Climate, Weather & 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.
|GEOG 101||PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY||3|
|Select twelve units from the following, of which at least six units must be from Geography:||12|
|INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY|
or CHEM 131
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LECTURE|
|GEN COMPUTER SCI|
|TELEVISION STATION OPERATIONS 1|
|ELECTRONIC MEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION 1|
|BROADCAST PERFORMANCE 1|
|TELEVISION NEWS 1|
|STUDIES IN NATURAL HAZARDS|
|SEVERE AND HAZARDOUS WEATHER|
|PRINCIPLES OF REMOTE SENSING AND DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING|
472, 475, 477-78 SELECTED TOPICS (Climate and weather topic)
|GEOGRAPHY/ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INTERNSHIP (3 units maximum toward minor; must be related to climate and weather)|
|CALCULUS FOR APPLICATIONS|
or MATH 273
|GENERAL PHYSICS I; NON CALCULUS-BASED|
or PHYS 241
|GENERAL PHYSICS I CALCULUS-BASED|
Students who are interested in broadcast meteorology may take EMF courses with the permission of the EMF department chair.