual Studies  Department of Visual Studies