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.

 
Required Courses
GEOG 101PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 373CLIMATOLOGY3
GEOG 377METEOROLOGY3
Electives
Select twelve units from the following: 112
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LECTURE
GEN COMPUTER SCI
TELEVISION STATION OPERATIONS 2
ELECTRONIC MEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION 2
BROADCAST PERFORMANCE 2
TELEVISION NEWS 2
GEOMORPHOLOGY
SOILS AND VEGETATION
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY
APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL 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
PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
CALCULUS FOR APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS I
GENERAL PHYSICS I; NON CALCULUS-BASED
GENERAL PHYSICS I CALCULUS-BASED
Total Units21
1

Of the 12 required units of electives, 6 units must be chosen from Geography (GEOG) courses.

2

Students who are interested in broadcast meteorology may take Electronic Media and Film (EMF) courses with the permission of the EMF department chair.

3

Maximum 3 units of GEOG 491 may be applied to the minor. Internship must be related to the minor.

4

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.

5

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.