Courses at the University of Ottawa that focus on sustainability.

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Sustainability related and focused courses

The definition of sustainability used to identify courses on campus was created to suit our Sustainable Tracking and Rating System rankings (STARS). To qualify as a sustainability focused or sustainability related course, the posted course description must include at least two of the three main pillars of sustainability (social, economic, and environmental). Please consult the University of Ottawa's most recent STARS report for more information. 

  • ADM 1100 Introduction to Business Management
  • ADM 1101 Social Context of Business
  • ADM 1300 Introduction to Business Management 
  • ADM 1301 Social Context of Business
  • ADM 2313 The Entrepreneurial Society
  • ADM 2372 Management Information Systems
  • ADM 3317 The Global Context of Business: Merchants, Traders, Capitalists and Profit Seekers
  • ADM 3318 International Business
  • ADM 3319 Cross-Cultural Management
  • ADM 3333 Staffing Organizations
  • ADM 3334 Industrial Relations
  • ADM 3337 Compensation Administration
  • ADM 3378 Emerging Topics in Management Information Systems
  • ADM 3379 Systems Analysis, Development, and Performance
  • ADM 4317 Leadership, Strategy and Sustainability
  • ADM 4318 Multinational Business Policy
  • ADM 4319 Strategic Management in Developing and Emerging Economies

 

  • ANT 1101 Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 2113 Techniques, Cultures and Environments
  • ANT2128 Anthropology for the 21st Century
  • ANT 2129 Anthropology of Cities
  • ANT 3106 Environmental Anthropology
  • ANT 3131 Capitalism and Ethnographies of Globalization
  • ANT 4135 Food and Food Systems

 

  • APA 1122 Physical Activity in a Global Health Perspective
  • APA 1302 Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada 
  • APA 2302 History of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada 
  • APA 3142 Sociology of Health and Physical Activity in Canada
  • APA 4112 Political Economy of Sport and Physical Activity
  • APA 4119 International Sport Management Perspectives

 

 

 

  • BPS 4102 Pharmaceuticals: Federal and International Regulations
  • BPS 4105 Human Toxicology and Environmental Health

 

 

  • CHM 1100 Chemistry and the Human Environment 
  • CHM 2313 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHM 4129 Chemistry of Sustainable Energy

 

 

 

 

  • CRM 4326 Environmental and Ecological Justice

 

  • CVG 1107 Civil Engineering Graphics and Seminars
  • CVG 2132 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
  • CVG 4133 Solid Waste Management
  • CVG 4150 Highway and Transportation Engineering

 

  • DCC 2121 Legal Theory and Social Sciences 
  • DCC 2700 Gestion du territoire et des ressources naturelles (in French only)
  • DCC 3107 Environmental Law
  • DCC 4117 Protection of Civilians in International Law
  • DCC 4122 Environment and Human Rights

 

  • DRC 4158 Matrimonial Property
  • DRC 4390 Obligations I
  • DRC 4501 Transactions commerciales internationales (in French only)
  • DRC 4512 Traités internationales d'intégration économique (in French only)
  • DRC 4529 Droit international économique : Les organisations internationales  spécialisées (in French only)
  • DRC 4537 Droit international et développement (in French only)
  • DRC 4539 Droit international de l'environnement (in French only)
  • DRC 4561 Droit des assurances (in French only)
  • DRC 4581 Droit de l'aménagement du territoire (in French only)
  • DRC 4582 Droit des ressources naturelles (in French only)
  • DRC 4590 Droit de l'entreprise II (in French only)
  • DRC 4591 Droit de la faillite et de l'insolvabilité (in French only)
  • DRC 4593 Droit de l'entreprise III (in French only)
  • DRC 4746 Planification fiscale et successorale (in French only)
  • DRC 4747 Régime fiscal de l'entreprise (in French only)
  • DRC 4755 Droit du commerce électronique (in French only)
  • DRC 4764 Droit de l'environnement (in French only)
  • DRC 4765 Droit et pauvreté (in French only)
  • DRC 4767 Thèmes choisis de droit de l'environnement (in French only)

 

  • DVM 2106 Introduction to International Development Practices: Challenges and Innovations
  • DVM 2110 Education, Health and Social Protection
  • DVM 3125 Environmental Policies, Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Development
  • DVM 3130 Ethics and International Development
  • DVM 3135 Food Security and International Development
  • DVM 4120 International Development Issues in Africa
  • DVM 4125 International Development Issues in Asia
  • DVM 4130 International Development Issues in Latin America
  • DVM 4150 Social Economy and Local Development in Developing Countries
  • DVM 4151 International Development Policy and Practice
  • DVM 4152 Advanced Data Analysis for International Development
  • DVM 4153 International Development and Environmental Change

 

  • EAS 2110 Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies I 
  • EAS 3102 Selected Topics in Aboriginal Studies II
  • EAS 4102 Contemporary Indigenous Political Thought
  • EAS 4110 Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies III

 

  • ECO 1102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECO 1103 Economic Issues of Indigenous Peoples
  • ECO 1104 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECO 1304 Contemporary Microeconomic Issues 
  • ECO 2110 Microeconomic Analysis of the Public Sector
  • ECO 2111 Economics of Women's Issues
  • ECO 2114 Introduction to Labour and Population Economics
  • ECO 2117 Introduction to Development Economics
  • ECO 2118 Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resources Economics
  • ECO 2123 Introduction to Health Economics
  • ECO 2143 Macroeconomic Theory II
  • ECO 2145 Microeconomic Theory II 
  • ECO 2147 Analysis of Economic and Social Data
  • ECO 3111 International Trade
  • ECO 3130 Economic Growth
  • ECO 3148 Introduction to Regional and Urban Economics
  • ECO 3149 Application of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Public Projects
  • ECO 4116 Labour Economics
  • ECO 4117 Development Economics
  • ECO 4121 Public Economics
  • ECO 4136 Research Seminar in Economics of the Environment
  • ECO 4190 Health Economics
  • ECO 4192 Research Seminar in Economics of Natural Resources and Sustainability
  • ECO 4193 Economics of Conflicts

 

  • ELG 2911 Professional Practice in Information Technology and Engineering
  • ELG 4126 Sustainable Electrical Power Systems

 

  • ENV 1101 Global Environmental Challenges
  • ENV 2301 History of Environmental Thought
  • ENV 3101 Legal Context of Environmental Issues
  • ENV 3302 Natural Resource and Environmental Management
  • ENV 3321 Human and Policy Dimensions of Environmental Change
  • ENV 4118 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • ENV 4910 Environmental Studies Field Research
  • ENV 4999 Environmental Volunteer Work

 

  • EVS 1101 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • EVS 3101 Environmental Issues
  • EVS 3102 The Practice of Environmental Science

 

  • FEM 2109 Gender and Globalization in a Transnational World
  • FEM 2111 Class, Work, Gender and (Re)Production
  • FEM 4310 Feminism and Transnationalism

 

  • GEG 1302 Places and Spaces of Human Activity
  • GEG 2108 Contested Places
  • GEG 2110 Sustainable Cities
  • GEG 3106 Cities and Social Change
  • GEG 3107 Geography of Polar Regions
  • GEG 3302 Natural Resource Management
  • GEG 3303 Health Geography
  • GEG 3305 Geographies of Globalization
  • GEG 3309 Social Landscapes of Métis Communities
  • GEG 3322 Geography of Urban Transportation
  • GEG 3522 Espace social (in French only)
  • GEG 3704 Villes du monde (in French only)
  • GEG 4001 Northern Field Research
  • GEG 4101 Permafrost Environments
  • GEG 4125 Geographies of Transnational Migration and Settlement
  • GEG 4127 Seminar in Human Geography
  • GEG 4128 Places and Landscapes of the North American City
  • GEG 4306 Livable Cities, Healthy Communities
  • GEG 4311 Political Geography
  • GEG 4702 Le développement des villes (in French only)

 

  • GEO 2307 Environmental Geology
  • GEO 2334 Quaternary Geology and Climate Change

 

  • GNG 1103 Engineering Design
  • GNG 2101 Introduction to Product Development and Management for Engineers and Computer Scientists
  • GNG 4128 Technology Entrepreneurship for Engineers and Computer Scientists
  • GNG 4170 Engineering Law

 

 

  • HIS 1120 What Is Europe? (16th-21th Century)
  • HIS 2116 Imperial Russia From 1613 to the 1917 Revolution
  • HIS 2117 History of the USSR
  • HIS 2129 Technology, Society and Environment Since 1800
  • HIS 2153 The United States from 1945 to the Present
  • HIS 2160 History of the Middle East from World War I
  • HIS 2170 Latin America, Colonial Period
  • HIS 2182 Women in Canada
  • HIS 2185 Gender and Sexuality in Historical Perspective
  • HIS 2300 Global Environmental History
  • HIS 2362 British North America, 1763-1867
  • HIS 2363 Canada, 1867-1939
  • HIS 2364 Contemporary Canada
  • HIS 3107 Quebec in the 19th Century
  • HIS 3108 Quebec in the 20th Century
  • HIS 3300 Conflict and Convergence: Canada and the United States since 1776
  • HIS 3304 Canadian Environmental History
  • HIS 3320 Building Europe, 1945 to the Present

 

  • HSS 1101 Determinants of Health
  • HSS 2321 Sociopolitical and Economic Perspectives in Health
  • HSS 3105 Global Citizenship and Health
  • HSS 3303 Environment and Health
  • HSS 4108 Methods of Health Technology Assessment

 

 

  • MCG 4340 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

 

  • NUT 1134 Management of Food Services and Enterprises I
  • NUT 2125 Management of Food Service and Enterprises II
  • NUT 3173 Food Service Operations Management

 

 

  • PED 3134 Social Justice and Global Education

 

  • POL 3113 Migration, Mobility, Borders and Citizenship
  • POL 3115 Comparative Politics of Development
  • POL 3123 Gender Studies and Feminist Theories in International Relations
  • POL 3124 The Politics of Security 
  • POL 3125 Urban Politics in Canada
  • POL 3126 Women and Politics
  • POL 3170 Comparative Provincial Politics
  • POL 3175 Ecopolitics
  • POL 3177 Politics, Social Movements and Globalization 
  • POL 3179 International Organizations and Global Governance
  • POL 4126 Contemporary Geopolitics
  • POL 4145 Comparative Politics: Identity Issues
  • POL 4181 German Political Thought
  • POL 4184 Democratization and Authoritarianism
  • POL 4190 Global Environmental Politics
  • POL 4191 Advanced Topics in Critical Security and War Studies
  • POL 4192 Advanced Topics in International Political Economy and or Global Governance

 

 

  • SEG 2911 Professional Software Engineering Practice 

 

  • SOC 2102 Sociology of Food and Eating
  • SOC 2113 Techniques, Cultures and Environments 
  • SOC 2151 Globalization: Sociological and Anthropological Aspects
  • SOC 2309 Canadian Society
  • SOC 3105 Environmental Sociology
  • SOC 3123 Sociological Perspectives on Determinants of Health 
  • SOC 3140 Sociology of the United States
  • SOC 3148 Comparative Approaches in Sociology
  • SOC 3308 Sociology of Work and Organizations
  • SOC 3332 Sociology of Social Networks
  • SOC 4111 Seminar in Applied Ethics
  • SOC 4135 Local and Global Economic Relations
  • SOC 4310 Globalization and the Environment
  • SOC 4314 Gender Relations, Development and Globalization

 

  • SRS 2172 Religion, Nature and Ecology
  • SRS 2191 Sociology of Religion
  • SRS 3385 Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada
     
  • SSS 4120 A Social Analysis of the Institutions and Governance of Health

 

  • SVS 3520 Identités trans et non binaires, sexualités marginalisées et service social (in French only)