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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography Minor

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SBSB 4-223

(760) 750-4104

Program Coordinators:
Greig Guthey, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Ridder, Ph.D.


Greig Guthey, Ph.D.
Kimberley Knowles-Yánez, Ph.D.
Tihomir Kostadinov, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Ridder, Ph.D.
Gabriel Valle, Ph.D.

Program of Study

Geographers study why and where people, places, and environments are located on the planet and the processes of social and spatial change they are experiencing. The Minor in Geography provides students with a suite of courses that use geographic understanding to explore issues and themes related to social justice and the environment, globalization and global change, border development, climate change impacts and adaptation, water governance, and economic development.

The minor program provides students with analytical tools, research opportunities, global understanding, and broad preparation for further graduate study, and for careers in business, education, environmental management, international and community development, and government. It is an excellent addition to majors in Anthropology, Business Administration, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Border Studies, Communications, Ethnic Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, History, Liberal Studies, American Indian Studies, Political Science, Sociology, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.


Completion of nineteen (19) units of credit, nine (9) of which must be at the upper-division level. For their core courses, students may choose any upper-division course in Geography in addition to those listed below. Each course counted toward the minor must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Core Courses for the Minor

(Choose three)


* Students may not take both GEOG 305  and GEOG 305S.

**Additional courses may be available; check the class schedule for the latest offerings.

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