Geography 3000y --Field Methods & Practices
   (aka "Field Camp")


This full year, half-course involves a one-week field excursion to a location
away from the Western University campus. Participation in this course is mandatory for students in year three in most of the Honors Specialization modules offered in the Geography department, check the How to Register page to see the exact list. For all the other modules the course is optional.
All field camps stress the importance of preparation prior to departure, the practice of geography in the field, and the completion of one or more assignments in the field and after returning to Western.

New this year: Geog 3001F/G - Community-Based Methods and Practices

Geog 3001F/G is an alternative field camp course to our more traditional Geog 3000Y. The focus of this course will be on community-based research with a service component on ecological restoration. Students will explore decolonization and land use planning in Indigenous and settler contexts.

Geog 3000Y Field Camp expenses are generously subsidized by the Faculty of Social Science Students' Council. We are grateful for their continuing support for these valuable (and memorable) excursions.

Tentative Departure/Return Dates for Fall 2014

  • Geog 3000Y, Montreal: Sunday, September 21st - Friday, September 26th
  • Geog 3000Y, Ontario: canceled
  • Geog 3000Y, Kentucky: Saturday, September 27th - Friday, October 3rd
  • Geog 3001F, Bkejwanong Territory: Sun, Sept 14th - Fri, Sept 19th

Information Meetings in Fall 2014

  • Geog 3000Y, Montreal:    
    • Wednesday September 10, 12:30-2:30, SSC 1059
    • Wednesday October 15, 12:30-2:30, SSC 1059
    • Wednesday November 5, 12:30-2:30, SSC 1059
  • Geog 3000Y, Ontario: canceled
  • Geog 3000Y, Kentucky:
    • Wednesday September 10, 12:30-1:30, SSC 2322E
    • Wednesday September 17, 3:30-4:30, SSC 2240
    • Wednesday September 24, 3:30-4:30, SSC 2240
  • Geog 3001F, Bkejwanong: Wednesday September 10, 1:00 pm, SSC 3103

Field Camp Sections for 2014

Academic Focus links to the course outline.

Sect. Destination Instructor Assistant Academic Focus
3000Y-001 Montreal Dr. J. Hopkins TBA Urban Geography
3000Y-003 Kentucky Dr. C. Smart TBA Physical Geography*
3001F Bkejwanong Territory Dr. R. Fehr TBA Community-based Research

* From the previous year

Please direct enquiries to Angelica Lucaci, the Undergraduate Program Advisor


Phone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 86052.