Course Description

Through case studies, regulatory proceedings, and litigation and legislation, learn about environmental law and how it is implemented in Alberta. Topics include: national and provincial environmental legislation, including the Alberta Environmental Enhancement and Protection Act, Alberta Water Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act; due diligence, civil liability, and environmental litigation and prosecution; as well as topical examinations of air and water, agriculture, biotechnology, biodiversity and conservation, carbon and climate issues, and environmental aspects of energy regulation for hydrocarbons, electricity and oil sands.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Recognize key environmental laws issues under in federal and provincial law, the common law and due diligence, and energy regulation.
  • In the future, recognize an environmental issue or problem when it arises, and seek further information and assistance.

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Asynchronous
Sep 24, 2024 to Nov 11, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $559.00
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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