University of Guelph 2002-2003 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Geography (GEOG)

Department of Geography, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

The Department of Geography provides students with a broad range of courses in Human and Physical Geography which focus on the nature and evolution of the numerous and complex physical and human environment systems of the world. Students are required to select courses from both the human and physical fields. Within the program of studies it is possible for students through course selection to follow a particular line of interest in, for example, Rural Geography, Resource Management, Urban and Economic Geography, Biophysical Resources or Geomorphology.

The 1000 level courses provide a foundation for the Geography programs and are prerequisites or are strongly recommended for many of the 2000 level courses. The 2000 level systematic courses are prerequisite to the corresponding advanced courses at the 3000 and 4000 level. All students should obtain a copy of the department program planning guide and consult with faculty before planning their course of studies.

Students contemplating graduate or professional programs of study following completion of the honours program should consult a departmental advisor for advice on additional courses that they should take.

The department also offers a B.SC. honours Earth Surface Science program (jointly with Land Resources Science), a B.SC.(ENV.) honours Environmental Geography Major program, and a B.SC. honours program Minor in Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Analysis which are described in the schedule of studies for each of the programs (Section X). Geography B.A. honours Majors are eligible to take the B.SC. Minor. All Geography students are encouraged to consult with a departmental advisor regarding course selection.

The following courses offered by the Department of Land Resource Science may be counted as Geography credits: GEOL*2150, MET*2030, SOIL*2010, SOIL*3600.

Area of Concentration (General Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits in Geography is required, including:

GEOG*1200 [0.50] People, Places and Spatial Organization

GEOG*1220 [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment

GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment

2.00 credits at the 3000 level or above (not more than one of GEOG*3510, GEOG*3530, GEOG*3600)

Two of:

GEOG*2000 [0.50] Geomorphology

GEOG*2110 [0.50] Climate and the Biophysical Environment

GEOG*2210 [0.50] Environment and Resources

GEOG*2230 [0.50] Economic Geography

One of:

GEOG*2460 [0.50] Analysis in Geography

GEOG*2480 [0.50] Cartographic Methods

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 9.00 credits in Geography is required, including:

GEOG*1200 [0.50] People, Places and Spatial Organization

GEOG*1220 [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment

GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment

GEOG*2000 [0.50] Geomorphology

GEOG*2110 [0.50] Climate and the Biophysical Environment

GEOG*2210 [0.50] Environment and Resources

GEOG*2230 [0.50] Economic Geography

GEOG*2460 [0.50] Analysis in Geography

GEOG*2480 [0.50] Cartographic Methods

GEOG*3480 [0.50] Geographic Information Systems

GEOG*4880 [0.50] Senior Seminar in Geography

3.00 additional credits in Geography at the 3000 level or above (not more than one of GEOG*3510, GEOG*3530, GEOG*3600 ), including at least 1.50 credits at the 4000 level.

One of:

GEOG*2030 [0.50] International Political Geography

GEOG*2510 [0.50] Canada: A Regional Synthesis

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits in Geography is required, including:

Two of:

GEOG*1200 [0.50] People, Places and Spatial Organization

GEOG*1220 [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment

GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment

Two of:

GEOG*2000 [0.50] Geomorphology

GEOG*2110 [0.50] Climate and the Biophysical Environment

GEOG*2210 [0.50] Environment and Resources

GEOG*2230 [0.50] Economic Geography

3.00 credits in Geography at the 3000 level (not more than one of GEOG*3510, GEOG*3530, GEOG*3600) and including at least one course at the 4000 level.



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