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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Geography

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Geography (120 units)

Requirements

A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all upper division Geography courses. The Geography major requires at least 39 units of which at least 9 must be at the 400 level.

Lower Division (12 units):

Take all of the following courses:

  • GEOG 200 Introduction to Research Methods for Geographers (3)
    Prerequisite: None

  • GEOG 280 Intro Geospatial Techniques (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Take one of the following courses:

  • GEOG 130 Introduction to Climatology (4)
    Prerequisite: One G.E. Foundation course (One B.2. and one A.1 course recommended)

  • GEOG 140 Introduction to Physical Geography (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.

Take one of the following courses:

  • GEOG 100 World Regional Geography (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course

  • GEOG 120 Geography of Human Diversity in U.S. (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.

  • GEOG 160 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.

Upper Division (27 units)

Take all of the following courses:

  • GEOG 340 Environmental Geography (3)
    Prerequisite: GEOG 130 or 140 or GEOL 280.

  • GEOG 360 Human Geography (3)
    Prerequisites: GEOG 100, 120, or 160.

  • GEOG 380 Map Interpretation and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Take one Regional course (see list below)

Take 3 courses in one of the following concentrations:

  • Environmental/Physical Geography, Human Geography, Geospatial Techniques, or Global/Regional Studies

Major Concentrations

Students are urged to complete courses in each cluster and to seek the advice of the undergraduate advisor and other faculty to identify courses that are best suited to meet their educational and career objectives. In addition, programs may be tailored to meet the needs of individual students especially those choosing to double-major.

Environmental/Physical Geography:

GEOG 355, 440, 442, 443, 444, 445, 447, 448, 455, 458, 481.

Human Geography:

GEOG 301, 319, 352, 357, 402, 446, 452, 460, 462 (also WGSS 462), 464, 465, 467, 468, 470, 471 (also HCA 471).

Geospatial Techniques:

GEOG 400, 402, 473, 474, 475, 482, 484, 485, 486, 487A, 487B, 488.

Global and Regional Studies:

Global Studies Courses:

  • GEOG 319, 352, 355, 452, 460, 464, 468, 470.

Regional Courses:

  • GEOG 304, 306, 308, 309, 313, 314, 315, 316, 318, 321, 322

Additional Courses

The following courses may be included in the above concentrations with approval of the Undergraduate Advisor:

  • GEOG 492, 494, 497.

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