Geography B.A. – Global and Area Studies Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Phil Klein, Ph.D., Department Chair

Location: Candelaria 2200

Telephone: 970.351.2372

Fax: 970.351.2890

Website: http://www.unco.edu/geography/

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

Those electing the Global and Area Studies Emphasis are generally preparing for graduate school or careers in cartography, recreation/travel planning, military or political intelligence or resource management. Examples of specific employment opportunities include map design and construction, international business representative, tour planning/operation and area specialist. Additional positions include travel agent, real estate agent, park ranger and peace corps volunteer.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • GEOG 300 and GEOG 325 may be taken for credit more than once with different topics.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 3 credits

LAC area 5.b. — Geography

GEOG 100World Geography

3

or

GEOG 110Geography of the United States and Canada

3

Remaining LAC — 37 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 39 credits

Take all of the following courses:

GEOG 200Human Geography

3

GEOG 210Introduction to GIS and GPS

3

GEOG 220Climate and Vegetation

3

GEOG 230Landforms, Water & Hazards

3

GEOG 375Quantitative Techniques in Geography

3

GEOG 495Senior Seminar

3

Choose one of the following courses:

GEOG 302Cartography

3

GEOG 307Geographic Information Science

3

Regional Credits (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses:

GEOG 326Africa

3

GEOG 333South America

3

GEOG 335Geography of Middle America

3

GEOG 340Europe

3

GEOG 344Asia: Special Topics

3

GEOG 350Colorado

3

GEOG 395Advanced Regional Geography: Topics

3

Human Geography Credits (9 credits)

Choose three of the following courses:

GEOG 300Advanced Human Geography: Topics

3

GEOG 310Urban and Regional Planning

3

GEOG 312Economic Geography

3

GEOG 315Nature and Society

3

GEOG 320Population Geography

3

GEOG 330Cultural Geography

3

GEOG 360Political Geography

3

GEOG 370Urban Geography

3

GEOG 390Geographic Inquiry: Applying Spatial Thinking

3

Physical Geography (3 credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

GEOG 325Advanced Physical Geography: Topics

3

GEOG 355Environmental Geography: Earth at Risk

3

GEOG 392Field Course in Geography

1 - 6

GEOG 440Biogeography

3

NOTE: Up to 3 credits of GEOG 492 Internship may be substituted for one of the upper-division elective emphasis courses.

3. University-Wide Credits — 41 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 41 credits.