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Department of Geography

Minor in Geography

 

Catalog Description

The minor in geography requires that students take 18 credits consisting of courses at the 200-level or above.  Minors are required to take one human geography course, one physical geography course, and one regional geography course for a total of 9 credits.  The remaining 9 credits in geography may be taken as electives.  All 18 credit hours must be in geography.

For additional information and advisement, please contact Dr. Susan Hume (Email: shume@siue.edu / Phone: 618-650-2765). 

Core Course Requirements (minimum 9 credit hours):

Human geography courses:   

  • GEOG 205 Human Geography
  • GEOG 300 Geography of World Population
  • GEOG 301 Economic Geography
  • GEOG 303 Introduction to Urban Geography
  • GEOG 401 Geography of Development
  • GEOG 402 Cultural Landscape
  • GEOG 403 Topics in Urban Geography
  • GEOG 405 Geography of Food
  • GEOG 406 Political Geography
  • GEOG 451 Topics in Human Geography

Physical geography courses:

  • GEOG 210 Physical Geography
  • GEOG 211 Meteorology
  • GEOG 310 Physical Geology
  • GEOG 312 Petrology and Structural Geology
  • GEOG 314 Climatology
  • GEOG 315 Geomorphology
  • GEOG 316 Introduction to Biogeography
  • GEOG 408 Snow and Ice Processes
  • GEOG 410 Soils
  • GEOG 411 Hydrology
  • GEOG 412 Groundwater Hydrology
  • GEOG 413 Environmental Geochemistry
  • GEOG 414 Floods, Climate, and the Environment
  • GEOG 415 Animal Geography
  • GEOG 416 Conservation Biogeography
  • GEOG 452 Topics in Physical Geography

Regional geography courses: 

  • GEOG 201 World Regions
  • GEOG 330 Geography of Europe
  • GEOG 331 Geography of the Commonwealth of Independent States
  • GEOG 332 Geography of Africa
  • GEOG 333 Geography of Asia
  • GEOG 334 Geography of Latin America
  • GEOG 335 Regional Geography of North America
  • GEOG 429 Storm Chasing and Assessment Field Course
  • GEOG 453 Topics in Regional Geography

Elective Course Requirements:

  • GEOG 202 Resource Use and Management
  • GEOG 320 Cartography
  • GEOG 321 Quantitative Techniques
  • GEOG 322 Air and Photo Interpretation
  • GEOG 418 Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 419 Thematic Cartography
  • GEOG 420 Interactive and Animated Cartography
  • GEOG 421 Digital Elevation Modeling
  • GEOG 422 Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
  • GEOG 423 Computer Mapping
  • GEOG 424 Vector Based Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 425 Advanced Urban Geography
  • GEOG 426 Field Study
  • GEOG 427 Internship
  • GEOG 428 Travel Study Course
  • GEOG 440 Teaching of Geography
  • GEOG 454 Topics in Geographic Techniques

Exit Requirements:

A grade of C or better must be achieved in all Minor coursework.  Students must complete all University requirements.

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