Field, Internship and Thesis Courses
Experiential Learning Opportunities & Field Courses
The Department of Geography will host a Field Course and Experiential Learning Information Session.
Come to the information session to learn about the different field courses available, experiential learning opportunities and the Geography and Environment Internship Course.
Field courses provide the opportunity to gain practical collaborative work experience through the design and implementation of small scale research projects. The department will offer field courses in Montreal (Human Geography) and Haliburton (physical geography). Faculty members will also lead field courses in Guatemala and Ecuador.
The internship course provides work placements for senior students in the science and social science streams of geography and environment to build work experience and to develop professional skills. Qualifying students fill placements with government agencies (federal, provincial, municipal) industry, conservation authorities, and non-profit organizations. Information on the application process, work placements and course organization will be provided at the information session.
Application forms for the courses are below:
ENV431H5: Field Field Course - International Sustainability - Canada-Mexico
- Information Presentation
- Application details: www.uoft.me/utmabroad
- Application deadline: March 6, 2017
JEG 400/401 Internship Course
If you are interested in the internship course; please read the following instructions and submit the application form:
- JEG 400 & 401 Application Instructions
- JEG 400 & 401 Application Form
- Application deadline: April 3, 2017
GGR379H5: Field Methods in Physical Geography
- Dates: August 24-26, 2016 (campus) and August 29-September 2, 2016 (in the field)
- GGR379H5 Application form
- Completed form + $100 non-refundable deposit are due on June 1, 2016 to Sabrina Ferrari, Academic Counselor in DV3282
- Information Flyer
Some thoughts from our Summer 2013 participants:
Best field course for Physical Geography at UTM!
Fun to get to know a bunch of people including the prof. Learned how to use a bunch of cool tools while getting fresh air and exercise.
Great way to experience research firsthand and see if you like it to continue with other field and lab-based courses like ROPs etc.
A great course to gain some research and field experience while making new friends and having a blast outdoors. Great introduction to research equipment and methods and tons of fun!
GGR389H5: Field Studies in Human Geography: Montreal
Not offered in 2016-2017
Research selected topics relating to the urban, economic and social geography of Montreal
Engage in field work in the city
Visit sites of political, social and economic significance in Montreal
Free time will be allocated for research and sightseeing
GGR417Y: Honours Thesis
Review the available topic areas and supervisors below: