Ohio University

Geography - Globalization and Development Minor

Admissions Information

Minor Requirements

Minor code OR4241

Faculty Contact: Dr. Harold Perkins

Program Overview

Geographers are interested in the spatial patterns observed on Earth. Bridging the natural and social sciences, Geography is the interdisciplinary study of environments and how people interact with the environment. It is important to study geography because many of the world’s problems require understanding the interdependence between human activities and the environment. Geography is therefore a beneficial major for students because its theories and methods provide them with analytical skills relevant to occupations focused on solving social and environmental problems.

The Geography Department offers eight majors that help students tailor their focus of study.The globalization and development minor provides students with an understanding of contemporary global issues and a framework for key issues in national and international development especially as it relates to developing countries. The minor emphasizes an integrated approach to studying the relationship of global change to individual and community well-being. The minor is open to all undergraduates except those majoring in Geography.

Careers and Graduate School

With a minor in globalization and development, students are prepared for careers where an understanding of global issues is a leading but not dominant part of their job. These include careers in various non-profit or government positions. Students also will be prepared to work in the private sector or internationally.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change to Program Policy: Available to students who are not majoring in Geography.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Minor Requirements

Minor Hours Requirement

The geography minor requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Foundation Courses

Complete one of the following courses:

  • GEOG 1200 - Human Geography Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 1310 - Globalization and the Developing World Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 2400 - Environmental Geography Credit Hours: 3

Regional Geography

Complete one of the following courses:

  • GEOG 3310 - Geography of Africa Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3330 - Appalachia: Land and People Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3350 - Geography of Latin America Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3380 - Geography of Asia Credit Hours: 3

Core Requirements

Complete one of the following courses:

  • GEOG 3290 - World Economic Geography Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3400 - Geography of Development Credit Hours: 3

Electives

Complete two of the following courses:

(Note: Courses used to complete core requirements cannot also be used as electives.)

  • GEOG 3210 - Population Geography Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3250 - Political Geography Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3260 - Urban Geography Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3270 - Social Geographies Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3290 - World Economic Geography Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3310 - Geography of Africa Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3330 - Appalachia: Land and People Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3350 - Geography of Latin America Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3380 - Geography of Asia Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3400 - Geography of Development Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3410 - Geography of Hunger and Food Security Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3430 - Global Issues in Environment Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3440 - Agricultural Ecosystems Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 4450 - Gender, Environment, and Development Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 4480 - Migration and Development Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 4560 - The Just and Sustainable City Credit Hours: 3