Geography 7-12, B.S.

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

Overall GPA of 2.7 Required
120 Overall Credits Required

LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 2 – American Experience (select one):
HIS 110 – United States History I

Tier 2 – Cultural Expression:
GEO 200 – Human Geography

Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
SHE 203 – School Health

Tier 2 – Natural World I: Physical Realm:  
GEO 201 – Physical Geography

Tier 2  — Time and Place:
HIS 100 — Western Civilization I

Note: Only two courses per subject may be taken within Tier 2.
No other GEO nor HIS may be selected within Tier 2.

Tier 3  — Capstone (Select one):
GEO 311  — The United States and Canada
GEO 315  — Geography of Connecticut
GEO 325  — Latin America
GEO 330  — Europe
GEO 343  — Former Soviet Union
GEO 345  — Africa

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

56 Credits Required

Geography Requirements
20 Credits Required

Requirements:
GEO 270 – Maps and Mapmaking Technology
GEO 290 – Research Methods in Geography
GEO 360 – Introduction to GIS
GEO 490 – Seminar in Geographic Thought

Select an additional 6 credits of GEO

Education Requirements
36 Credits Required

Requirements:
EDU 201 – Introduction to Teaching Professions
EDU 413 – Secondary Education
HIS 490 – Social Science (Secondary School)
HIS 494 – Student Teaching (History)
HIS 496 – Student Teaching Seminar - History
IDS 470 – Literacy in the Content Areas
IDS 471 – English Language Learners in the Classroom
PHI 370 – Philosophy of Education
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology
PSY 370 – Educational Psychology
Additional 3 Credits of PSY
SED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

12 Credits Required

Requirements:
HIS 101 — Western Civilization II
HIS 111 — United States History II

Non-Western History (Select one):

  • HIS 106 — East Asia to 1850
  • HIS 145 — History of Africa
  • HIS 229 — Cuba and Puerto Rico
  • HIS 242 — Imperial Russian and Soviet History, 1800-1991
  • HIS 244 — Traditional and Modern East Asia
  • HIS 246 — African Politics and Culture in the 20th Century
  • HIS 247 — Early Modern France
  • HIS 280 — Modern Iraq
  • HIS 300 — The Vietnam War Era
  • HIS 342 — 20th Century China

One additional HIS course excluding: HIS 112, HIS 490, HIS 494, HIS 496

FREE ELECTIVES

Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).