Institute for Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science
(Faculty of Science)
Environmental Science (ENSC) Courses
Environmental Science Seminar
The purpose and nature of the program; society's view on the natural and human-modified environment; major environmental issues and their scientific aspects; preparation and presentation of paper and seminars.
Lectures, seminars and workshops four hours a week.
Environmental Science Field Methods
A field-based course introducing students to practical methods in environmental science. Topics will include earth sciences, geography, biology, and chemistry related aspects of environmental sciences and will focus on quantitative techniques to assess environmental impacts and management. A supplementary fee will apply.
Field trips, lectures and workshops, seven hours per week (delivered on a single day and on up to two mandatory weekend trips).
Earth Resources and Natural Hazards: Environmental Impacts
Environmental impact of mineral, energy and water resource exploitation and impact of hazardous Earth processes such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and others: their prediction and mitigation.
Methods and Analysis in Environmental Science
Study and application of qualitative and quantitative techniques in environmental science, including study design, data collection and assembly, database manipulation, data analysis, and critically evaluating scientific information.
Lectures and seminars three hours a week.
Environmental Science and Management: Theory and Practice
Theoretical and practical perspectives related to environmental science and management; Emphasis on real-world problems associated with human activities and development of solutions in natural and built environments; Hands-on experience with environmental monitoring and restoration. A supplementary fee will apply.
Field trips, lectures and workshops, 7 hours per week (delivered on a single day).
Aquatic science and Management
Fundamentals of aquatic science. The physical, chemical, and biotic aspects of lake, river, and estuary systems including human impacts, management and conservation.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and a second year science or engineering course.
Workshop four hours per week.
Group Research in Environmental Science
Major project relating to an issue involving environmental science; effective methods of team research and presentation of group work.
Lectures, seminars and workshops three hours a week.
Topics in Environmental Science
Specific topics of current interest. Topics may vary from year to year.
Project Planning for Environmental Research
Independent or group study on the fundamentals of scientific investigation, which may include use of literature, learning of research techniques, and development of a research proposal, in consultation with a Faculty supervisor. May include directed reading, written assignments, tutorials, laboratory or field work.
Co-operative Work Term
Practical experience for students enrolled in the Co-operative Option. To receive course credit a student must receive satisfactory evaluations from their work term employer. Written reports describing the work term project will be required. Graded Sat or Uns.
Environmental Science Practicum
Experience working in the environmental science sector, applying academic training to practical environmental issues. Graded Sat/Uns.
The regulatory and scientific aspects of environmental management decisions, including risk analysis and mitigation, managing chronic and acute environmental impacts, and conservation of species and landscapes. Students will use real-world case studies to learn traditional and cutting-edge decision-making tools.
Workshops three hours per week.
Topics in Environmental Science
Lectures and discussion three hours a week.
Independent or group study, for fourth-year students to explore a particular project, in consultation with a Faculty supervisor. May include directed reading, written assignments, tutorials, laboratory or field work.
Honours Research Project
An independent investigation into an aspect of environmental science supervised by a member of the faculty. Approval of the topic and the research schedule must be obtained from the project supervisor and the course coordinator before the last date for registration.
Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca
Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca