First Year Geography
Reimagine Your World by taking a Geography Degree at Trent
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"When I started at Trent University, I had no idea I'd experience what I have. I became a member of the Trent University Geography Society (TUGS), played intramural sports, and went on countless field trips for class. As a recent graduate of Geography-Biology, I am now venturing on a 10-week trip across South America, visiting 5 different countries, followed by a summer of employment monitoring biodiversity in Alberta. My experience with Trent University, and the support from faculty of the Geography and Biology departments, has provided me with the skills I need and will be important to my future."
- Jessie Archer, Joint major in Geography and Biology
First-Year Geography Courses
GEOG 1030H – Human geographies in global context
Examines the spatial organization of human activity, the significance of places in human life, and people's relationships with their environments. It includes study of people, their origins, culture, technology, economy, and impact on the environment. Includes field work. Peterborough - Symons Campus.
GEOG 1040H – Earth’s physical processes and environments (Sc)
An examination of the atmospheric, tectonic, and geomorphic forces that shape Earth's physical environments. Issues addressed include soil conservation, groundwater resources, and climate change. Includes field work. Prerequisite for all science courses in Geography. Peterborough - Symons Campus.
GEOG 1045H – Introduction to the Circumpolar World
Introduces students to the landscape, peoples, and issues of the circumpolar region. Beginning with an examination of the geography, biological, and physical systems of the Subarctic and Arctic, the course then turns to the Indigenous and contemporary peoples of the region. Online.
More information, course notes/ syllabi, assignments, and other details available to enrolled students via myTrent in the Blackboard Learning System.
For more information regarding these course offerings or the Geography B.A. and B.Sc. programs or syllabi, please contact Trent School of the Environment.