Geography

MINOR

A minor must contain 15 to 18 semester hours of coursework, including at least 9 hours of upper-division courses at the 3000-4000 level. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted toward completion of the minor, but courses taken in Core Area F may be used to fulfill minor requirements.

A minor in geography must include 15 credit hours of geography course work, with at least 9 hours at the 3000-level or above.

Six hours selected from the following electives:6
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
Nine hours of the following upper-level courses:
GEOG 3310Historical Geography3
GEOG 3320The African Americas3
GEOG 3330Heritage Tourism3
Total Hours15

Courses

GEOG 1100. Introduction to Geography. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers a broad introduction to the field of geography, with its various traditions, subfields, and associated technologies. Topic areas covered include the multiple aspects of cultural and physical geography and tools used in the discipline.
Prerequisites: ENGL 0989, unless exempt.

GEOG 1101. Intro to Human Geography. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the study of world geography with attention given to demographic, political, cultural, economic, and environmental characteristics of regions of the world.
Prerequisites: ENGL 0989, unless exempt.

GEOG 1111. Intro to Physical Geography. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the basic principles of geography as related to the physical elements of the human environment and area distribution throughout the world. Includes maps and locations, weather, climate, and natural resources.
Prerequisites: ENGL 0989, unless exempt.

GEOG 3310. Historical Geography. 3-0-3 Units.

Investigates the changing landscape of North America from the Pre-Columbian era to the present. Surveys past places, spaces, regions, movements, environments, and landscapes.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112.

GEOG 3320. The African Americas. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the influence of African peoples on regional formation in the Americas with a focus on the biophysical landscape and African adaptation/relationships, the geographic imagination of African American regions, and the relational approach in defining African American regional formation.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or 2112.

GEOG 3330. Heritage Tourism. 3-0-3 Units.

1azProvides an overview of heritage tourism, tourism that focuses on the cultural and natural heritage of a region. Topics may include archaeological sites, indigenous culture, agriculute and foodways, industrail landscapes, relitious sites, diaspora, and dark tourism interspersed wtih case studies from the Greater Chattanooga region and Georgia.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or 2112.