Below are lists of required courses and the terms in which you should take them.

Of 40 courses required, 27 must be above 100-level to graduate. Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet degree requirements for graduation.

SERS students must complete SERS core courses plus seven/3.5 units of  ERS/ENVS core electives to graduate.

Requisite core electives requirements:

Students in Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) are required to take 7* courses/3.5 units of  ERS/Environmental Studies (ENVS) core elective courses to graduate.  Five core electives must have the prefix ERS, and two may have the prefix ENV S.

Honours Regular Plan

Note: SERS core courses are only offered in terms indicated. Course requirements are listed here PLUS 7 courses/3.5 units of ERS/ENVS core electives are also required within this plan.

Year 1

Fall term (September - December)

  • ERS 100:  Foundations:  Environment, Resources and Sustainability 
  • ENVS 178: Introduction to Environmental Research Methods
  • ENVS 195: Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Plus electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Winter term (January - April)

  • ERS 101:  Approaches:  Environment, Resources and Sustainability
  • ERS 102:  Sustainability and the Really Long View
  • ENVS 200: Field Ecology
  • Plus electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Year 2

Fall term

  • ERS 201: Environmental Policy, Politics and Governance
  • ERS 202: Natural Resources Ecology 
  • ERS 215:  Introduction to Environmental Assessment
  • Plus electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Winter term

  • Electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Year 3

Fall term

  • ERS 300:Social Ecological Sstems Analysis
  • ERS 301: Sustainability Thought, Practice and Prospects
  • Plus electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Winter term

  • Electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Year 4

  • ERS 402**: Senior Honours Seminar (offered Winter term only) plus one ERS 3XX/4XX .5 unit course, (for a total of 1.0 unit)
      OR 
  • ERS 403A/B: Senior Honours Thesis  (Fall and Winter - by approval only in January)
  • ERS 400:  Social-Ecological Approaches to Sustainability (Winter)
  • ERS 401:  Sustainability Science and its Critiques  (Winter)
  • Plus electives*

* of elective choices, be sure to fulfil required 7 courses/3.5 units  of core ERS/ENVS course electives, two of which may have ENV S prefix.
 

Honours Co-operative Plan

Note: SERS core courses are only offered in terms indicated. Course requirements are listed here PLUS 7 courses/3.5 units of ERS/ENVS core electives are also required within this plan.

Year 1

Fall term (September - December) (1A)

  • ERS 100:  Foundations:  Environment, Resources and Sustainability 
  • ENVS 178: Introduction to Environmental Research Methods
  • ENVS 195: Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Plus electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Winter term (January - April) (1B)

  • ERS 101:  Approaches:  Environment, Resources and Sustainability
  • ERS 102:  Sustainability and the Really Long View
  • ENVS 200: Field Ecology
  • Plus electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Spring term (May - August)

  • "Off-term" - no work term or academic term; you make your own plans

Year 2

Fall term (2A)

  • ERS 201: Environmental Policy, Politics and Governance
  • ERS 202: Natural Resources Ecology 
  • ERS 215:  Introduction to Environmental Assessment
  • Plus electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Winter term

  • 1st co-op work term

Spring term (2B)

  • Electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Year 3

Fall term

  • 2nd co-op work term

Winter term (3A)

  • Electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Spring term

  • 3rd co-op work term 

Year 4

Fall term (3B)

  • ERS 300:Social Ecological Sstems Analysis
  • ERS 301: Sustainability Thought, Practice and Prospects
  • Plus electives* for a total of 2.5 units (5 courses)

Winter term

  • 4th co-op work term

Spring term

  • 5th co-op work term

Year 5

Fall term (4A) and Winter term (4B)

  • ERS 402**: Senior Honours Seminar (offered Winter term only) plus one ERS 3XX/4XX .5 unit course, (for a total of 1.0 unit)
      OR 
  • ERS 403A/B: Senior Honours Thesis  (Fall and Winter - by approval only in January)
  • ERS 400:  Social-Ecological Approaches to Sustainability (Winter)
  • ERS 401:  Sustainability Science and its Critiques  (Winter)
  • Plus electives*

* of elective choices, be sure to fulfil required 7 courses/3.5 units  of core ERS/ENVS course electives, two of which may have ENV S prefix.