Minor in Environmental Geography {22-23}

Environmental Geography Minor

Environmental geography provides students with an opportunity to understand the relationships among place, people, and environment through spatial correlations and mapping, with a particular focus on those aspect of the physical and cultural landscape that address the environment, including water quality, climate, sustainability, cultural perspectives, and economics.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain and apply concepts of climate, soils, hydrology, and landscape evolution.
  • Students will be able to explain the relationships among landscapes, environments, human economies, and cultures and apply that understanding to environmental problem-solving.

Core Requirements ( 12 credits )

GEOS 110 Water, Land, and People: An Introduction to Physical Geography (3)
GEOS 110L Water, Land, and People: An Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (1)
GEOS 211L Problems in Water, Land, and People (2)
GEOS 320 Economic Geography (3)
GEOS 335 Environmental Geography and Conservation (3)

Restricted Electives ( 9 credits )

Students must take 3 additional credits in physical geography from either:

GEOS 305 Oceanography (3) OR GEOS 330 Elementary Meteorology (3)

Plus 6 credits from the following:

GEOS 321 Sustainable Transportation (3)
ANTH 307 Ecological Anthropology (3)   
ANTH 308 Migration and Human Adaptation (3)
ANTH 311 American Indians and the Environment (3)
ANTH 317 Collapse (3)