To better reflect the nature of our Geographical Science courses, all undergraduate GEOB course codes for UBC Geography will be changing to GEOS course codes.
When does this happen?
The change will take place starting with 2021 Winter Term 1 courses. When you go to register, you will see that your prospective courses now have a GEOS course code. You can enrol as normal, using the new course code.
If you are already enrolled in any upcoming GEOB courses, you will automatically be switched over to the GEOS course. You don’t need to do anything.
What about summer courses?
If you are already enrolled in summer courses, you don’t need to do anything. You may see in future materials such as assessment results that your course code has changed to GEOS, but this will happen automatically. It will not affect your registration.
Which courses are affected?
The below codes will be in effect for all former undergraduate GEOB courses from 2021 Winter Term 1 onwards.
GEOS 102 Our Changing Environment: Climate and Ecosystems
GEOS 103 Our Changing Environment: Water and Landscapes
GEOS 200 Atmospheric Environments
GEOS 204 Introduction to Biometeorology
GEOS 206 Geomorphic Processes and Hazards
GEOS 207 Introduction to Biogeography
GEOS 270 Geographic Information Science
GEOS 300 Microscale Weather and Climate
GEOS 302 Paleoecology: Lessons for the Anthropocene
GEOS 303 Tropical Ecosystems in a Changing World
GEOS 304 Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology
GEOS 305 Introduction to Hydrology
GEOS 307 Biogeography and Global Change
GEOS 308 Quaternary and Applied Geomorphology
GEOS 309 Geographical Sciences Field Course
GEOS 370 Advanced Geographic Information Science
GEOS 372 Cartography
GEOS 373 Introductory Remote Sensing
GEOS 400 Global Change Science
GEOS 401 Urban Meteorology
GEOS 402 Air Pollution Meteorology
GEOS 403 Catchment Hydrology
GEOS 405 Fluvial Geomorphology
GEOS 406 Watershed Geomorphology
GEOS 407 Vegetation Dynamics: Disturbance, Climate and Human Impacts
GEOS 408 The Changing Cryosphere
GEOS 409 Advanced Field Studies in Geographical Sciences
GEOS 415 River Restoration: Science and Society
GEOS 448 Directed Studies in Geographical Sciences
GEOS 449 Undergraduate Thesis
GEOS 472 Research in Cartography
GEOS 479 Research in Geographic Information Science
GEOS 490 Student Directed Seminar in Geographical Sciences
Are graduate course codes changing?
Not for now. Graduate courses retain the GEOB course code for the coming terms, and we will share an update if they move to GEOS.