Exciting Electives

Big Ideas Courses

Students can focus their electives on a series of 'Big Ideas' courses. These courses are designed to give students an opportunity to explore topical and challenging issues from examining the role of social media and the internet to the importance of energy in impacting the environment. They are taught by faculty from various departments fulfilling the school’s mandate to foster shared teaching related to the environment.

ENV261: Is the Internet Green?
ENV361: Social Media and Environmentalism
ENV262: The Science of Energy in the Environment
ENV362: Energy and Environment: Transitions in History
ENV462: Energy and Environment: Economics, Politics and Sustainability

Cool New Courses

ENV198H1: Idleness and the Environment: What Does Sustainable Work Mean?

Research & Experiential Courses

ENV421: Environmental Research - In this course, senior undergraduate students work together in small groups to conduct research related to a broad environmental research theme for the class. 

ENV440: Professional Experience Course - This course provides an opportunity for students to gain practical work experience in the environmental field through placements with organizations and agencies engaged in a wide range of issues from local to global scales. 

ENV461: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability - In this course, students use the U of T campus as a living laboratory for sustainable practices, working with campus facilities and operations staff to implement and evaluate campus sustainability initiatives, while developing the analytical and communication skills needed to work across disciplines and fields of study, and with non-academic partners.

Summer Abroad

ENV396H0: Special Topics: Australian Environment, Wildlife and Conservation
ENV395Y0: Special Topics Field Course: Ecology and Conservation in the Amazon, Galápagos, and Andes

Trinity Sustainability Initiative

The Trinity Sustainability Initiative (TSI) is a collaboration between Trinity College and the School of the Environment. The TSI offers academic programming related to sustainability and will Introduce ways in which students can have personal impact and feel connected to important issues such as climate change and the environment. 

TRN140: Ethics, Humans, and Nature 
TRN141: Environmental Science and Pathways to Sustainability 
TRN312: Sustainability Issues in Ethics, Society, and Law
TRN350: Scarcity, Sustainability, and the Future of International Relations