Regional Geography of Canada
An introduction to the human and physical geography of Canada from a regional perspective. Emphasis is placed on the similarities and differences between Canada's regions. Topics include historical and contemporary perspectives on economic, social, and cultural geographies as well as environmental issues.
Three lectures; one term Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above. Completion of GEOG 1HA3 or 1HB3 is recommended.
Time/Term Offered: Term One, Spring, 2013
Instructor: Dr. Walt Peace
Room: General Science Building Rm. 201
Tel:(905) 525.9149 x23517
Office hours: By appointment
“Canada is an immense country, but it is not an easy country to know. The great differences of geography, history and economics within our country have produced a rich diversity of temperament, viewpoint and culture.” Pierre Elliott Trudeau
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of Canada by studying its geographical diversity. This involves examining aspects of the physical environment, society, economy and culture which underlie significant regional contrasts. By the end of the course you should have a greater appreciation of the country’s regions, physical resource base, economic history and current issues. These themes are crucial to understanding Canada’s ‘essence’ and its mosaic of regional landscapes.
Monday, Wednesday; 1:00-4:00 p.m.; BSB 147
Required Text Books/Course materials:
Bone, R.M., 2011. The Regional Geography of Canada. (Fifth Edition) Oxford University Press, Toronto
Final Exam (cumulative)
The mid-term test will be written on May 15, 2013 (in class).
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