Urban, Regional, and Global Studies Curriculum

Curriculum for Geography (BA): Urban, Regional, and Global Studies specialization


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Required Courses (9 hours)

  • GEOG 2100: Human Geography
  • GEOG 4101: Undergraduate Research and Professionalization Seminar*
  • GEOG 4100: Geographic Inquiry**

Required Electives (complete all categories)

1. 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

2. Introductory and Intermediate courses: Choose three (9 hours)

  • GEOG 2400 OR 2400H: Economic and Social Geography
  • GEOG 2500: Cities and their Global Spaces
  • GEOG 3300: Transportation Security
  • GEOG 3600 OR 3600H: Space, Power, and Political Geography
  • GEOG 3601: Modern Geopolitical Imagination
  • GEOG 3701: Making of the Modern World
  • GEOG 3702: Life and Death Geographies: Global Population Dynamics
  • GEOG 3750: Geography of North America
  • GEOG 3751: Geography of Ohio
  • GEOG 3752: Geography of Latin America
  • GEOG 3753: Geography of the European Union
  • GEOG 3597.01: World Urbanization
  • EARTHSCI 3411: Water Security in the 21st Century

3. Advanced courses: Choose three (9 hours)

  • GEOG 5300: Geography of Transportation
  • GEOG 5401: Economies, Space, and Society
  • GEOG 5402: Land Use Geography
  • GEOG 5501: Urban Spaces in the Global Economy
  • GEOG 5502: The Neoliberal City
  • GEOG 5503: Urban China: Space, Place and Urban Transformation
  • GEOG 5601: Geographies of Governmentalities
  • GEOG 5602: Urban Political Geography
  • GEOG 5700: Geography of Development
  • GEOG 5751: New Worlds in Latin America

*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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