Geography (Environmental Geography)

Description
The concentration in environmental geography enables students to be as broad or specific in their geographic education as they wish.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 19 credit hours including 12 of 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.

Part 1 – 4 Hours

GPH 111 Introduction to Physical Geography, SQ (3) (Required)
GPH 112 Introduction to Physical Geography Lab, SQ (4) (Required) (Pre- or corequisite(s): GPH 111)

Part 2 – 3 to 4 Hours

GPH 210 Society and Environment, G (3)

GPH 211 Landform Processes, SQ (4)

GPH 212/214 Introduction to Meteorology & Lab, SQ (4) (Both GPH 212 and 214 must be taken to secure SQ General Studies credit)

GPH 213/215 Introduction to Climatology & Lab, SG (4) (Both GPH 213 and GPH 215 must be taken to secure SG General Studies credit)

Part 3 – 6 Hours (two courses)

GPH 314 Global Change, HU, G (3) (Prerequisites: 45 credit hours with C or better)

GCU 350 The Geography of World Crises, SB & G (3)

GCU 364 Energy in the Global Arena, SB & G, (3)

GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources, G (3) 

Part 4 – 6 Hours (two courses)

GPH 405 Energy and Environment (3) (Prerequisites: Students who have credit for GPH 505 may not enroll in GPH 405; Must have completed 75 credit hours)

GPH 414 Climate Change, G (3)

GPH 418 Landforms of the Western United States, L (3)

GPH 422 Plant Geography (3)

GPH 433 Alpine and Arctic Environments, G (3)

GIS 461 Optimization Fundamentals for Spatial Analysis (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 270 (or 271 or 272) and MAT 242 (or 342) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only GIS 461, 561, PUP 481, 581, GCU 494 (Optimization Fundamentals) or 598 (Optimization Fundamentals))

OR

GPH 481 Environmental Geography (3)

GCU 474 Public Land Policy, SB (3)

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

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.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAGCUEMPE

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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