May 24, 2024  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies and Cultural Geography, Cultural Geography Concentration, B.S.

Global Studies and Cultural Geography Program  
James Chaney, program director

The Cultural Geography concentration offers a comprehensive, applicable skill set designed to understand the diversity of cultures and socio-geographic complexities found in human societies. Cultural geographers seek to understand how humans uniquely create, manipulate, and adapt to the places they inhabit by examining natural environments, cultural practices, and economic and political systems. Knowledge gained from the Cultural Geography concentration is valuable as contemporary societies are interacting globally with one another as never before. Cultural geographers identify and comprehend these changes and find solutions to a variety of sociocultural problems taking place. This marketable skill set is attractive to a wide range of employers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Major Program Requirements

The Cultural Geography concentration requires 37 hours, including the six required Global Studies/Geography courses listed below (19 credit hours). The remaining 18 hours are selected from regional and topical GEOG courses (see below). Two minors are required.

Curriculum: Global Studies and Cultural Geography, Cultural Geography Concentration

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 27 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Global Studies and Cultural Geography, Cultural Geography, B.S., Academic Map