Course Code ERS 215
Course Title Environmental and Sustainability Assessment 1
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Christine Barbeau)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

An introduction to processes and techniques for incorporating environmental considerations in planning and evaluating proposals for future undertakings that may have significant social and biophysical effects. The course provides an overview of methodologies for, and controversies surrounding, the design and conduct of biophysical and socioeconomic impact studies, and the testing of reported findings. The main focus is on the purposes and design of environmental assessment processes, with particular reference to the Canadian federal and Ontario provincial legal mandates, and the evolution of assessment into a sustainability framework.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Requisites
  • Prerequisite: Level at least 1B
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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