Geographic Studies Minor; Environmental Design

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

(Department of Human Ecology)

The minor in Geographic Studies is defined by its concern with place. Geographers strive to answer spatial questions regarding the Earth’s surface; to describe and explain the character of regions; to ascertain the ways in which historical and contemporary humans have used and shaped the Earth’s surface; and to understand the interactions of physical, biotic, and human systems within our global environment. The minor is compatible with a variety of environmental majors in the college.

The minor is sponsored by the Department of Human Ecology, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design Program.

Minor Advisor. S. E. Greco; see staff advisor Sharla Cheney, 135 Hunt Hall, scheney@ucdavis.edu.


Geographic Studies
Units: 20
LDA 010
World Regional Geography (Active)
3
Choose at least one course from three areas:
17
Human Geography:
 
CRD 140
Dynamics of Regional Development (Active)
4
CRD 141
Organization of Economic Space (Active)
4
CRD 142
Rural Change in the Industrialized World (Active)
4
NUT 120BN
Nutritional Geography (Active)
4
AAS 100
Survey of Ethnicity in the US (Active)
4
AAS 107C
African Descent Communities and Culture in Asia (Active)
4
AAS 155A
African-American Dance and Culture in the United States, Brazil and the Caribbean (Active)
4
AAS 172
Diaspora and New Black Identities (Active)
4
AAS 176
The Politics of Resources (Active)
4
AAS 180
Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (Active)
4
AAS 182
Hip Hop Culture & Globalization (Active)
4
or
Other upper division courses approved by the advisor.
 
Physical Geography:
 
ESM 120
Global Environmental Interactions (Active)
4
ESM 144
Trees and Forests (Active)
4
EVE 147
Biogeography (Active)
4
PLS 144
Trees and Forests (Active)
4
WFC 110
Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111
Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 156
Plant Geography (Active)
4
WFC 157
Coastal Ecosystems (Active)
4
or
Other upper division courses approved by the advisor.
 
Methods in Geography:
 
LDA 150
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
or
ABT 150
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
ESM 185
Aerial Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing (Active)
4
ESM 186
Environmental Remote Sensing (Active)
5
ABT 181N
Concepts and Methods in Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
ABT 182
Environmental Analysis using GIS (Active)
4
HYD 182
Environmental Analysis using GIS (Active)
4
or
Other upper division courses approved by the advisor.
 
Individual Study:
 
Select a maximum of four units of 192 (Internship) or 199 (Research) in any appropriate department.
 
Total: 20