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Minor in Geography

The Geography Minor provides students with a set of courses to acquire a good understanding of the complex connections that human beings have with their natural and built environments. The Geography Minor adds breadth to students' program of study and enhances their career possibilities. In particular, the Geography Minor serves the needs of the students who wish to pursue a teaching profession with Geography as a second “teachable”, or who wish to gain a broader understanding of international, environmental, urban and Canadian Issues.

Administered by: Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:

Students may only pursue one of Geography or Geographic Analysis minor, double minors in Geography and Geographic Analysis will not be granted.

To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

One (1) of the following:

  • GEO 131 Energy, Earth and Ecosystems
  • GEO 151 Location, Location, Location

Plus two (2) of the following:

  • GEO 106 Geographies of Everyday Life
  • GEO 108 Geography of the Global Village
  • GEO 110 The Physical Environment
  • GEO 131† Energy, Earth and Ecosystems
  • GEO 151† Location, Location, Location
  • GEO 206 Regions, Nations and the Global Community
  • GEO 208 Geography of the Global Economy
  • GEO 210 Geography of Hazards
  • GEO 231 Principles of Demography
  • GEO 312 Viva Las Vegas!
  • GEO 351 Internal Structure of the City
  • GEO 372 Global Shift in the 21st Century
  • GEO 581 GIS, Geographic Data and Mapping

Plus three (3) of the following:

  • GEO 505 Regional Analysis of Canada
  • GEO 507 Explorations of the Urban Environment
  • GEO 509 Food, Place and Identity
  • GEO 527 Inequalities in Urban Neighbourhoods
  • GEO 530 Urban Economic Geography
  • GEO 551 Urbanization and Regional Development
  • GEO 553 Studies in Rural Geography
  • GEO 605 The Geography of the Canadian North
  • GEO 607 Cities and the Canadian Economic Landscape
  • GEO 609
  • GEO 627 Accessibility of Urban Social Services
  • GEO 681 GIS and Geographic Analysis
  • GEO 691 Canadian Immigration: Patterns and Place
  • GEO 702 Technology and the Contemporary Environment or GEO 703 Perspectives on Environmental Management
  • GEO 716 Geographies of Health
  • GEO 793 The Geography of Toronto
  • GEO 802 The Geography of Recreation and Leisure or GEO 803 Recreation and Tourism Analysis
  • GEO 811 Global Environmental Issues

† If not previously taken for credit.

Please see  (PDF file) Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.