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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2020-21


Requirements for the Major

New Geography Major, Minor, and Modification requirements – required for 24s; optional for 21s,

22s, and 23s

 

 

MAJOR:
Minimum number of courses: 10
1. One Introductory Course: GEOG 1.01, GEOG 2.01, GEOG 3.01, or GEOG 4 
2. Two Methods Courses: GEOG 9.01, GEOG 11, or GEOG 12.01 (GEOG 12.01 is required for Senior Honors Thesis students)
3. Four Thematic Courses (breadth): one from each theme, Physical, Cultural-Social, Nature-Society, and
GIS-Spatial Analysis (GEOG 1.01-4 not taken as introductory course requirement can fulfill a breadth
requirement)
4. One Upper Division Course (depth): GEOG 60-80.99
5. One Additional Geography Course
6. One Culminating Experience Course: GEOG 90.01-90.05 (Advanced Seminar in Geography)

Thematic Courses:
• Physical: GEOG 13-20.99 (GEOG 1.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• Cultural-Social: GEOG 21-36.99 (GEOG 2.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• Nature-Society: GEOG 37-49.99 (GEOG 3.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• GIS-Spatial Analysis: GEOG 50-59.99 (GEOG 4 if not taken as an Introductory Course, GEOG
9.01 if not taken as a Methods Course)

 

MINOR:
Minimum number of courses: 7
1. One Introductory Course: GEOG 1.01, GEOG 2.01, GEOG 3.01, or GEOG 4
2. One Methods Course: GEOG 9.01, GEOG 11, or GEOG 12.01
3. Four Thematic Courses (breadth): one from each theme, Physical, Cultural-Social, Nature-Society, and
GIS-Spatial Analysis (GEOG 1.01-4 not taken as introductory course requirement can fulfill a breadth
requirement)
4. One Upper Division Course (depth): GEOG 60-80.99 or GEOG 90.01-90.05 (Advanced Seminar in Geography)

Thematic Courses:
• Physical: GEOG 13-20.99 (GEOG 1.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• Cultural-Social: GEOG 21-36.99 (GEOG 2.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• Nature-Society: GEOG 37-49.99 (GEOG 3.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• GIS-Spatial Analysis: GEOG 50-59.99 (GEOG 4 if not taken as an Introductory Course, GEOG
9.01 if not taken as a Methods Course)

 

PRIMARY MODIFICATION (Geography modified with another major):
Minimum number of Geography courses: 8
1. One Introductory Course: GEOG 1.01, GEOG 2.01, GEOG 3.01, or GEOG 4
2. Two Methods Courses: GEOG 9.01, GEOG 11, or GEOG 12.01 (GEOG 12.01 is required for Senior Honors Thesis students )
3. Three Thematic Courses (breadth): one from each theme, Physical, Cultural-Social, Nature-Society, and GIS-Spatial Analysis (GEOG 1.01-4 not taken as introductory course requirement can fulfill a breadth requirement)
4. One Upper Division Course (depth): GEOG 60-80.99
5. One Culminating Experience Course: GEOG 90.01-90.05 (Advanced Seminar in Geography) required
6. Four courses in other major in consultation with Geography Chair.

Thematic Courses:

• Physical: GEOG 13-20.99 (GEOG 1.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• Cultural-Social: GEOG 21-36.99 (GEOG 2.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• Nature-Society: GEOG 37-49.99 (GEOG 3.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• GIS-Spatial Analysis: GEOG 50-59.99 (GEOG 4 if not taken as an Introductory Course, GEOG
9.01 if not taken as a Methods Course)

 

 

SECONDARY MODIFICATION (Another major modified with Geography):
Minimum number of Geography courses: 5
1. One Introductory Course: GEOG 1.01, GEOG 2.01, GEOG 3.01, or GEOG 4
2. One Methods Courses: GEOG 9.01, GEOG 11, or GEOG 12.01
3. Two Thematic Courses (breadth): one from each theme, Physical, Cultural-Social, Nature-Society, and
GIS-Spatial Analysis (GEOG 1.01-4 not taken as introductory course requirement can fulfill a breadth
requirement)
4. One Upper Division Course (depth): GEOG 60-80.99 or GEOG 90.01-90.05 (Advanced Seminar in Geography)

Thematic Courses:
• Physical: GEOG 13-20.99 (GEOG 1.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• Cultural-Social: GEOG 21-36.99 (GEOG 2.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• Nature-Society: GEOG 37-49.99 (GEOG 3.01 if not taken as an Introductory Course)
• GIS-Spatial Analysis: GEOG 50-59.99 (GEOG 4 if not taken as an Introductory Course, GEOG
9.01 if not taken as a Methods Course)

 

URBAN STUDIES MINOR:
Minimum number of courses: 6
1. Two required courses: GEOG 6.01 and GEOG 25
2. Two courses in Geographic Perspectives
3. Two courses in Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Perspective Courses:
• Geographic: GEOG 28, GEOG 29, GEOG 46,  GEOG 78
• Multidisciplinary: AMES 53, ANTH 58, ARTH 13, ARTH 52, COCO 5/GEOG 67.01, ECON
38, ENGS 44, HIST 32, PBPL 81.03, REL 30, SART 65

Old Geography Major requirements – required for 20s; optional for 21s, 22s, and 23s
MAJOR:
Minimum number of courses: 10
1. One introductory course: GEOG 1 or GEOG 3
2. Two methods courses: GEOG 11, GEOG 50-59
3. Three breadth courses: one from Physical, Cultural-Social, and Nature-Society
4. Three additional Geography courses
5. One Culminating Experience: GEOG 90 (Advanced Seminar in Geography) required
Thematic Courses:
• Physical: GEOG 5, 8, 9, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37
• Cultural-Social: GEOG 2, 4, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 41, 43, 47, 81, 82
• Nature-Society: GEOG 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 40, 44, 45, 48, 65, 67, 68

 

New Geography Major Worksheet

required for 24s; optional for 21s, 22s, and 23s

 

 

Student Information:

Last Name: _________________________________________

First Name: _________________________________________

Dartmouth ID: ______________

Class Year: ______________

Other Major(s) and/or Minor(s): ___________________________________________________

 

Introductory Course (Choose one):

_________ GEOG 1, 2, 3, or 4

 

Methods Courses (Choose two, GEOG 12 required for Senior Honors Thesis students):

_________ GEOG 9, 11, or 12

_________ GEOG 9, 11, or 12

 

Breadth Courses (Choose one from each theme, four courses total):

_________ Physical (GEOG 5, GEOG 15-20, GEOG 1 if not taken as Introductory)

_________ Cultural-Social (GEOG 6, GEOG 21-36, GEOG 2 if not taken as Introductory)

_________ Nature-Society (GEOG 8, GEOG 37-49, GEOG 3 if not taken as Introductory)

_________ GIS-Spatial Analysis (GEOG 9, GEOG 50-58, GEOG 4 if not taken as Introductory)

 

Depth Course (Choose one):

_________ GEOG 60-80

 

Additional Geography Course (Choose one):

_________ GEOG

 

Culminating Experience (Required):

_________ GEOG 90 (Advanced Seminar in Geography)

 

Notes: Ignore decimal points when completing this worksheet (GEOG 1.01 = GEOG 1).  Each class can only satisfy one requirement (no double counting).  At least two sections of GEOG 90 will be offered annually, the specific focus of each section will be at the discretion of the instructor.  We strongly encourage meeting with the Department of Geography Chair to review your major plan prior to submission to the Registrar.

 

PREVIOUS GEOGRAPHY MAJOR WORKSHEET

 

Majors 21, 22 and 23. 24’s must use new major worksheet

 

Prerequisites

 

_____  Geography 1 or 3: _______________                            Term: _____

 

_____  Two from Geography 11, 50, 51, 56, 57 or 59

 

_____              1) _______________________                         Term: _____

 

_____              2) _______________________                         Term: _____

 

 

 

Requirements

 

_____  Geography 90 (Culminating Activity)                               Term: ______

 

            One Each From:

_____  Nature-Society

(6,12,13,14,15,16,18,40,44,48)                                                   Term: ______

_____  Human-Social

(2,9,17,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,41,43,45,47,81,82)             Term: ______

_____  Physical (4,5,31,32,33,35)                                                Term: ______

            Three other courses:

_____  1)___________________________                                    Term: ______

_____  2)___________________________                                    Term: ______

_____  3)___________________________                                    Term: ______

 

 

Critical Urban and Identity Studies:

GEOG 23Power, Territoriality, and Political Geography

GEOG 24American Landscapes and Cultures

GEOG 25/SOCY 49.22/WGSS 37.03Social Justice and the City

GEOG 28/SOCY 48/LATS 40Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity

GEOG 56The Geographies of Health and Disease

GEOG 57Urban Applications of GIS

GEOG 11Qualitative Methods and the Research Process in Geography

GEOG 20Economic Geography and Globalization

GEOG 21Geographies of Violence

GEOG 22Urban Geography

GEOG 45Exploring Nature and Culture in New England

GEOG 81Social and Physical Landscapes of the Czech Republic

GEOG 50Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

GEOG 54Geovisualization

Geography Honors Program

Upon application to and approval by the Department, qualified majors will be accepted as members of a special honors group. Requests for admission to the honors group will normally be considered at the close of the spring term of the junior year. No application for participation in the Honors Program will be accepted from students with less than two full terms remaining before their expected graduation. The Honors Program in Geography will consist of the regular major program with the following modifications:

  1. An Honors thesis (GEOG 87) will be submitted.
  2. There will be an oral examination on the research.
  3. A special reading program related to the field of investigation covered by the research will be required.
  4. Honors students will be required to present their research ideas in at least one formal meeting to be determined by the Chair.

Preparation for Graduate Study

The Department encourages able students to continue work in the field of geography. To this end the Department will give special assistance in planning a program and in helping with the arrangements for graduate study to those students wishing to go on to graduate work. Interested students should consult with a member of the faculty.