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2014-2015 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Department of Geology-Geography

Geography (B.S.)



Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

Major


Semester Hours required for the Geography Major: 50 semester hours

The Geography B.S. Major requires students to fulfill a total of 50 semester hours. The core curriculum consists of 32 semester hours of required courses. All majors must select one of the four concentrations, each of which require 18 semester hours from geography and/or Earth Science courses.

Required Core Geography Courses: 32 semester hours

The Geography Major comprises the following courses and one of the concentrations below.

Concentrations:


All majors will take 18 semester hours from geography and/or earth science courses in addition to the 32 semester hours of required courses.
 

1. General Geography (18 hours)


Eighteen semester hours from geography and/or earth science courses other than Required Courses. The course of study for the General Geography Concentration will be determined by students only after discussion with, and approval by, their major advisor and department chair.  This concentration may not be declared in combination with any other concentration in the major.

2. Environmental Studies (18 hours)


Eighteen semester hours from geography and/or earth science other than Required Courses. Student must take at least 12 semester hours from the following:

3. Geographic Techniques/Spatial Analysis (18 hours)


Eighteen semester hours from geography/earth science other than Required Courses.

Students must take at least 12 semester hours from the following:

4. International Studies (18 hours)


Eighteen semester hours including a minimum of 15 semester hours from the geography courses listed below and a minimum of 3 semester hours from the multi-disciplinary course list in addition to the 32 semester hours required by the geography major (i.e., core courses).

Systematic Component: (6 hours minimum)


Choose at least 2 of the following:

Multi-disciplinary Component: (3 hours minimum)


Choose from the following:

Additional Elective Geography Courses:


Footnotes:


(Major GPA based on all geography and required earth science and geology courses taken at EIU.)

* Research topic must have an international focus and must be approved by the GEL/GEG International Studies Concentration Committee.
** GEG 4000 Seminar courses must be approved by the Geography faculty for each concentration.