Defined broadly, sustainable development is about meeting the needs of the present without sacrificing future generations’ ability to do so. It is widely accepted that focusing attention on “sustainability” may be our best approach to ensuring a lasting quality of life on Earth. Focused on the intersection of environment, equity and economy, this minor will equip you with the knowledge and skill sets to work collaboratively to implement sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

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Total Credits Required 20
GC 100 Physical Geography [SCII] 4
GC 164 Human Geography [SOCR] 4
GC 269 Introduction to Sustainability 4
Geography Electives 8
Choose from the following:
     GC 220 Economic Geography (4 cr.)  
     GC 285 Earth’s Climate: Past, Present, and Future (4 cr.)  
     GC 300 Regional Studies: World Cultures (4 cr.) [SOCR]  
     GC 310 Urban Geography (4 cr.)  
     GC 316 Geography of Tourism (4 cr.)  
     GC 317 Geography of Food Systems (4 cr.)  
     GC 360 Population Geography (4 cr.)  
     GC 424 Environmental Justice (4 cr.)  
     GC/GN 444 Gender and Environment (4 cr.)