Geography (International Geography)
Students who choose the international geography concentration are able to enter the job market with a better understanding in GIS, meteorology, urban planning, travel and tourism, product marketing and others.
- Students must complete a minimum of 19 credit hours which includes 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
- A minimum 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- Elective courses should be chosen in consultation with a Geography advisor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.
Part 1 – 7 Hours Required
GCU 121 World Geography, SB & G (4)
GCU 241 The Global Economy in Transition, SB & G (3) OR GCU 141 Introduction to Economic Geography (3)
Part 2 – 9 Hours (three courses)
GCU 323 Geography of Latin America, SB & G (3) (Pre-requisite: Minimum 45 hours)
GCU 325 Geography of Europe, SB & G (3)
GCU 328 Geography of Middle East and North Africa, SB & G (3)
GCU 332 Geography of Australia and Oceania, SB & G (3)
GCU 350 The Geography of World Crises, SB & G (3)
GCU 359 Cities of the World I, SB & G & H (3)
GCU 360 Cities of the World II, SB & G (3)
GCU 364 Energy in the Global Arena, SB & G (3)
Part 3 – 3 Hours (one course)
GCU 424 Geography of Mexico and Middle America, SB & G (3)
GCU 425 Geography of the Mexican American Borderland, (L or SB) & G (3)
GCU 426 Geography of Russia and Surroundings, SB & G (3)
GCU 432 Geography of China, SB & G (3)
GCU 433 Geography of Southeast Asia (3)
All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.
BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:
A meeting with your academic advisor to:
Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration
- One course meeting general studies MA requirement
- ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
- Minimum 2.00 GPA
Required Courses (12 credit hours):
BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)
BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better
BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area
BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better
For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses
For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop
Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu
- How credits transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu/credits
- How to transfer to ASU from a Two-Year school transfer.asu.edu/ CommunityColleges
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa
- Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
- MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
- Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.