Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Human-Environment and Economic Geography

Program:
Minor in Human-Environment and Economic Geography
Plan Code:
GEOGM_MNUN
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
College:
College of Social Science
Department:
Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.


College of Social Science

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Human-Environment and Economic Geography

The Minor in Human-Environment and Economic Geography, which is administered by the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, provides a fundamental foundation to the breadth of study within the field of geography as well as grounding in general geographic theory.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University except those pursuing the concentration in Human-Environment and Economic Geography in the Bachelor of Science degree in Geography.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences.

Requirements for the Minor in Human-Environment and Economic Geography

Complete a minimum of 15 credits in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences from the following:

1. Complete one of the following courses (3 credits):
GEO 113 Introduction to Economic Geography 3
GEO 151 Introduction to Human Geography 3
GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3
GEO 214 Geography of Drugs 3
GEO 215 Sports Geography 3
GEO 235 Geography of Environment and Health 3
2. Complete a minimum of 9 credits from the following courses:
GEO 410 Geography of Food and Agriculture 3
GEO 413 Urban Geography 3
GEO 414 Transportation Systems and Sustainable Cities 3
GEO 435 Geography of Health and Disease 3
GEO 436 Spatial Analysis of Populations 3
GEO 440 Geopolitics 3
GEO 441 Cultural Geography 3
GEO 453 Metropolitan Environments: Urban Forms and Land Uses 3
3. Complete an additional minimum of 3 credits from any GEO electives.