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Undergraduate Minor in
Geography

Courses

The 18-credit Minor in Geography is composed of one prescribed and five elective courses. Your elective courses will be selected from a list of available courses in geography and can include a particular content emphasis such as environmental issues or urban and regional planning.

Requirements for the minor 18 credits chosen in consultation with a geography adviser:

  • Select 3 credits in physical geography (GEOG 1N or 3N or 30N or 430 or 431)
  • Select 3 credits in human geography (GEOG 1N or 2N or 3N or 30N or 430 or 432 or 438W)
  • Select 6 credits of additional geography courses (GEOG 1N or 2N or 3N or 6N or 430 or 431 or 432 or 438W)
  • Select 6 credits of 400-level geography courses (GEOG 430 or 431 or 432 or 438W)

All courses taken for the minor must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Required Course (3 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to the relationships between humans and the natural environment, in addition to the theories and methods that geographers employ in addressing them.

Additional Courses (select 15 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    This course uses parks and protected areas — both in the U.S. and globally — as a framework for exploring broad themes of sustainability, conservation, and socio-ecological systems.

  • 3
    credits

    Explores various visions of the apocalypse and their relevance for addressing major contemporary social, ecological, and economic issues. These issues include global climate change, nuclear war, the growing refugee crisis, the breakdown of democratic governance, economic recession, and forms of everyday violence and social fracture.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduces students to the multiple connections of people and the environment through the dynamics of food and the places where it is produced, processed, and consumed.

  • 3
    credits

    Explores the fundamentals of cartography, geographic information science, and associated technologies through mapping and spatial analysis to answer key human and environmental problems.

  • 3
    credits

    The human use of resources and ecosystems and social causes and consequences of environmental degradation in different parts of the world; development of environmental policy and management strategies.

  • 3
    credits

    Designed for students to understand the natural processes of aquatic ecosystems, management of water resources, and threats to sustaining water quantity and quality, for all types of freshwater surface, groundwater, rivers, lakes, wetlands.

    • Prerequisite

      6 credits in geography or natural sciences

    • 3
      credits

      Analysis, formulation, implementation, and impacts of energy-related policies, regulations, and initiatives.

      • Prerequisite

        EBF 200 and EGEE 120 and PLSC 490

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Analysis, formulation, implementation, and impacts of energy-related policies, regulations, and initiatives.

      • Prerequisite

        EBF 200 and EGEE 120 and PLSC 490

  • 3
    credits

    Human dimensions of global environmental change: human causes; human adaptations; and policy implications of global warming.

    • Prerequisite

      (EARTH 002 or GEOG 010 or METEO 003) and GEOG 30N

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