Any major at UTA can be paired with the Geography Minor which consists of 18 hours of Geography coursework of which at least six (6) hours must be taken at the advanced (3000 and 4000) level. Students may count six hours of GEOL credit toward the Geography minor, so if you take Geology 1301 and 1302 for your core science credit, you are only a few courses away from a minor in Geography.
Geography is much more than just placing labels on a map, memorizing capitals and countries or just the natural stage upon which human history unfolds. As a geography minor you will learn how to employ the lenses of place, space, and location to better understand the dynamic nature of human-environmental relationships that shape us and our planet. Geography explores connections between the distinct cultural and physical landscapes and environmental processes of the earth’s major continents and regions. As a geography minor you will learn how to map and explore the earth from your own local ‘sense of place,’ to the planetary scale where a ‘bird’s eye’ view of the earth will offer you a new perspective on its oceanic and terrestrial bodies. We offer courses in human, physical, world, historical and film geography, in addition to geographical information systems (GIS), where you can acquire applied digital mapping and cartography skills. As a discipline that integrates the arts, humanities and sciences, your imagination is the only limit to how you can combine a minor in geography with your own chosen major.
Students earn the Geography Minor by completing six (6) courses in GEOG with at least two (2) upper-level courses (3000- or 4000-level). Students may count two (2) courses in Geology (GEOL) toward their Geography Minor. The following GEOG courses are offered on a regular basis.
Introductory survey courses:
GEOG 2301 Physical Geography
GEOG 2302 Human Geography
GEOG 2303 World Regional Geography
GEOG 3300 Research Methods in Geography
GEOG 3305 Maps and Mapmakers
GEOG 3310 Geography of the United States and Canada
GEOG 3320 Geography of Africa
GEOG 3334 Historical Geography of North America
GEOG 3336 Environmental History of the United States
GEOG 4330 Understanding Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
GEOG 4340 Geographies of Film
GEOG 4350 Special Topics in Modern Geography
For more information about the geography program, contact Dr. Andrew Milson (email@example.com)
To declare your Minor in Geography, contact one of the Department's undergraduate advisors.