Environment and Society Curriculum

Curriculum for Geography (BA): Environment and Society specialization

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Required Courses (9 hours)

  • GEOG 3800: Geographical Perspectives on Environment and Society
  • GEOG 4101: Undergraduate Research and Professionalization Seminar*
  • GEOG 4100: Geographic Inquiry OR GEOG 5100: Spatial Data Analysis**

Required Electives (complete all categories)

1. Physical Geography courses: Choose three (9-10 hours)

  • GEOG 2800: Our Global Environment OR GEOG 2960: Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GEOG 3980: Biogeography: An Introduction to Life on Earth
  • GEOG 3900: Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences OR GEOG 3901H: Global Climate and Environmental Change

2. Human Geography courses: Choose three (9 hours)

  • GEOG 3702: Life and Death Geographies: Global Population Dynamics
  • GEOG 3597.03: Environmental Citizenship
  • GEOG 5402: Land Use Geography
  • GEOG 5700: Geography of Development
  • GEOG 5751: New Worlds of Latin America
  • GEOG 5801: Environmental Conservation
  • GEOG 5802: Globalization and Environment

3. Methods courses: Choose two (6 hours)

  • GEOG 5100: Spatial Data Analysis
  • GEOG 5200: Cartography and Map Design
  • GEOG 5201: GeoVisualization
  • GEOG 5210: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 5212: Spatial Database Design for GIS
  • GEOG 5225: Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 5226: Spatial Simulation and Modeling

*Geography 4101 is an upper-division course meant to be taken in the third or fourth year of study; offered AU semester only.
**Geography 4100 is a capstone course meant to be taken in the last year of study; offered SP semester only.

The General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree are available on the College of Arts and Sciences website.


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