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Minors in Geography and GIS

Minor in Human Geography

A minor in human geography requires a minimum of four (4) credits. While the following list of courses is strongly recommended for the minor, other courses within the department may be substituted to meet the needs and interests of individual students after consultation with an advisor in the department or department chair.

Required courses

  • GEO 111 Regional Study of the Modern Industrial World
    or GEO 112 Regional Study of the Developing World

Plus, the following two courses:

  • GEO 350 Geography of Sexual & Gender Identities
  • GEO 411 Political Geography
  • GEO 412 Political Geography
  • GEO 413 Economic Geography

Plus, one of the following courses:

  • GEO 311 Regional Study of Europe
  • GEO 315 Regional Study of the United States and Canada
  • GEO 317 Regional Study of Latin America

Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

A minor in geographic information systems (GIS) requires a minimum of four (4) courses. While the following list of courses is strongly recommended for the minor, other courses within the department may be substituted to meet the needs and interests of individual students after consultation with an advisor in the department or the department chair.

Note: Students may not major in GIS and minor in GIS.

Required Courses

  • GEO 207 Fundamentals of GIS
  • GEO 309 Introduction to Spatial Analysis

Two of:

  • GEO 400 Advanced Spatial Analysis (Prerequisite: MTH 345 or 346)
  • GEO 402 Urban Applications of GIS
  • GEO 452 Special Topics in Geography and GIS
  • GEO 468 Internship (minimum .50 course)

It is strongly recommended that students minoring in GIS also take IS 200 Design and Development of Geodatabases

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