|Description:||Gain the knowledge of theories, concepts, and terms needed to understand the complex relationship between ecosystems and human activities. Learn how to apply a critical lens in understanding the complexities of environmental issues and how these relate to our lifestyles and choices. The main goal is to encourage transformative lifestyle changes at the individual and societal levels. Examine and analyze real-world human and environmental issues such as, the overdependence on fossil fuels, natural resource extraction, and climate change as they impact ecosystems, the built environment and human health.
Study the effects that Northern Ontario’s mining industry had, and continues to have, on the environment, as well as successful restoration policies and practices used in the area. Question unsustainable resource use and understand environmental issues from a variety of perspectives including philosophy, law, history, and Indigenous studies. This program is offered in both English and French.
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