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 & Culture in Asia (Active)
4
AAS 155A
African-American Dance & Culture in the United States, Brazil & the Caribbean (Active)
4
AAS 172
Diaspora & New Black Identities (Active)
4
AAS 176
The Politics of Resources (Active)
4
AAS 180
Race & 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 & Forests (Active)
4
EVE 147
Biogeography (Active)
4
PLS 144
Trees & Forests (Active)
4
WFC 110
Biology & Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111
Biology & Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120
Biology & 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 & Remote Sensing (Active)
4
ESM 186
Environmental Remote Sensing (Active)
5
ABT 181N
Concepts & 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