Geographic Studies Minor; Environmental Design

(College of Agricultural & 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 & 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:
 
Choose one:
4
LDA 150
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
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
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