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COURSE LIST

UVic is a global leader in climate research, which means students have the opportunity to take classes from researchers at the forefront of the field. We have compiled a list of courses from nine faculties across campus, including the Faculty of Continuing Studies, that focus on climate change, climate solutions, and other environmental issues. 

You can navigate through the course list by faculty using the buttons below. 

Clicking on the course information will bring you to its entry in the UVic Calendar.

Humanities

Title
Course
Department
Description
Nature and the Environment in French-Speaking Cultures
FRAN445
French (FRAN)
Explores the representations, thoughts and the position of human beings within their natural environment in the arts (literature, theatre, film, paintings) from the 16th century to the present. Through key concepts such as the anthropocene and the nature-culture dualism, and by using theoretical approaches such as eco/geocriticism and ecofeminism, exposes students to new ways of understanding how we can critically and sensitively re-imagine the environmental humanities today and into the future.
Environmental History of the World
HSTR101E
History (HSTR)
Explores the interaction between humankind and the global environment with emphasis on the post-1492 period. Central topics include the agricultural revolution, animal domestication, the Columbian Exchange, capitalism and industrialization, the impact of fossil fuels, species extinction, climate change, and environmentalism.
Environmental History of British Columbia
HSTR325
History (HSTR)
Examines the cultural, social and political interactions between humans and the environment in British Columbia from the pre-contact period to the present.
Philosophy and the Environment
PHIL333/ES314
Philosophy (PHIL)
A philosophical investigation of the moral and conceptual dimensions of environmental problems. Different philosophies of the relation between humans and nature will be compared.
Religion & The Environment
RS307
Religious Studies (RS)
Surveys of the influence religious beliefs and practices have had upon humanity's understanding of the environment (nature). a Consideration of the contributions that religious ethics can make to our reflection on specific environmental issues.
Indigenous Latin America, Social Justice, Environment (in English)
SPAN304
Spanish (SPAN)
Focuses on globally relevant social and environmental issues being addressed by Indigenous peoples in countries such as Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. In-depth study of themes including decolonization, education, and social mobilization. Lectures, film excerpts, guest speakers, student presentations and thought-provoking dialogue.
Special Studies in Literature and Environment
ENGL478
English (ENGL)
A study of topics in the field of ecocriticism, including how human relationships to natural landscapes and animals are mediated through literature; literature in relation to imperial, colonial and capitalist ecologies; literary production as shaping and shaped by global agencies and events of nature; the role of literature in an era of globalization and ecological crisis.

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