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  • Emphasis in Geographical Sciences
  • Anthropology & Earth Science

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  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.S. Degree in Geosciences - Geographical Sciences Emphasis (120 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    Students in this major must complete a minimum of 120 credits for the B.S. degree and select coursework from one of the three emphases: Geology, Geographical Sciences, or Geoarchaeology.


    Requirements

    ANTH 307 Ecological Anthropology (3)
    GEOS 305 Oceanography (3)
    GEOS 310 United States and Canada (3)
    GEOS 320 Economic Geography (3)
    GEOS 325 Reading Landscape: Ways of Seeing (3)
    GEOS 330 Elementary Meteorology (3)
    GEOS 335 Environmental Geography and Conservation (3)
    GEOS 405 Geographic Information Systems (3)
    GEOS 410 Eastern Europe and Russia (3)
    GEOS 480 Senior Seminar (1)

    Restricted Electives

    Six to eight credits must be taken from GEOS 110, GEOS 111, GEOS 115 and GEOS 117. At least nine additional credits must be taken from the other listed courses in this area.

    ANTH 202 American Indian Culture (3)
    ANTH 309 Indians of the Great Plains (3)
    ANTH 313 Understanding Contemporary Africa (3)
    GEOS 110 Introductory Physical Geography (3)
    GEOS 111 Cultures and Regions (3)
    GEOS 115 Physical Geology (4)
    GEOS 117 Water, Land, and People (3)
    GEOS 117L Water, Land and People Lab (1)
    GEOS 235 Geography of Minnesota and North Dakota (3)
    GEOS 315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (3)
    GEOS 340 Economic and Environmental Geology (3)
    GEOS 350 Geoarchaeology (3)
    GEOS 370 Structural Geology and Mapping (3)
    GEOS 390 Topics in Geosciences (1-3)
    GEOS 415 Reading Geochemical Fingerprints (3)
    ANTH 450 Field Work in Anthropology (6) or
    GEOS 450 Field Geology (3) or
    GEOS 455 Field Methods in Geoarchaeology (4)


    Recommended

    Students should consult with their advisor in the department to determine which elective courses are most appropriate for their interests and plans.