Human Geography Minor

The Human Geography minor at The W encourages students to explore the world.   Geography is the study of space and place, and geography courses ask students to observe and question spatial patterns and cultural similarities and differences throughout various regions of the world. 


In addition to a required introductory course that provides an overview of world regions (GEO 101), this 18-credit minor requires students to take courses in two categories of study:  regional and systematic geography.  A list of the specific courses in each category and the pre-approved electives can be found in the bulletin.

  • GEO 101: World Geography (3 credit hours)
  • Regional requirement: Select two courses that take an in-depth look at the culture, history, politics, and economics of a particular world region (6 credit hours).
  • Systematic requirement: Select one course that focuses on a particular theme, such as population or economic geography, and explore its expressions around the world (3 credit hours). 
  • Electives: Because geography is an inherently interdisciplinary discipline, some electives may be taken from other fields of study, including history, politics, and religion.   These electives may be selected from the pre-approved list (link above) or an appropriate course may be substituted with the prior approval of the program coordinator (6 credit hours).


If you would like more information about the Human Geography minor, please contact the program coordinator:
Dr. Ann Fletchall
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