Geography, Minor - Teaching

Teaching (Code 140-413)

A minimum of 24 semester credits consisting of required courses:
GEOG 104The Physical Environment4
GEOG 111Human Geography3
GEOG 178Conservation of the Environment3
GEOG 200Foundations of Geography3
Four courses to be selected with consent of advisor from three of the five Advanced Geography Approaches (see below)

This minor is restricted to students in the College of Education and Human Sciences: Education Studies: Option B or C and leads to licensure to teach Geography in Early Adolescence through Adolescence classrooms.

Advanced Geography Approaches

Five courses from at least three advanced approaches are required. 

Physical Geography

GEOG 304Introduction to Geomorphology4
GEOG 340Climatology3
GEOG 345Quaternary Environments3
GEOG 350Soils and the Environment4
GEOG 355Biogeography4
GEOG 363Watershed Analysis4
GEOG 364Fluvial Processes and Landforms4

Human-Environmental Geography

GEOG 270Land Use Issues and Problems3
GEOG 341Weather and Society3
GEOG 361Environmental Hazards3
GEOG 365Tourism Geographies3
GEOG 375Environmental Quality3
GEOG 377U.S. Environmental and Sustainability Policy3
GEOG 378International Environmental Problems and Policy3
GEOG 388Military Geography3
GEOG 445Historical Geography3

Human Geography

GEOG 155Economic Geography3
GEOG 188Cultural Landscapes of North America3
GEOG 312Space, Society, Subject3
GEOG 322Native Geographies3
GEOG 351Cross-Cultural Dynamics3
GEOG 352Business Geographics3
GEOG 366Geography International Immersion Experience1-3
GEOG 367Landscape Analysis: Cultural3
GEOG 369Geography of Food3
GEOG 446Political Geography3
GEOG 470Urban Geography3

Geography Techniques

GEOG 280Cartographic Design3
GEOG 335Geographic Information Systems I 13
GEOG 336Geospatial Field Methods3
GEOG 337Geographic Information Systems II3
GEOG 338Remote Sensing of the Environment3
GEOG 339Computer Mapping3
GEOG 370Quantitative Methods in Geography 13
GEOG 435Geographic Information Systems III3
GEOG 438Advanced Remote Sensing3
GEOG 455Web Geographic Information Systems3

Regional Geography

GEOG 301Geography of Western Europe3
GEOG 308Geography of Russia and Eastern Europe3
GEOG 319Geography of the Middle East and North Africa3
GEOG 321Geography of Latin America3
GEOG 325Geography of the United States and Canada3
GEOG 379Geography of Wisconsin3

Other Geography Courses

The following courses can be applied to any of the five approaches with consent of the advisor:
GEOG 368Geography Field Seminar 13
GEOG 395Directed Studies1-3
GEOG 399Independent Study - Juniors1-3
GEOG 491Special Topics1-3
GEOG 498Geography Internship1-3
GEOG 499Independent Study - Seniors1-3