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The Minor in Environment and Urban Sustainability (EUS) is offered to students to provide an understanding of sustainability issues as they relate to both the human and natural environments.

The Minor gives students the ability to grasp complex issues in a world of finite resources and to learn how to think about solutions and possibilities of creating sustainable actions in our environments. Analytical skills, critical thinking, confident decision making, and solution oriented results are the mainstay of the minor.

The EUS Minor enables students from varied disciplines to explore important challenges facing humanity, whether it is in the areas of environmental ethics, green businesses, greener cities, environmental decision making, or similar. The Minor will help students prepare for professional careers in their own area of study and for application to graduate programs.

Administered by: Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Exclusions: This Minor is not available to students in the following programs:


To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required courses (2):

EUS 102 Environment and Sustainability
EUS 202 Sustaining the City's Environments

Minimum two (2) of the following:

EUS 301 Reading Neighbourhood Environments
EUS 450 Responses to Climate Change
EUS 550 Sustainable Cities: Politics and Equity
EUS 650 Waste and Waste Management
EUS 750 Sustainable Transportation and Energy Strategies
EUS 760 Cities at Risk
EUS 850 Sustainability in Organizations
EUS 860 Measuring Sustainability
EUS 870 Ecological Restoration

Maximum two (2) of the following:

ASC 200 Sustainable Practices
ASC 852 Landscape Ecological Design
ASC 855 Sustainable Ratings Systems
BLG 340 Environmental Biology
BLG 401 Ecotoxicology
CHY 423 Environmental Science
ECN 502 Economics of Energy and Natural Resources
ECN 510 Environmental Economics
ECN 511 Economy and Environment
ENH 617 Applied Ecology
ENH 424 Water Quality
ENH 524 Pollution Control
ENH 825 Risk Assessment
GEO 411 Resource and Environmental Planning
GEO 514 Resource Management in Northern Canada
GEO 671 Developmental and Environmental Law
HIS 828 Science, Corporations and the Environment
HST 788 Water Use in History
HTT 510 Sustainable Tourism: the Golden Goose?
IDE 309 Sustainable Design
LAW 535 Environmental Law and Business
OHS 322 Introductory Toxicology
OHS 422 Advanced Toxicology
PHL 525 Environmental Ethics
PLE 715 Environmental Assessment
PLE 835 Ecological Design
POG 415 Environmental Politics and Policy
POL 377 Urban Sustainability Policy
REM 420 Sustainability in Real Estate
SOC 708 Environmental Sociology

Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.