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TRANSFER FROM CLC:
Geography

41-46 credits

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Transfer Policies

Students transferring from non-baccalaureate institutions to Parkside may generally transfer up to 72 credits earned at non-baccalaureate institutions toward the 120 credits required for degree completion. UW-Parkside may accept additional credits toward the degree where appropriate. A minimum of 15 credits numbered 300 or above must be completed at Parkside.

Geography major catalog information

Graduation Requirements  |  Geography

 

The following requirements are in addition to the university general education requirements. Please use this guide in tandem with the Degree Requirements Transfer Guide.

CORE COURSES  | 29-30 credits

Geography majors are required to complete the following courses or their equivalents; geography majors choosing a concentration in anthropology have a different set of required core courses and electives to allow for a heavier focus on anthropology. The full list of requirements for the geography major with a concentration in anthropology are listed together under the anthropology concentration section (B.4.).

Required Core Courses  |  16 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
GEG 121 Physical Geography and the Environment GEOG 100
GEG 123 Intro to Geography-World Regions GEOG 110
- Map Use and Analysis GEOG 250
GEG 240 Cartography and GIS GEOG 350
- Senior Seminar GEOG 495


ELECTIVE COURSES |  13-14 CREDITS

Human Geography Elective  |  3 credits
Choose one course:

CLC COURSE      PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Geography of American Ethnicity and Race GEOG 101
GEG 122 Contemporary Human Geography GEOG 105
- Culture and Environmental Sustainability SOCA 250

A substitution of an appropriate statistics course for student’s interest may be chosen in consultation with advisor.

Method Elective  |  4 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Biostatistics BIOS 210
- Statistics for the Social Sciences SOCA 250


Advanced Human Geography Elective |  3 credits
Choose one course:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Urban Geography GEOG 360
- Geography of Transportation GEOG 375


Advanced Physical Geography Elective  |  3-4credits
Choose one course:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Landforms and Environmental Processes GEOG 324
- Biogeography GEOG 326
- Soil Ecosystems and Resources GEOG 382
- Landscape Ecology GEOG 384
- Field Methods in Geography GEOG 396


 

UPPER-LEVEL MAJOR COURSES  | 12-16 credits

Choose one of the major completion options below:

General Geography Major  |  12 credits
The general major is designed to provide students a broad background in geography. Choose 12 credits of 300-level and above GEOG courses.


 





Concentration in Planning  |  12-13 credits

The concentration in planning is for geography majors interested in careers or graduate study in urban and regional planning, business planning, environmental planning, or related fields


Required Courses  |  9 credits

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
- Urban Geography GEOG 360
- Geography in Land Use Planning GEOG 365
- Geography of Transportation GEOG 375


Elective Course  |  3-4 credits
Choose one course:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Population Geography GEOG 330
- Political Geography GEOG 340
- Landscape Ecology GEOG 384
- Special Topics in Geography* GEOG 390
- Special Topics in GIS* GEOG 491
- Internship in Geography* GEOG 494
- Internship in Geography* GEOG 494

*NOTE: Must have substantial planning content/project and be approved by the Department.


 





Concentration in Applied Environmental Geography  |  12-16 credits

This concentration allows geography majors to emphasize physical geography and environmental analysis through a combination of classroom, lab, and field experiences. A career in environmental management is one example of where this concentration could be used.

 

Choose Four Courses  |  12-16 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Natural Disasters and Society GEOG 306
- Conservation of Natural Resources GEOG 308
- Climate Change GEOG 323
- Landforms and Environmental Processes GEOG 324
- Biogeography GEOG 326
- Soil Ecosystems and Resources GEOG 382
- Landscape Ecology GEOG 384
- Field Methods in Geography GEOG 396
- Internship in Geography* GEOG 494

*Note that GEOG 494 must be with an approved agency/organization or other suitable site in order to count for this concentration.


 





Concentration in Anthroplogy  |  45-46 credits

This concentration allows students to emphasize anthropology. This concentration takes a four-field approach, covering cultural, linguistic, biological anthropology and archaeology. The core course requirements for the anthropology concentration differ from the other geography major completion options to allow for more appropriate anthropology courses.

 

Required Core Courses  |  9-10 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
GEG 121 or GEG120
or 
GEG 122
Physical Geography and the Environment
OR
Contemporary Human Geography
GEOG 100
OR
GEOG 105
GEG 240 Cartography and GIS GEOG 350
- Senior Seminar GEOG 495


Required Overview Courses  |  15 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
ANT 121 Introduction to Anthropology ANTH 100
ANT 221 Cultural Anthropology ANTH 200
ANT 224 Introduction to Archaeology ANTH 201
- Human Evolution ANTH 202


Methods, Theory, and Fieldwork Courses  |  15 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
-                           

-
Statistics for the Social Sciences
OR
Biostatistics
SOCA 250
or
BIOS 210

A substitution of an appropriate statistics course for student’s interest may be chosen in consultation with advisor

-                      Social Science Research Methods SOCA 295
-                           Topics in Data Collection and Analysis ANTH 300
-                           Anthropological Theory ANTH 302
-                           Anthropology Fieldwork ANTH 491


Regional Ethnographic Elective  |  3 credits
Choose one course:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- North American Indians ANTH 227
- Peoples of Southeast Asia ANTH 228


Elective Courses  |  6 credits
Choose one course:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Forensic Anthropology ANTH 310
- Anthropology of Language ANTH 312
- Anthropology of Non-Western Art ANTH 315
- Archaeology of North America ANTH 327
- Livelihoods, Exchange, and Globalization ANTH 357
- Migration and Immigration ANTH 362
- Environmental Anthropology ANTH 382
- Special Topics in Anthropology ANTH 490
- International Development and Change ANTH 455
- Special Topics in Anthropology ANTH 490
- Internship in Anthropology ANTH 494
- Independent Study ANTH 499
- Urban Geography GEOG 360
- Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations SOCA 325

 

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