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Environment & Society


Program Start: 1 September 2021
Application Deadline: 1 September 2021
Location: Melfort, Nipawin, Tisdale
Credit Granting Institution: U of S
Length: 1 year only

Overview:

The University of Saskatchewan offers a Bachelor of Arts & Science (B.A.&Sc.) degree in Environment & Society.  This degree takes the place of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Geography degrees previously offered. 

Environment and Society will provide students an interdisciplinary program that prepares them for employment or further study in a broad range of areas related to the Environment.  Through exposure to science, social science, and humanities perspectives related to the environment students will develop an understanding of environmental science, resource management, environmental philosophy, policy, and environmental studies.

Students are able to complete at least one year of the B.A.&Sc in Environment & Society. Please ensure you see a College Advisor for academic advising to chose the correct courses for your degree.

Requirements:

For admission to the University of Saskatchewan - College of Arts and Science:

  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Grade 12 with a minimum average of 70% in the following five subjects:
    • One English
    • One math (Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30)
    • Three other approved subjects:
      • Maximum of two natural sciences
      • Maximum of two social sciences or humanities
      • Maximum of one fine or performing arts
  • English proficiency

Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program, or who are undecided about which program they are interested in, are encouraged to take Foundations of Mathematics 30. Students interested in the Bachelor of Science program are encouraged to take Pre-Calculus 30. Students can be admitted into this college with a mathematics deficiency but are encouraged to consult the college upon admission to plan how to clear the deficiency.

In addition, other high school rerequisites may be required depending on the university subjects chosen (e.g. Physics 30 is required to take Physics 115.3). Find other U of S Arts and Science Prerequisites.

Notes:

To become a student at Cumberland College you must first apply to the University of Saskatchewan. The College of Arts and Science application deadline is August 15, 2020.

Application Process:

  • Apply online to the College of Arts and Science.
  • Pay a one-time non-refundable $90 application fee.
  • Provide supporting documents, like official high school transcripts. Transcripts must be forwarded directly from the Ministry of Education or other educational institutions.
  • Complete the Cumberland College Application Form (green apply button at the top of this page) to indicate interest in the program and to receive program updates.

You can complete one or two years of Arts & Science at Cumberland College by taking classes from the University of Saskatchewan and/or the University of Regina. In some cases, it is possible to complete your full degree off-campus (i.e. 3 year Sociology).  Please ensure you see a College Advisor for academic advising to chose the correct courses to complete your degree.

Your university year may include the following courses

The Nature of Life (BIOL 120.3)

An introduction to the underlying fundamental aspects of living systems: covering cell biology, genetics and the evolutionary processes which lead to complex, multi-cellular life forms.


Prerequisites:

Biology 30 or BIOL 90 or BIOL 107 or BIOL 108.

Notes:

Chemistry 30 is strongly recommended. Students with credit for BIOL 110 will not receive credit for BIOL 120.

The Diversity of Life (BIOL 121.3)

Our world has at least 15 million species, all of which have adapted to particular environments and lifestyles and use energy to grow and reproduce. We examine these processes in representative organisms from all the major groups, and discuss factors influencing changes in biodiversity over time and space.


Prerequisites:

Biology 30 or BIOL 90 or BIOL 107 or BIOL 108.

Notes:

Students with credit for BIOL 110 will not receive credit for BIOL 121.

General Chemistry I Structure Bonding and Properties of Materials (CHEM 112.3)

Structure, bonding and properties of materials. Topics include atoms and molecules, bonding, molecular structure, intermolecular forces, states of matter, and properties of materials. The laboratory illustrates material covered in the lectures.


Prerequisites:

Chemistry 30 or CHEM 90 or CHEM 100; and (Mathematics B30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30).

Notes:

Mathematics C30 or Geometry-Trigonometry 30 is strongly recommended. Students with credit for CHEM 111 or 114 may not take this course for credit.

 

Literature and Composition Reading Narrative (ENG 113.3)

An introduction to the major forms of narrative literature in English. In addition to learning the tools of critical analysis, students will study and practise composition.


Notes:

Only 6 credit units of ENG 110, 111, 112, 113, and 114 may be taken for credit. ENG 120 may be used to fulfill 3 credit units of first-year English or Humanities requirements, and may also be taken as an elective in addition to 6 credit units of other first-year English classes. Students in the B.A. Honours program in English may include only 6 credit units of 100-level English courses in the 120 credit units required for their degree. Costs in addition to tuition may apply to this course.

Literature and Composition Reading Culture (ENG 114.3)

An introduction to historical and contemporary cultural forms in English. In addition to learning the tools of critical analysis, students will study and practise composition. Class themes will vary according to instructor choice. Students are encouraged to refer to the Department of English website for descriptions of specific sections.


Notes:

Only 6 credit units of ENG 110, 111, 112, 113, and 114 may be taken for credit. ENG 120 may be used to fulfill 3 credit units of first-year English or Humanities requirements, and may also be taken as an elective in addition to 6 credit units of other first-year English classes.

Introduction to Global Envionmental Systems (GEOG 120.3)

An introduction to the principles, processes and interactions in the earth’s physical environment with a particular emphasis on the flow of energy and matter within global environmental systems. Topics include global radiation and energy balances, atmospheric and oceanic processes, the hydrological cycle, earth surface processes and biogeochemical cycling. Case studies are introduced to illustrate the interaction between human activity and the natural environment.


Notes:

A background in high school sciences at the 30-level is recommended. GEOG 120 is acceptable under requirement one of program type C

Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology (PSY 120.3)

This course familiarizes students with scientific theories and research related to the major biological and cognitive areas of psychology. Particular emphases will be placed on the advances that have been made in the fields of neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, memory, learning, language, and motivation and emotion.


Notes:

Students with credit for PSY 110 may not take this course for credit.

Social Clinical Cultural and Developmental Bases of Psychology (PSY 121.3)

This course familiarizes students with scientific theories and research related to the major social, clinical, cultural and developmental areas of psychology. Particular emphases will be placed on the advances that have been made in the fields of intelligence, child/adolescent development, culture, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders and treatment, and health, stress, and coping.


Notes:

Students with credit for PSY 110 may not take this course for credit.

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