Geography Minor

Minor - Geography (Minor)

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 19

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018


Summary

Introduction to Geography7
Regional Core3
Geographic Methods3
Upper Division Systematic Geography6
Total Hours19

Introduction to Geography

Rule: Must complete all of the following courses

GPHY 111NIntro to Physical Geography3
GPHY 112NIntro to Phys Geography Lab1
GPHY 121SHuman Geography3
Total Hours7

 Minimum Required Grade: C-


Regional Core

Select at least one of the following:3
Geography of World Regions
Glacier National Park in Winter
Montana
The Middle East
North America
Crown of the Continent
Regional Geography (Multiple Regions)
Field Studies in Geography
High Asia
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Geographic Methods

Rule: Must complete 1 of the following courses

GPHY 284Intro to GIS and Cartography3
or GPHY 385 Field Techniques
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Systematic Geography

Rule: Must complete at least 1 course from 2 subcategories:

  • 'Physical Geography',
  • 'Geography and Society', and
  • 'Human-Environment Interaction'

6 Total Credits Required

Physical Geography

Select one of the following:3
Weather and Climate
Biogeography
Global Mountain Environments
Geomorphology
Mountain Field Study
Advanced Physical Geography
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Geography and Society

Select one of the following:3
Economic Geography of Rural Areas
Sustainable Cities
Food and Famine
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Human Environment Interaction

Select one of the following:3
Water Policy
Mountains and Society
Human Role Environmental Change
Cultural Ecology
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Teaching Geography Track

A teaching minor is an academic minor which may contain different course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a teaching major in a content area plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of either a teaching major or a teaching minor in that content area.

The term ‘minor’ for this teaching option refers to courses that need to be completed. To sign up for this option, you need to contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Do not fill out a minor form for graduation or the minor section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Curriculum and Instruction Department.  

Teaching Licensure Requirements

Note: Individuals completing a teaching minor must also complete a teaching major in another content area. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A minor GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.

Note: Individuals completing a teaching minor must also complete a teaching major in another content area. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A minor GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.


Teaching Methods Course

Rule: Complete the following course.

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

EDU 497Teaching and Assessing3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-