Students are able to tailor their program of study based on their individual interests by choosing two designated climate change electives and two open electives.

Note:

  • GEMCC 600 Fundamentals of Climate Change - Master of Climate Change students are not eligible to enroll in GEMCC 600 as this course is a summary of the material taught in the three core courses; it was designed as a foundational course for the Graduate Diploma in Climate Risk Management
  • GEMCC 601 Climate Change: Physical Science Basis - core course; not eligible as an elective option
  • GEMCC 602 Climate Change: Vulnerability and Adaptation - core course; not eligible as an elective option
  • GEMCC 603 Climate Change: Mitigation - core course; not eligible as an elective option

Designated Climate Change Electives

  • GEMCC courses other than GEMCC 600, GEMCC 601, GEMCC 602, and GEMCC 603
  • GEOG 669 Energy Sustainability

Please consult the Schedule of Classes for Graduate Students in order to determine course availability: http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infocour/CIR/SA/grad.html

Potential Climate Change Electives

Note: not all courses will be offered every academic year.

Please consult the Schedule of Classes for Graduate Students in order to determine course availability: http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infocour/CIR/SA/grad.html

  • GEOG 668 Indigenous Environmental Management
  • GEOG 694 Transforming Canadian Resource Management
  • SUSM 650 Sustainable Finance
  • SUSM 678 Governing the Commons

To have a course on the Potential Climate Change Electives list approved as a climate change elective option, students must obtain approval from the Master of Climate Change Program Director.

The approval form can be found here: Approval Request for Courses on the Potential Climate Change Elective List

To have a course that is NOT on a designated climate change elective list and is NOT on the Potential Climate Change Electives list approved as a climate change elective option, students must obtain approval from the Master of Climate Change Program Director. If the course has sufficient climate change focus, the course can be approved.

The approval form can be found here: Approval Request for Courses NOT on the Potential Climate Change Elective List

GEMCC 675 Reading Course

Reading Courses are generally set up between one student and one professor. To set up a designated climate change elective such as this, the student contacts a professor to determine if they would be willing to do a Reading Course. The student then works with the professor to fill out a course contract that outlines the course description and the course deliverables. Students can obtain a GEMCC 675 Reading Course contract from the MCC Graduate Program Administrator.

Open Electives

Each open elective must be a graduate level course (0.50 units) and can be chosen from:

  • the designated climate change electives list
  • the potential climate change electives list (no approval form required)
  • partnering graduate programs within the Faculty of Environment (that are willing to allow the student to enroll in a course)
  • graduate programs offered by other faculties (that are willing to allow the student to enroll in a course)
  • GEOG 675 Reading Course

Partnering programs within the Faculty of Environment are Geography and Environmental Management (GEM), the School of Environmental Resource Studies (SERS), the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), the School of Planning, and Knowledge and Integration (KI).

  • GEM subjects are listed as GEOG and GEMCC
  • SERS subjects are listed as ERS
  • SEED subjects are listed as ENBUS, INDEV, ECDEV and SUSM
  • School of Planning subjects are listed as PLAN
  • KI subjects are listed as INTEG

Please consult the Schedule of Classes for Graduate Students in order to determine course availability: http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infocour/CIR/SA/grad.html

Reading Courses are generally set up between one student and one professor. To set up an open elective such as this, the student contacts a professor to determine if they would be willing to do a Reading Course. The student then works with the professor to fill out a course contract that outlines the course description and the course deliverables. Students can obtain a GEOG 675 Reading Course contract from the MCC Graduate Program Administrator.