Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Geography

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Geography Minor:
Degree Requirements

The Geography Minor familiarizes students with both the global map and the spatial distributions of people and things, such as capital, technology, and disease across the globe.  Because Geography combines spatial analysis with concepts from a number of other disciplines, a geography minor is an excellent complement to a range of majors, including history, economics, sociology, political science, communications and business administration.  Geography is an excellent background for students who wish to develop careers in teaching, development, policy, or other service professions. 

The Geography Minor requires students to take 15 credits of Geography courses. At least six of the 15 credits must be at the 300-level or above, and nine credits must be completed at Eastern.  At least nine credits must be unique to the Geography minor and not shared with other majors or minors.

Students may choose among the following courses:
Title Course Title Credits
GEO 100 Introduction to Geography
GEO 110 Urban Geography
GEO 210 Geography of Canada
GEO 218 Regions of the World
GEO 228 Historical Geography of the United States
GEO 307 Gender, Justice, Environment
GEO 331 Geography of Food
GEO 332 Geographies of Tourism
GEO 333 Global Geopolitical Divisions
GEO 337 Economic Geopraphy
GEO 365 Special Topics
GEO 480 Independent Study
Total Credits
For information about Geography, contact Dr. Mary Curran, Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Geography, at


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