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Department of Geography and Environmental Planning

Combined Major in Geography and History

Students in the combined Geography and History major will learn about the human experience from the perspective of time and from the perspective of space. This combined major will enhance analytical and writing skills while preparing students for further education or employment.

Geography and Environmental Planning Requirements (34 units)

Foundation Requirements (16 units)
Course Number Course Name Units
GEOG 101 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 109/110 or
GEOG 102/112 or
GEOG 105
Human Geography or
World Regional or
Geography of International Affairs
3
GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps 3
GEOG 232 Introduction to GIS 4
GEOG 401 Growth of Geographic Though 3

Regional Requirements (3 units)
Majors must complete one upper level (300 or above) regional course from Geography and Environmental Planning.

Electives (12 units)
Majors must complete four upper level (300 or above) Geography courses

Statistics Requirement (3-4 units)*
Course Number Course Name Units
GEOG 375 or
SOCI 212 or
MATH 231
Quantitative Methods in Geography or
Social Statistics or
Basic Statistics
3-4


History Requirements (42 units)

Foundation Requirements (6 units)
Course Number Course Name Units
HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Study 3
HIST 486 History Seminar 3

Lower- Level Electives (15 units)**
Course Description Units
One pre-modern history course prior to 1500 3
One U.S survey course 3
One European survey course 3
Two global survey courses that are not U.S or European 6

Upper-Level Electives (21 units)***
Course Description Units
Two premodern history courses prior to 1500 6
Two global history courses that are not U.S or European 6
One U.S history course 3
One European course 3
One upper-level elective 3

* An additional geography upper-level elective is required if ECON 205 or MATH 231 is taken to fulfill the statistics requirement.

** Not all non-Western courses can be from the same region.


*** Two of the History electives must be fulfilled with appropriate upper-division geography electives approved by the History Department.


Combined Major in Geography and History Checklist (PDF)

 

Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2973
Fax: 410-704-4702


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