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VU Department of Geography and Meteorology
Geography for History Majors
A minor or second major in geography will complement your interests in history by equipping you with knowledge of international and American historical and cultural geography and with skills in geographic information systems (GIS). These GIS courses provide students with expertise in a nationally recognized "Top 20" growth industry. Exciting field study experiences and paid internship opportunities are also available in this area.

  • A minor in geography consists of a minimun of 16 credit hours, including at least one 100-level course, one 200-level course, and two 300-level or higher courses.

  • A major in geography consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours, including at least two 100-level courses, two 200-level courses, and four 300-level or higher courses.

Recommended Courses:

  • GEO 101: World Human Geography

  • GEO 102: Globalization and Development

  • GEO 200: American Ethnic Geography

  • GEO 210: Current Themes in Geography

  • GEO 215: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • GEO 220: Cartography

  • GEO 274: North American Indian on Film

  • GEO 301: Regional Geographies of the World

  • GEO 320: Urban Geography

  • GEO 361: Research Design

  • GEO 385: Field Study

  • GEO 415: Advanced Geographic Information Systems

  • GEO 470: Political Geography

  • GEO 474: Historical Geography of the United States

  • GEO 486: Internship in Geography

  • GEO 490: Selected Topics in Geography

  • GEO 495: Independent Study

Field Study locations include:

  • Indian Mound Sites of the American South

  • Ethnic Chicago: A Cultural and Social Geography of the City

  • Yellowstone National Park and the Oregon Trail

  • National Parks of Arizona

Internship opportunities available at:

  • national parks and monuments

  • museums

  • Library of Congress

  • American Indian Reservations

  • U.S. Census Bureau

For information on careers in geography and on internships, visit the home page of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and follow the Careers link.

  If you have any questions about adding geography as a minor or second major please contact Prof. Jon T. Kilpinen.


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