Geography Elementary Education

A minor is not required with this major.

This major is designed for students who wish to teach at the Elementary School level (Grades 1-6).  The program includes a pre-professional program in which students declare a major content area in preparation for the professional education program.  The geography major content area provides students with a holistic, liberal education that integrates the study of human activity and the natural environment.  

Geography Subject Matter Requirements (33 credits)

Major Core

Complete GEOG 110 or GEOG 120 (3 credits)

GEOG 110Introduction to Geography

3

or

GEOG 120World Regional Geography

3

Major Core

Complete GEOG 130 (3 credits)

GEOG 130Introduction to Geography Information Science

3

Major Core

Complete one course (3 credits) from:  GEOG 270, 272, 275, 374, 433, 472, 473, 475

GEOG 270Geography of Hazards

3

or

GEOG 272Physical Geography

3

or

GEOG 275/SUST 275Soils and Vegetation Sustainability

3

or

GEOG 374Climatology

3

or

GEOG 433Issues in Environmental Protection

3

or

GEOG 472Topics in Physical Geography

3

or

GEOG 473Geography of Natural Resources

3

or

GEOG 475/SUST 475Energy Resources and Climate Change

3

Major Core

Complete one course (3 credits) from:  GEOG 220, 223, 244, 290, 291, 333, 451, 453, 454, 455, 470, 471

GEOG 220Human Geography

3

or

GEOG 223Geography of the Popular Music Industry

3

or

GEOG 244Economic Geography

3

or

GEOG 290Geography of Tourism

3

or

GEOG 291National Parks and World Heritage Sites

3

or

GEOG 333Political Geography

3

or

GEOG 451Tourism Development in Southern New England

3

or

GEOG 453Recreation and Resort Planning

3

or

GEOG 454Geography of Tourism Marketing

3

or

GEOG 455New Directions in Tourism

3

or

GEOG 470Geography of Health & Disease

3

or

GEOG 471Topics in Human Geography

3

Major Core

Complete one course (3 credits) from:  GEOG 241, 439, 440, 441, 445, 450, 483

GEOG 241Introduction to Planning

3

or

GEOG 439Urban Geography

3

or

GEOG 440Rural Land Planning

3

or

GEOG 441Community & Regional Planning

3

or

GEOG 445Environmental Planning

3

or

GEOG 450Tourism Planning

3

or

GEOG 483Topics in Planning

3

Major Core

Complete one course (3 credits) from:  GEOG 266, 276, 378, 442

GEOG 266Introduction to Remote Sensing

3

or

GEOG 276Elementary Cartography

3

or

GEOG 378Geographic Information Systems

3

or

GEOG 442Field Methods in Geography

3

Major Core

Complete TWO courses (6 credits) from:  GEOG 330, 434, 435, 436, 437, 446, 448, 452, 459

GEOG 330United States and Canada

3

or

GEOG 434Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

3

or

GEOG 435Japan and Korea

3

or

GEOG 436South America

3

or

GEOG 437China

3

or

GEOG 446Sub-Saharan Africa

3

or

GEOG 448Russia and Neighboring Regions

3

or

GEOG 459Field Studies in Regional Geography

3-6

GEOG 452 is not listed in this submission program but exists and counts toward this section requirements.

Major Electives

Complete 3 credits of GEOG electives at any level and complete 6 credits of GEOG electives at 400-level.

Geography electives

3

Geography electives

6

6 credits of Geography electives must be at 400-level

Total Credit Hours: 120