Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.05
Liaison Cassandra Lamontagne
Submission Date May 26, 2017
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Concordia University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Peter Stoett
Director
Loyola Sustainability Research Centre
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Bachelor of Arts in Human Environment (with different concentrations)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

Explore how geography influences human behavior and examine the impact of human activity on the environment. As a geographer, your knowledge of this complex relationship will lead you towards creative solutions for some of the most important issues we face today: climate change, biodiversity loss, natural resource management and sustainability.

- Study the relationships between people and places: what places mean, how places shape our lives
- Examine the causes and consequences of environmental change
- Consider the role and significance of social and environmental justice issues
- Identify approaches to support the efficient, equitable and sustainable use of resources
- Learn to gather, analyze and interpret statistical data
- Acquire technical skills in computerized mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Our focus is on the human environment, specifically the ongoing radical transformation of the earth by human action. The program is designed to:

- sustain a critical awareness of the complexity and interconnectedness within and between cultural and natural systems
- foster an understanding of the causes and consequences of environmental change
- identify effective practices and policies for environmental management
- develop student skills in critical thinking and writing
- provide students with important technical skills, such as qualitative and quantitative research methods and Geographic Information Systems.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Minor in Sustainability Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

The Sustainability Studies program is designed to foster a deep understanding of how humans interact with the natural world, while recognizing the need for humans to live on the income from nature’s capital rather than on the capital itself. While the natural sciences provide advice, targets, critiques and technological solutions to achieve sustainability, the social sciences and humanities contribute to the development of effective policy and ethical options to achieve these goals.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Minor in Human Environment

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

Explore how geography influences human behavior and examine the impact of human activity on the environment. As a geographer, your knowledge of this complex relationship will lead you towards creative solutions for some of the most important issues we face today: climate change, biodiversity loss, natural resource management and sustainability.

- Study the relationships between people and places: what places mean, how places shape our lives
- Examine the causes and consequences of environmental change
- Consider the role and significance of social and environmental justice issues
- Identify approaches to support the efficient, equitable and sustainable use of resources
- Learn to gather, analyze and interpret statistical data
- Acquire technical skills in computerized mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Our focus is on the human environment, specifically the ongoing radical transformation of the earth by human action. The program is designed to:

- sustain a critical awareness of the complexity and interconnectedness within and between cultural and natural systems
- foster an understanding of the causes and consequences of environmental change
- identify effective practices and policies for environmental management
- develop student skills in critical thinking and writing
- provide students with important technical skills, such as qualitative and quantitative research methods and Geographic Information Systems.


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