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Anna-Liisa Aunio
Office: 5D.5
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Environmental Studies Profile (300.FG)

Are you interested in environmental issues and their impact on society? If you are, the Social Science Environmental Studies Profile may be just for you!

The Environmental Studies Profile provides students with the opportunity to learn about the dynamic relationship between society and the environment and the environmental impact of resource development.

Students will also address and debate issues relating to environmentally sustainable growth in an increasingly global marketplace.

The profile blends theory and practice through a problem solving approach that encourages students to reflect on the call to action: “Think globally, act locally”.

The selection of courses is designed to give student access to university-level programs of environmental study. A broad spectrum of courses will be drawn from a variety of disciplines including the Social Science disciplines of Business Administration, Economics, Geography, History, Mathematics, Psychology and Sociology.

The Main Objectives of the Profile are to:

  1. Prepare students to pursue university studies in environmental issues from a social science perspective.
  2. Contribute to the awareness of environmental issues.
  3. Increase students’ awareness of their environmental footprint.
  4. Address environmental issues using a multidisciplinary approach.

University Programs

Students in environmental studies typically pursue Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in environment and focus on the human dimensions of environmental problems.

For examples, check out the undergraduate B.A. program in Environment at McGill University, with core courses to complete a B.A. in Environment and the opportunity to specialize in:

  • Ecological Determinants of Health
  • Economics and the Earth’s Environment
  • Environment and Development

Environmental issues and focus also permeate major and minor programs in a host of disciplines.  Here are few examples:

  • Concordia University, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, which offers a B.A. major in the Human Environment.
  • Concordia University, Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, which offers a minor interdisciplinary program in sustainability studies.
  • University of Montreal, Faculty of Management, which offers several B.A. and certificate studies in environmental design.

Have questions?  Interested in becoming a student for the day to check out the profile?  Contact aaunio@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Field Trips

Check out one of the many field trips in our profile to help students understand their relationship to the environment–Montreal is a ‘living lab’ for us!

Field-trip to Grand Potager, the greenhouse in Verdun that has been central to reshaping the food system in the neighborhood. Students presented at a conference with community partners.



Last Modified: November 20, 2018