Geography Minor

Students not concentrating in Geography may obtain a minor in Geography, which combines human and physical geography to provide undergraduate students with a broad background in geographic thinking with an emphasis on the traditional geographic understanding of the dynamic interactions between humans and the environment in an era of rapid global change.

21-22 Credits

1) Core Course

1 Course, 3 credits

GR100 Introduction to Geography

2) Select at least one of the following techniques courses:

3-7 credits, Students may not earn credit for both GR420 and NR322

GR/NR 323 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 3 credits

GR420 Spatial Analysis with GIS, 4 credits

NR322 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, 4 credits

3) Select enough credits from the following courses to bring program total to a minimum of 21 credits. At least 11 of the credits selected from this list must be GR and/or ANTH courses.

ANTH330 Human Ecology, GEOL454 Geomorphology, GES192 Global Environmental Sustainability Seminar (Variable Credit Course), GES 470 Applications of Environmental Sustainability, GR210 Physical Geography, GR320 Cultural Geography, GR/NR 323 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, GR342 Geography of Water Resources, GR345 Geography of Hazards, GR410 Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications, GR420 Spatial Analysis with GIS, HIST355 American Environmental History, ANTH/IE479 International Development Theory and Practice, INST300 Approaches to International Studies, NR322 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, GR323 or NR323 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, SOC320 Population-Natural Resources and Environment, SOC460 Society and Environment, GR420 Spatial Analysis with GIS or NR322 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, GR/NR 323 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

See department for most up to date list. Please meet with a Geography advisor to discuss which courses may be applicable for you. Course credit for the techniques requirement cannot be counted twice to fulfill minor requirements.