THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT (GENV 1201)
This course is an introduction to human geography. It examines how people interact with the environment and the core forces which shape these interactions, including population, culture, technology, and migration. We cover nature, food, development, politics, identities, cities, globalization, and more.
URBAN SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY (GENV 2811)
This course introduces the central concepts in urban geography by considering the historical and contemporary role of cities in the global landscape. We discuss social difference, inequality, economic change, city life, public space, urban social movements, and more.
GENDER, RACE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (GENV 3111)
This course examines how environmental inequalities such as exposure to pollution, health risks, and lack of access to clean air, water, and food reflect, sustain, and reproduce gendered, colonial, and racial inequalities. We cover a variety of case studies of environmental injustice and analyze them via feminist, Indigenous, and anti-racist frameworks. This course is also an elective in the Women’s and Gender Studies program.
GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CITIES (GENV 3831)
This course explores the rise in importance of global cities in the era of economic globalization. As command centres of the global economy, global cities serve as hubs of technology, knowledge, finance, culture, immigration, and tourism. We examine the differing roles of cities in the global north and global south with particular attention to issues of employment, environment, and inequality.
GENDER, CULTURE, AND THE CITY (GENV 4811)
This course explores current urban issues through the intersectional theoretical lenses offered by feminist, Black, Indigenous, trans, and queer geographies. Topics include knowledge production, settler colonialism, Black geographies, sex work, gentrification, trans geographies, incarceration, and the creative city. This course is also an elective in the Women’s and Gender Studies program.