Geography Education Minor

  • This minor contains course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the education/teaching concentration of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the education/teaching concentration of a major or education/teaching minor in that content area.

  • To complete this minor, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Approvals for this minor must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

  • Individuals completing this minor must also complete the education/teaching concentration of a major in another teaching content area.

Minor - Geography Education

W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 22

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23


Summary

Introduction to Geography

7

Regional Core

3

Geographic Methods

3

Upper-Division Systematic Geography

6

Geography Education Requirement

3

Total Hours

12


Introduction to Geography

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GPHY 111N

Intro to Physical Geography: Climate, Landforms, and Vegetation

3

GPHY 112N

Intro to Physical Geography Lab: Climate, Landforms, and Vegetation

1

GPHY 121S

Human Geography

3

Total Hours

7

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Regional Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

GPHY 141S

Geography of World Regions

GPHY 144

Glacier National Park in Winter

GPHY 241

Montana

GPHY 245

The Middle East

GPHY 342

North America

GPHY 344

Crown of the Continent

GPHY 347

Regional Geography (Multiple Regions)

GPHY 348

Field Studies in Geography

GPHY 444

High Asia

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Geographic Methods

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

GPHY 284

Intro to GIS and Cartography

GPHY 385

Field Techniques

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Systematic Geography

Rule: Complete at least 1 course from 2 of the following 3 subcategories. 6 total credits required.

Physical Geography

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

ERTH 303N

Weather and Climate

GPHY 311N

Biogeography

GPHY 314

Global Mountain Environments

GPHY 317

Geomorphology

GPHY 438

Mountain Field Study

GPHY 525

Advanced Physical Geography

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Geography and Society

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

GPHY 323S

Economic Geography of Rural Areas

GPHY 421

Sustainable Cities

GPHY 434

Food and Famine

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Human Environment Interaction

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

GPHY 335

Water Policy

GPHY 338

Mountains and Society

GPHY 432

Human Role Environmental Change

GPHY 433

Community Resilience

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Geography Education Requirement

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach geography, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.