Undergraduate Course Listing

Undergraduate Admissions

Minor in Geography

Geography minors must complete a minimum of 19 Credits in geography coursework.

Please Click Here to download a checklist of Geography minor requirements

REQUIRED COURSES

GEOG 1001 Introduction to Human Geography (F/S)
GEOG 1002 Introduction to Physical Geography (F/S), 4 credits, with lab


Group A: Physical Geography (Minors must complete at least ONE)

GEOG 1003 Society and Environment (F/S)
GEOG 2108 Weather and Climate
GEOG 2110 Climate and Human Ecology
GEOG 2128 Geomorphology
GEOG 2134 Energy Resources
GEOG 2136 Water Resources
GEOG 2137 Environmental Hazards
GEOG 3132 Environmental Quality and Management
GEOG 3143 Urban Environmental Issues (A OR B)


Group B: Human Geography (Minors must complete at least ONE)

GEOG 2124 Urban Transportation
GEOG 2125 Transportation and Communication
GEOG 2127 Population and Settlement (F/S)
GEOG 2133 People, Land and Food
GEOG 2140 Cities and Society
GEOG 2141 Cities in the Developing World
GEOG 2144 Historical Geography
GEOG 2145 Cultural Geography
GEOG 2146 Political Geography
GEOG 2147 Military Geography
GEOG 2148 Economic Geography
GEOG 3143 Urban Environmental Issues (A OR B)
GEOG 3187 Building Cities


Group C: Techniques (Minors must complete at least ONE)

GEOG 2104 Introduction to Cartography and GIS (F/S)
GEOG 2105 Techniques of Spatial Analysis (F/S)
GEOG 2196  Field Methods in Geography
 


Group D: Regional Geography (Minors must complete at least ONE)

GEOG 2120 World Regional Geography (F/S)
GEOG 3154 Geography of the Middle East & North Africa
GEOG 3161 Geography of Latin America
GEOG 3164 Geography of Africa
GEOG 3165 Geography of South Asia


In addition to the four groups above, there are other geography courses which can be completed for the major or minor:

GEOG 3190 Readings in Geography
GEOG 3198 Special Topics in Geography


For more information about the Geography major or minor, please contact Geography Undergraduate Advisors:

Students whose last names begin with A-L
Professor Ryan Engstrom at 202-994-7979, rengstro@gwu.edu 

Students whose last names begin with M-Z
Professor Joe Dymond at 202-994-8503, jdymond@gwu.edu

Or, Visit the Geography Department, located in Old Main, 1922 F Street, N.W.

Geography

GEOG 1001: Introduction to Human Geography

Geography 1001 explores contemporary themes in human geography by looking at the processes of globalization.  This map shows the "globalization" of facebook users.

Satellite

GEOG 2107: Remote Sensing

The objective of this course is to introduce the theoretical, technical and applied aspects of remote sensing as a tool for monitoring and managing earth resources. Particular emphasis is placed on the electromagnetic radiation transfer, and data collection with aerial photographic and satellite sensor systems. Lectures emphasize the theoretical and technical aspects of image acquisition and interpretation.

Globe

GEOG 2104: Introduction to Cartography & GIS

Geography 2104 is designed to introduce students to both the science and skills of cartography, by examining topics such as visualization, map projections, map interpretation skills, thematic mapping, and most importantly, the fundamentals of map creation using computer-assisted techniques. The GIS portion of the course will focus on obtaining a good introductory competency with the GIS application ArcGIS 10.  

Geography

GEOG 3106: Intermediate GIS

Geography 3106 is designed to build upon students GIS and cartographic knowledge by examining topics such as visualization, map projections, map interpretation skills, thematic mapping, and most importantly, the fundamentals of map creation using computer-assisted techniques. The practical element of the course will focus on expanding students existing proficiency with the GIS application ArcGIS 10.  GEOG 2104 & GEOG 2105 are prerequisites for this course.