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Geography - B.A. Program Requirements

  • Environmental Geography Concentration
  • Geographic Information Concentration
  • Social Geography Concentration

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

I.    DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
US    10097    Destination Kent State: First Year Experience    1    
II.     MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)  Courses count in major GPA    
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
KSS
DD
GEOG    17063    World Geography    3    
KAD
DD       17064    Geography of the United States and Canada    3    
KBS      21062    Physical Geography    3    
KBS      21063    Physical Geography Laboratory    1    
39002    Statistical Methods in Geography    3    
39161    Introduction to Cartography    3    
39162    Introduction to Cartography Laboratory    1    
WIC       40191    Seminar in Geography*    3    
3/4xxxx    Regional Geography elective (upper division)    3    
III.     ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (76 credits)     
Type    Course    Title    Credits    
Foreign Language    14-16    
Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories)    3   
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)    5-6   
Kent Core Composition    6-8    
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
9    
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning    3-5    
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)    6    
General Electives (minimum 16 upper-division credit hours)    23-30    
IV.     CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)    
Environmental Geography (21)   
Geographic Information (21)   
Social Geography(21)   
MINIMUM TOTAL 
121

*A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Environmental Geography Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)Courses count in major GPA   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
GEOG    49070    Geographic Information Science    3    
Choose from the following: Environmental Geography Elective    12   
GEOG    31062    Fundamentals of Meteorology (3)     
31064    Principles of Climatology (3)     
31080    Geography of Wine (3)     
41050    Polar and Alpine Environments (3)     
41052    Glaciers and Glaciation (3)     
41062    Advanced Physical Geography (3)     
41066    Climate Change and Its Impact (3)     
41073    Conservation of Natural Resources (3)     
41074    Resource Geography (3)     
41082    Geography of Soils (3)   
Choose from the following: Geographic Information Electives    3   
GEOG    44070    Spatial Analysis and Location Theory (3)     
49070    Geographic Information Science (3)     
49076    Spatial Programming (3)     
49080    Advanced Geographic Information Science (3)     
49162    Advanced Cartography (3)     
49163    Advanced Cartography Laboratory (1)     
49165    GeoMapping (3)     
49210    Earth Imagery (3)     
49211    Earth Imagery Laboratory (1)     
49230    Remote Sensing (3)     
Choose from the following: Social Geography    3    
GEOG    31070    Population and Environment (3)     
32080    Politics and Place (3)     
34070    Economic Geography (3)     
35065    Geography of Transportation/Spatial Interaction (3)     
36065    Cities and Urbanization (3)     
42040    Tourism Development and Recreational Travel (3)     
42052    Medical Geography (3)     
42064    Historical Geography of the United States and Canada (3)     
44010    Geography of the Global Economy (3)     
45085    Urban Transportation (3)     
46065    Advanced Urban Geography (3)     
46070    Urban and Regional Planning (3)     
MINIMUM TOTAL 
21    

Geographic Information Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)Courses count in major GPA   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
Choose from the following: Environmental Geography Elective*    3-6    
GEOG    31062    Fundamentals of Meteorology (3)     
31064    Principles of Climatology (3)     
31080    Geography of Wine (3)     
41050    Polar and Alpine Environments (3)     
41052    Glaciers and Glaciation (3)     
41062    Advanced Physical Geography (3)     
41066    Climate Change and Its Impact (3)     
41073    Conservation of Natural Resources (3)     
41074    Resource Geography (3)     
41082    Geography of Soils (3)   
Choose from the following: Geographic Information Electives    12    
GEOG    44070    Spatial Analysis and Location Theory (3)     
49070    Geographic Information Science (3)     
49076    Spatial Programming (3)     
49080    Advanced Geographic Information Science (3)     
49162    Advanced Cartography (3)     
49163    Advanced Cartography Laboratory (1)     
49165    GeoMapping (3)     
49210    Earth Imagery (3)     
49211    Earth Imagery Laboratory (1)     
49230    Remote Sensing (3)     
Choose from the following: Social Geography*    3-6    
GEOG    31070    Population and Environment (3)     
32080    Politics and Place (3)     
34070    Economic Geography (3)     
35065    Geography of Transportation/Spatial Interaction (3)     
36065    Cities and Urbanization (3)     
42040    Tourism Development and Recreational Travel (3)     
42052    Medical Geography (3)     
42064    Historical Geography of the United States and Canada (3)     
44010    Geography of the Global Economy (3)     
45085    Urban Transportation (3)     
46065    Advanced Urban Geography (3)     
46070    Urban and Regional Planning (3)     
MINIMUM TOTAL 
21    

*Students must take one course from each and an additional course from either the Geographic Information electives or Social Geography courses.

Social Geography Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits) Courses count in major GPA   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
Choose from the following: Environmental Geography Elective    3    
GEOG    31062    Fundamentals of Meteorology (3)     
31064    Principles of Climatology (3)     
31080    Geography of Wine (3)     
41050    Polar and Alpine Environments (3)     
41052    Glaciers and Glaciation (3)     
41062    Advanced Physical Geography (3)     
41066    Climate Change and Its Impact (3)     
41073    Conservation of Natural Resources (3)     
41074    Resource Geography (3)     
41082    Geography of Soils (3)   
Choose from the following: Geographic Information Electives    6    
GEOG    44070    Spatial Analysis and Location Theory (3)     
49070    Geographic Information Science (3)     
49076    Spatial Programming (3)     
49080    Advanced Geographic Information Science (3)     
49162    Advanced Cartography (3)     
49163    Advanced Cartography Laboratory (1)     
49165    GeoMapping (3)     
49210    Earth Imagery (3)     
49211    Earth Imagery Laboratory (1)     
49230    Remote Sensing (3)     
Choose from the following: Social Geography    12    
GEOG    31070    Population and Environment (3)     
32080    Politics and Place (3)     
34070    Economic Geography (3)     
35065    Geography of Transportation/Spatial Interaction (3)     
36065    Cities and Urbanization (3)     
42040    Tourism Development and Recreational Travel (3)     
42052    Medical Geography (3)     
42064    Historical Geography of the United States and Canada (3)     
44010    Geography of the Global Economy (3)     
45085    Urban Transportation (3)     
46065    Advanced Urban Geography (3)     
46070    Urban and Regional Planning (3)     
MINIMUM TOTAL 
21    

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