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Department of Geography | Faculty of Environment Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Geography Minor

This minor program requires a total of 27 units as shown below.

Students are expected to consult with a departmental advisor when they formally declare a minor in geography. Those who do not seek advice from the department run the risk of prolonging their programs.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a total of 12 units, including both of

GEOG 100 - Our World: Introducing Human Geography (3)

A geographical introduction to how humans shape our world, with attention also given to how it shapes us. Themes may include: culture, economic activities, environmental change, globalization, politics, population, resources, and urbanization. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicholas Blomley
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D200 Gretchen Ferguson
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5240, Surrey
GEOG 111 - Earth Systems (3)

An introduction to landforms, climates, soils and vegetation; their origins, distributions, interrelationships and roles in the ecosystem. Laboratory work and field trips are included. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Perkins
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7110, Burnaby
D103
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
D104
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
D105
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7110, Burnaby
D106
We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
D107
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
D108
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7110, Burnaby
D109
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7110, Burnaby
D110
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7110, Burnaby
D111
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7110, Burnaby
D112
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7110, Burnaby
D113
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7110, Burnaby
D114
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
D115
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
D116
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7108, Burnaby

and one of

GEOG 221 - Economic Geography (3)

The basic concepts of economic geography, involving consideration of the spatial organization and development of economic and resource based systems. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rosemary-Claire Collard
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1014, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D103
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
GEOG 241 - Social Geography (3)

Systematic consideration of the spatial and environmental bases of societies, in historical and cultural perspective. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jason Young
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D102
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D103
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby

and one of

GEOG 251 - Quantitative Geography (3)

An introduction to basic quantitative techniques for the collection of geographic data. Topics include describing data, gathering samples, theoretical distributions, linking samples and populations, testing significance, and exploring spatial relationships all within practical, real-world application contexts. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shivanand Balram
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SECB 1012, Burnaby
D101
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D103
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
GEOG 253 - Introduction to Remote Sensing (3)

An introduction to the theory and practice of remote sensing, including the relevant physical processes, digital image processing and information extraction, and a review of remote sensing applications. Prerequisite: GEOG 111. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andres Varhola
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D103
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
GEOG 255 - Geographical Information Science I (3)

A basic overview of Geographical Information Systems and Science; GIS software, hardware, data structures and models; spatial data, operations and algorithms; practical applications and limitations. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111 or permission of instructor. Students with credit for GEOG 354 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Taylor Anderson
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D101
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2111, Burnaby
D102
We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2111, Burnaby
D103
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2111, Burnaby

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 15 units in 300 and 400 division GEOG courses, of which at least seven must be completed at Simon Fraser University.