The Environment

In the Environment stream students develop an awareness of the relationship between business, society and the environment. This stream builds upon required courses offered by York University's groundbreaking Environmental studies program (such as Perspectives in Environmental Studies and Foundations in Environment and Culture) allowing students a choice in their senior years courses such as Environmental Law, Environmental Policy or Resource Management. Students will engage with a variety of perspectives on the environment and will learn about cutting edge issues in the field.

The honours options in the Environment stream offer students unique opportunities to perform research in the community and to study economic organizations that are attempting to incorporate environmental principles into their business functions.

This stream is recommended for those interested in future careers in environmental policy, environmental consulting, and graduate work in Environmental Studies or Geography. It is also forms a good basis for future education in Environmental Law or Resource Management.

BA Requirements

6.0 Credit chosen from:

  • ES/ENVS 2100 6.0 Foundations in Environment & Culture or
  • ES/ENVS 2400 6.0 Foundations of Environmental Management

6.0 credits chosen from:

  • ES/ENVS 3000 3.0 Environmental Ethics & Epistemology
  • ES/ENVS 3120 3.0 Environmental History
  • ES/ENVS 3130 3.0 Energy and the Environment in Canada
  • ES/ENVS 3151 3.0 Environmental Politics & Advocacy
  • ES/ENVS 3160 3.0 Race/Racism & Environmental Justice
  • ES/ENVS 3170 3.0 Indigenous Environmental Thought
  • ES/ENVS 3226 3.0 Sustainable Urbanism: Environmental Planning & Design
  • ES/ENVS 3227 3.0 Urban Planning in The Global South
  • ES/ENVS 3320 3.0 Sex, Gender, Nature: Ecofeminist Persp.
  • ES/ENVS 3340 3.0 Global Environmental Politics
  • ES/ENVS 3410 3.0 Environmental Policy I
  • ES/ENVS 3420 3.0 Environmental Law
  • ES/ENVS 3430 3.0 Environmental Assessment
  • ES/ENVS 3440 3.0 Resource Management
  • ES/ENVS 3505 3.0 Business& Sustainability: Issues & Strats.
  • ES/ENVS 3510 3.0 Environmental Economics
  • ES/ENVS 3800R 3.0 Development in a Globalized World
Honours BA Requirements

In addition to the BA requirements, students pursuing BA Hons. will also require:

  • ES/ENVS 4011 3.0 Food, Land and Culture
  • ES/ENVS 4100 3.0 Environmental Literatures
  • ES/ENVS 4120 3.0 Natural History
  • ES/ENVS 4140 3.0 Environmental Thought
  • ES/ENVS 4161 3.0 Social Movements, Activism & Social Change
  • ES/ENVS 4210 3.0 Global Populations: Critical Environ. Persp.
  • ES/ENVS 4215 3.0 Globalization and Indigenous Peoples
  • ES/ENVS 4320 3.0 Gender and Development
  • ES/ENVS 4410 3.0 Environmental Policy II
  • ES/ENVS 4421 3.0 Environ.Law & Justice: Stories & Struggles
  • ES/ENVS 4510 3.0 Ecological Economics
  • AP/SOSC 4048 3.0 The Business of Fair Trade
  • AP/SOSC 4049 4.0 The Business of Food and Farming