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Physics of the Changing Environment A

Official description

The course will cover basic physics of environmental processes and of measurement techniques in the atmosphere, the ocean, lake-land-forest systems, and other biological systems.  It will place its work in the context of climate change and other aspects of environmental change.  This course is solely intended for students who have NOT completed a previous first year physics core course, who are in one of the following programs:  Environmental Science Major or Minor, Environmental Geosciences Specialist or Earth and Environmental Systems Major.

MAT135H1/MAT136H1/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1/JMB170Y, CHM136H1/CHM138H1/CHM135H1/CHM139H1/CHM151Y1
ENV238H1, PHY131H1/PHY132H1/PHY151H1/PHY152H1
Recommended preparation
Any high school physics
Breadth requirement
Distribution requirement
course title
year of study
2nd year
time and location
24L: LEC0101 and LEC9101: TR11, On Line Synchronous 24P: M2-4, On line Synchronous Lectures will be pre-recorded for asynchronous viewing. Scheduled lecture periods will be used for online tutorials and office hours; tutorials will be recorded. Online practicals will be held synchronously during the scheduled Practicals period.

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.