Academic Calendar Fall 2018

Geography and the Environment

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Geography extended minor (for BA students)

This section specifies the extended minor discipline requirements only. Please refer to the Bachelor of Arts for program requirements, including the requirements for declaring an extended minor. Please check the Bachelor of Arts residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

Lower-level requirements: 22 credits

Course Title Credits
One of: 4
GEOG 101 Weather and Climate
GEOG 102 Evolution of the Earth's Surface
GEOG 103 The Physical Environment
or GEOG 116 Earth Rocks
One of: 3
GDS 100/
GEOG 109
A World of Development  
GEOG 111 Environmental Issues and Strategies  
or GEOG 140 Human Geography
Two of: 8
GEOG 201 Climate and People
GEOG 202 Understanding Your Earth: Landforms and Processes
or GEOG 219/
BIO 219
Biogeography (formerly GEOG 317/BIO 317)
One of: 3
GEOG 241 Social Geography
or GEOG 242/
ECON 242
Economic Geography
Required:
GEOG 253 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4

Upper-level requirements: 16 credits

16 credits of upper-level Geography courses (See Note 1).

Note 1: A minimum of 18 credits are usually required for entrance into teacher education training programs for secondary schools (e.g. UFV's Teacher Education Program's Secondary option). Please refer to professional education program admissions requirements for more information.

Note 2: No more than four credits may be in Directed Studies/Directed Readings courses (GEOG 480, GEOG 482, GEOG 483, GEOG 484).

Note 3: No more than 6 credits of GEOG 396/GDS 310/SOC 396, GEOG 398/GDS 311/SOC 398, GEOG 412, GEOG 460, and GEOG 470 can be used towards meeting the extended minor requirements.

Geography minor (for BA students)

This section specifies the minor discipline requirements only. Please refer to the Bachelor of Arts for program requirements, including the requirements for declaring a minor. Please check the Bachelor of Arts residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

Lower-level requirements: 13–15 credits

Course Title Credits
One of: 4
GEOG 101 Weather and Climate
GEOG 102 Evolution of the Earth's Surface
GEOG 103 The Physical Environment
or GEOG 116 Earth Rocks
One of: 3
GDS 100/
GEOG 109
A World of Development  
GEOG 111 Environmental Issues and Strategies  
or GEOG 140 Human Geography
Plus:
Any two 200-level geography courses 6-8

Upper-level requirements: 16 credits

16 credits of upper-level Geography courses.

Note: No more than four credits may be in Directed Studies/Directed Readings courses (GEOG 480, GEOG 482, GEOG 483, GEOG 484).

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section. Additional fees for course field trips and miscellaneous lab materials will apply to all students enrolled in Geography programs.

Co-operative Education option

The Co-operative Education option offers students the opportunity to obtain paid, career-related work experience in their field of study during their education at UFV. After completing their first year of study, Co-op students alternate between study-related full-time employment and full-time study.

Geography students are encouraged to consider pursuing a Co-operative Education designation within their degree. Interested students will need to apply at least one semester in advance of applying for employment opportunities through the program. Applicants must meet the requirements of the Co-operative Education program. Students should speak with a Co-operative Education Coordinator for placement possibilities in the Arts and/or Sciences.

Students who successfully complete three Co-op work terms will receive a Co-op designation on their transcript. Each work term is for four or eight months, and many of these are in the summer. In order to take full advantage of these work opportunities, students should consider applying by their second year of study. Students should see the Co-operative Education section of the calendar for further details, and should contact the Career Centre for further information, or visitufv.ca/Jobs/Co-op-Education.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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