finalized January 2015
JENNIFER BURNHAM, Associate Professor
A.B., Augustana; M.S., Illinois; Ph.D., Washington
MATTHEW FOCKLER, Teaching Fellowship
B.A., M.S., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Montana State
REUBEN A. HEINE, Associate Professor
B.A., St. Cloud; M.S., Ph.D., Southern Illinois (Carbondale)
CHRISTOPHER R. STRUNK, Assistant Professor
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota
MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY. 34 credits, including two courses with a natural science orientation from GEOG-101, GEOG-102, GEOG-103; two courses with a social science orientation from GEOG-121, GEOG-210, GEOG-325; ﬁve methodological courses: GEOG-270, GEOG-272, GEOG-373, GEOG-472, GEOG-473; and one non-U.S. regional course from GEOG-331, GEOG-334, GEOG-335. Required supporting courses (4 credits): one of Business Administration BUSN-211 or PSYC-240; CSC-112.
Recommended supporting courses (9 credits): ECON-202; ENGL-341; one of COMM-104, COMM-204 or COMM-401; ENVR-430 and participation in an international study program. See geography advisor for additional recommended courses depending upon student interests.
MAJOR IN TEACHING GEOGRAPHY. Please consult the department chair for information.
MINOR IN GEOGRAPHY. 18 credits, including two courses with a natural science orientation from GEOG-101, GEOG-102, GEOG-103; one course with a social science orientation from GEOG-121, GEOG-210; and three electives courses from GEOG-272 or above (except GEOG-472 and GEOG-473). No more than one regional course (GEOG-331, GEOG-334) may be counted toward the minor requirement.
Geography is a "bridge" discipline that overlaps the traditional division between the natural and the social sciences. Some courses in the department have a natural science orientation (Perspective on the Natural World and Investigative Lab designation) while others have a social science orientation (Perspective on the Individual and Society and may have a D or G designation). GEOG-101, GEOG-102 and GEOG-103 are laboratory courses which may be applied toward the Natural World requirement for graduation. GEOG-121 and GEOG-210 will carry the Individual and Society perspective. GEOG-331 and GEOG-334 will carry the G designation.