The minor in geography is designed to enhance student spatial skills. Global awareness is a fundamental component of many programs of study here at URI. It is a critical element in developing spatial literacy.
The minor requires a total of 18 credits. Required courses for the minor include GEG 101: World Geography (3 credits), and three of the following (9 credits):
- GEG 104: Political Geography
- GEG 200: Human Geography
Six credits of electives are chosen from the following list in consultation with the geography advisor:
- AAF/PSC 410: Issues in African Development
- AAF/PSC 466: Urban Problems
- APG 203: Cultural Anthropology
- CPL 410: Fundamentals of Community Planning Practice
- GEG 202: Introductory Urban Geography: Understanding Cities
- GEO 103: Understanding the Earth
- GEO 210: Landforms: Origin and Evolution
- HIS (a state, regional, or national history course)
- OCG 123: Climate Change and the Oceans
- PSC 116: Introduction to International Politics
- PSC 377: Politics of China
- PSC 408: African Governments and Politics
These courses cannot be double counted for a student’s academic minor and major.
Interested students should contact Professor William Gordon in the East Tower Office of Rodman Hall (third floor), 401.874.5108 or email@example.com.