The Geography minor is a program intended to provide students with a multidisciplinary, geographical perspective on people and places in a globalized world.
This program provides students with the opportunity to examine environmental issues, cultural dynamics, political and economic forces that influence our lives, communities, and world affairs. Students will be challenged to think critically and reflectively about the physical and human aspects of the globalized world around them.
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Shenandoah University’s College of Arts & Sciences is your direct connection to a classic, broad-based education to satisfy both your intellectual curiosity and career goals. With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, small classes and individualized learning opportunities, we put students at the center of all our decisions and events.
We blend the liberal arts with pre-professional courses and hands-on learning to prepare you for careers in the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. You’ll learn through small, engaging classes and relationships with faculty mentors; hone your skills to solve problems; and learn to use creativity and critical thinking to make informed decisions.
Minor in This Program
Declaring a Minor
Shenandoah students work with their Academic Advisor to declare a minor. Academic Advisors will continue to work with students to ensure that they fulfill all of the requirements to complete the minor.
Incoming students should not indicate their intended minor on their Shenandoah application. Applications are for intended majors only.
Geography Minor Requirements
|Physical Geography||GEO 101||3|
|Human Geography||GEO 202||3|
|Introduction to Environmental Studies||ES 101||3|
|Geographic Information Studies||ES 300||3|
|The Practice of History||HIST 201||3|
|Introduction to Statistics||MATH 207||3|
|A minimum of six credit hours from the electives listed below:|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||EC 211||3|
|International Economics||EC 450||3|
|Community and Regional Studies||ES 419||4|
|Our Eastern Forest: History, Ecology and Change||GEO 454||3|
|Modern Middle East||HIST 362||3|
|Modern European History||HIST 371||3|
|British History||HIST 381||3|
|Asian History||HIST 391||3|
|Introduction to International Politic||PSCI 204||3|
|Introduction to Comparative Politics||PSCI 209||3|
|American Foreign Policy||PSCI 303||3|
|Global Governance and International Organizations||PSCI 403||3|
|Global Human Rights||PSCI 404||3|
|World Religions||REL 202||3|
|Asian Religion and Philosophy||REL 311||3|
|Religion and Ecology||REL 340||3|
Learning support services are available to all students in every course at Shenandoah. Free peer tutoring with a student who has previously succeeded in the course is available for any course across the university. The Writing Center is available for every stage of the writing process from thesis development to proofreading and bibliography assistance. The Math Enrichment Center is available for math and science assistance. Professors and Academic Advisors across the university also have office hours and open door policies to ensure Shenandoah students succeed academically.
Imagine participating in interesting conversations led by engaging professors who’ve already done what you dream of doing. You’ll be in a small class — the average class size is approximately 12 students — with professors who know your name, care about your success and provide advice as you pursue your academic and career goals.