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Geography & Environmental Studies at Aquinas College

Geography Minor

Minor Requirements: Twenty (20) semester hours.

  • At least twelve (12) semester hours must be taken at Aquinas.
  • Only courses with a grade of C or better will count toward the minor.
AQUINAS REQUIREMENTS
GY101 Earth Environments 4.0
GY120 Human Geography (GP) 4.0
Twelve (12) semester hours of Geography electives (three (3) courses must be at a 200 level or higher):
   
   
   
   

Courses

  • GY101 Earth Environments (4) NL

    Natural elements of environment and effects on humans: seasons, radiation, wind, moisture, climate, as well as landforms resulting from running water, ice, gravity, marine activities, and tectonic processes. Three (3) hours lecture, two (2) hours lab (GY101L).

  • GY120 Human Geography (4) (SS1/SS2) (GP)

    The geographic subfield of Human Geography discusses and interprets the role of human beings as they are distributed across the surface of the earth. This is a far-ranging field of inquiry that incorporates information from the traditional social scientific realms of economics, sociology, political science, and anthropology into a spatial analysis of the world around us. Given the nature of the topic, this course will be introductory in nature and examine the breadth of cultural geographic thought.