Geography Minors


The courses required to fulfill the Minor in Geography are as follows:

  • GEOG 101 Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEOG 212 Geographic Perspectives on the Global Environment
  • One (1) regional geography course
  • Two (2) additional geography courses other than regional geography


Students interested in this program must apply to the Chair of either the Geography, History, or World Languages Department. To complete the minor, four (4) of the five (5) courses must be taken outside the student’s major department. No course may fulfill both major and minor requirements, but courses in the minor may be used to fulfill general education requirements.

The minor requires five (5) courses as follows:

Four (4) Required Courses:
GEOG 257 Geography of Latin America
HIST 336 Latin America from the Conquest to the Present
MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II or the equivalent
MLSP 334 Spanish-American Culture and Civilization

One (1) Elective Course:

The student must choose at least one (1) of the following courses:

HIST 314 United States Diplomatic History
MLSP 432 Contemporary Trends in Spanish-American Thought
MLSP 435 The Boom in Latin-American Literature

Note: World Language majors must take at least two (2) additional approved courses, outside the major, and not listed above. Approval must be given by the Chair of the World Languages Department. No Latin American Studies minor will be awarded without compliance with the above format.

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