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BA Degree Option 1: General Geography

(36 hours)


General Geography

Advisor: Casey Allen​

Required of all Option 1 majors (18 hours)
Lower Division
GEOG 1202, Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOG 1302, Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 2080, Introduction to Mapping and Map Analysis (formerly GEOG 3080)
Upper Division
GEOG 3232, Weather and Climate
GEOG 3411, Globalization and Regional Development
GEOG 4080, Geographic Information Systems

Additional Requirements: Students enrolled in Option 1 must complete six additional courses, including at least one course from each of the following subfields (18 hours):

A. Physical Geography
GEOG 3240, Colorado Climates
GEOG 3302, Water Resources
GEOG 4010, Landscape Geochemistry
GEOG 4020, Earth Environments and Human Impacts
GEOG 4240, Principles of Geomorphology
GEOG 4270, Glacial Geomorphology
ENVS 4500, Environmental Hydrology

B. Human Geography
ENVS 1342, Environment, Society, and Sustainability
GEOG 1602, Introduction to Urban Studies
GEOG 2202, Natural Hazards
GEOG 3300, Population and Resources
GEOG 3430, Geography of Tourism
GEOG 3501, Geography of Health
GEOG 4265/5265, Sustainability in Resource Management
GEOG 4335/5335, Contemporary Environmental Issues
GEOG 4350/5350, Environment and Society in the American Past
GEOG 4420/5420, The Politics of Nature
GEOG 4440/5440, Science, Policy and the Environment
GEOG 4640/5640, Urban Geography: Denver and the U.S.
GEOG 4680/5680, Urban Sustainability
GEOG 4710/5710, Disasters, Climate Change, and Health

C. Regional Geography
GEOG 1102, World Regional Geography
GEOG 3100, Geography of Colorado
GEOG 3120, Geography of Europe
GEOG 3130, Central America and the Caribbean
GEOG 3140, Geography of South America
GEOG 3150, Middle East
GEOG 3160, Geography of China

D. Techniques
GEOG 4060/5060, Remote Sensing I
GEOG 4070/5070, Remote Sensing II
GEOG 4081/5081, Introduction to Cartography
GEOG 4085/5085, GIS Applications for the Urban Environment
GEOG 4090/5090, Environmental Modeling with GIS
GEOG 4095/5095, Deploying GIS Functionality on the Web
GEOG 4220/5220, Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG 4230/5230, Hazards Mitigation & Vulnerability Assessment
GEOG 4235/5235, GIS Applications in the Health Sciences

E. Community/Professional Experience (optional but highly recommended)
GEOG 3939, Cooperative Education Internship
GEOG 4995/5995, Travel Study