Climate, Weather and Society Minor
Students minoring in Climate, Weather & Society will be provided with an introduction to atmospheric principles and meteorological phenomena such as heat waves, drought, hurricanes and severe thunderstorms. The minor is suitable for students who wish to be informed about this field and who might pursue careers in environmental policy, emergency management, mass communication, government, and industry, or graduate work in environmental or physical geography.
The minor is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 21 units of required and elective courses. The Department of Geography and Environmental Planning will accept up to 6 units of electives from other departments. Note that some of the electives may have prerequisites associated with them.
All courses that count toward the minor must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.
|GEOG 101||PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY||3|
|Select twelve units from the following: 1||12|
|INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY|
or CHEM 131
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LECTURE|
|GEN COMPUTER SCI|
|TELEVISION STATION OPERATIONS 2|
|ELECTRONIC MEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION 2|
|BROADCAST PERFORMANCE 2|
|SOILS AND VEGETATION|
|QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY|
|STUDIES IN NATURAL HAZARDS|
|SEVERE AND HAZARDOUS WEATHER|
|ADVANCED REMOTE SENSING: DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS|
|CLIMATE CHANGE: SCIENCE TO POLICY|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY|
|ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS|
|GEOGRAPHY/ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INTERNSHIP 3|
|DIRECTED READNGS IN GEOGRAPHY 4|
|INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOGRAPHY 5|
|CALCULUS FOR APPLICATIONS|
or MATH 273
|GENERAL PHYSICS I; NON CALCULUS-BASED|
or PHYS 241
|GENERAL PHYSICS I CALCULUS-BASED|
Of the 12 required units of electives, 6 units must be chosen from Geography (GEOG) courses.
Students who are interested in broadcast meteorology may take Electronic Media and Film (EMF) courses with the permission of the EMF department chair.
Maximum 3 units of GEOG 491 may be applied to the minor. Internship must be related to the minor.
Maximum 3 units of GEOG 495 may be applied to the minor. Topics must be related to the minor and approved by the department chairperson.
Maximum 3 units of GEOG 496 may be applied to the minor. Topics must be related to the minor and approved by the department chairperson.