Geography Minor

Also available via Ecampus.

The Geography minor will allow interested non-majors to explore:

  • how the Earth works,
  • the people who live on its surface,
  • the value of accessing and properly using geographic information, and
  • how to bring concepts of relative location, pattern, and spatial process to bear on key societal questions.

The minor consists of 14 credits of core courses and at least 13 credits of elective courses for a total of 27 credits. Students must complete a minimum of 14 unique credits in the minor that do not fulfill requirements of majors, minors, options or certificates.

Core Requirements
Select one course from each of the following areas:14
Human and Regional Geography
*HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (EC)
*GEOGRAPHY OF THE NON-WESTERN WORLD (EC)
*GEOGRAPHY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (EC)
*HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT GEOGRAPHY (EC)
Physical Geography
*EARTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE
*EVOLUTION OF PLANET EARTH
*ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY (EC)
*PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (EC)
*EXPLORING THE DEEP: GEOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD'S OCEANS (EC)
Sustainability
*SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE COMMON GOOD
Geographic Techniques
*FOUNDATIONS OF GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE AND GIS (EC)
GISCIENCE I: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THEORY (EC)
GEOVISUALIZATION: CARTOGRAPHY (EC)
GEOVISUALIZATION: WEB MAPPING
Electives
Select at least 13 credits of the following:13
Physical Geography
WATERSHED PROCESSES (EC)
*MINERALS, ENERGY, WATER, AND THE ENVIRONMENT (EC)
^CLIMATOLOGY (EC)
GEOGRAPHY OF LIFE: SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND CONSERVATION
SNOW HYDROLOGY
International Studies
*GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA
*GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA
*^GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION
GLOBAL RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT
Water Resources
*INTRODUCTION TO WATER SCIENCE AND POLICY
SNOW HYDROLOGY
HYDROLOGY FOR WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
INTERNATIONAL WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Resources, Hazards, and Planning
*LIVING WITH ACTIVE CASCADE VOLCANOES (EC)
*GLOBAL CHANGE AND EARTH SCIENCES (EC)
*EARTHQUAKES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (EC)
*POPULATION, CONSUMPTION, AND ENVIRONMENT
*GEOGRAPHY OF NATURAL HAZARDS
*GEOGRAPHY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
LAND USE IN THE AMERICAN WEST
PLANNING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
SUSTAINABLE SITE PLANNING
Total Hours27

Minor Code: 545