Geography Minor

The School of Geography and Development offers minors in the following areas:

For more information, contact one of the undergraduate advisors.  These requirements are for the 2016 Catalog.  All minors consist of 18 units with at least 9 of those units being upper-division.  For substitutions, see Dr. Rushbrook.

 

GEOGRAPHY

Foundations:

  • GEOG 210: Political and Cultural Geography of Globalization or GEOG 251: World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 220, 230, or 240    
  • 1 GEOG Methods course (222, 303, 330, 357, 416A, 417, and 457 are the methods courses with no prerequisites)

Electives:  Any 3 GEOG courses 200-level or greater; a minimum of 9 upper-division units is required for the minor

 

URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Foundations:

  • Introductory Economics (ECON 200 or other approved ECON course)

Core Classes:

  • At least 2 of the following: GEOG 302, 305, 367, 371, or 379

Methods:

  • At least 1 of the following:  GEOG 222, GEOG 303, 330, 357, 416A, 417 or other approved methods course

Electives:

  • 2 GEOG courses 200-level or greater (can be from core or methods); a minimum of 9 upper-division units is required for the minor

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

  • EVS 260
  • GEOG 220, 230, or 240 or ENVS 200
  • 1 Methods Course (GEOG 222, 303, 330, 357, 403, 416A, 417 are the methods courses with no prerequisites )
  • 3 elective courses chosen from the “Environmental Social Science and Policy” course listings under the major requirement

 

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY (online)

 

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE (in person)

Required Core (all 4 classes).  Note that 417 is offered Fall and Spring; 330 is offered Fall and Summer; 416A and 457 are offered Fall.

  • GEOG 330 (crosslisted with GEOS, SWES, WSM): Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 416A (crosslisted with RNR 416A): Computer Cartography
  • GEOG 417 (crosslisted with RNR 417): Geographic Information Science
  • GEOG 457: Statistics

Electives (select 2; crosslistings and prerequisites in parentheses; students may take course under any listing)

  • GEOG 357
  • GEOG 416C (RNR)
  • GEOG 416E (RNR; 416A or 417)
  • GEOG 416F (RNR; 417 )
  • GEOG 419 (RNR; 417)
  • GEOG 420 (RNR; 417)
  • GEOG 422 (RNR)
  • GEOG 483 (PLG, RNR; 330)
  • GEOG 490 (ATMO/GEN/GEOS/HWRS/MNE/OPTI/REM/RNR/SWES):  Note that GEOG 330 and 483 are prequisites