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.


 
Required Courses
GEOG 101PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 373CLIMATOLOGY3
GEOG 377METEOROLOGY3
Electives
Select twelve units from the following, of which at least six units must be from Geography: 12
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LECTURE
GEN COMPUTER SCI
TELEVISION STATION OPERATIONS 1
ELECTRONIC MEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION 1
BROADCAST PERFORMANCE 1
TELEVISION NEWS 1
APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY
STUDIES IN NATURAL HAZARDS
SEVERE AND HAZARDOUS WEATHER
PRINCIPLES OF REMOTE SENSING AND DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING
GEOG
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)
PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
CALCULUS FOR APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS I
GENERAL PHYSICS I; NON CALCULUS-BASED
GENERAL PHYSICS I CALCULUS-BASED
Total Units21