Geography Minor

Minor - Geography

W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 19

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21


Summary

Introduction to Geography

7

Regional Core

3

Geographic Methods

3

Upper-Division Systematic Geography

6

Teaching Geography Track

Total Hours

19


Introduction to Geography

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GPHY 111N

Intro to Physical Geography

3

GPHY 112N

Intro to Phys Geography Lab

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-


Teaching Geography Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track 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 teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.

  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

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

Teaching Geography Required Course

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.