Geography Minor (26 Credits)

All Colleges, excluding teacher certification programs

General Requirements: All courses required

Course Number             Course Title Credits
ESC 101 Earth Environments 4
GEO 110 World Cultural Regions 3
GEO 201 Geography of United States and Canada 3

Physical Geography: One course required

ESC 211 Global Warming & Climate Change 3
ESC 221 Introduction to Climate Systems 4
ESC 222 Landforms: Processes and Regions 4
GEO / ESC 422 Meteorology and Weather Forecasting 3
GEO / ESC 425 Biogeography 3
GEO / ESC 426 Soil Morphology and Genesis
GEO / ESC 427 Water Resources 3
GEO / ESC 460 Environmental Hazards and Land Use Planning 3

Cultural Geography: One course required

GEO 202 Contemporary Global Issues 3
GEO 300 Population Geography 3
GEO 306 Economic Geography 3
GEO 307 Political Geography 3
GEO 309 Urban Geography 3

Techniques: One course required

GEO / ESC 250 Fundamentals of Cartography 3
GEO / ESC 345 Remote Sensing of the Environment 3
GEO / ESC 385 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
GEO / ESC 390 Field Methods 3
GEO / ESC 440 Geographic Interpretation of Aerial Photographs 3
GEO 488 Spatial Data Analysis 3

Regional Geography: One course required

GEO 204 Geography of Wisconsin 3
GEO 304 Geography of Europe 3
GEO 312 Geography of Africa 3
GEO 318 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean 3
GEO 328 Geography of East and Southeast Asia 3
GEO 331 Geography of the Middle East, Central and South Asia 3

Electives: 3 - 4  Credits Required

  Any of the courses listed above and/or courses listed below  
GEO 102 Maps and Society 3
GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments 3
GEO 208 Applications of Geographic Information Systems I 3
GEO / ESC 270 Geographic Themes 1 - 3
GEO 308 Applications of Geographic Information Systems II 3
GEO / ESC 401 Focus on Geography: A Capstone Course 1
GEO / ESC 445 Advanced Remote Sensing 3
GEO / ESC 450 Geography Internship 3 - 12
GEO / ESC 455 Applied Map Design and Production in Cartography and GIS 3
GEO / ESC 470 Special Topics in Geography / Earth Science 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 476 Geography / Earth Science Topics for Teachers 1 - 3
GEO 485 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
GEO / ESC 490 Independent Study 2 - 3
GEO / ESC 495 Seminar in Geography / Earth Science 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 499 Undergraduate Research 1 - 3