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AANB 515 Animal Welfare and Animal Ethics
Credit will be granted for only one of APBI 315, ANSC 515, or AANB 515.
AANB 550 Topics in Animal Welfare
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AANB 551 Tutorials in Animal Welfare Research
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ANTH 202B Contemporary Social Problems
Cultural background to contemporary events; problems of nationalism and regional conflicts, economic and social development, gender, religion and social change. Course may stress a different region of the world in different years.
ANTH 210 Eating Culture
An anthropological exploration of how the collection, cultivation and consumption of food shapes human society and culture.
ANTH 221 Contemporary Indigenous Cultural Expressions
Forms and styles of indigenous expressive arts, and their current place in the lives of Indigenous Peoples.
ANTH 360 Introduction to Ecological Anthropology
Analysis of the relations between human societies and the ecological aspects of their environment (including technology, society, and ideology). Previously ANTH 460.
ANTH 461 Anthropological Study of Local Ecological Knowledge
Analysis of the concepts of ecological anthropology via the medium of local ecological knowledge. ANTH 360 is recommended as background.
ANTH 478B Ethnographic Film Methods
Ethnographic digital video production, including methods of ethnographic fieldwork, creation of field notes, and research design; basics of digital video planning, production, and editing. Production fees are charged for this course. Prerequisite: ANTH 378 is recommended.
ANTH 540A Advanced Seminar
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APBI 100 Soil and the Global Environment
Soil as the base of the Earth�s ecosystem pyramid. The interconnection between soil, climate change and human activity, the carbon cycle, water resources, food security, food safety, and biofuel production. Strategies for sustaining soil resources.
APBI 200 Introduction to Soil Science
Physical, chemical and biological properties of soils; soil formation, classification, use and conservation. There are no prerequisites for this course, but background in Biology 12, Chemistry 12, and Physics 12 (or first-year university-level) is strongly advised.
APBI 210 Vascular Plants
A comparative study of pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms, integrating form, function, and ecology.
APBI 222 Introduction to Horticulture
The cultivation of key temperate fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, ornamental and nursery crops in BC, integrated with scientific and practical aspects of their sustainable production and marketing.
APBI 244 Atmospheric Environments
Physical principles underlying weather and climates. Thermal, moisture and wind climates from the scale of plants and animals to the globe. Daily weather systems and climate change. Credit will be granted for only one of GEOB 200, GEOB 204 or APBI 244.
APBI 260 Agroecology I: Introduction to principles and techniques
Biophysical and socioeconomic factors affecting systems management and production in selected agroecosystems.
APBI 265 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Principles and practices necessary to understand practical concerns of sustainable food systems. Students who already present credit for APBI 260 are not permitted to receive credit for APBI 265.
APBI 290 Introductory Topics in Applied Biology
Analysis and interpretation of current issues in applied biology. Topics will vary from year to year.
APBI 314 Animals and Society
Contemporary use of animals for food production, companionship, recreation and science; social and ethical issues concerning human impacts on animals; animals in human culture; protection of animals by society and the law.
APBI 315 Animal Welfare and the Ethics of Animal Use
Scientific assessment of animal well-being, ethical concepts applied to animal use, and animal welfare issues arising in agriculture, biomedical research and other areas. Credit will be granted for only one of APBI 315, ANSC 515, or AANB 515.
APBI 317 Welfare and Ethics of using Animals in Science
Historical and current debate, ethical perspectives, governance, and scientific understanding of experiences of animals in research.
APBI 319 Aquaculture and the Environment
Interactions between aquaculture and the environment. Current issues, comparison of systems, species, production methods, environments, and socioeconomics.
APBI 322 Horticultural Techniques
Horticulture theory and methodology in an experiential learning format. Plant identification, seeding, propagation, canopy management, cultivation media, horticultural systems examined in the context of integrated crop management.
APBI 328 Weed Science
Importance, identification, dissemination and biology of weeds; preventive, cultural, biological and chemical methods of control.
APBI 342 Soil Biology
The diversity of soil organisms (bacteria, protozoa, fungi, animals, plants) in natural and managed ecosystems; roles in primary production, nutrient cycling, decomposition and reclamation; interactions between soil organisms; responses to environmental change.
APBI 360 Agroecology II: Application and analysis
Animals and Plants as Components of Agricultural Ecosystems. A systems approach is used to investigate the functions and interactions of plants and animals in agricultural systems.
APBI 361 Key Indicators of Agroecosystem Sustainability
A detailed exploration of biophysical, economic, and social ecosystem sustainability indicators for primary production subsystems.
APBI 365 Summer Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Based at the UBC Farm. Application required. Fees will be assessed to meet expenses.
APBI 401 Soil Processes
Integration of soil physics, chemistry, and biology in understanding essential soil processes.
APBI 402 Sustainable Soil Management
Application of fundamental, unifying, soil science principles in sustainable ecosystem management.
APBI 412 Belowground Ecosystems
Concepts, methods, and applications of belowground ecology with emphasis on biotic interactions in soil; roles that aboveground and belowground communities play in regulating the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems and their responses to global change. Credit will be granted for only one of FRST 512 or APBI 412.
APBI 413 Stress and Coping in Animals
Understanding, assessing, and managing stress in farm, companion, captive wildlife, and research animals: sources of stress; behavioural, emotional, cognitive, and physiological responses; effects on growth, reproduction, health.
APBI 414 Animals and Global Issues
Research seminar integrating diverse information to address global animal issues including: animal-source foods and human health, environmental impact of livestock production, trade in exotic animals.
APBI 415 Applied Animal Behaviour
Application of principles and research methods of animal behaviour to practical problems in the care of farm, companion, wild and research animals, and in animal training, and human-wildlife conflict.
APBI 416 Compassionate Conservation
Evaluation of humane treatment of individual animals living in the wild and managed within conservation biology. Assessment of attitudes and viewpoints of the role of animal welfare in conservation biology.
APBI 419 Fish Health
Management of fish health in aquaculture; common fish pathogens, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of diseases.
APBI 423 Ecological Restoration
Ecological principles relevant to restoration of ecosystems are applied to the restoration of several types of ecosystems.
APBI 426 Plant-Microbe Interactions
Biology and physiology of selected plant-microbe relationships. Impacts of plant-microbe relationships on society.
APBI 427 Insect Ecology
Behavioural, population, and community ecology of insects. Interaction between insects and plants and the application of the principals of insect ecology to biological control of insects and weeds.
APBI 428 Integrated Pest Management
Development and implementation of multi-disciplinary pest management programs in agricultural crops.
APBI 444 Agroforestry
An introduction to the application of knowledge and principles of agroecology and forest ecology to global agroforestry systems. The course includes a one-weekend field trip that requires a supplemental fee.
APBI 460 Agroecology III: Synthesis and evaluation
The relationship between biological diversity and sustainability in food producing agroecosystems; emphasis on ecological similarities between natural ecosystems and managed agroecosystems.
APBI 462 Conservation Agriculture and Biodiversity Monitoring
Biodiversity indicators and basic monitoring methods. Sources of agroecosystem biodiversity, including plants, insects, soil invertebrates, and vertebrates. Proficiency in using techniques to measure key abiotic factors in the field.
APBI 465 Capstone in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Integrates classroom and applied learning at the UBC Farm with design project.
APBI 490 Advanced Topics in Applied Biology
Analysis and interpretation of current issues in applied biology.
APBI 495 Human Wildlife Conflict
Evaluation of the impacts of human wildlife conflicts on wildlife populations; application of innovative methods to reduce human wildlife conflicts.
APPP 502 Sustainability and Leadership
Skills for leading change that influences triple-bottom-line; sustainability, change agency systems thinking; awareness and perspective for engagement and communication; adaptive leadership; change dynamics; cases studies in organizational and social change. Collaboratively delivered with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
APSC 100 Introduction to Engineering I
An introduction to the engineering profession including: roles and responsibilities of the engineer, the engineering disciplines, sustainability, an introduction to the engineering design process, introduction and application of the relevant foundational scientific principles, prototyping, engineering graphics, technical communication, and engineering ethics.
APSC 101 Introduction to Engineering II
An introduction to the engineering profession including: the engineering design process, sustainability, prototype testing, introduction and application of the relevant foundational scientific principles, team functioning, engineering graphics, and technical communication.
APSC 261 Technology and Society I
The course deals with the influence of technology on the social, political, economic, and environmental aspects of society. The specific subject matter varies from year to year. Examples of subjects considered include, resources, energy, nuclear power, technology, the effects of technology on the family, education, agriculture, international policy and others.