Minor in Geography

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

See department website for current advisors: https://geog.sfsu.edu/

The geography minor consists of a core curriculum of three lower-division courses plus 12 units of upper-division geography electives on advisement. These courses may be organized around coherent themes such as those described for the major. However, groupings of courses specifically appropriate to majors in other departments or programs such as Biology, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Earth & Climate Sciences, or Urban Studies and Planning are particularly recommended.

Students are advised the CR grade is acceptable in one course to be counted for the geography minor.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the Geography minor, students will:

1) Understand key concepts and themes of physical and human geography and be able to apply them to real-world patterns and problems, having been prepared through lectures, group discussions, lab work, and field trips.

2) Be able to explain how Geographers conceptualize problems and utilize research methods and geographic techniques to solve them.

Geography Minor — 21 units

Core (9 units)

GEOG 101Our Physical Environment3
GEOG 102The Human Environment3
or GEOG 107 World Regions and Interrelations
GEOG 205Geographic Techniques3

Upper Division Courses (12 units)

On advisement