The Minor in Geography is a four-year Human Geography program with an emphasis on the urban setting of human activity. It establishes a comprehensive understanding of conceptual knowledge and applied skills supporting further study in Geography or related fields, engaged citizenship, and introductory employment in the public and private sectors. The degree is especially suitable for those with an interest in Geography who wish to pair study in this field with extensive coursework in other university disciplines. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.
The flexible curriculum combines introductory lab-science courses in: earth science and atmospheric science; introductory and advanced human geography options in economic, social, political, and urban geography; options for focused study of a variety of regions; and course options in the area of environmental geography. The curriculum also develops foundational and advanced skills in using computerized Geographic Information Systems (GIS) hardware and software to analyze and present spatial data.
Students pursuing a Minor in Geography must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.
Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.
|GEOG 1101||Human Geography||3 credits|
|GEOG 1110||Atmospheric Science||3 credits|
|GEOG 1120||Earth Science||3 credits|
|GEOG 2250||The City||3 credits|
|GEOG 2400||Introduction to GIS||3 credits|
And one of:
|GEOG 2310||Climatology||3 credits|
|GEOG 2320||Geomorphology||3 credits|
And one of:
|GEOG 1160||Geography of British Columbia||3 credits|
|GEOG 2140||Regional Geography of Canada||3 credits|
|GEOG 2170||Regional Geography of Europe||3 credits|
|GEOG 2185||Regional Geography of East Asia||3 credits|
|GEOG 2190||Regional Geography of South Asia||3 credits|
|GEOG 3260||Geographic Thought||3 credits|
And two of:
|GEOG 3120||Space Economies||3 credits|
|GEOG 3130||Society and Urban Space||3 credits|
|Urban Politics and Planning
Applied Policy Seminar I
And one of:
|GEOG 3310||Natural Hazards||3 credits|
|GEOG 3320||Environment and Resources||3 credits|
|GEOG 4380||Applications in GIS||3 credits|
|GEOG 4501||Current Geographic Issues||3 credits|
Note:*Students may take only one of GEOG 3220 or POST 3110 to satisfy their Minor in Geography requirements.
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Geography.
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Baccalaureate Degree
- Open intake
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