The Geography Minor provides students with the ability to apply geographical concepts to their majors. Students may choose to concentrate on Area Studies or Geographic Information Systems. Area Studies emphasizes the exploration of cultural systems from around the world. GIS emphasizes learning and applying techniques used by geographers to map data from various sources. The minor is useful for students in a wide variety of majors, including business, criminal Justice
ONU offers a Minor in Geography with options in Area Studies and Geographic Information Systems.
Faculty who teach in the minor have their PhDs in Geography, History, or Political Science.
Faculty teaching and research interests include practical use of GIS, Russia and the Soviet Union, Water and Conflict in Asia, and Historical GIS.
Geography/Area Studies Minor (24 credit hours)
GEOG 1001 Introduction to Geography: Methods and Materials
GEOG 2261 World Regional Geography
GEOG 2371 Physical Geography
GEOG 2611 Spatial Methods 1
HSPS 3211 Europe in Transition
HSPS 3221 Asia in Transition
HSPS 3231 Africa in Transition
HSPS 3241 The Middle East in Transition
HSPS 3251 Latin America in Transition
HSPS 4161 Russia and the Near Abroad
GEOG 2481 Introduction to GIS
GEOG 2401 Political Geography
GEOG 2421 Population Geography
GGHS 3xx1 Historical geography elective
PLSC 4751 Model UN