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Department of Geography | Faculty of Environment Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2020

Geography Extended Minor

Admission to this program has been suspended effective Fall 2019.

Students are expected to consult with a departmental advisor when they formally declare an extended minor in geography. The programs consist of the lower division requirements for a major and the upper division requirements for a minor as shown below.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a total of 18 units including all 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
EDB 7618, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
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 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D103 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D104 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D105 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D106 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D108 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D109 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D110 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
GEOG 221 - Economic Worlds (3)

The fundamentals of economics geography, the study of the forces that shape the arrangement of economic activity in the real world. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
GEOG 241 - People, Place, Society (3)

An introduction to key concepts and contexts in contemporary geographical approaches to social practices, meanings, and struggles. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Margaret Ramirez
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby

and one of

GEOG 213 - Introduction to Geomorphology (3)

An examination of landforms, processes, laws, and theories of development; types and distributions. Prerequisite: GEOG 111 or EASC 101. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jonathan Cripps
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
GEOG 214 - Weather and Climate (3)

An examination of the basic principles and processes governing the Earth's weather and climate. Topics include: radiation, greenhouse effect, clouds, precipitation, atmospheric circulation, mid-latitude cyclones, tropical storms, climate change. Prerequisite: GEOG 111. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kirsten Zickfeld
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
GEOG 215 - Biogeography (3)

An introduction to the planetary biosphere, its living organisms, and their interactions with each other and the Earth system. Prerequisite: GEOG 111.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andres Varhola
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4115, 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
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3148.2, 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 Yuhao Lu
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby
D102 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6136, 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 Nicholas Hedley
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby
D102 Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby
D103 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 15 units in GEOG courses numbered 300 and 400.