About the Program
Geography is defined as "the science of place." It is the study of the surface of the earth, the location and distribution of its physical and cultural features, the areal patterns or places that they form, and the interrelation of these features as they affect humans.
Geography is a broad, flexible, synergistic discipline that can integrate other areas of study. Geographers approach world problems from a spatial perspective - or sometimes simply stated as the "why of where."
As a result, the Geography minor at Winthrop can complement and help build upon the major course of study, providing the student with a broad and solid educational foundation.
The Geography minor at Winthrop is focused on providing students with a solid foundation in Human Geography and its sub-disciplines. As a result, the program offers a variety of courses in regional geography, economic geography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and environmental sustainability.
The minor in Geography consists of 15 semester hours of Geography courses to include GEOG 101 and at least 6 hours in courses numbered above 299. In addition, GEOG350 courses (Special Topics in Geography) are offered to address contemporary issues or to provide students with additional course offerings that are not traditionally taught.
Course offerings change with each new semester. You may view a course rotation list here.