Geography Undergraduate Course List

A comprehensive list of undergraduate geography courses offered is provided below. Visit the Current Students section to view the list of Spring 2020 Courses.

Visit the online Course Catalog for course descriptions.


Course Requirements And Options
(Lower Division Requirements)
GEO 103 Environment and Society
GEO 155 The Natural Environment
GEO 171 Human Geographies

Upper Division Requirements
Techniques (at least one course)
GEO 381 Cartographic Design
GEO 383 Geographic Information Systems
GEO 386 Quantitative Geographic Analysis
GEO 482 Environmental Remote Sensing

Capstone Seminar (required of all majors)
GEO 491 Senior Seminar in Geography


Environmental Systems and Landscape Dynamics

  • GEO 215 Global Environmental Change
  • GEO 314 Hazardous Geographic Environments
  • GEO 316 River Environments
  • GEO 317 Mountain Environments
  • GEO 318 Tropical Environments
  • GEO 319 Cold Environments
  • GEO 326 Weather and Climate
  • GEO 327 Coastal Environments
  • GEO 426 Environmental Change in the Anthropocene
  • GEO 455 Biogeography
  • GEO 583 Environmental GIS
  • plus, Appropriate Topics Courses (GEO 200, 300, 400, 500)

Society and the Politics of Nature

  • GEO 215 Global Environmental Change
  • GEO 300 Geographies of Sustainability
  • GEO 314 Hazardous Geographic Environments
  • GEO 316 River Environments
  • GEO 317 Mountain Environments
  • GEO 318 Tropical Environments
  • GEO 319 Cold Environments
  • GEO 340 Geography of Oil
  • GEO 353 Environmental Justice
  • GEO 354 American Environmental History and Geography
  • GEO 356 Environmental Ideas and Policy
  • GEO 358 Animals and Society
  • GEO 360 Sustainability Science and Policy: The Threat of Climate Change
  • GEO 374 Environment and Development in the Global South
  • GEO 422 Water: Environment, Society, and Politics
  • GEO 400 Urban Environmental History
  • GEO 415 Food: A Critical Geography
  • GEO 430 Energy, History and Society
  • plus, Appropriate Topics Courses (GEO 200, 300, 400, 500)

Globalization, Development and Citizenship

  • GEO 105 World Geography
  • GEO 272 World Cultures
  • GEO 273 World Political Economy
  • GEO 311 The New North Americas
  • GEO 313 United States
  • GEO 321 Latin American Development: Spatial Aspects
  • GEO 325 Colonialism in Latin America
  • GEO 331 European Union
  • GEO 340 Geography of Oil
  • GEO 361 Global Economic Geography
  • GEO 367 Gender in a Globalizing World
  • GEO 372 Political Geography
  • GEO 374 Environment and Development in the Global South
  • GEO 388 Geographic Information & Society
  • GEO 425 South Africa
  • GEO 422 Water: Environment, Society, and Politics
  • GEO 430 Energy, History and Society
  • GEO 435 The Global Middle East
  • GEO 440 Race and Space
  • GEO 450 Geographies of Migration and Mobility
  • GEO 463 Geography of Homelessness
  • GEO 564 Urban Historical Geography
  • GEO 573 Geography of Capital
  • GEO 595 Geography of the Internet
  • plus, Appropriate Topics Courses (GEO 200, 300, 400, 500)

Culture, Justice and Urban Space

  • GEO 105 World Geography
  • GEO 219 American Diversity & Unity (honors)
  • GEO 272 World Cultures
  • GEO 273 World Political Economy
  • GEO 311 New North Americas
  • GEO 313 United States
  • GEO 353 Environmental Justice
  • GEO 362 The European City
  • GEO 367 Gender in a Globalizing World
  • GEO 372 Political Geography
  • GEO 400 Urban Environmental History
  • GEO 400 Public Space and the City
  • GEO 415 Food: A Critical Geography
  • GEO 425 South Africa
  • GEO 440 Race and Space
  • GEO 463 Geography of Homelessness
  • GEO 484 GIS for Urban Environments
  • GEO 485 Community Geography
  • GEO 489 Practicum in Community Geography
  • GEO 500 Geography of Memory
  • GEO 500 Urban and Regional Planning
  • GEO 563 The Urban Condition
  • GEO 564 Urban Historical Geography
  • GEO 573 Geography of Capital
  • GEO 576 Gender, Space, & Place
  • plus, Appropriate Topics Courses (GEO 200, 300, 400, 500)

Geographic Information Science: Analysis, Modeling and Applications

  • GEO 100 Mapping 2.0: Introduction to Spatial Thinking
  • GEO 381 Cartographic Design
  • GEO 383 Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 386 Quantitative Geographic Analysis
  • GEO 388 Geographic Information and Society
  • GEO 400 Geospatial Technology and Privacy
  • GEO 482 Environmental Remote Sensing
  • GEO 484 GIS for Urban Environments
  • GEO 485 Community GIS
  • GEO 489 Practicum in Community Geography
  • GEO 500 GIS and Hydrological Modeling
  • GEO 583 Environmental GIS
  • GEO 595 Geography and the Internet
  • plus, Appropriate Topics Courses (GEO 200, 300, 400, 500)