Course Requirements for the Class of 2020-2023 - B.A. in Geography

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Required Geography Foundation Courses (5 courses):

Geography of a Globalizing World

GEV 1002

3 credits

Geography of Earth’s Environments

GEV 1003

3 credits

Introduction to Geo–Techniques w/ Laboratory

GEV 1750

4 credits

Global Change in Local Places

GEV 2500

3 credits

Geographic Information Systems w/ Laboratory

GEV 4700

4 credits

 

Total:

17 credits

 

Required Seminar Courses (3 courses):

Research Colloquium1

GEV 6006

0 credit

 

Total:

0 credits

1 Students are required to take GEV 6006 a total of three times in their Junior and Senior years.

 

Required Independent Research Courses (2 courses):

Senior Research Seminar

GEV 6005

1 credit

Independent Study (senior project or thesis)2

GEV 6200/6220

3 credits

 

Total:

4 credits

2 Students take either the one-semester Senior Project (GEV 6200; 3 credits) or the two-semester Senior Thesis (GEV 6210 and 6220; 6 credits in which 3 credits count towards free electives) under the mentorship of a faculty member in the Department or a cognate department (i.e., Biology, Chemistry) with permission.

 

Geography Major Elective Course Requirements (4 courses):

Course Type

Courses required

Credits

Regional Geography elective

1

3 credits

Geography elective

3

9 credits

 

Total:

12 credits

 

CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

Core Curriculum (14 courses):

Augustine Culture Seminar (2 courses)5

ACS 1000/1001

6 credits

College Ethics (1 course)

ETH 2050

3 credits

Fine Arts (1 course)

 

3 credits

Foreign Language (2 courses)

 

6 credits

History (1 course)

 

3 credits

College Literature and Writing Seminar (1 course)

ENG 1975

3 credits

Philosophy (1 course)

PHI 1000

3 credits

Theology and Religious Studies (2 courses)

THL 1000

6 credits

Mathematics or Statistics (1 course)

 

3 credits

Social Science (2 courses / met by major)

 

 

Natural Science w/ Lab (2 courses)

 

8 credits

 

Total:

44 credits

 

Free Electives (16 courses):

Any 16 courses

Total:

48 credits


Total credits required (40 courses at or above 3 credits)                       125 credits

Contact Information

Department of Geography and the Environment
Suite G67, Mendel Science Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-3336
Fax: (610) 519-3338

Chair:
Dr. Nathaniel B. Weston

Undergraduate Program Directors:
Dr. Steven Goldsmith (Environmental)
Dr. Stephen Strader (Geography)

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Keith Henderson

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