Why Minor in Geography
Geography matters. . .
Because it is relevant for answering the following questions:
- Why are places where they are?
- How did they get to be that way?
- What is the relationship between people and places?
- How does the local affect the global and vice versa?
Geography is widely defined as the study of the interconnections between the earth and the people who live on it. Knowledge of Geography and spatial analysis (where things are and why they are there) is important in any discipline of study and teaches skills that are necessary and sought after by many employers. Global environmental and social problems now can be analyzed with the aid of new geospatial technologies such as Geographic Information System (GIS) a course required for completion of the minor.
To complete the minor, students need to complete 21 credit hours from the courses below: and must include GEO 203, GEO 205, GEO 301, GEO 499.
|GEO 203||Introduction to Geography*|
|GEO 305||Introduction to Mapping and GIS*|
|GEO 301||World Environments, People and Places*|
|GEO 303||Geography of Europe|
|GEO 305||Geography of Latin America|
|GEO 307||Physical Geography|
|GEO 308||Geography of the United States|
|GEO 320||Geography of Disasters|
|GEO 346||Geography Politics and Power|
|GEO 399||Independent Study|
|GEO 499||Internship/Field Experience*|
*Required for the Minor
Students interested in pursuing a minor in Geography are encouraged to contact Dr. Mary Caravelis firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.